Report: Pacquiao-Mosley Is A Nearly Done Deal

BY TSS Press ON December 21, 2010
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Pacquiao-Mosley is a done dealYou didn't ask for it, but you're gonna get it.

The Manilla Bulletin reports that Pacquiao-Mosley is a done deal, save for a few contractual touchups. The date is May 7, the site is the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Freddie Roach says Mosley won't be easy, and Larry Merchant told us a few days ago that Temm Pacquiao considered Mosley the stiffest test of the final three in consideration, the other two being Juan Manuel Marquez and Andre Berto. Mosley has looked close to shot recently, and is 2-2-1 in his last five. We tend to trust Roach explicitly, so we'll try our best to totally respect his stance.

At age 39, with excessive mileage on the tires--the guy has been fighting for 31 years!--can Mosley give Manny a run for his money? Or is this just a run for some money, the last big adios payday?

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joey3fingers says:

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Radam G says:

A lot of people are thinking of Sugar Shane Mosley as being old and greasy, but he won't be that easy. He is more stubborn than Holyfield. Da Manny is going to have to put something on his arse every minute because the dude won't yield. He is boxing book. He has a good hook. To the fanfaronades, dangerous he may not look. But those in the know know that the sucka can still cook. Salty ole Sugar Shane has plenty tricks up his sleeve. You play him low, and every time he will heave -- straight up to gettin' on his beatdown. Ringing in my hears are the words of the "Old Mongoose," "Never take an old fighter as an easy-to-beat clown." Oh course, Archie Moore is RIGHT! Long Tall Paul Williams called Sergio Martinez "an old man who doesn't have a chance of beating me." SM kayoed that young arse. Pascal called old B-Hoppy an old man who didn't have a chance. B-Hoppy tore that youngan up, but was the victim of good ole home cooking. "Da Double MM" -- "Master of Misery" -- Michael Moorer called Big (Rev.) George Foreman an "old fart who is going to get the f*** knocked out." We all know who have got KTFO. Joey Maxim was convinced that he was in for an easy night with the Old Mongoose. NYET! Arrogrance and cockiness has gotten some younger cats fudged by the long-in-the-tooth ones. Will this happen to da Manny? Heck no! Because da Manny knows that GOD Above Doesn't Dig da AaC -- Arrogrance and Cockiness. So da Manny will train for the 39-year-old Sugarman as he would have if the Sugarman was still the same ole 19-year-old or 29-year-old Speed demon kickarse. Because when it comes to the human spirit and drive, an old man will superKICK an arrogrant-and-cocky youngan's NATURE, SOFT ARSE! And that is not just me saying that. I've seen these old boxing gods and demigods in live and on film with my own 20-5 (sic) eyesight. That's right! My eyesight is not 20-20. It is straight-up, no syet, 20-5. Time to hit da pit! Holla!

Editor Mike says:

Hope the money is worth it to Mosley. Hoping the effects of ring wear and tear don't show up on him as much as I expect they will.

MayweatherTHEGOAT says:

Pacquiao is a disgrace to the sport of boxing & not to mention the human race! It's obvious that Pacquiao is doping. When Mayweather Sr. & Golden Boy accused him of doping he filed a law suit immediately. When Teddy Atlas shared his information of Pacquiao's possible steroid use on Friday Night Fights Pacquiao did NOTHING! The richest T.V. station on the planet is ESPN. Teddy Atlas works for that station and that station is responsible for Teddy's comments. Why didn't Pacquiao file suit against ESPN and Teddy Atlas for his comments? I'll tell you why Pacquiao didn't file suit. Because Teddy has proof! And Teddy had to produce that proof to ESPN before he could share it with the public. Do your research on the above and you will believe as I do that Pacquiao is a disgrace to the sport of boxing & humanity!

Condor says:

@Mayweather - Atlas never said that Pacquiao was on steroids. I remember his remarks well. It was with Brian Kenny on their dialogue segment on FNF's, and he said that Tim Smith (NY Daily News) had unearthed an email, purportedly from Team Pacquiao, that asked what the ramifications would be for a Pacquiao positive test and if they could bury the story and keep it private should such a dirty test occur. Something to that effect. To my knowledge, Atlas never apologized, nor did he back off the comments. That said, Pacquiao is an absolute credit to the sport, but I wholeheartedly disagree with the choice of Mosley. I understand the politics of it all, the WHY behind it, but as a boxing fan, I'm not interested in promoting boxing politics and spin. I want to see the best fighting the best, and Manny Pacquiao unequivocally runs the show. He can pick ANY opponent (forget the hackneyed 'I'll fight who my promoter wants me to fight...'). And he's picking Mosley. Now, if we were in an era where fighters fought 4-6 times per year, I'd have no problem with it. An occasional gimme is deserved. But this is one of two 2011 fights, and Mosley is truly a journeyman right now. A journeyman with a name. Shane's been simply awful the last several years, and he's not going to get better with age. But, we're stuck with him. It's the dark side of TSS.

Isaiah says:

Well, Manny has gone and done it! He's fighting SHOT Sugar Shane whether we like it or not. Well, I suppose there are worse options, aren't there? With Floyd on vacation forever, at least this'll be a good warmup.

Editor Mike says:

Arghh. I'm just pretty damned sure Shane is shot. OK, who watched the Mora fight, and can recall how he looked? Just about no one did...so maybe Roach is right, and he is the sternest test of the Final Three. But I see him getting blasted as bad as 'Cheato...if not worse. Will I watch? Sure.

Editor Mike says:

Hey Isaiah...welcome. Thx for signing up.

Isaiah says:

@Editor Mike. I'm still getting used to this new format Mike. I took some time away from the site because I thought the old format worked just fine, but I'm warming up to it. Things must change, right? By the way, I think Mosley beat Mora fair and square, but a fighter just can't usually look good against a runner like Mora. I hope Shane shows some of his old self and gives Manny some fits.

Radam G says:

Styles make fights! The Sugarman couldn't handle Money May or Sergio Mora on their worst night. Most of those in the know didn't expect for Sugar Shane to look good against Money May or Mora. Nonetheless, the Sugarman looked better against Mora and the money loving Lil' Floyd than he did against the late, great, future HOFer Vernon "The Viper" Forrest years earlier. The Sugarman looked better against Mora and the guy on "paycation" than he looked against Winky Wright years ago. The Sugarman looked just as bad against Mora and Money May, as he did against Miguel Cotto years ago. Bottomline, it is greatly exaggerated that the Sugarman is SHOT! He is very long in the tooth, but far from being SHOT! Movers, cuties and fast-handed and/or quick-footed boxers have always made him look "SHOT" all the way back in the pee wee days of amateur boxing. [I can remember when cluttered-muttered-and-buttered-mouthed know nothings and jealous haters were saying that Sugar Shane Mosley would not be shyt as a pro. He's and ole Pops Mosley fooled 'em all.] Good thing that Team PacMan, Posse PacMan, Nation Pacland and THC PacMan are not thinking the way the boxing scribes and readers are thinking, or the Sugarman would be able to pull an old Mongoose arse thrashing on da Manny. Boxing is so full of optical illusions. [Mosley was playing possum in that Mora bout. He and the ole Genie Naazim are trying to pull some tricky jive. The fans and fanfaronades are eating that jive up, but not those adjoining to da Manny.] Those who don't know that are often fooled, or is it like Uncle Roger May says, "Most people don't know syet 'bout boxin?'" So they are always fooled. Da Manny is going to thrash and mash and crash that Sugar arse and bring the fight fans and fanfaronades runnin' with cash. But the Sugarman is not going to lie down. And he will win many more bouts after da Manny whoopa whop him. Ninety percent of the styles of boxing, Sugar Shane Mosley would be able to beat for a few more years. Dude is good, old stock like B-Hoppy, Rev. [Bog] George and the late, great, great "Ageless" Archie "Old Mongoose" Moore. Mosley-Pacquiao Bout -- if it happens -- will be one of the greatest bouts of all times, not just of 2011. Holla!

Isaiah says:

Sorry, but Sugar is no longer sweet. Don't get me wrong. He's probaly still about 70-80 percent of what he was on any given night, but that's SHOT when it takes to going up against the elites. Shane can still smack around the Fernado Vargases or Luis Collazos of the world and get lucky with beating an elite who just happens to have that plodding forward style made for him such as Antonio Margarito, but this is a good warmup, nothing more. As was proven once and for all to me in the Mayweather fight, Shane is not beating one of the cream of the crop such as Mayweather or Pacquiao. Expect Shane to give Manny trouble for the first 3 or 4 rounds and then simply get embarresed in losing a wide decision. Then again...... styles do make fights and I will ALWAYS suspect Mayweather/Mosley was fixed. (Since when does Shane tire out so easily or not truly go all out when an opponent is in danger?) That's neither here or there though. Manny has earned this gimmie and don't kid yourself, Margarito even after losing to Shane was no gimmie at his size difference, but Shane probaly is at this point. Manny, you should have picked Andre Berto as your next opponent you prick, but I'm going to let it slide this time. Don't make a habit of it though or paying customers like myself can find someone else to support, EASILY. Oh well. It's not like Mosley doesn't deserve the payday, especiallly after Jin took him to the cleaners. As far as Floyd Mayweather, it'd be fine by me if he ROTS in prison for being a menace, coward and depriving the fans of a great fight. Rot in prison punk!

Editor Mike says:

I expect Shane gives Manny as much trouble as Margarito did..maybe less...we will be tuning in to see how correct we are in our assessments. Guys, email me suggestions for the new site at MJWoods99@aol.com.

MisterLee says:

this fight stinks like my socks. yeah man, berto, marquez, bradley. those are tru fights. come on man, don't sell out! i don't want to see mosley in another prize fight again. no offense to him b/c he's my favorite fighter, but he's past his prime, past enough that he can't fight for a title. i bet zab judah could give him a tough fight at this point in his career. shower doors aside. holler!

FighterforJC says:

This is the worst matchup possible for Pacquiao because as I've said many times before, Pacquiao has zero to gain in this fight unless he destroys Mosley in brutal fashion. It's possible, but I think because of Pacquiao's style, Mosley has a better chance against Pacquiao. Pacquiao is a risk taker and Mosley will most definitely get his opportunity to land that big one on the chin. For Mosley's sake, I hope he is not only hoping to land that big one. I'm 100% sure of Mosley's strategy against Pacquiao. He will try to do what he did against Margarito, which is to outwrestle Pacquiao. Mark my words. Mosley is going to try to turn this fight into a STINKFEST and CLINCH FEST. He hasabsolutely no intentions of mixing it up with Pacquiao, it's all talk Freddie Roach, are you listening? Mosley is NOT going to engage Pacquiao. He will not even try to counter and pot shot. Mosley's #1 priority will be to shut down Pacquiao's punch output and the ONLY way Mosley could do that is by clinching. Team Pacquiao better make sure that the third man in the ring will have low to zero tolerance for Mosley's excessive clinching. I hope that Mosley gets a point deducted the first time he grabs Pacquiao. Mosley's plan is to wear Pacquiao down with grappling and holding and hitting tactics.

My2Judges says:

Manny Is the Biggest Fraud in the Sport….Come On Pac-man Fans Name One Fighter that he Fought that was the #1 ranked Fighter in that Division?? Or Came off a Great Performance in his Previous Fight Since Marquez?? Name him!!!! all u pac fans that like this match are scared to see their god get beat up. Another hand picked fight for pacman, he might just fight at heavyweight with evander holyfield and keep breaking records fighting nothing but chumps

#1 PacFan says:

Hello TSS! This new look is great! Anyway, this fight I will not support. SSM is way past his prime I can't believe Manny and his camp agreed to fight this old man. Say no to this fight!

FighterforJC says:

Manny Is the Biggest Fraud in the Sport….Come On Pac-man Fans Name One Fighter that he Fought that was the #1 ranked Fighter in that Division?? Or Came off a Great Performance in his Previous Fight Since Marquez?? Name him!!!! all u pac fans that like this match are scared to see their god get beat up. Another hand picked fight for pacman, he might just fight at heavyweight with evander holyfield and keep breaking records fighting nothing but chumps


Well good luck going against the opinions of the real boxing experts who picked him as the Fighter of the Decade. Judging by your English you're probably in the 6th grade, welcome to the sport! Short answer to your question, Ricky Hatton. Hatton was the top jr. welter when Pacquiao starched him. Even more impressive is in the short span of one year, Pacquiao has managed to destroy the top 3 welterweights of the past 3 years, two of which Mayweather has been avoiding for 5 years. lol. Now Mayweather is doing everything he can to go to jail to avoid having to fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao lost probably a total of 3 rounds in his last 6 fights. If that's not a great performance to you, I strongly suggest giving up drinking your own urine.

Radam G says:

#1PacFan ay sa ang Unibersino. Ano ang balita na, kabayan? Glad to see you sa dito. Alam mo ang oras at era it is. Enough said. Holla!

Editor Mike says:

I'm still getting used to it as well. We will tweak it, refine it..It will take time sir. Thx again for making the jump.

My2Judges says:

Well good luck going against the opinions of the real boxing experts who picked him as the Fighter of the Decade. Judging by your English you're probably in the 6th grade, welcome to the sport! Short answer to your question, Ricky Hatton. Hatton was the top jr. welter when Pacquiao starched him. Even more impressive is in the short span of one year, Pacquiao has managed to destroy the top 3 welterweights of the past 3 years, two of which Mayweather has been avoiding for 5 years. lol. Now Mayweather is doing everything he can to go to jail to avoid having to fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao lost probably a total of 3 rounds in his last 6 fights. If that's not a great performance to you, I strongly suggest giving up drinking your own urine.


You don't understand because you are a Pactard. Definition of Pactard "IGNORANT" see FightForJC. Hatton was KO'd by Floyd before Fraudquiao fought him. Even more impressive is Team Fraudquiao wants Mosley to do a blood test but Fraudquiao would never test. Name me one fighter that was #1? You won't because you can't. Be a Pactard all you want.

My2Judges says:

This is the worst matchup possible for Pacquiao because as I've said many times before, Pacquiao has zero to gain in this fight unless he destroys Mosley in brutal fashion. It's possible, but I think because of Pacquiao's style, Mosley has a better chance against Pacquiao. Pacquiao is a risk taker and Mosley will most definitely get his opportunity to land that big one on the chin. For Mosley's sake, I hope he is not only hoping to land that big one. I'm 100% sure of Mosley's strategy against Pacquiao. He will try to do what he did against Margarito, which is to outwrestle Pacquiao. Mark my words. Mosley is going to try to turn this fight into a STINKFEST and CLINCH FEST. He hasabsolutely no intentions of mixing it up with Pacquiao, it's all talk Freddie Roach, are you listening? Mosley is NOT going to engage Pacquiao. He will not even try to counter and pot shot. Mosley's #1 priority will be to shut down Pacquiao's punch output and the ONLY way Mosley could do that is by clinching. Team Pacquiao better make sure that the third man in the ring will have low to zero tolerance for Mosley's excessive clinching. I hope that Mosley gets a point deducted the first time he grabs Pacquiao. Mosley's plan is to wear Pacquiao down with grappling and holding and hitting tactics.


Your comments on boxing shows how clueless you are. Did you graduate from UOP? University Of Pactard

the Roast says:

I think yall are being too harsh on Sugar Shane. Shot is too far over the line. He lost to Floyd. OK. He beat Mora IMO. Mora is a stinker. The Golden Boy people should have NEVER put SSM in with this guy. Hard to look good against a guy who really doesnt want to fight. Pacman wins the fight but Shane at any age is better than Margarito or Clottey. You guys mark my words because I think the styles will mesh for good two way action. Manny will take the UD 8-4 or 7-5 in a much better fight than you think. Pacman is there to be hit. He's a warrior. He's not in there to dance around. Welcome #1 pacfan and Isaiah. It wouldnt be TSS without the whole crew.

brownsugar says:

mark my words,... Manny's not going to try to jump on Shane like some wet behind the ears hick from CornCob USA...He'll use movement and precision agression. After 4 or 5 rounds if Mosley is still standing,.. he'll think he's in the ring with harder hitting Floyd Jr... after Mosely is spent in the second half of the fight,.. Pac will go to work.. Mosley will undoubtedly catch him with a few... but by round 10,.. Mosley will get KO'd or quit on his stool.

#1 PacFan says:

#1PacFan ay sa ang Unibersino. Ano ang balita na, kabayan? Glad to see you sa dito. Alam mo ang oras at era it is. Enough said. Holla!


Hey Radam, same ol same ol here my friend. Still trying to get use to this new setup.

#1 PacFan says:

I think yall are being too harsh on Sugar Shane. Shot is too far over the line. He lost to Floyd. OK. He beat Mora IMO. Mora is a stinker. The Golden Boy people should have NEVER put SSM in with this guy. Hard to look good against a guy who really doesnt want to fight. Pacman wins the fight but Shane at any age is better than Margarito or Clottey. You guys mark my words because I think the styles will mesh for good two way action. Manny will take the UD 8-4 or 7-5 in a much better fight than you think. Pacman is there to be hit. He's a warrior. He's not in there to dance around. Welcome #1 pacfan and Isaiah. It wouldnt be TSS without the whole crew.


Thanks a bunch Roast, I can also say the about you.

the Roast says:

@B-Sug, no way Sugar Shane quits on his stool. A guy like that woulld never quit. Nazim may stop it late but I'm telling you Shane has more left than you think. Manny loves a fight. These guys are made for each other. Obviously it would have been a better fight a few years ago but thats water under the bridge.

the Roast says:

Hell yeah #1pacfan, this new TSS has alot of options once you get the hang of it.

#1 PacFan says:

Don't get me wrong this is a good fight from a fans perspective but not from critics who cover these guys. The reason why I don't like the choice of opponent is because its a no win situation. Floyd exposed him already in a tactical fashion. Manny would have to brutally defeat Shane the whole fight like no other have done to Shane. Shane has never been defeated in a way where you can say he's done physically. I'm all for Manny's legacy and this fight helps it in no way.

the Roast says:

I'd rather see Manny get in with some of these 140 fighters (any of them would be very interesting) but these guys really are unknown to the GP. Everybody knows Sugar Shane. This fight will sell well. Let one of these 140 guys rise to the top and we can revisit in 6 months or so. Floyd is out. Even if he pays his way out of jail time he really doesnt mant to fight Manny or he would have cut the BS by now.

FighterforJC says:

You don't understand because you are a Pactard. Definition of Pactard "IGNORANT" see FightForJC. Hatton was KO'd by Floyd before Fraudquiao fought him. Even more impressive is Team Fraudquiao wants Mosley to do a blood test but Fraudquiao would never test. Name me one fighter that was #1? You won't because you can't. Be a Pactard all you want.


If you're going to name call, at least ask your uncle to help you are something. lol. I'm sure you meant to say a BLOWN UP ricky hatton was TKO'd by Floyd in the WELTERWEIGHT division. Pacquiao fought Hatton at JR. welterweight, where Hatton was undefeated and rated number one. Don't ask questions if you can't handle the facts. Stop covering your ears and going "nana-na-nanana!" lol. Pacquiao should NEVER take the blood test because #1) Is not sanctioned by the commission 2) It is a test for cheaters and there's no proof WHATSOEVER that links Pacquiao to any steroid use, unlike Mosley, who has admitted UNDER OATH that he has. At any rate, I'm glad to know that you have internet service in your little cell where you'll be gladly picking up the soap when your new cell mate, Fraud Mayweather joins you in a couple of months. LOL. It must blow to be a Mayweather fan knowing that the entire boxing community except for Teddy Atlas is laughing at Mayweather right now. Mayweather has been a welterweight for 5 years and how many top welterweights has he fought? LOL. I'm sure you would say that Arturo Gatti, Carlos Baldomir and Juan Manuel Marquez are the most dangerous welterweights in the last 500 years, even more so than Miguel Cotto, Paul Williams, Joshua Clottey and Manny Pacquiao. LOLLLLLLLL

FighterforJC says:

You don't understand because you are a Pactard. Definition of Pactard "IGNORANT" see FightForJC. Hatton was KO'd by Floyd before Fraudquiao fought him. Even more impressive is Team Fraudquiao wants Mosley to do a blood test but Fraudquiao would never test. Name me one fighter that was #1? You won't because you can't. Be a Pactard all you want.



I apologize. You're not a 6th grader. You're more like a 2nd grader. Your question was which fighter did Pacquiao fight that was rated #1 in his division, the answer to which is Ricky Hatton, plain and simple, who was ranked #1 at Jr. Welterweight by the Ring Magazine and was the reigning champ as well. Like most Mayweather opponents, Hatton had to move up in weight to fight Mayweather. And get your record straight, it was Luis Collazo who first put the beating on Hatton, which is why Mayweather finally manned up to face Hatton...at welterweight! LOL. At least Pacquiao had the nerve to come down to 140 to face Hatton after he fought De La Hoya at welterweight.

Not sure about the whole blood test with Mosley I've read contrasting he said she said articles, but the fact is, Mosley has admitted under oath that he has used steroids, while there is absolutely nothing to link Pacquiao to any type of steroids besides racists who can't accept the fact that Pacquiao is beating white guys, black guys and latinos left and right. LOL

FighterforJC says:

After practically cleaning out the welterweight division, Pacquiao deserves to fight an old Shane Mosley, who at least has had the benefit to shake off the rust that was responsible for Mayweather looking so good against him. Mayweather's win over Mosley was a fluke and Mayweather almost got KO'd. The version of Mosley who looked horrible against Mora still would've knocked out Mayweather last May. At least Pacquiao's welterweight record doesn't consist of names like Baldomir, Judah or Marquez and has names sorely missing from Mayweather's welterweight record, such as Cotto, Margarito and Clottey.

Real Talk says:

This is crazy, smh.....wow. Why not March? Floyd vs. Manny will never happen now,this I am sure. Unless Floyd takes a fight with Cotto then Berto it aint happening.

the Roast says:

REAL TALK!! Where have you been! Let me get a look at you, awww welcome home my friend. We've been waiting for you.

brownsugar says:

what's poppin RealTalk... Hey I'm going to Vegas for vacation this year, I'll see if I can track down Mayweather for you, actually I'll settle for Roger or Jeff. Floyd actually has another video out saying that Amir Khan isn't ready for him yet(but is Floyd ready for Pacman?)... The fight I really want to see is Berto vs Cotto,.. Berto is actually the bigger man and would match up well with Cotto,.. but I think Arum has his eyes on very profittable rematch with Margarito... if he can get past the Wildman,.. Mayorga,.. who will probably have more nicotine in his blood stream at fighttime than is legally allowable by the boxing commission.

the Roast says:

What up Sug. I feel Cotto will let Berto down and leave him flat. I mean flattoned like Hatton. Cotto will step in on Berto and wreck his day. I think Berto is one of those reluctant fighters. He wants to box but he really dosent want to fight. He should have stepped up and fought Sugar Shane after the natural disaster. If he would have beat Shane at that time his career would have taken off. I know thats harsh considering his personal loss but there comes a time to be a hero and some step up and some cancel the fight.

brownsugar says:

Roast you're treading on dangerous ground talking about Berto (lol). Seriously I don't think Berto would have made the challenge if he wasn'ready to go to war. Berto's tendancy to brawl after he gets rocked is what makes him fun to watch. Not the best chin, but a willingness to slug may be Berto's greatest attribute and liability.

the Roast says:

I'd love to see them fight. Can miss brawl. Blood everywhere. Count me in!

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