Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao thinks Shane Mosley will prevail over the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in their May 1 encounter in Las Vegas. He said Mosley's speed will be a big factor in winning over the highly defensive Mayweather.
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says Shane Mosley will win over the undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr in their May 1 encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I pick Mosley to win that fight because he can throw a lot of punches compared to Mayweather who’s a very defensive boxer. Defense can’t win fights, especially against a fighter like Mosley who relies on speed,” said Pacquiao.
The popular Filipino boxer has returned to the Philippines Monday after beating Joshua Clottey of Ghana in their fight last March 13 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas. Upon arrival, Pacquiao hinted at an early retirement after his mother renewed her call for him to quit boxing now and not months or years later.
The WBO welterweight champion is struggling with her mother's call for his early retirement from boxing as he made a promise to her that he will quit after one more fight. Pacquiao is set to start his campaign sorties in his electoral district in southern Philippines where he is seeking a congressional seat in the coming may 10 elections.
A win by Shane Mosley over Mayweather will pave the way for a Pacquiao-Mosley fight. Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach said he would like to see Mosley fight Pacquiao, saying it is good for boxing. But he added Mosley will have a tough fight with Mayweather.
“I like Shane because he’s a real fighter. It will be an exciting fight than the one involving Mayweather,” said Roach.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal