Shane Mosley Announces Fight With Manny Pacquiao on TwitterCategory: Boxing
It’s official, Manny Pacquiao’s opponent for his next fight would be Shane Mosley.
Sugar Shane himself announced the news on his Twitter account,
With the failure of the Pacquiao vs Mayweather megafight, possible opponents laid out for the pound-for-pound king was Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Sergio Martinez and Andre Berto.
However, Mosley was deemed as the most marketable among those options and therefore, can generate the most amount of buzz and money for the pay-per-view event that’s why he was picked.
No amount of taunting from Juan Manuel Marquez can make Manny Pacquiao fight him for the third time.
At age 39 and winless in his last two fights (lost to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. last May and salvaged a draw with Sergio Mora last September), many think that the former world champion is already a washed-up fighter.
However, the recent Hopkins vs Pascal bout showed that age can be a no-factor when the 45-year old Bernard Hopkins outclassed the younger 28-year old Jean Pascal late in the fight.
Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title but not the WBC junior middleweight title he recently got after beating Antonio Margarito to a pulp.
UPDATE April 10, 2011: Shane Mosley is trying to win the hearts of Filipino fans as he posted some tweets in the Filipino language today.
(source: Shane Mosley Greets Filipinos On Twitter)
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