Boxing: ‘Pacquiao has no edge due to age’

Shane Mosley hits back at those who think he is too old or too slow to handle Manny Pacquiao.


Reuters April 28, 2011

LAS VEGAS: Shane Mosley hits back at those who think he is too old or too slow to handle Manny Pacquiao, vowing that neither the Filipino star’s age nor speed edge will deny him a win.

Mosley, a 39-year-old former champion, will face 32-year-old southpaw Pacquiao, who has won his past 13 fights, next week in Las Vegas for the Asian superstar’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.

“I’m expecting a lot of fireworks,” said Mosley. “I’m expecting to be able to control the fight and be victorious.”

Mosley, 46-6 with one drawn and and 39 knockouts, comes into the May 7 spectacle off a draw with US compatriot Sergio Mora last September and a loss to Floyd Mayweather a year ago.



Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2011.

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