Roach: Mosley Will Attack Early, Pacquiao Will Be Ready

By Chris LaBate

Trainer Freddie Roach is promising an agressive Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, when the Filipino champion defends his WBO welterweight title against former three division champion Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roach expects Mosley to bring the fight to Pacquiao in the early rounds, because he believes stamina will be an issue for Mosley as the fight moves along.

"Manny will be aggressive with Shane. Shane is a dangerous fighter with one-punch knockout power. I think he's going to come after Manny early. I think he knows his opportunity to knocked Manny out will be in the first four rounds because he knows that later in the fight his legs will go. I can expect him to attack us with his power but we'll be ready for it," Roach told

Roach is not underestimating Mosley by paying too much attention to his recent performances against Sergio Mora and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I don't pay too much attention to that. Fighters have looked bad in fights before and then come back. It's part of life," Roach said. "But I think we will break him down as the fight goes along and I hope that Manny can be the first guy to knock him out."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by indystress on 05-03-2011

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;10471196]who cares? talk tough against an elite fighter be aggressive against martinez, angulo, or mayweather or somebody that will answer that aggression right back , beating up yet another washed up fighter means nothing not impressed.its garbage.[/QUOTE] hahaha, both cotto…

Comment by hurtbizness83 on 05-03-2011

Shane is gonna catch manny 4 sho. I just hope he can finish. If not its gonna b a long night

Comment by Webber676 on 05-03-2011

[QUOTE=Gratide;10470417]I think Manny will take his time and break him down and then go for the kill in 6-8 rounds. SSM will not be able to contend with his movement and angles.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=boxingfan76;10471196]who cares? talk tough against an elite fighter…

Comment by Webber676 on 05-03-2011

[QUOTE=Gratide;10470417]I think Manny will take his time and break him down and then go for the kill in 6-8 rounds. SSM will not be able to contend with his movement and angles.[/QUOTE] You are new but this is a highly…

Comment by Carpe Diem on 05-03-2011

Of course, he will. He's too boneheaded to take his dad's advise.

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