Pacquiao vs Mosley [Live Stream, Preview, Prediction]
Posted by Sherwin
Preview: We’re just hours away from the Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley welterweight bout in Las Vegas and a lot of boxing fans still believe the world’s number one pound-for-pound fighter and Sarangani representative will successfully defend his crown.
Pacquiao, who has won 13 bouts in a row, is a heavy favorite at the MGM Resorts’ Sports Book. The odds has Manny at -800 and Sugar Shane +500, meaning an $800 bet on the champion from the Philippines will only win $100, while a mere $100 on the American will produce $500.
The Filipino superstar, a world champion in eight weight divisions, has lost only three fights in 57 bouts and only one since he was stopped by knockout 12 years ago. Mosley, on the other hand, has not competed in the ring since his draw with Mexico’s Sergio Mora in September and tonight, he will try to prove that he still has what it takes to become a world champion.
Sugar Shane, who has 39 KOs to his name, even wants to score another knockout. But for the 39-year-old from Pomona, California to pull off the upset, he has to box inside and land tremendous body shots. Mosley tends to get wide with his punches, which will leave him open to Manny’s quick, powerful fists.
Freddie Roach has predicted a knockout for Pacquiao, but the Fighter of the Decade, who will be wearing yellow gloves in his fight with Mosley, said he is not too concerned about becoming the first boxer to knockout the veteran slugger, who has never been stopped in 54 professional fights.
Prediction: I’ll say Manny by unanimous decision. Sugar Shane will have a few great moments, might even stun Pacman a couple of times, but his much-needed victory will not happen tonight. If Pacquiao loses this fight, Filipinos will never hear the end of shenanigans about the yellow gloves bringing him bad luck.
Live Stream: You can go to this site for all the information on how to watch Pacquiao vs Mosley live online.
Can Mosley keep up? Will Pacquiao prevail once more? Have your say below.
UPDATE 1: Manny was just involved in a car accident in Las Vegas… but don’t worry folks, he’s fine and he’s ready for the big fight.
UPDATE 2: Pacquiao won via unanimous decision, 119-108, 120-108, 120-107.