Taxing for Money?
Adam Smith is out in Vegas as the world, including the Shadow Chancellor, waits to see who prevails...
Last Updated: 28/04/10 2:23pm
So, the General Election is firing from every angle. Who's going to prevail? Brown? Cameron? Clegg? You decide!
This matters significantly to our country and yet, I was so pleased to hear that our Shadow Chancellor George Osborne will take a night off to tune in to the major boxing story of the week.
Stay up, George and enjoy THE sporting showdown from here in Las Vegas!
I like George. I was at school with him. He is possibly the brightest guy I have ever met. He has toiled ever so hard for his cause. George also knows how much I have worked to be where I am today.
The years when we were together as teenagers, we craved success in our different worlds, and we have tried to find that. Now here in the Nevada desert, it's my week. Next week it's George's.
For a boxing commentator, let's be perfectly honest, it just doesn't get any better than this. THE fight of the year takes place at the MGM Grand this weekend.
Over 1million people have subscribed to 'Who R U Picking'... and there were thousands to welcome the fighters at the Grand arrivals.
The unbeaten and superb Floyd Mayweather looks to increase his portfolio and standing against that wonderful exponent of modern boxing, the supreme Sugar Shane Mosley.
In my opinion, Floyd is the best fighter since Sugar Ray Leonard. I have always said this. A five-weight champion with a record of 40-0, I think that Floyd is the most gifted boxer of our generation. I really do.
I was there in Atlanta when Mayweather was robbed in extraordinary style by the Olympic powers -and I've never ever forgotten that. He is the most pure, tremendous talent that I have seen. I still stand by that today.
Over my 20 years in the sport, I have come across such interesting characters. Roy Jones was breathtaking in the gym. My good friends Oscar De La Hoya and Joe Calzaghe, too. Yet no-one's impressed me more than Floyd. What a gym talent! What a real fighter!
But now comes a serious test. Shane Mosley's a proud, phenomenal and excellent three-weight world dominator. Super boxer. Super guy. Yet, at 38, can Sugar Shane climb to his biggest platform?
He has craved this challenge for years. He is a phenomenal exponent of the game and his supporters say he has every chance. Mosley has beaten Oscar, and Fernando Vargas twice. He has also knocked out the dangerous Ricardo Mayorga and Antonio Margarito.
Yet Mayweather looks as good as ever. He crushed Ricky Hatton and schooled the super little Juan Manuel Marquez; Floyd waltzed into that post-fight press conference in September without a mark on him.
But, can Sugar Shane be the first person to deal with Floyd Mayweather... even beat him? I don't see it. If he does, I will be the first person to say: Shane, you're the man.
I suspect a monumental effort from Mosley will come up short. He'll press and press but Mayweather will have the defensive answers. He's that good.
Floyd on points in a masterclass and the latest confirmation of genius in the ring. Tune in folks, it's not every day when you see two quality pound-for-pound kings clashing in a thunderous encounter..
By the way, George - good luck next week! But first, stay up on Sunday morning. You know you want to! It will be sport at it's very finest, then to the politics of the day... for a most interesting May 6, my old mate.