Saturday, 9 April 2011

Roach: Pacquiao to KO Mosley in 6 rounds

Posted by chardyboy on Saturday, April 09, 2011 1 comments

source: abs-cbnNEWS.com

MANILA, Philippines – Everything is running smoothly in Manny Pacquiao’s training camp as far as coach Freddie Roach is concerned.


So confident is Roach about the Filipino superstar’s chances against Shane Mosley on May 7 that he gave a bold prediction.

“I’d say he’ll stop him in six, seven rounds,” the esteemed coach told Ring.tv’s Michael Rosenthal.
Roach said this will be Pacquiao’s main goal against Mosley, who has never been knocked out or stopped in a fight in his 18 years as a professional boxer.

“That’s the prize, to be the first to stop him, to show the world how much better we are than anyone else. That’s our goal,” said the American trainer.

Pacquiao will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt against Mosley in Las Vegas.

Roach said that unlike in their training for the Antonio Margarito fight, Pacquiao is very focused in his preparations for the Mosley bout.

“We’re not taking this guy (Mosley) lightly,” he said. “We’re taking him seriously. We’re back here in L.A. He sparred yesterday, six rounds with Karim Mayfield and Shawn Porter, two good sparring partners. And Manny looked very good.

“I don’t see Shane having a chance,” he added.

Compassion might cost Pacquiao his KO

Roach’s only concern about Pacquiao is his tendency to take pity on some of his opponents.
This, he said, could stand in the way of their goal to knock Mosley out.

“He’s a compassionate person,” said Roach. “He ends up liking his opponents as time goes on. He feels sorry for them.”

Roach cited as an example the Margarito fight, where Pacquiao refused to go for the kill in the latter rounds after seeing his opponent badly bruised.

“He was asking (Margarito) if he was OK in the 11th and 12th rounds, they were nodding to each other,” he said.

“I urged him not to do that. He said it’s a sport, that he should try not to kill anyone. I agree with that,” said Roach. “[But] one punch can change a fight if a guy gets lucky, though. You shouldn’t let those things happen.”

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