|Posted by LastSonOfKrypton on May 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM|
While boxing fans still await the 'big' fight that still hasn't happened between Pac-Man and Pretty Boy Floyd (quit DUCKING, PBF!), this match should provide some thrills of its own.
Mosley, 39, is most likely looking at his last chance to compete in a spectacle like this, and despite a lacklustre performance against Sergio Mora in his last appearance (and a loss to Floyd before that), could still provide some fireworks in this one. This fight is important to Shane, as he tries to prove that his illustrious career is not at an end, and even going to so far as to give up his ownership stake in Golden Boy Promotions to make this happen.
Meanwhile, Pacqiao is going in as confident as ever, even going so far as to continue his new tradition of scheduling a performance from his band afterward at a nearby venue. Can't blame Pac, considering every 'challenger' that has stepped to Pac lately has been thoroughly finished by the champ.
While I think Pac-Man will prevail, sometimes a great fighter (like Mosley is) will have one more great fight in him. Hopefully it is tonight! I think that Mosley knows this is is last big fight, and will put forth the effort to match that. His hand speed is still there, and so is his power. Antonio Margarito landed some punches since he was willing to trade with Pac, and Mosley will do the same, with more speed and power.
Mosley comes in with a record of 46-6-1 with 39 KO's, while Pacman comes in with his sparkling 52-3-2 record, including 38 KO's.
Should be a great fight, and will hopefully help to add some shine back to the Sweet Science in the face of continuing rising popularity and takeover by MMA. Hopefully the fight lives up to expectations, but if not, the undercards should provide plenty of entertainment themselves, especially with the inclusion of Kelly 'The Ghost' Pavlik, as he tries to rebound from losing his Middleweight titles in a tough loss in his bout with Sergio Martinez last year. The undercards are:
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr vs. Jorge Arce
Mike Alvarado vs. Ray Narh
Kelly Pavlik vs. Alfonso Lopez