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Manny Pacquiao Vs Shane Mosley: Who's the Winner?
Manny Pacquiao Vs Shane Mosley: Who's the Winner?

One of the biggest boxing fights of the year takes place this Saturday asManny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosleyduke it out for the WBO welterweight title. Mosley looks for his first win in over a year while the Pac Man hopes to extend his 13-fight winning streak.
If there is any chance that Mosley has of pulling off the upset it will come in the first few rounds. Mosley just appears to be too old in his last few fights to fight a competitive fight for 12 rounds. His last fight with Sergio Mora was not very exciting and while he had a great second round against Floyd Mayweather, it was a one sided drubbing. At this point it appears Mosley may have peaked with his TKO win over Antonio Margarita.
Pacquiao is a machine and is always looking for the knockout whether it is the first or twelfth round. His last three fights have gone the distance, yet the Pac Man was never in any serious danger in any of them. He obliterated Miguel Cotto who probably had the best chance of Pacquiao’s last few opponents of beating him. His twelve round decision win over Margarito in his last fight was a one-sided affair in a bout that would have never happened if not for Mayweather’s reluctance to fight Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley

Pacquiao has averaged 85.6 punches per round and a 47 percent power connect rate at welterweight. The breakdown also points out Pacquiao’s lengthy bursts of bone breaking flurries of punches in later rounds of recent fights. There is no way that Mosley can withstand that kind of punishment for twelve rounds and keep up with the Pac Man’s speed.
Mosley’s numbers are a mix of good and bad when breaking down his last few fights. In his last fight against Mora, Mosley was superior allowing Mora to land just 18.3% of his shots. Those reflexes are impressive for a guy Mosley’s age. However, the numbers aren’t so favorable in the Mayweather fight which was just a blowout in favor of Money. Mayweather outlanded him overall 208-92, connecting on 46.1 percent of his power shots.
Yet as even Mosley’s biggest supporters will concede, he is going to have a hell of a time keeping up with the speed and brutality of Pacquiao.
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