Pacquiao vs. Mosley: Last-Second Predictions, Results and Analysis
The night Shane Mosley has been waiting for and Manny Pacquiao…well Manny Pacquiao will be ready for it to.
Fight night comes down at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It a clash of a legend versus a man trying to restore his reputation.
Mosley only has a fight or two left in him, after that he become an afterthought. No one believes he can beat Manny, but what Mosley must do isn’t about victory, it’s about presenting well.
He must stay with Manny. He must take his punches and deliver them back. Mosley doesn’t have to win to erase the label “washed up.”
Just battling Manny will go a long way in making the public forget about his dismal performance against Sergio Mora and the beating he took at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mosley doesn’t have to slay the beast, just prove he can stand toe to toe with him and put a second of doubt into the viewers minds that he could do the impossible and beat Manny.
It’s a lot to ask, but with few fights left in him, it would make sense to just empty the tank tonight.
Mosley’s got nothing, so he has nothing to lose.
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Pacquiao vs. Mosley results have Pacquiao with an easy win
The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley was decided long before it ever got to the judges.
Manny Pacquiao had that fight won from the moment he knocked Shane Mosley down in Round 3. From that point forward, Mosley looked terrified to have it happen again.
After two dismal fights, this was supposed to be Mosley’s shot at redemption. He didn’t have to win. He just had to show up.
Mosley did neither. He seemed timid for most of the fight. He rarely landed any combinations, and he retreated to his jab time and time again so as not to let Manny in. Who knows what would have happened if Shane would have come out and been aggressive.
Would he have got knocked out?
Would he have caused damage with his best asset: his fists? Mosley is one of the hardest hitting champions of his weight class and yet he never took it to Manny. The arena, experts and casual fans knew he’d have to be aggressive early, but he failed and for that he damages a proud legacy further.
Manny now has no one left to fight. It’s a shame to, because he didn’t have anyone to fight tonight either.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results have Mosley retreated in Round 11
Round 11 was all about Manny smelling the blood in the water. After a tenth round where Mosley was on the ropes late and looked as if he was going down, Manny come out in the eleventh ready to do something that no one had done.
Of course Mosley began to get defensive. He started throwing jabs to keep Pacquiao back. When Manny got close, Mosley wrapped him up. Mosley seemed more concerned about keeping his personal record of no knockouts intact, rather than come after Manny and try to win.
The crowd began chanting “knock him out” but Mosley was having nothing of the sort. He backpedalled, he moved around. He didn’t make the decision to fight. He seemed more intent on hanging in there than anything else.
It’s a shame that the once proud champion in Mosley, didn’t seem to have the courage to take on Manny. There was no doubt that Manny was going to win the match. The only issue that started creeping in was thinking about what might have been had Mosley showed up to box.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results have Manny going on the offensive
In the wake of nothing happening, something was becoming evident: Shane didn’t come to fight. He came not to be embarrassed. With shades of his performance against Sergio Mora, Mosley continued to hold off and hope that Manny would just give him the chance to be offensive.
However, Manny was just trying to bide his time till he could attack on Shane. Round 9 saw a little more offense early from Mosley, but not enough to make it look like he wanted to get dirty with the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Mosley knew he had to be aggressive because there was no way he was going to win this in decision.
Still, Mosley never went at it, only occasionally landing a right. Manny, knowing that fatigue was setting in for a boxer seven years his senior, began to be more aggressive, but Mosley was too smart a fighter(a testament to why he has never been knocked out) just kept him off long enough for the bell to ring and Mosley to hold on to a dubious honor that only makes him proud.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley Results have Manny winning after 7 rounds
Manny spent much of the 6th round trying to find an opening to get inside to Shane. He had completely switched his game plan to defensive as he tried to keep Manny at bay as he used his jab as a shield. Shane did manage to land a good right hook, but Pacquiao managed a good uppercut early.
The seventh round had Mosley angling to make his attack. Manny tried to break through the jabs that Mosley kept throwing but Mosley was clearly in a defensive mindset. The fight was more evidence that Mosley was losing confidence in his own chances in the fight.
Manny, at this point of the fight, was well ahead of Mosley. Mosley, too afraid of being knocked down, seemed terrified to try and land combinations on Manny. The fight had gone from exciting to boring in the span of five rounds.
It’s clear that third round take down had Mosley spooked and he wasn’t going to allow that to happen again. He was trying to lose, rather than trying to win.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results in another round for Manny
Manny continued his offensive barrage in Round 4, knocking Mosley to the ground again. Mosley mounted a late attack, hitting his first series of combinations in that fight up to that point, but the advantage was all Manny’s.
Round 5 started with Pacquiao and Mosley resetting things. Manny continued his aggressive style early, connecting with a right hook. Mosley was definitely on the defensive having hit the ground twice. Pacquaio delivered another vicious body shot.
Manny continued to connect with straight rights as Mosley managed a little offense to the body, but never seemed to turn the tables to ramp up the offense. Mosley danced keeping Pacquiao at bay.
Mosley looked afraid of being knocked out. Manny continued to be aggressive and make it five consecutive winning rounds. It’s become clear that Mosley may not have a chance against Pacquiao. He’s looking every bit of the age of 39. Manny appears too fast for him and too aggressive. Mosley continues to retreat making it hard to believe he’ll turn the tables on him.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results have a knockdown in Round 3
Round 2 ended with Manny finding his sense of rhythm in the fight. He began hitting him low to get Mosley to drop his guard.
Round 3 found Mosley on the offensive. He started his offensive early landing an early right. Manny came back, continuing to be aggressive as he struck him early. Mosley continued to attack but was failing to land any combinations.
Manny seemed to figure out the jabs and had connected with a left to bring Sugar Shane down in the third round. It was only the second time he has ever been knocked down in a fight.
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From there Manny continued to go on the offensive while Manny was hoping to strike another take down. He began hitting a number of combinations as Shane just held on, hoping it would end. Manny certainly got the advantage there.
The early knockdown of Shane is a good sign for those thinking that Manny might be able to take down the durable Mosley who has never been knocked out of a fight in his life.
Things don’t look good for Shane.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results have little action in Round 1
After all the pageantry at the sold out arena in the MGM Grand of Las Vegas, Nevada, there was nothing left to do but fight.
After Jamie Foxx stirred the crowd with his rendition of America The Beautiful the crowd began to chant “Manny, Manny.” Welcome to fight night.
Round 1 began with Manny took his time but struck first early. Mosley kept his jab up keeping his distance from Manny. Pacquiao spent the first round trying to size him up with neither man getting much of an offense in.
The capacity crowd roared with every near hit but Manny was unable to mount an offense. Mosley did a good job of not giving Manny anything but his speed continued to be an issue for him. He couldn’t figure out how to offset his speed. This is exactly the way many thought the fight would go early. There are both men trying to get themselves together.
Round 2 began with Mosley getting in the offensive, as Manny began working him in. It’s going to be interesting to see where it goes from here
Pacquiao vs. Mosley Results have a great final under card fight
For the penultimate fight of the night, Jorge Arce vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. didn’t disappoint.
It took to the last round for Vazquez’s corner to throw in the towel as the young fighter was getting pummeled in the corner. It was Vazquez’s father, a former world champion himself, who believed that his son was in trouble and he threw in a towel(and a water bottle) for a fight that Vazquez could have won had he went to decision.
Both men came out with the intention of bringing everything they had to the fight. Early on in the action Arce dominated by putting Vazquez on the defensive time and time again. Through the first three rounds he continued to back him into the ropes and attack as Vazquez looked a bit shell shocked by the ultra aggressiveness of one of the sports most exciting fighters.
However as the fight wore on Vazquez began to find his championship form, scoring the first blood(although it was on a head collision, and he managed to score a big knockdown in the middle rounds. Both men threw punches, wishing to go down swinging.
In the end the fight was decided by a father not wanting to see his son get hurt. You can’t fault him for that…except maybe his son can.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley proves an uphill climb for Mosley
Mosley will have his hands full. He’s never fought a man like Manny Pacquiao and if he plans on shocking the world then he’s going to have to give the performance of his life and make adjustments that cost him the last fight.
In Mosley’s bout against Sergio Mora, he was able to spend a lot of the night wrapping him up and killing time. That won’t happen with Manny. The longer Mosley allows Pacquiao to stick around, the more he’ll pay for it. The best thing that Mosley can do is to attack early and make sure he lands them early because the longer the fight goes the more of an advantage there is for Manny Pacquiao.
Mosley also brought his hands down a lot against Mayweather. That allowed Mayweather open season on his face. Now, if he leaves that open to one of the more aggressive fighter in the sports, and one of the most unpredictable in the ring, there is going to be a problem. Shane must protect himself and use his very long reach to keep Manny from getting close. Once he allows Manny to break that barrier it’s all over.
If Mosley can keep him off and use his best asset, his counterpunch, then he’s got a shot. He’ll just have to be perfect in his execution.
Manny Pacquiao has to take Mosley on early
If you can believe it, Manny Pacquiao has a lot more to lose than Shane Mosley. While Mosley’s reputation has been tarnished by his last two fights, losing to Manny Pacquiao(minus an atrocious night) won’t hurt him anymore.
But Manny cannot lose to Shane. He must find a way to win and to do so in a dominating fashion. For Manny the equation is very simple. He must go at Shane early. When Shane took on Mayweather he went after him early, but when Mayweather withstood his vicious punches, he began to go on the defensive and was worked by Mayweather for most of the fight.
Manny just has to hang in there and take the abuse for the first few rounds. Shane is a puncher in every sense of the word. He’s going to put a good few punches on Manny and as long as Manny can take him deep into the fight there is little doubt he’s going to lose.
The key for Manny is to simply attack. While he needs to have a developed plan, he can’t worry about anything other than just going hard at him. If he allows Mosley’s reach to dictate the action, he’s going to have more trouble than he thought he would.
Manny can win this fight, he’s just got to make sure to bring it to hane.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley has Manny as the heavy favorite
If you are hoping to make a mint off the big fight at the MGM Grand tonight you are going to have to do one of two things.
Either you are going to have to put down a fortune on Manny and figure he’ll pay out, or you’ll have to put top dollar on Mosley and pray for him to shock the world.
The odds right now are with Pacquiao as an 8-1 favorite. This means for every $800 you put down, you can win $100 if Manny comes out on top. It’s a risky amount of money for sure.
However, if you believe that Mosley is going to take down this fight you can win big if you throw down just a little bit amount of money.
For most people, putting Mosley to win straight up is considered a fools bet. Manny is looking geared up to win but Mosley packs a powerful punch, so it’s not all that hard to imagine that he has a punchers chance of beating Manny tonight.
Still, the Vegas odds makers don’t believe that he’s going to win and after Mosley’s last two fights, there really is no reason to think so.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley undercard features a disappointing first bout
Mike Alvarado figured he’d have his hands full when he stepped into the ring with the far more experienced Ray Narh. He’s a well known fighter, and with the Super Lightweight title on the line, he never expected that he would find himself as part of a submission match.
But submit is exactly what Narh did.
Just two rounds into the fight Narh refused to come out of the corner, handing the victory over to Alvarado.
While the move seemed a bit cowardly, the reality may have been that Narh wasn’t really ready for the fight. He had agreed to take on the undefeated Mike Alvarado on just three weeks’ notice and was dealing with personal issues as it had been months since he had seen his daughter, who lives in Ghana.
While it’s odd that he would take a fight only to leave so early is strange, but considering the fight that the fight had been even, with maybe only a slight edge to Alvarado seemed even stranger.
Now Alvarado has won the vacant title and will have another win on his record, but this fight was more of a loss for Ray Narh.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley results will mean history for Manny
Anything can be written about Shane Mosley and his chances against Manny Pacquiao, but nothing can change the fact that Mosley isn’t equipped to take on Pac-Man at this point in his career. Perhaps at a different time in his life, say five or 10 years ago, Manny might have had his hands full.
This is a slower Shane going against a supreme fighter who knows just what it takes to win because he’s done it so often and so consistently now that he only gets better every time. He’s a machine who has only one thing to prove in this fight: that he can do what has never been done.
For all the knocks on Mosley, especially given his dismal performance in his last two fights, no one has ever managed to take the durable fighter out of a fight. Those who have beaten Mosley have had to go the distance to do it.
But Manny is a different fighter, a different beast. He’s faster than Floyd and flat out better than Mora could ever be. He’s got a vicious punch that he can land from anywhere and at any time. It’s not that Mosley isn’t tough enough to take a Pacquiao punch.
It’s that he’ll never see it coming.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight time won’t happen till later in the night
All the speculating, the pontificating and the predictions go out the window tonight as Manny and Shane Mosley go toe to toe in what should be the fight of the year. While Mosley has plenty to prove, Manny simply looks to sustain.
The fight card is going to be good tonight. There is Ray Narh vs. Mike Alvarado for the Super Lightweight Title. This is going to be a good fight tonight as Alvarado is the favorite.
Next we’ll see Kelly Pavik vs. Alfonso Lopez, Kelly is the more experienced fighter while Lopez is the young undefeated fighter.
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr will defend his WBO Junior Featherweight title against the formidable Jorge Arce.
The final fight, of course, is Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley. This has been the most hyped fight for the last six months and Pacquiao has been the heavy favorite. It’s going to take one heck of performance for Mosley to come out on top.
Perhaps the most exciting fight on the card beyond the main event could be Ray Narh and Mike Alvarado. Their explosive styles could provide for a knockout win.