Shane Mosley will be quite the underdog when he faces Manny Pacquiao next May.
A deal was put in place Tuesday, and the fight itself has already received tons of criticism from both fans and the media. The question now remains: Does Mosley even have a chance?
The former pound-for-pound king is as confident as ever, telling ESPN.com he knows what he's capable of, that he still has power and speed, and that when Pacquiao comes at him he will get knocked out. Every fighter thinks they have a chance, but at the same time, here are the facts: Mosley is 39, 0-1-1 in his last two fights and is facing an opponent who is just as fast and powerful as Floyd Mayweather Jr.
There are five months left until we find out if Mosley can back up his talk, or if Manny will punish him and add to his legacy. Here are five reasons Mosley has a chance, and five reasons he doesn't: