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Shane Mosley: With a win over Alvarez I can definitely rematch Cotto or Mayweather.
JENNA J: Howís everything going today Shane?
SHANE MOSLEY: Iím doing very well. Iím doing very good.
JENNA: Alright well Shane, letís talk about the big news involving you that came out just this past week. Youíll be facing off against Saul Alvarez on the May 5 under card of Cotto versus Mayweather. How do you feel about the fight?
MOSLEY: Yeah Iím looking forward to the fight and it should be a good one.
JENNA: Okay so Shane, what do you think about the chance youíre getting to face a young champion like Saul Alvarez?
MOSLEY: Iím very excited and very happy that Iíve been given this opportunity. Iím looking to seize the opportunity to get myself another belt, to get back into contention, and fight these fights that I know I want to fight.
JENNA: Shane, so far with what youíve seen from Saul Alvarez, what do you think about him as a fighter?
MOSLEY: My thoughts on Canelo Alvarez, I think heís a great young up and coming emerging champion and future Hall of Famer hopefully. I know heís been training very hard and will try to win the fight.
JENNA: Now Shane, do you think Golden Boy Promotions is giving you this opportunity because they feel that maybe youíre not the same fighter that you used to be?
MOSLEY: I donít know what their motives are, but I know basically Golden Boy Promotions and I think theyíre a great promotional company and Iím happy to have the opportunity to get into the ring and fight with a young warrior like Canelo Alvarez.
JENNA: Okay but do you think they might be underestimating you to put you in with such a young champion like Canelo?
MOSLEY: I donít know if that really matters whether they are underestimating me or not. The only thing that matters to me is getting into the ring and getting the victory.
JENNA: Okay well Shane, letís talk about the last time we saw you in the ring. You had the chance to meet up with the pound-for-pound number one guy in the world at the time, Manny Pacquiao, and for whatever reason things did not go your way that night. Why do you think that was?
MOSLEY: Well there are a lot of things that people donít know. Before I fought Pacquiao I had a bad Achilles, or I popped my Achilles in January, early January. I had the fight down and I thought maybe I could weather the storm, but I had to fight him in May. Some people, the doctors kept telling me, donít even walk until May with that type of injury. But I was able to fight Pacquiao and go twelve rounds. When I was in the corner with Nazim Richardson and I was telling him, ďYou know whatís wrong, I canít moveĒ. He knew what I was talking about, but he was saying, ďI know you got it in you! Keep going! Keep going! I know that have the Achilles that poppedĒ. I was telling him I had blisters on my right foot and my Achilles is popped on my left foot and he knows whatís going on with me. Thatís why he kept saying, ďI know you got in you! Just go out there and keep going because you got it in you!Ē So I said alright and I just kept going, but I was very badly hurt in that fight. I was very badly wounded. I wasnít 100%, but this time unfortunately for Saul Alvarez I will be 100% and it will be a different fight.
JENNA: So Shane what youíre saying is the reason you were unable to get off with your shots was because of your Achilles injury?
MOSLEY: Yeah. Being that me throwing punches would have left me open if I would have tried to come to Pacquiao and tried to step forward, when you have a bad Achilles we all know that you canít spring off your feet as fast as you want to. So I was a step behind Pacquiao and I underestimated Pacquiaoís power. I didnít think that he would be able to knock me down, and he was able to. Me trying to just throw punches and throw caution to the wind would have been a bad idea, so I had to use my experience and get through the fight, which I did.
JENNA: Shane you mentioned getting through the fight. At one point you did ask your trainer to stop the bout. How bad was the pain for you to feel like you could no longer continue?
MOSLEY: I just told you what happened. Do you want me to repeat it? What happened was I told Nazim to stop the fight because he knew that I had a bad Achilles and that I couldnít move. I told him, I said, ďI canít move, so you know what Iím talking aboutĒ. But he said, ďNo! You got it in you, so keep going!Ē Because my Achilles was popped I couldnít move to my left, and I blisters and a cut on my right side. So I couldnít move and I was at very much of a disadvantage, but I just kept going.
JENNA: Alright well Shane, now that you feel that youíre 100% ahead of this fight with Alvarez, what things do you think you will need to be able to do to be successful in your return to 154 pounds?
MOSLEY: I think that I need to make sure that Iím in great shape, make sure that Iím able to punch very hard and be very fast, and I know that I have a lot of experience. Iíve been fighting longer than Alvarez has been alive. So I think that I have a pretty good advantage over Alvarez, even though his advantage is being younger. Actually you know whatís funny? Whatís funny is my son is the same age as Alvarez. My son is 21 and Alvarez is 21. That should be pretty interesting.
JENNA: Alright well Shane Iím also on the line with my Co-Host and Producer, Geoffrey Ciani.
GEOFFREY CIANI: Hey Shane. Itís a pleasure to have you back on the show.
MOSLEY: Thank you! Thank you I appreciate it.
CIANI: Shane when people think about your big victories, they talk about your fights with De La Hoya and your fight with Margarito, but one of your most underrated victories I think was your fight with Luis Collazo, where a lot of fans were counting you out and you kind of surprised the boxing world with how impressive you were. Do you think you can put on that same type of performance against Alvarez and surprise fans in the same way you did with Collazo?
MOSLEY: Hopefully I can put in a better performance than I did with Collazo, even though Collazo was a great performance and he was a great young fighter, and prospect, and I think world champion. But I think for this fight I should be able to put on an even better performance and just make my name even bigger. Every time people keep counting me out, and here I am Iím coming right back! Iím just excited to be able to get this opportunity to fight a young tiger like Canelo Alvarez.
Last edited by Jedi Vader; 02-21-2012 at 08:20 AM.