Who R U Picking?

Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley

Mosley and Mayweather strike a fight pose at the Lincoln Theater. Photo CD Brown for DC UrbanSports

The highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs 'Sugar' Shane Mosely promotional tour is in full affect, with a stop in the Nation's Capital today. The promo presser for the May 1, 2010 event live, on Pay-Per-View, was held at the historic Lincoln Theatre where scorns packed the house to cheer for the fan favorite, Floyd Mayweather.

The Who R U Picking? tour (which frankly I would have just called Who U Pickin'?) began March 2nd in New York City, with a bit of a prelude to what may occur (and more) on May 1st at the MGM Grand as the world will be watching to see who will be the best welterweight of this era.

Unlike yesterday's presser in New York where both men wore suits, Mayweather was dressed in workout pants and hooded sweatshirt, while Mosley opted again to wear a suit.

President of GoldenBoy Promotions Oscar De LaHoya , who fought both fighters, (welcomed with a slew of boos from the crowd) said of the fight, "There's going to be a knockout for sure, it ain't going to be pretty, let me tell you."

The presser is sure to be featured in Mayweather's upcoming reality TV series. You can watch HBO's 24/7 which will follow both fighters leading up to the May 1, 2010 event. This will be Mosley's first appearance on the series and Mayweather's seventh appearace.

Going to the fight? StubHub and Southwest Airlines are the official ticket and airline sponsors. After the Pay-Per-View telecast, the fight will be shown all over the U.S. in 15,000 movie theaters in 1,500 select locations.

Photos of the Mayweather v Mosley presser, here.

Stay tuned for more on our interview with boxer Floyd Mayweather, and his trainer/uncle, Roger Mayweather.

Other DC Boxing News

This seems to be the week for boxing in DC. As we told you earlier, Jimmy Lange is set for his contest with Chase 'White Tiger' Shields this Saturday (March 6) at the Patriot Center.

DC native LaMont Peterson (27-1) has a contest in the works with Edwin Valero. He tells us, "Hopefully, if they license him here in DC, then it's on."

"It's a big fight for me coming off my last fight, coming off the loss (Timothy Bradley). This is a fight that could get me right back in to title contention."

On the Mosley - Mayweather bout, Peterson says he's picking Mayweather to have the slight edge. "Shane can do some things to Mayweather that can discourage him, and of course Mayweather can do things to Shane that can discourage him. If I had to choose though, I'd have to give Mayweather a slight edge."

Golden Boy heavyweight, Seth 'Mayhem' Mitchell (15-0-1), still on his knock'em-out-reigning tear is also scheduled for an upcoming bout soon. We'll have more on that later. Mitchell defeated Zack Page (19-27-2) on December 2009 at RoseCroft Raceway.

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