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Does It Matter That Mosley Hasn't Been Telling Everyone That He Will Beat Pacquiao?

BY Michael Woods ON May 04, 2011
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Does It Matter That Mosley Hasn't Been Telling Everyone That He Will Beat Pacquiao?Chris Farina photo

I've heard him say it'll be a great fight. I've heard him promise fireworks. A few times, he's said he'll win. But by and large, Shane Mosley hasn't been shouting to the rooftops what I'd expect him to say: that come Saturday in Las Vegas, he will beat Manny Pacquiao. Am I reading too much into this? Is this just the way of the mellow Mosley, a guy who knows in his heart what he can do, and doesn't have to bluster to get himself jacked up to win?  At the final press conference before their clash at the MGM Grand, Mosley never announced that he would defeat Manny Pacquiao. In the back, or maybe in the front of his mind, does he know that he's outgunned? Weigh in, readers...

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Robert Curtis says:

I'm encouraged by Mosley's calm. He shouldn't waste energy outside the ring. He'll need everything he's got on fight night. Radam says Shane is too run down and dry from making weight. I hope that's not the case. Yeah, Sugar is outgunned. His only hope is the wisdom and treachery of old age at this point. A lucky punch wouldn't hurt either.

brownsugar says:

You haven't been looking in the right places EM....Shanes seems like he's spent more time talking about his superior size, punching power, supposed speed, and KO ability than he's been training... personally I would have liked to see him play more of Clint Eastwoodish role... than man's been bumping his gums more than Bill Clinton on a presidential campaign. Hope he's able to back some of that up... this fight needs the action to surpass the convoluted hype. Why do you think Pac's training went into hyperdrive?...bad mistake. Shane should have complained about the onset of arthritis and what he's going to do with his retirement money..then he might have not gotten Pacs' training camp all agitated and motivated.

Radam G says:

On May 7, Sugar Shane will have a lot of desire. But not a whole lot of fire. Dude is long in the decaying tooth and long burnt out. And new youth, boxing wings and whup-arse, he won't sprout. Sugar Shane is wolfin' to impress. But during the bout -- while it endures -- he'll have much less. Da Manny is going to bust him in da gut, and knock him on his butt. He's going to murder that soft torso, and down Sugar Shane's noggin will go.

The starving-his-arse-off-to-make-weight Sugarman is going to need more than the wise, ole Genie Naazim and Sugar Shane's life-long sidekick Hassan Abdurrahim. Maybe the Sugarman should add some more genies and magic workers on to Team Oldsley -- I mean Mosley. He ought to go and get "I dream of Jenni," Genie Kazaam, Genie Saladin, Genie Aladin, Bewitch Samatha, the Good Witch Belinda, the Wicked Witch of the West, the little black bottle that Leon Spinks sipped outta during his upset of Irish GOAT Ali, the one bottle that Panama Lewis mixed, Marquez's peepee tonic, a couple of thousand magic lamps and Pharoah's magicians.

C'mon! I luv Sugar Shane, but he now needs a walkin' cane. But fightin' Da Manny he is not insane. The Sugarman ain't rollin' and strollin' down memorylane. Beat up and seriously MOOLA heavy, he's gonna be outta Las Vegas on the first plane. Holla!

Radam G says:

All my Pinoy break out your yellow attire for the fight. You know what time it is. We luv Sugar Shane. We're glad that you are going to take a royal arse thrashing for some good paid. You deserve that moola. I hope that you make the weight, and won't have to pay all your well-earned money in fines. I'm out! ST6 is da bomb! Down went Osama. Yall know where da PAR-TAY is. Holla!

admin says:

Nah, I said, "A few times, he's said he'll win." But at the dais in the final press conference, he didn't say he'd win, and most of the time, he says it'll be a great fight. He said that to me on the phone.

You haven't been looking in the right places EM....Shanes seems like he's spent more time talking about his superior size, punching power, supposed speed, and KO ability than he's been training... personally I would have liked to see him play more of Clint Eastwoodish role... than man's been bumping his gums more than Bill Clinton on a presidential campaign. Hope he's able to back some of that up... this fight needs the action to surpass the convoluted hype. Why do you think Pac's training went into hyperdrive?...bad mistake. Shane should have complained about the onset of arthritis and what he's going to do with his retirement money..then he might have not gotten Pacs' training camp all agitated and motivated.

brownsugar says:

@EM ...You undoubtedly have access to get a lot closer to Shane than most of us,..although from either perspective... it doesn't look good for Shane. I'm hoping he'll make the fight interesting... a lot of money will be spent on food, booze,..gas,... and accomodations... not to mention staying up way past our bedtimes(on the east coast).. hope the fight matches the reunion of family and friends from an entertainment point view....

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