Throughout a brilliant 16-year professional career,
However, last weekend, Mosley became someone else. After
When Kellerman asked Mayweather about the possibility of facing Mosley next, Mosley -- whose status as a Golden Boy Promotions executive allowed him to be in the ring -- thrust himself into the discussion. Mosley, along with the equally inappropriate
Certainly, Mosley can make a strong case that he should be Mayweather's next opponent. His win over
But this wasn't the way to prove his point. Mosley, and the rest of Golden Boy, should be embarrassed by his behavior. The stunt carried with it the permeating odor of a desperate man. Mosley believed his win over Margarito would propel him to multiple lucrative fights this year. But it hasn't, and Mosley has failed to secure deals with Pacquiao,
So Mosley -- with Hopkins, who never met a camera or microphone he didn't like, acting as his wingman -- resorted to bush-league tactics. Even De La Hoya was complicit, effectively condoning his business partner's behavior by flaunting Mosley's credentials at the press conference and refusing to ask Mosley or Hopkins to back off the stage when Mayweather arrived. De La Hoya called Mosley-Mayweather "the Super Bowl" of fights.
Too bad Mayweather-Pacquiao is the Super Bowl. Mayweather-Mosley is a good playoff game, at best. Only Golden Boy CEO
The irony is that Mosley may have irreparably damaged any possibility of a Mayweather fight. Though Mayweather took the high road in declaring his respect for Mosley as a fighter, several members of Mayweather's team were livid at the boorish behavior. Mayweather Promotions CEO
I have been among Mayweather Jr.'s critics, as I disclosed my feelings about his handpicking opponents and
Mosley, however, proved he's lost it.