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Hopkins: "Mosley Has Shot With Pacquiao, Who Gets Hit"

By Lem Satterfield

Former undisputed middleweight champion, Bernard Hopkins, is regarded by many as the man behind the widespread sentence - "Manny Pacquiao has never faced a top notch African American fighter." Pacquiao has reached a deal to face Hopkins' friend, former three division champion Shane Mosley, on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Hopkins, who turned 46 on Saturday, gives Mosley a shot at beating Pacquiao. According to Hopkins, there are holes in Pacquiao's defensive skills, and Mosley does very well against boxers who move forward and like to fight.

"Hey, I don't know what Shane Mosley is motivated by, but I can tell you that anybody has a shot, and you can't count Shane Mosley out. I'll say this, we get up for fights, you know, guys who fight like we do," Hopkins said.

"Manny Pacquiao is definitely faster and quicker than Antonio Margarito and won't get tired. Manny Pacquiao don't have the greatest defense, but he throws so many punches that sometimes, you can't hit him. But Shane Mosley has Naazim Richardson in his corner. Now, I'm biased, because Naazim Richardson is also my trainer. But if Shane listens, and doesn't over-train, and doesn't get too over-hyped for this big event, then he could win."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KingOfBox on 01-16-2011

If Shane lands the same bomb that he did against Floyd... Manny is going to need an alarm clock... Other than that, Manny should UD him 7 rounds to 5. Shane is just too easy to hit and has terrible…

Comment by Reloaded on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;9963353]Bernard shouldn't talk about "getting hit" after he was dropped twice in the first 3 rounds. Pacquiao is better than Bhop ever was or could have been. And this is coming from a big Bhop fan.[/QUOTE] If they were the…

Comment by amayseng on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=hitking;9966116]Pascal is the top light heavyweight. But, the light heavyweight division is weak. I mean, Mzonke Fana and Ricky Burns are rated #1 and #2 by The Ring. If they fight and crown a 130 champ, would JMM beating the…

Comment by Tweezy316 on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;9965844]i dont have hate, i just eliminate all bs you are a trouble maker and dishonest, claim christian all you want i know the library is closed, i figured you were stealing wifi from your neighbor what sports did you…

Comment by hitking on 01-16-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;9966057]all very good points. but pascal beat the man viewed as the best light heavy and that was dawson..so pascal became the man and was a young fast hard hitting stud and 18 years younger. what hopkins did at near…

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