Friday, April 29, 2011

Sugar Shane Mosley’s Twitter Banter @congMP, Just Nasty at Earshot

Pacquiao vs Mosley - Come May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas the three-division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley will lock horns and boxing gloves in a fistfight of a lifetime with Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Welterweight Championship. According to Bodog Sportsbook, Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao is a fan magnet as of the moment and is currently listed at -625 (which means that you should need to bet $625.00 to win $100.00 on Pacquiao), while Shane Mosley holds the underdog role and would pay a bettor $425.00 on a $100.00 wager. Sweet cash! Apart from the oddsmakers, nearly every boxing expert and fan across the globe has Pacquiao winning this fight while relying on sheer boxing skills alone. Even President Barack Obama will be giving thumbs up for Manny and had him and his wife visit the White House to talk about shooting hoops and boxing. So with everyone from the oddsmakers to the leader of the free world backing "Pac Man", does Mosley have any shot in this fight? Think hard. It’s worth it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Morris East from the Philippines Says Pacquiao Still Has the Edge

Taking a glance at the Pacquiao vs Mosley fight, one-time champion boxer of the world Morris East is still determined that Manny Pacquiao will eventually win in the May 7 fight between the two betted fighters, and the once-champion believed that the prime, 39-year old Pomona-native Sugar Shane Mosley is no longer that terrible threat he used to be. Well, Morris East was born in Olongapo City in the Philippines, and that’s just a surprise. He believes strongly that the World Boxing Organization welterweight fist sight between Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley would be good enough to be dubbed a close call, but gives the cutting edge straight to Pacquiao mainly because of their age gap. Pacquiao in his thirties, and Mosley almost forty, hours from having a receding hairline. And oh, before I forget, Manny Pacquiao is actually seven years younger than Mosley.

“It’s going to be a tough fight, though. But from my point of view, I feel it’s going to be Pacman,” the 36-year-old former World Boxing Association light welterweight said in one interview. East has a strong hunch that Mosley has declined in graded performance over time, through the years, which was proven by his lackluster fights two boxing seasons ago against Sergio Mora and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mosley, as you can remember lost his glory to Mayweather Jr via unanimous decision last May and buckled up with Mora just four months later.

“Mosley has slowed down a bit. He’s not the same compared to his younger years,” said East of the three division world title holder. East also ponders on the fact that Mosley will have the edge over the fight if ever he will take the fight immediately to his 32-year old ring match in the earlier rounds. He also said that if only Mosley would keep up with his opponent’s feat and to get to start out on the round first, that way he’ll have more advantage. Well said, don’t you think?

Well, if you’re missing something, East is one of the previous world champions from the Philippines. In the past, he bagged the WBA light welterweight belt after beating Japanese boxer Akinobu Hiranaka in 1992, Tokyo, Japan.

One year later, he lost the belt to Argentine Juan Martin Coggi in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rematch for Pacquiao vs Mosley as Viewed by Koncz

Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz recently said in one interview that if the 39-year old Sugar Shane Mosley who is a native of Pomona, California, who will face Pacquiao on May 7 at MGM Grand, gives it a try, perhaps the two fighters may even be on for a rematch on November 2011. This is one nasty thought because as we all know, that unless Mosley beats the consciousness out of Pacquiao, chances are, he might give up fighting in the end as he is hours from a receding hairline with his fast approaching 40th year. I really don’t see much of a good point that a rematch may be incurred later on this year between the two fighters.

I just would like reiterate that if Mosley gives a gossiped rematch a chance, it would be pointless. Why would it have a point anyway? Unless Mosley still has a voracious stamina for the ring, which many believes is quite faltering, I’d rather see Pacquiao stand up for one face-to-face with Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr, who is one sturdy and haughty kind of fighter. Or maybe another boxing bomb likes Sergio Martinez for example.

Here’s what Koncz has to say regarding the Pacquiao vs Mosley rematch (if it happens): “We might be looking at a November rematch if it goes 12 rounds and Mosley fights as strong and as hard as we expected.”

Well, I think Koncz is quite sure of what he is talking about. Silly to think of it but a rematch between Pacquiao and Mosley later on in the year would mean another boring, yawn and sleep-inducing match, if ever that happens. If they lower the price, for instance, say 95%, then I guess it will be one good fight as it is. Heck, it’s like watching the encore of a one-night only broadway! What are these people thinking anyway?

On the other hand, seeing Pacquiao rather fight with Andre Berto as long as Berto doesn’t get beaten up by Victor Ortiz this coming Saturday, that thing would help. And boxing fans won’t be wary of another boring fight. Also, it would be more than a thrill to watch Manny Pacquiao exchange knuckles with say, Marcos Maidana or Kelly Pavlik, they’re good as well. Well, as a matter of fact, there’s nothing we can do good about it, let us just wait and see what happens on May 7, if your bets really make you happy, or you thinkg your bets will just look like a bummer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mayweather Turns His Nose on Pacquiao, Even at $50 Million

Watch Pacquiao vs Mosley Fight Live Stream - Proper decision-making much? It seems like Floyd Mayweather Jr seriously needs a crash course regarding the matter. Michael Koncz, who is Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, confirmed in an interview that Mayweather not so long ago turned down a $50 million guaranteed wade of cash to lock knuckles with Pacquiao. And Koncz may be correct, as he believes that Mayweather may have other proud reasons to not fight Manny even with that guaranteed purse.

"A country that I won't name offered us $100 million to bring the Mayweather fight there. So we, in turn, offered $50 million to Mayweather as a guarantee. If the pay-per-view comes in higher, Manny and Mayweather would make more. He refused the $50 million. It means he doesn't want to fight Manny at this point in his career. Very simple," Koncz explained.

Considering this report is correct, and then it only proves one thing: Mayweater may be scared actually to fight Pacquiao, despite his sarcastic gestures toward the Filipino fighter.

Now, what doesn’t make any clear sense to me is that why someone nicknamed “Money” would turn down such enormous sum of cash for a 36-minute fight? Perhaps he’s a bit penny-ante about it because on the other hand, losing against Pacqiao (which is not impossible) would cause him great humiliation.

Having Mayweather to turn down on such a big event would definitely mean something’s up? Fear? Pride? Maybe even comic relief for people who thinks Money just wouldn’t take it if he’s defeated by the People’s Champ? You decide! For now, enjoy and wait for the upcoming Pacquiao vs Mosley Live!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Legend and Champion: Manny Pacquiao at his Best

At a glance, the possibility of witnessing Pacquiao lock punches with Mosley was somehow a bit of a disappointment. There’s no compelling reason to watch the welterweight and p-for-p champion throw punches with an opponent who is already on the verge of the end of his career and whose last two fights were way too tacky.

Fans and experts alike speculate that watching Pacquiao fight against Juan Manuel Marquez would have been really cool, the fighter who everyone thought was the most complicated opponent for Pacquiao and was feared to have nearly thrown him to the twilight of defeat. Pacquiao went down to 140lbs just to make the face-off between him and Marquez a reality, and as expected; Pacquiao emerged as the champion, not only because of his stamina and endurance in the ring but also because of his big heart and bargaining power. Recall how Marquez challenged the People’s Champ, the challenger should have been the one who should adjust to the demands of the one that he challenged, it’s awkward the other way around. But being a Filipino, Pacquiao managed to come up with a weight that will equal that of Marquez. This is the true deed of a hero.

A month away from the big match, I think it’s still worth the thing to watch the Pacquiao vs Mosley face-off. It may sound a bit haughty and ingenious but we should come to terms that Mosley will soon be a picture to hang on the wall of Hall of Fame awardees alongside other Pacquiao victims such as Marquez, Morales, Cotto, Hatton, de la Hoya, and Barrera. It does not mean we’ll be giving Mosley the thumbs down but that title means Mosley deserves a good match against Pacquiao, as he is a strong contender. Much to my delight and loyalty to Manny Pacquiao, if he wins and lulls Mosley to a KO, then those unworthy to speculate and criticize claiming the People’s Champ avoids Black American fighters will hush their trash talks. With these reasons, I still think May 7 will be a big day, and a good fight between the two champions will always be applauded and remembered, like a trapped mosquito on amber.