A prime Mosley can't beat PBF, though it would be close.
Mosley is a HALL O FAME fighter, but not a LEGEND like Mayweather Jr.
> general who has been known to work behind the jab, and that could
> offset the speed and slickness of PBF. Anyone who tries to march
> straight in on Floyd is going to run into a flurry of headsnapping
> shots. If DLH boxes Mayweather the way he boxed Trinidad for 9 rounds,
> then Oscar has a decent chance.
> Floyd in some respects reminds me of James Toney in that he is
> defensive oriented guy who counts on the other fighter being stupid
> enough to march in and throw punches without working behind the jab.
> I'm no fighter, but if I had the skills, I would make Floyd come to me,
> and I would jab him up and down from all angles and use the ring all
> night long, and tie him up when he gets inside. I would counter him
> when he misses and make him think twice about bullrushing me.
> It wouldn't be an exciting fight, but that's the way to beat this guy.
> When he gets older and he slows down, fighters can start marching in
> and whacking the body with huge shots.
> The real question is how much does Oscar have left? Mayorga made him
> look good because he is a wild swinging fighter made to order for an
> experienced gunslinger like DLH.
> To tell you the truth, I can't see anyone else at 147 who has the style
> to beat PBF. Paul Williams is a tall guy with a jab, but he seems more
> like Milton McCrory than Thomas Hearns. Antonio Margarito's relentless
> pressure would begin to pay off in the mid to late rounds in a fight
> against Floyd, but I still see Floyd winning that match on points.
> The guys in history past who would have been favored to beat Floyd are
> mostly guys with good jabs: Hearns, Sugar Ray Robinson, maybe Sugar Ray
> Leonard, perhaps a prime Shane Mosely (but the guy doesn't work behind
> the jab anymore!). Everyone else gets schooled.