Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pacquiao to lose WBO title, says Mosley camp - gmanews

Posted by chardyboy on Thursday, May 05, 2011 0 comments


James Prince, the popular rap mogul who is Sugar Shane Mosley's adviser, vows one of the biggest upsets in boxing history will be pulled off over the weekend.

And Manny Pacquiao, he guarantees, will be at the losing end of it.

"On Saturday, one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing will be made, with Mosley beating Pacquiao," said Prince.

A 6-1 underdog, the 39-year-old Mosley will challenge Pacquiao for the latter's World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Prince then recalled how six years ago, also in Las Vegas, when underdog Diego Corrales survived two early knockdowns in pulling off a 10th round technical knockout victory over Jose Luis Castillo to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title in a bout voted as one of the greatest in prize fighting history.

"That's the kind of championship (fight) Mosley will be bringing inside the ring on Saturday,"
added Prince.

Mosley's chief trainer, Nazeem Richardson, would rather play it safe.

Although Mosley may be way past his prime, Richardson, reminded everybody that the challenger isn't just an average fighter.

In his own words, Mosley is a legend.

"You're not talking about an ordinary guy. You're talking about a special guy, a guy who is legend,"
said Richardson of Mosley.

Richardson, who will be training Mosley for the fourth straight fight, was the one who kept the
three-time champion in shape when he pummeled Antonio Margarito to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) 147-pound title belt two years ago.

And while Mosley's last two fights resulted to a loss opposite Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a split draw decision against Sergio Mora, Richardson insists the challenger remains in top condition especially against his 12-round showdown with the 32-year-old Pacquiao.

"You have to understand that as old as Michael Jordan might be now, he can beat us most of here one on one. He can still play the game and probably can still start out for an NBA team," added Mosley’s trainer.

A heavy underdog, Richardson vowed Mosley will give the reigning champion and world's top pound-for-pound fighter a good fight.

"Sugar Shane Mosley doesn't have to match Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao is a phenomenal athlete. Mosley is bringing in his own set of weapons to the plate and Pacquiao will see weapons he haven’t seen of late,"
he stressed. - JVP, GMA News


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