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Freddie Roach Feels "Shane Mosley Should Retire"

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Freddie Roach, trainer of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, believes "Sugar" Shane Mosley should retire from boxing. According to Roach, Mosley was in survival mode for twelve rounds and never tried to win the fight.

The five-time "trainer of the year" was a little peeved over Mosley's performance and believes the fans walked away angry because the former three division champion was aiming to simply go the distance.

"I don't he tried to win the fight. I think he just tried to survive. I think that when you get to that point in boxing - you should just retire," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by English puncher on 05-08-2011

[QUOTE=kiaba360;10503797]Even that is debatable. It seems like Shane still has the skills, but he's missing the number one thing: heart. If he fights someone who has more heart and desire than he does, it's over. He was lucky to land…

Comment by English puncher on 05-08-2011

I'm sorry but did we not know all this before the fight?? since the mayorga fight (which was his worst performance) the man has looked terrible in every fight except the margarito one ... this was interesting because of shane…

Comment by tlarry on 05-08-2011

The plan goes out the window once they climb in the ring and get hit by Manny Pacquiao, then they go into survival mode, trying not to get knocked out.

Comment by kiaba360 on 05-08-2011

[QUOTE=FeFist;10502278]I don't think Mosley should retire, he is still capable of beating fighters like Berto and Ortiz. Really speaking what happened to him was similar to Bhop v Calzage only it looked worse because Pacquiao can actually punch and BHop…

Comment by Fistic on 05-08-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10497973]MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Freddie Roach, trainer of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, believes "Sugar" Shane Mosley should retire from boxing. According to Roach, Mosley was in survival mode for twelve rounds and never tried to win the fight.…

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