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JM: It’s funny because when I was there, I had a good seat, but I wasn’t ring-side. From the seat where I was at, it didn’t look like Floyd was as hurt as he was when I seen it on TV. I would have probably been more panicked if I’d seen it on TV.
JM: It didn’t look like Floyd was really hurt that bad, but when I saw it on TV, I got a chance to see it for myself. Sometimes when you watch a fight and you’re actually there, you get so caught up and involved that you actually miss things.
LS: Floyd came out of that and fought aggressively. He was backing Mosley up. It was kind of a different style for Floyd. I thought he was going to knock Mosley out in the latter rounds.
JM: I think he would have knocked Mosley out if Mosley wasn’t doing so much holding. I’ve never seen Mosley do that. Have you ever seen him hold like that?
Trainer, Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao (AP Photo)
LS: I’ve never seen him perform anything like that. He seemed so tense and scared. Floyd would feint and Mosley would nearly do a back-flip.
JM: Yeah, and this was the same guy who was supposed to be fearless. He’s supposed to be a fierce puncher and super strong, but yet, Floyd was pushing him around. Floyd’s supposed to be a boxer, and supposed to be the one running, but Floyd was fighting his fight. Floyd was coming at him.
LS: The way that Floyd fought that fight led Freddie Roach to say that he thinks Floyd’s legs are gone. I don’t think Roach really believes that. I think he’s just playing mind-games.
JM: (laughing) His legs are gone because he got hit in one fight? How can he say that when Floyd thoroughly dominated Mosley after being hurt in that round? I don’t even understand that comment. And this is the same guy where they got a video where Shane asked, ‘Why won’t you let me fight Pacquiao’, and he said, ‘Oh no. You’re too dangerous’. If you think Shane’s too dangerous, what the hell do you think Floyd’s going to do to him?
LS: I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with me, Jeff. I hope we can talk again some time.
JM: Likewise. Thank you.
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