Pacquiao defeats Mosley in an awful fight that fans hated
By Chris Williams: Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime – Didn’t I tell you that boxing fans would be angry and feel ripped off at seeing Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) beat up on a 40ish, over-the-hill Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KO’s) and feel ripped off for having paid $55 to watch this mismatch on pay-per-view? I told you. This fight wasn’t good for boxing, especially when a lot of the people who saw it were casual boxing fans who had no clue how shot Mosley was. Many of them saw the Fight Camp 360 episodes on Showtime and CBS and thought that Mosley must be good.
They didn’t have boxing knowledge to understand that Mosley was as shot as they come and hadn’t won a fight in over two years. Just drink that in for a second. They sold a PPV event with Pacquiao fighting a guy that hadn’t won a fight in over two years, who had looked worse than horrible in his last two fights. How is that good for boxing? I know Pacquiao’s fan don’t care that this was a mismatch but they should care because fights like this hurt the sport. I said before the Pacquiao-Mosley fight that his bout was worth all of $4.99 and that was me being generous, because it wasn’t a competitive fight. I knew that, you knew that, but many ignorant fans had no clue.
They thought Mosley was still good. He’s not. This fight only showed what had already been highlighted in Mosley’s last two fights against Sergio Mora and Floyd Mayweather Jr. What does it take for fans to understand? Now there talking about matching Pacquiao up with 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez at the full 147 next. That’s another mismatch. I hate that fight and if they’re going to make it at all, it needs to be made at lightweight, not welterweight so that the card are stacked in Pacquiao’s favor.
As for the Mosley fight, Pacquiao won it by a lopsided 12 round decision. The final judges’ score were 119-108, 120-108 and 120-107, all for Pacquiao. Those are incredibly lopsided scores by the way. Pacquiao knocked Mosley down in the 3rd with a left hand. Mosley pushed Pacquiao to the canvas in the 10th and the referee Kenny Bayless blew it and ruled it a knockdown. It didn’t really matter because Mosley was going to lose anyway.
Pacquiao seemed to be carrying Mosley for most of the fight, and only got serious in the 11th and 12th as he tried to get a knockout. The fans booed the fight off and on from the 4th round on. I don’t blame them. This was a horrible fight and it should have never been made in the first place. Just because Mosley had a recognizable name, the fight was made. I’ve already seen Pacquiao fight a shot Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and now Mosley. What comes next? Why not someone a little more cogent like Sergio Martinez, Victor Ortiz or Timothy Bradley? Believe me, it won’t be them. It will be the 38-year-old Marquez at the full 147. Thus, Marquez will have no chance whatsoever and we’ll get another boring one-sided fight. This isn’t good for boxing.
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