Atlas Gives Mosley Slim Chance Against Pacquiao
Shane Mosley appeared on ESPN's Friday Night Fights, in a taped session with Brian Kenny.
Mosley was asked about fighters who kept going when they didn't have a lot left, and what he'd need to feel to know he didn't have it anymore. He said he'd need to lose his desire to fight, that would would make him exit the game.
Mosley said Pacquiao has good hand and foot speed, and he likes it that Pacquiao will come to him.
Teddy Atlas weighed in, and said that Mosley isn't even close to being the faster guy in this ring. If he has a chance, Atlas said, it'll come via the right hand, and if Pacquiao comes in a bit overconfident. Atlas indicated his chances are slim.
I'll go with slim, closer to "none" though. Manny is at the peak of his game, as strong and as fast and as confident as he'll ever be. Mosley, age 39, might unleash a couple nice combos, dig in with a showy body shot, but I see him getting battered in the manner Oscar De La Hoya did when he tested the 32-year-old Congressman.