Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ex-promoter expects Mosley to beat Pacquiao - ABS CBN

Posted by chardyboy on Sunday, May 01, 2011 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines – A former promoter of “Sugar” Shane Mosley is confident that his former ward will beat Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Cedric Kushner said in an report that “absolutely, Shane has a chance to win” in the 2 boxers’ welterweight clash, which will be held on May 7 (May 8 in Manila) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I don't wish to speak in riddles so I'll make it plain. I am picking Shane to win this fight over Pacman," the head of Cedric Kushner Promotions Ltd. said.

The fight will put Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight belt at stake.

The Filipino has the apparent advantage in terms of speed, but Mosley has the experience and the power too, Kushner said.

"But I will go further than that. I'm picking Shane to win this fight. He's been one of the great fighters of his generation and he retains his power. I also think that this might be the time, might be the fight where as great as Manny is and has been, he's going to be impacted negatively from fighting a bigger man,” he said.

Kushner, however, admitted that Pacquiao definitely has the goods to stop Mosley.

"On the other hand, you ask me if Pacquiao can stop Shane? I'd say that Manny can stop anybody but Shane takes a helluva rap, he's always had a solid chin. Sure, Manny is more than capable of hurting Shane," he said, "but the opposite is also true."

Kushner, who has trained Mosley when the boxer was still in the flyweight division, has spent the past 30 years in the boxing industry.

Kushner has promoted 30 world champions, including Mosley.

he has also staged more than 300 world title fights in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.


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