The post-fight scene in Las Vegas after Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez was pretty much exactly what you would expect. It was completely ridiculous, and involved several obnoxious men in a battle of nearly incomparable egos.
Shane Mosley came into the ring and interrupted Mayweather's interview with Max Kellerman to tell the world that he should be Mayweather's next opponent. He also said some other things that drew my interest, as a UFC fan, but we'll start from the beginning.
First, Mayweather seemed completely uninterested in discussing the issue of his weight, and the significant difference between him and his opponent. Kellerman tried to bring it up several times, but Mayweather wasn't having it. He named all his sponsors, and then suddenly when Kellerman brought up the fact that Mayweather came in 2 pounds overweight for a fight where he was already going to be the bigger boxer, he said that was in the past, and he only wanted to talk about the fight.
Shortly after that, "Sugar" Shane Mosley stepped up to the mic, and said that the fans deserved to see him and Mayweather fight, instead of the fight with Manny Pacquiao, which has been flying around the rumor boards since Mayweather un-retired.
Mosley also had some interesting things to say about the UFC, in an apparent attempt to re-kindle the competition between mixed martial arts and boxing:
"This is what will save boxing and will stop (people) going to UFC and watch fights. Here's where they're supposed to be watching."
I would vehemently disagree with that statement. If someone enjoys MMA, then they're not really going to get any more excited about Mayweather-Mosley than they were for Mayweather-Marquez, or Mayweather-Pacquiao. While most reasonable boxing fans agree that the MMA and boxing markets are distinctly separate entities, it seems like there are a few people in each community that insist on making it a competition, and it's hard to believe that's productive for anyone.
In the end, the whole post-fight ordeal just looked like a circus. This is no surprise... it seems like we see this after every big fight. Hopefully boxing either starts thriving again, or dies completely, and we won't have to hear any more nonsense about which fight between 2 of the 5 marketable fighters on the planet will "save" boxing.
If Boxing Weren't Dead Already, Max Kellerman Would've Killed It On Saturday [Deadspin]
Is Mosley next for Mayweather after domination of Marquez? [USA Today]
Mayweather confrontation with Mosley could mean something, or nothing [Las Vegas Sun]