EUR -*Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley will step into the ring on May 1 after both fighters agreed to “Olympic-style” drug testing – an issue that scrapped Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao. “This one is definitely for the fans as I wasn’t going to waste anyone’s time with a meaningless tune-up bout and asked to fight Shane immediately,” the unbeaten Mayweather said, according to the Associated Press. “I have said ever since I came back to the sport that I only wanted to fight the best. I think Shane is one of the best, but come May 1, he still won’t be great enough to beat me.”
Mosley, meanwhile, he “will have no problem beating [Mayweather].”
But that bout fell through over disagreement on prefight blood testing procedures, with Pacquaio unwilling to agree to the random tests demanded by Mayweather. After weeks of wrangling and a failed attempt at mediation, the proposed Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, tentatively scheduled for March 13, was cancelled.
Pacquiao is now scheduled to face Ghana’s Joshua Clottey on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.