Originally Posted by SWATCOP
It's easy to say Mosley was shot now, but at the time he was coming off his career-best win, and was certainly not considered to be a pushover. De La Hoya was also still considered to be very dangerous at the time. Even Ortiz was thought by many to have a great chance to win.
I think that Floyd makes these fights look so easy at times, that we forget how dangerous most of these fighters really are.
I agree, shot may have been too strong a description. Needless to say he was well past his prime days, despite the beating he gave to Margarito. Oh, and Margarito was far from Shane's best career win.
That distinction probably goes to the prime De La Hoya Mosley outpointed in their first encounter.
As for Ortiz, I personally never thought much of him. His win over Berto was decent enough, but Berto is no Floyd Mayweather.
Not to shit on Floyd's resume, but it could be stronger. There were a few key opponents for him to strengthen his legacy against over the years, but he chose the path of least resistance.