Point taken, I think I'm just a little bitter that Mosley actually lost to Forrest to begin with. Mosley, more than anyone, deserves to be an enormous Oscar-level superstar. It just really sucks that people wrote him off for having the balls to fight Forrest in the first place, fight a rematch with him, then after losing those fights and beating Oscar again, have the balls to fight the guy no one wanted to fight in Winky Wright...and losing twice.
And I wanted Oscar to beat Mosley the first time around! But Mosley made me a fan. So I suppose my judgement in terms of the Forrest/Mosley fights is clouded by bias, and it really shouldn't be. I guess I just never got over it, the way I still haven't gotten over the Oscar/Trinidad fight.
In my perfect boxing world, Oscar/Mosley becomes a trilogy, Mosley at least avenges his losses to Forrest and Wright, then goes on to slap Mayweather around for 12 rounds in 2006 after winning the welterweight title back again after slapping Vargas around those two times. Meanwhile, Oscar beats Trinidad, suffers his first loss to Mosley, goes up to kick Vargas' ass, gets his win back in the second fight with Mosley, and whatever outcome happens in that hypothetical rubber match, it wouldn't have mattered to me. He also looks good in beating Sturm, and suffers a competitive loss to Hopkins where he looks good but is just too small.
I've been drinking too much lately. The Finals are getting me all out of sorts, and it's really starting to get to me. I can't handle another one of my teams going down so close to a title (Patriots and UCLA earlier this year).
__________________ Israel Vazquez....Super Bantamweight Champ....Super Heavyweight Heart
This man is my hero.