Pacquiao: Mosley is Difficult, My Smartest Opponent Yet

By Mark Vester

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao spoke with ABS-CBN after returning from a a two-week vacation with his family in Japan and Australia. He told the network that Mosley will be tough fight and gave him credit as being a busy puncher with exceptional skills. Pacquiao defends his title against Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao, who beat the likes of Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez, said Mosley is the most knowledgeable opponent of his entire fighting career.

“Mosley throws a lot of punches,” said Pacquiao. “[Of all the fighters I have faced], Mosley is the most knowledgeable in boxing."

Pacquiao will begin training camp on March 7. The Manila Bulletin reports that Pacquiao will spend four weeks in Baguio and then move his camp to the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California for the remaining four weeks. Junior middleweight prospect Shawn Porter is being named as one of the possible sparring partners for Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 01-14-2011

If Manny takes one more mock fight like this one, I am DONE with the guy. I've enjoyed his wars in the featherweight divisions but lately these WTH match-ups have been an insult to my intelligence and those of other…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-12-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9935756]this is a hard sell. [B]jmm, morales, and mab have more ring IQ than mosley[/B], and possibly cotto too. what does pac mean by mosley being a "busy puncher"? does he mean that mosley is a heavy handed guy who…

Comment by sigrab jr on 01-10-2011

I think Marquez was the smartest opponent Pacquiao has fought. Mosley is kind of smart, I wouldn't put him in the top 10 smartest fighters list. With his size, handspeed, and power, he has more than a chance to beat…

Comment by Pullcounter on 01-10-2011

this is a hard sell. jmm, morales, and mab have more ring IQ than mosley, and possibly cotto too. what does pac mean by mosley being a "busy puncher"? does he mean that mosley is a heavy handed guy who…

Comment by super villa1n on 01-10-2011

mosley vs pac man or floyd gayweather vs christy martin? me id rather see a real fight than floyd beat on another woman...but i bet floyd fans are a lil nervous cuz christy has a punchers chance.

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