View Full Version : A prime Shane Mosley VS Manny Pacquiao- who wins?


KO'er
01-25-2012, 01:36 PM
Who would get the victory in your book?

Barn
01-25-2012, 04:09 PM
It's a tough one but, I think Pacquiao would just do enough. Not a match up I like predicting.

Ray Corso
01-25-2012, 04:30 PM
I believe Shane defeats Pacman and Floyd at 147lbs. Floyds style can be a problem and Pac being a southpaw presents some problems also. Ray.

CarlosG815
01-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Mosley knocks him out at LW, JWW and WW. Totally different caliber of fighters as Shane can move, feint, had tremendous power and could fight with two hands. All things Manny Pacquiao has shown he can not handle.

Prime Shane was a beast.

Sugarj
01-25-2012, 05:43 PM
I really rate prime Mosley. I've got a feeling he'd beat Pacquiao too. The guy who fought Oscar first time round was electric. Poor Mosley has never been quite as good since the first defeat to Forrest.

Prince Mongo
01-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Mosley was something really special when he was at his best and I think he would beat Manny.

Ray Corso
01-25-2012, 07:30 PM
When you start in the J.O's then Open class and amass 200 matches before you turn pro then count all your ring time in the gym preparing, then fight 30 to 50 fights you wear out! The reason the fighters from the gone by era could fight 130 to 185 fights was because they had little to no prep fights prior to turning pro and once they got in shape they fought every month or more and didn't need sparring like the fighters today. Sugar Ray had over a hundred open class fights then ran off a 100 pro fights before he Lost!!! Who can do that today? Thats right, no one! Look at Archie Moores accomplishments or a Willie Pep they were amazing fighters!! Ray

GoogleMe
01-26-2012, 05:07 AM
Shane Mosley would beat Pacquiao.

Listen, Pacquiao couldn't KO Shane Mosley now. A prime Mosley wouldn't be bothered half as much, and he'd be way faster, better feints, stronger, more aggressive and fighting with way more pride and hunger for glory.

TheMelvern
01-26-2012, 05:20 AM
Shane in his prime was something, I got Sugar Shane. I think he was quicker than Pacquiao and Mayweather he had amazing hands.

bojangles1987
01-26-2012, 07:55 AM
Pacquiao by decision. Great fight.

BennyST
01-26-2012, 08:15 AM
I still can't decide what type of fighter Pac really is. He shows massive flaws that in certain fights, to me anyway, see him get knocked out. At these weights, 135, 140, 147 etc, I simply cannot, no matter what he does today, see him beat any of the great fighters. There are just too many holes in his game and too many small things that happen in his fights that, to me, seem as though he'd get knocked out or just soundly beaten.

Mosley is a funny one though. I'd favour prime Mosley (the guy that fought Oscar at 147) over Pac by KO or TKO. I just don't see today's Pac being able to take the shots he does against a guy like prime Mosley.

I see too much of a difference in the guy that Pac beat in Mosley and Oscar to the two versions of those guys that fought prime for prime at 147 all those years ago. They are not remotely the same fighters that Pac fought. Not even remotely the same and I just can't see Pac ever beating those versions.

As great as he is, and as much as he has accomplished, and as fun as he is to watch, I can't ever see him beating any of the greats from 135 to 147....especially 147. He would never, ever get through Leonard, Robinson, Napoles, Griffith, Rodriguez etc etc. He has benefitted greatly from the era and timing of his overall run. He came just after Morales and Barrera's greatest days, and then at his peak has just fought too many over the hill guys. Despite that, he has still accomplished amazing, amazing things in our sport and beaten a slew of greats which prove him to be a great, just not close to the legend that many make him out to be.

Him fighting a 40 year old, slow, little reflex Marquez just once again showed to me what I always felt; that against anyone who can fight smart, with precision, skill, power and more than one dimension can not only give him hell, but at these weights especially (which Marquez is not even close to being anything resembling great at), beat him resoundingly.

The Mosley that Pac fought is a different fighter altogether than the one that fought at 147 in the late 90's/early 00's. Don't forget, that's ten years difference. An entire decade from his peak years.

GoogleMe
01-26-2012, 08:18 AM
I see Mosley knocking him out.

bojangles1987
01-26-2012, 09:28 AM
I still can't decide what type of fighter Pac really is. He shows massive flaws that in certain fights, to me anyway, see him get knocked out. At these weights, 135, 140, 147 etc, I simply cannot, no matter what he does today, see him beat any of the great fighters. There are just too many holes in his game and too many small things that happen in his fights that, to me, seem as though he'd get knocked out or just soundly beaten.

Mosley is a funny one though. I'd favour prime Mosley (the guy that fought Oscar at 147) over Pac by KO or TKO. I just don't see today's Pac being able to take the shots he does against a guy like prime Mosley.

I see too much of a difference in the guy that Pac beat in Mosley and Oscar to the two versions of those guys that fought prime for prime at 147 all those years ago. They are not remotely the same fighters that Pac fought. Not even remotely the same and I just can't see Pac ever beating those versions.

As great as he is, and as much as he has accomplished, and as fun as he is to watch, I can't ever see him beating any of the greats from 135 to 147....especially 147. He would never, ever get through Leonard, Robinson, Napoles, Griffith, Rodriguez etc etc. He has benefitted greatly from the era and timing of his overall run. He came just after Morales and Barrera's greatest days, and then at his peak has just fought too many over the hill guys. Despite that, he has still accomplished amazing, amazing things in our sport and beaten a slew of greats which prove him to be a great, just not close to the legend that many make him out to be.

Him fighting a 40 year old, slow, little reflex Marquez just once again showed to me what I always felt; that against anyone who can fight smart, with precision, skill, power and more than one dimension can not only give him hell, but at these weights especially (which Marquez is not even close to being anything resembling great at), beat him resoundingly.

The Mosley that Pac fought is a different fighter altogether than the one that fought at 147 in the late 90's/early 00's. Don't forget, that's ten years difference. An entire decade from his peak years.

I agree about 147, because Pacquiao's size plays such an issue. When he's fighting other greats at welterweight, who are not only vastly bigger but just as fast, just as strong, Pac isn't beating those guys.

I disagree about 135 and 140 though. Those were arguably Pac's best weights, even in only two fights combined at those weights. With his speed, power, and style, anyone who tried to outfight him would be in serious trouble, and there's a lot of those guys. I also disagree that simply being able to move and box patiently isn't enough. Marquez and Morales are the only two guys who have done that, and Pacquiao arguably beat Marquez all three times. I know everyone disagrees with me on the third fight, but that was no robbery.

A big part of this question does depend on where this fight is taking place. Was Mosley prime at 135, and that's where this fight takes place? I'm confident picking Pacquiao at that weight. If we are talking 147, I'm far less confident, but I'd still pick Pacquiao. Mosley is a brawler, yes in his prime he did more than that but he would see the little guy in front of him and think he could just outfight him, and Pacquiao loves that. Great fight, and I'm not confident at 147 about my pick, but I don't think Mosley outfights Manny Pacquiao.