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Mosley's Trainer: Shane Not Fooled By Pacquiao's Size

By Mark Vester

Trainer Naazim Richardson is not underestimating the size of Manny Pacquiao. Richardson's fighter, former three division champion Shane Mosley, faces Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Since Pacquiao's made the move to 147-pounds, several of his opponents have underestimated his size and power. Because Pacquiao began his career at 106-pounds, opponents immediately view him as the "smaller man."

Richardson respects Pacquiao's physical qualities, and regards him as a solid welterweigh. He disagrees with anyone who calls considers him a small welterweight.

"They constantly talk about Pacquiao being a little guy. I totally disagree. I've said it a 1000 times and a I'll say it a 1000 more times. Pacquiao being a little welterweight is like calling Mike Tyson a little heavyweight. He's a solid welterweight," Richardson said.

"If Shane didn't have an amateur career, he probably would have been a champion at 106, 108 and 112, but he was fighting in the amateurs then. Shane is another guy from the small weight class who came up to 154 and won a title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Seleção No. 13 on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;10270610]if i was shane i would stand still and never move an inch. then when pac comes in i would time him moving a step or two to set up range and throw 2 and 3 punches at a time…

Comment by amayseng on 03-22-2011

if i was shane i would stand still and never move an inch. then when pac comes in i would time him moving a step or two to set up range and throw 2 and 3 punches at a time…

Comment by Chuckguy on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=Ryannn;10266302]this............... fighters usually train to lose weight, not gain weight[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=uglypug;10266288]when you have to eat extra calories in training camp just so you don't fall below 144 pounds, well yea, you are a small welterweight. when shane is coming down…

Comment by brick wall on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=borikua;10266376]And I'm not fooled by Arum, I'm not paying for that shiet.[/QUOTE] stop fooling yourself. arum already got you fooled...cotto-mayorga remember?

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=TheMexHurricane;10266547][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Nazzim you dumb*ss! Pac fought @ 112 when he was 21( 2 months shy of 21). Mosely fought @ 139 as an amateur when he was 21. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i54.tinypic.com/2z4ehoi.jpg[/IMG]

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