Calling fights is one thing Manny Pacquiao is also good at.
In an interview with local sports reporters in his native Philippines, Pacquiao revealed that he had bet $7,000 for Shane Mosley to beat Antonio Margarito.
Mosely being a 4 to 1 underdog at the betting tables, means that the Pacman collected quite a bundle ($28.000) from Sugar Shane's impressive stoppage of The Tijuana Tornado.
At a time when most boxing experts practically wrote Mosley off, the Pacman must have seen or sensed something that most mere mortals, including the so-called boxing anlysts, did not He was, after all, in pretty much the same predicament before his tiff with Oscar De La Hoya.
With the resurgence of Mosley, and the Pacman's upcoming fight, and probable win over Ricky Hatton, perhaps a face-off with Mosely in 2009 is in the radar screen?
That would make for an interesting fight. Again, expect the experts to mouth the old and tired line that Mosley is "too big, too strong" for Pacquiao.
And, expect Manny Pacquiao to not place his bet on Sugar Shane this time around.
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