Who Wants To Fire A Question At Shane Or Manny?

BY The Sweet Science ON February 10, 2011
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MANNY PACQUIAO and SHANE MOSLEY INVITE THE PUBLIC TO ASK QUESTIONS AT THEIR LAS VEGAS NEWS CONFERENCE
This Saturday! February 12 at 3 P.M. PT
MGM Grand Garden Arena

LAS VEGAS, NEV (February 10, 2011) – Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and “Sugar” SHANE MOSLEY will continue their coast-to-coast U.S. media tour for their mega world championship fight, with a Las Vegas News Conference that is not only open to the public but open to the public's questions. The Pacquiao-Mosley tour started in Los Angeles today where over 300 media members packed the Rodeo Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

 The Pacquiao-Mosley news conference will take place This Saturday! February 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109), beginning at3 p.m. PT. At the conclusion of the press conference, fans in attendance will be invited to step up to the microphone and pose questions to their favorite fighter, their trainers and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

Pacquiao and Mosley, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on Saturday, May 7, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.  Named the “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Pacquiao will be making his first ring appearance in The Fight Capital of the World since 2009.   Joining Pacquiao and Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, and three-peat Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs. Mosley will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV®.

The Pacquiao-Mosley U.S. media tour will continue on to New York in The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 61) with a news conference that will be open to the public on Monday, February 14, beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

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Isaiah says: First of all, I would like to give my highest respect to both Mr. Mosley and Mr. Pacquiao for being the never say die, never duck anyone worth fighting warriors they have been their whole careers. In fact, there's only been one man that has walked the Earth that I respect more. This MAN is/was/and always will be the GREATEST of the GREAT with no comparision, but certainly don't feel bad for ranking lower than him because EVERYONE EVER does. My boss is a first century Jewish carpenter who makes everyone else's "strength" pale in comparision. Now, with that out of the way, here's my question... How can you all have the guts to face eachother while Floyd Mayweather Jr. stutters like a terrified child by the mere mention of your name Mr. Pacquiao?

brownsugar says: this question is directed at Shane... being a former athlete myself, I know it can become tedious working out year after year,.. and sometimes the monotony of it can sap an athlete mentally to the point that he can not perform the way he knows he can.. That being said,.. Your fight with Mayorga and Martinez showed that you can carry your potent power into the later rounds (sending Mayorga skidding across the ring on his arse in the final seconds of the 12th round is evidence enough to prove my point).. But you didn't seem to have the same spark in your punches in the later rounds against Cotto,.. Floyd, and Mora.... Are you doing anything differently to insure that you are peaking at the right time?? Will you be able to bring your awesome concussive punching power into the later rounds if the fight appears to be going the distance???

FighterforJC says:

Mr Pacquiao, ever thought about speaking through an interpreter? "I mean," it's great that you try to reach out to the American fans by attempting to speak English, but "you know," a lot of times you never really answer the questions in a satisfying manner.

brownsugar says:

This question is for Manny Pacquioa,.... Manny my dad was huge fan of yours before you became a household name(back when you were still with Murad Muhamed). He sometimes compared you to another P4P legend. Aaron Pryor. .....Pryor was a fireball who was usually always at a height and reach disadvantage against most of his challengers but he used his speed, mobility, punch variety and incredible fighting spirit to crush his opponents... Do you ever think about what it would be like to fight against some of Boxings Legends like Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, and Roberto Duran?? How do you think you would perform against any one of those guys??

brownsugar says:

For Manny Pacquioa,........Manny, ....Personally I believe you're a clean fighter...... But it appears that for some reason, Floyd Mayweather doesn't seem to be to keen on fighting you... Let's say hypothetically if he had a change of heart and decided to make the fight happen,.. would you agree to complete random drug testing just for the sake of not providing Mayweather an excuse to back out of what could potentially be the Greatest Event in Sports History??

brownsugar says:

For Shane Mosely,.. You were the underdog going into the Margarito Fight. Many jounalists didn't believe you could overcome Margaritos' "steam-roller" style of boxing but you told the press over and over that Margarito would pose no problem for you because you "knew" how to handle his style.. But how do you possibly prepare for a fighter like Pacman,.. the kind of boxer that no sparring partner could possibly emulate. Do you also "Know" something about Pacman too that will give an edge in this fight?? ....Because judging from some of your early comments you seem even more confident in your ability to win this fight with Manny than you were during the Margarito prefight build-up.

Radam G says:

Mr Pacquiao use to have a translators until Larry Merchant told HBO to cut it out. Da Manny speaks English better than half of the monolingual English speaking fighters. Sorry that you missed those days, FJC. [By the way, does FighterforJC stands for Fighter for Jesus Christ? He never spoke English. His language was Aramak. I guess that he better get an interpreter before he makes his return trip to earth.] Maybe it is what level of education of the American public has to be to understand Da Manny. Those in that public with authentic, proper education understand Da Manny WELL. Those in that public who are American public school socially educated and only speak colloquial English need translaters, not interpreters. It is a pure distinction.

A GREAT part of being interviewed is being evasive without being rude. [Da Manny is surrounded by tons of aides who is keying him in all things. Nothing will he not understand and no way that he'd be made to look puzzled. Any question in ENGLISH and in Cali English colloquialism, Da Manny can clearly answer. His English is much clearer than monolingual English James Toney, Kevin McBride and quite a few other American-English-speaking cats. Da Manny's English is even clearer than Ricky Hatton. No one ever ask for them to speak through an interpreter. But most of the time that they speak on da tube, one can see the script of what they are saying running across the screen. Da Manny reaches the American BIG WIGS, Big Money Makers and Big Ballers just fine like precious WINE. And they understand him all the time. Any question that Da Manny want to answer in a "satisfying manner" come through LOUDLY, PROUDLY and UNCLOUDLY. Just ask Editor Mike. Da Manny has much luv for da fans. Holla!

FighterforJC says:

Manny needs an interpreter because he does not express himself clearly enough. Like in the ESPN interview yesterday when he was asked about what he needs to do for Shane Mosley, he said something like "I need to train hard." Well duh! People would like to hear any type of strategy or some sort of analysis from Pacquiao himself. Besides, speaking through an interpreter would make him look more mysterious and intimidating.

And as for Jesus Christ, the creator of all things, trust me, He wouldn't need an interpreter.

Condor says:

LOL - James Toney is not a good example, being FULLY punchdrunk. And that, in reality, is quite sad. He requires subtitles while speaking English, a startling and sobering reminder of the price these guys pay. I recall hearing Meldrick Taylor speak in the HBO Legendary Nights series (Tale of Chavez-Taylor), and I was floored. Toney sounds no better, and that's not hyperbole.

Pacquiao's language is universal in the ring, where it counts. The guy is a virtuoso.

I would ask Manny WHY Shane (even though I/we know the answer). Yes, the uninformed have already forgotten SM's dreadful track-record post Margarito, but the true fans have not. And then, ask about his schedule. 1 more fight after Mosley in 2011? 2 more? It's important because the Mosley fight is not competitive, and therefore if the answer is just one, then that means the fans are really left with very little for the year from boxing's top gun.

Bottom line, boxing needs to find a way to identify and advertise the next-in-line in a post Pacquiao/Klitschko world, because it's coming.

Radam G says:

Jesus still didn't speak English! What prophet did? Joseph Smith! But I hear all these English-speaking dudes talkin' about Jesus spoke to them. Thirty-three years on earth, he didn't speak English, hum! But for the last 2,000 away from earth, he speaks English to arrogrant earthlings. OKAY, RIGHT! Back to BOXING! Da Manny not expressing himself clearly is an opinion -- nothing more, nothing less. There are a LOT of SMARTER people in the hurt bitnezz than in cyberspace, who decided that neither Manny or Miguel Cotto needed translators -- not interpreters. Besides if that were in the way of making da MOOLA, there are very powerful CEOs, COOs and PROs who would straighten that out. Da Manny does what he needs to do -- FIGHT, whoopa whop arse. and get PAID BIG MOOLA!

Not a single pugilist in the whole HISTORY of BOXING has a single fighter scared of him because he looked more mysterious or intimidating to another fighter because of a language. Oscar Bonavena's Spanish was not intimidating to GOAT Ali. Riccardo Mayorga has lost four of his last eight bouts. His having a translators didn't intimidate a single fighter from clown-whupping his noise-making arse. Great fighters focus on da whup-arse, not da lip flappin' in any language. Cotto will probably kayo Mayorga's arse early. Those fans interested in language interpetations can catch the United Nations on Web TV. Maybe the diplomats look mysterious and intimidating with "interpreter" in the United Nations' chamber. But in that squared jungle of the hurt bitnezz, if you don't know how to use your hands and move your arse, you will get da fudge knocked out, no matter what language you want to "look mysterious and intimidating" in.

Da Manny is in the hurt bitnezz -- legal mayhem. Mas mahirap kay Manny pananaw ang laban na ito dahil may taglay na bilis at talino sa ring si Shane Mosley. No English-speaking fight fan gives a heck about what I just posted. They want to read English. When Manny SPEAKS, da Yanks wanna hear English. Again, Manny speaks English clearer than James Toney, Leon Sprinks, Kevin McBride, Ricky Hatton, and even Uncle Rogers and most of the time Pops Joy May. Get 'em an interpreter. I don't understand their English. But nobody, but nobody, but nobody ask for English composition in boxing, but a guy on da NET. This is my last response on this subject. Time to make like an atom and SPLIT! Holla!

Isaiah says:

You say Jesus is just a prophet, eh? Whom were the prophets speaking of hundreds of years before Jesus lifetime when they said such things as the MESSIAH would be born of a virgin and named Emmanuel (meaning GOD is with us), the MESSIAH would be born of the bloodline of David and Jacob, the MESSIAH woud be born in Bethleham, he would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, he would spit upon, beaten, mocked, hated and crucified, etc.? This is mathmatically immpossible to be a coincidince and there's only one man ever to fit all these descriptions. I didn't mention them all either. There's around 300 of them! Why would Jesus say I and the FATHER are one, I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE and if everyone is crazy who hears his voice, why would he say that HIS sheep hear his voice? Anyone who denies Jesus is the CHRIST, the love of the FATHER is NOT in him.

the Roast says:

I would ask Sugar Shane if he plans to pound the body in hopes of hurting the miniscule Pacman the way Margarito did. Get inside. Push him back. Pound the body. Shock the world?

Radam G says:

@the Roast. Da Manny is going to be the first who is going bust up the Sugarman to the torso. The snail-fast legged Sugarman is going to shock the world by how he is going to get shutout and beat down SSM. On May 7, he will lose his seventh bout in the seventh round by a vicious Pac-combo of seven punches -- four to the torso and three to the noggin. Back to my gambling table. Holla!

the Roast says:

@ Radam, You could be right. Shane has to get inside. The only trouble is he's gonna get hit eight times from six angles trying to get there. The only chance Shane has is to get inside and overpower Manny but that's what I say everytime Pacman fights right?

FighterforJC says:

Mosley has NO inside game, unless you count holding and hitting as a legitimate inside game. Mosley's only chance is to outwrestle Pacquiao, clinch him whenever possible and throw short uppercuts and rabbit punches while holding Pacquiao the other arm. Mosley will NOT engage Pacquiao.

FighterforJC says:

I would ask Sugar Shane if he plans to pound the body in hopes of hurting the miniscule Pacman the way Margarito did. Get inside. Push him back. Pound the body. Shock the world?


Sure if Mosley's willing to walk through 3 or 4 punches at a time and upping his own punch output to about 70 punches per round.

the Roast says:

@FighterforJC, Mosley does OK on the inside. He has had problems with tall, long armed fighters. Pacman will be too fast so Shane can't dance around. He has to engage. There is no other way. Wrestling, forearm, whatever. Gotta rough up the little guy. Easier said than done, I know. I can't talk myself into Shane winning but it will be closer than people think. IF Sugar Shane can get to the ribcage and push Manny to the ropes we may have something.

brownsugar says:

Spot on Roast, did you see how many times he grabbed and groped Mayweather? He was holding Margarito so much that they appeared to be slow dancing at times. Once a fighter gets right up on Manny he stops throwing because he needs room to make good impact.....Good luck trying to stay there for any extended period of time. Shane is not too proud to make this fight as ugly as possible. I'm sure Manny will be ready for anything. Shane did catch Floyd with a few good digging hooks to the body .....but I think Manny is going to out maneuver him

the Roast says:

Some of Shane's fights like Collazo or Estrada were up close and personal. Those fights were a few years ago but Mosley's only chance will be to get in there and try to hurt Manny cuz he sure as hell won't out point him. Take him to Margarito-ville.

FighterforJC says:

Spot on Roast, did you see how many times he grabbed and groped Mayweather? He was holding Margarito so much that they appeared to be slow dancing at times. Once a fighter gets right up on Manny he stops throwing because he needs room to make good impact.....Good luck trying to stay there for any extended period of time. Shane is not too proud to make this fight as ugly as possible. I'm sure Manny will be ready for anything. Shane did catch Floyd with a few good digging hooks to the body .....but I think Manny is going to out maneuver him


This is why Mosley's trying to brainwash Pacquiao and everyone else that they're going to slug it out, because he doesn't want Pacquiao to even consider Mosley trying to outgrapple him.

the Roast says:

@F4JCNahhh, Shane isn't gonna just wade in like John Mugabi, He has to fight the way he has always fought. It's too late to teach the old dog new tricks but the fight is on the inside. I have been wrong many times before but I keep thinking about that bodyshot that hurt Manny vs Margacheato. Is that the weakness? Nobody wins forever. I'm not willing to write off Shane Mosley as a serious threat. No one has knocked this man out. He has an above average chin. He is the naturally bigger man. It could happen. Maybe?

FighterforJC says:

@F4JCNahhh, Shane isn't gonna just wade in like John Mugabi, He has to fight the way he has always fought. It's too late to teach the old dog new tricks but the fight is on the inside. I have been wrong many times before but I keep thinking about that bodyshot that hurt Manny vs Margacheato. Is that the weakness? Nobody wins forever. I'm not willing to write off Shane Mosley as a serious threat. No one has knocked this man out. He has an above average chin. He is the naturally bigger man. It could happen. Maybe?


Mosley is a serious threat, no doubt, especially with Pacquiao's offense-first mentality. However Mosley did adjust his style to fight Margarito and I'm 99% sure he's going to use the same tactic against Pacquiao. Pac and Marg have different styles, but what they have in common is their punch output. Mosley shut down Marg's offense not with sound boxing but with extremely aggressive, borderline illegal clinching. Pac is much smaller than Margarito and will be at a severe disadvantage when it comes to wrestling, although he is 100x faster than Marg. Speaking of weaknesses, Pacquiao doesn't have to have a "weakness" to lose. But like I've pointed out before, out of all of Pacquiao's recent opponents and perhaps all of them, Marg threw the most punches and took the most chances, which afforded him to land some good shots on Pacquiao that nobody has before or in a long time. Mosley can always get lucky by sniping, but the man has no gameplay but to get lucky or cheat by grappling Pacquiao all night long.

Radam G says:

Sugar Shane Mosley -- wyth those snail-fast legs -- can talk about it, but be won't be about it. No 'bout it, 'bout it for da sugar one! He has a body just like Da Manny, but not speed demon hands and feet. Matter of fact, the Sugarman has lost a lot of speed, in the hands and even the iota that he may have had in his always-has-been slow-arse legs. [Da sucka may have a bit of arthritis pounding those knees. Showtime/CBS won't be showing a lot of his roadwork (or even his in-da-gym footwork, other than jumping rope) in the buildup to the dance.] The pugilist who is going to get body snatched and hurt there is SSM. Da Money is torch dat Dugar -- I mean Sugar --gut.

In this showdown, while the Sugarman may be just trying to make this bout rough, tough and ugly, Da Manny is going to be pugging himself upside da head, up in da gut. So badly Pac-whupped, SSM is gonna get dat BUTT! SSM luvs the month of May, WTDF! May of 2010, Money May smoked him out. In May of 2011, Da Manny is going to burn him down and knock him out. OH, YUP! Runneth over not, is da Sugarman's CUP! In da game, he has had one heckuva ride. But he has never been able to handle foot-speed movement -- side to side! And he has never been in da squared jungle with an opponent of the Pac-speed. Oh how badly dat SSM is gonna bleed. Holla!

vikramverma says:

I think your are right, Pacquioa is free from drug and never excuse while drug testing.........

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