Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title defense against Shane Mosley on Saturday night was an unexpected bore.
Other than Pacquiao's flash knockdown of Mosley in the third round, there was little action. In fact, only one man came to fight in this one and his name was most definitely NOT Shane Mosley.
Mosley spent the night dancing and back-pedaling away from the Pac-Man after he realized a round or two into the fight that he wasn't going to solve the world's current pound-for-pound champion.
It wasn't the sport's best night, that's for sure. The crowd of nearly 17,000 at the MGM Grand Arena booed in the late rounds and booed when the final bell rang. The pay-per-view crowd that shelled out $54.95 to watch this debacle are likely going to demand their money back on Monday morning when their local cable outlet opens for business.
Still, we learned a few thingsabout Manny Pacquiao, about Shane Mosley, about boxing in general. Hey, maybe even about Floyd Mayweather.