Shane Mosley a Huge Underdog in Mayweather Bout

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Tyrone Black
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Considering he opened as a near even underdog, Shane Mosley has lost tremendous value in recent weeks in his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Mosley would pay out $260 for every $100 bet at SBG Global.  Mayweather, Jr. is a big -350 favorite.

"This is not going to be personal for me, this is going to be fun for me," Mosley said Tuesday over lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. "This is like when I fought Oscar (De La Hoya) the first time. People told me, 'Oh, you're going to be afraid. Are you scared?' No, no, this is what I want.

"It's not going to be personal, I'm not going to be upset," Mosley said. "I'm going to have fun. I'm going to have fun beating Mayweather."

The fight goes off May 1, the same day as the Kentucky Derby, and online bookmakers are already licking their chops in anticipation of this huge pay day.

"It's going to be one of the biggest betting days on record for the online gambling websites," predicts Payton O'Brien of 

The Kentucky Derby regularly edges out the previous Super Bowl in terms of overall traffic at the website.

"And that traffic converts into gamblers," O'Brien says, noting last year the conversion rate was "astronomical"

"Boxing is a ‘betting' sport much like the Kentucky Derby," states Don Shapiro of Gambling911.  "Just as people think of placing bets at Churchill Downs for the Derby, big draw boxing matches are often equated with Las Vegas sportsbooks."

Especially this one, which will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) is a three-division champion who has faced big name fighters before and has longed to fight Mayweather.

"It won't be the fight of my life, but I just want to make a point that I'm the best fighter," Mosley said. "There's not a welterweight out there who can beat me. I don't just want to talk about, I want to do it."

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