By Lem Satterfield
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is not considering, or evaluating any potential future challenges, says his adviser Michael Koncz. The boxer's complete focus is a May 7 title defense against former three division champion Shane Mosley. The fight between Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 knockouts) and Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Koncz believes the fight with Mosley is too dangerous to underestimate. They are not going to discuss any potential future opponents until after the Mosley fight.
"We're focusing on Shane Mosley because that it a very dangerous fight. As Manny said recently in an interview is that what most people don't understand is that Shane Mosley has a tremendous background. He fought in the Olympics. If you compare him to Miguel Cotto or if you compare him to Antonio Margarito then he's got a tremendous amount of experience over them," Koncz said.
"He's got more experience than those guys ever had, and he's got power in both hands. You know, he knocked out Antonio Margarito and he damn near knocked out Floyd Mayweather in the second round. These are Manny's exact words: He damn near knocked out Floyd Mayweather in the second round. So we're not under estimating Shane Mosley and we're going to train very hard."
"This guy, Shane Mosley, has a tremendous amount of ring experience. As for the other guys, Bradley, Alexander and Andre Berto, Manny's response is, 'I don't care who they put in front of me.' Manny's response is, 'If it makes sense, then I'll fight them,' and that's what a real champion does. We don't select opponents based on easy fights or non-easy fights. Those are Manny's comments. A real champion will fight anybody. But it's also a business, and we have to look at all of the aspects of a fight."
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.