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Shane Mosley: I'm The Best at 147, Not Manny Pacquiao

By Mark Vester

WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley considers himself the best welterweight in the world. He doesn't think WBO champ Manny Pacquiao is the best fighter at the weight because he didn't beat the best welterweight in Miguel Cotto. Mosley wasn't willing to wait forever for a Pacquiao fight and signed for a unification bout with WBC champion Andre Berto on January 30.

"If Pacquiao wanted to fight the number one welterweight, he would have fought me first - he wouldn't have fought Cotto. I felt that Berto wanted to fight and he said he wanted to fight and he deserved to get the fight. He's been waiting around. He wanted to take this fight so he deserves the fight," Mosley told BoxingScene.com's Bill Emes. 

Mosley told BoxingScene that he refuses to continue chasing fights with Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. He feels that he did more than enough to let both fighters know that wants to face them, and now it's up to them to answer the call.

"I want to fight Mayweather but I want to fight anybody who wants to get in the ring with me. I'm not going to chase anybody. I'm not going to chase Mayweather and I'm not going to chase Pacquiao. I already said what I said and I already did what I had to do to as far as telling them that I want to fight them. It's up to them now to step up and say 'I want to fight you' and I'll make it happen," Mosley said.

He gave some thoughts on Antonio Margarito, who will seek a new boxing license at the end of January. Margarito had his license revoked for one year by the California State Athletic Commission back in February. The Mexican fighter was found liable for the inserts that were discovered in his handwraps prior to the January 24 bout with Mosley. A plaster-like substance was discovered on the inserts. Mosley told BoxingScene that he is not against a Margarito return. He continues to stand by his opinion that Margarito's trainer Javier Capetillo should take a bigger part of the blame.

"With Margarito, I think if anything they should get the coach, because the trainer is the one who put the stuff on his hands. I'm not saying he's innocent. I'm not going to say that he's innocent. He probably knew what was going on. I'm just saying that Capetillo knew what he was doing and what he was trying to do by giving him the edge and putting it on him. Margarito, his punishment was served. He did a year. Capetillo you can argue for something more," Mosley said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by obie on 11-23-2009

[QUOTE=Splackavellie;6757428]Pacquiao ain't even a true 147 pounder, how can he be the best? Lil dude is just fukkin around up at that weight class playin with house money. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Are you talking about mayweather? Mosley cannot claim that he is…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-23-2009

I know Mosley was beaten by Cotto, but until Pac steps in a ring with Mosley and beats him or someone else does so, Mosley is the man at 147.

Comment by rommel357 on 11-23-2009

Manny beating Mosley is a bigger accomplishment than Manny beating Floyd. Mosley is a true WW champion and the best one right now IMO. I truly believe the only reason Manny's camp turned down Mosley's challengend is because they had…

Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 11-23-2009

Pacquiao ain't even a true 147 pounder, how can he be the best? Lil dude is just fukkin around up at that weight class playin with house money. :lol1:

Comment by 15 Rounds on 11-23-2009

Mosley vs Clottey(not berto)! Pacquaio vs Mayweather! Margarito vs Cotto 2! :boxing:

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