Mosley Ready for War against Pacquiao
The official fight odds aren’t out yet but Manny Pacquiao should be the heavy favorite against Shane Mosley for their fight. The Pacquiao vs Mosley fight will happen on May 7, 2011 on MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. I know the MGM would love to host a Pacquiao vs Mosley fight. I think even Pacquiao would love it. He will be ready to hook up with Freddie Roach as soon as they kick off the eight-week preparation. Even though he is busy attending to his duties in the Lower House being the Sarangani representative, Pacquiao insists he has made it a point to sweat it out to make sure he doesn’t balloon. Many boxing analysts said pick Pacquiao as the winner during an interview, and almost instantly the Filipino icon has become the favorite. Pacquiao with his speed, his ability, and his power he will just overwhelm Mosley with his hand speed, foot speed and amazing stamina giving Mosley a hard time early on.
But it’s like I don’t want to say mismatch because in my own opinion there’s a never a mismatch per se between two fighters. But Pacquiao dominates. There was little interest before and many boxing writers saw it as a huge mismatch for them, despite Arum and trainer Freddie Roach saying how Mosley would make for an exciting fight. Shane Mosley is going to throw a more punches from all different angles. He’s much bigger than Manny is, he has a great jaw and it’s going to be a great, great fight. We saw Sugar Shane Mosley catch Floyd early on with some hard shots and he almost knock down Floyd. The only thing I worried about is his stamina. That is because of his age his already 40 years old and I think he can only last around up to four or five rounds.
Both Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley were bred to be fighters. Both guys grew up with boxing gloves hanging from their crib ceilings. The debating can go on and on forever. The bottom line is neither guy is going to give you an inch – both fighters are relaxed in the ring, comfortable and fluid in such a way that it’s easy to believe boxing pumps through their veins in absence of blood. This fight, however, is taking place in the welterweight division and when any objective person looks at both fighters resumes from the 147lb landscape, it’s a lot less tricky to figure out just who holds an edge. Now it’s all up to the two men, Mosley vs Pacquiao when they step into the ring to give us something we've seen in the past and bring it back to the present. What do you think? Would Pacquiao vs Mosley is a very interesting fight to happen or not?