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Report: Mayweather is pulling for Mosley

Manny Pacquiao (L) and Shane Mosley pose during

Manny Pacquiao (L) and Shane Mosley pose during the final press conference three days before their fight at the MGM Grand. May 4, 2011. Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Floyd Mayweather hasn't said much to anyone over the last year, at least he hasn't said much publicly.

In a rare interview with Fighthype.com, Mayweather talked about his future and what he thinks of Saturday's WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2) and Shane Mosley (46-6-1).

Believe or not, Mayweather is pulling for Mosley. Odd when you consider that a Pacquiao loss could all but doom a mega-bout between him and Mayweather.

"You know, I wish Shane nothing but the best," Mayweather told Fighthype.com. "The good thing about Shane is he's got a good chin, but everything deteriorates as you get older."

He couldn't resist taking one shot at Mosley's past regarding steroid use and his association with BALCO. "If I was Shane you know what I would do? I would go back to the old Shane, so he can be on an even playing field," said Mayweather. 

Talks between Mayweather and Pacquiao broke down over the Filipino Congressman's refusal to submit to random Olympic-style drug testing. Mayweather hasn't stepped in the ring since scoring a one-sided win over Mosley last May.

As for his future, Mayweather hasn't agreed to any bouts and said anything written or spoken is "speculation". He even refuted statements by his trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, that take a tune-up bout with Paul Spadafora. Mayweather said he hasn't had any recent conversations with his uncle and only sees him a few times a year.

"There's only one person that I speak to on the regular and that's Al Haymon," Mayweather told Fighthype. "When it comes to busines, Al Haymon is the best. That's my go-to guy."

The chances of seeing Mayweather (41-0) in the ring before 2012 are becoming more remote by the day, although a dominating win over Mosley could change that thinking.

 

 

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