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Mosley may have to knock Pacquiao out cold to win on May 7th

By Chris Williams: I really hate to say it but 39-year-old Shane Mosley’s best and perhaps only chance of beating Manny Pacquiao next month is by knocking the Filipino star out cold on May 7th at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. I just can’t see the judges awarding Mosley the decision over boxing’s number #1 cash cow. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. inactive due to legal problems, Pacquiao has risen up and taken his thrown for the meantime as boxing’s #1 draw.

I’m sorry but I just can’t see the judges letting Mosley get a decision over Pacquiao and stop the gravy train unless Mosley does something special like knock Pacquiao into next year. I wish Mosley could win a decision but I don’t see it happening. He would have to really do something special like knock Pacquiao down a bunch of times before I could see him getting a decision. I already saw Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez by a decision in 2008 in a fight that I had Marquez winning handily. And Mosley isn’t fighting anywhere near as good as Marquez was in 2008.

It’s all pointless though because I seriously doubt Mosley will even get close to winning a decision over Pacquiao. Mosley’s skills have really deteriorated in the past year and he just looks like a shadow of his former self. It’s sad that a fighter struggling as bad as Mosley is even being given a fight against Pacquiao. I mean the guy hasn’t one a fight in over two years, and he’s being given a shot against Pacquiao. What is that? I got an idea, how about we find someone hasn’t won a fight in two years and is looking shot in the minds of many fans and lets put him in with Pacquiao. Sound good?

We’re talking mismatch here. I think a prime Mosley would beat Pacquiao every of the week, but this isn’t a prime Mosley. This is a Mosley that is about to turn 40 and his last real quality victory was eight long years ago in 2003. Mosley’s wins since than have come against guys like Ricardo Mayorga (the old version), Fernando Vargas (the old version), Antonio Margarito (after his war with Miguel Cotto), Luis Collazo, David Estrada, and Jose Luis Cruz. Those are flimsy wins.

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