Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao said he and his team studied everything they need to know about Shane Mosley, including his potent right hand.
Pacquiao said they needed to analyze his opponent’s strengths to come up with the most appropriate strategy to beat Mosley.
“Pinag-aralan nating mabuti lahat ng galaw niya, lahat ng strategy niya, ‘yung lakas ng suntok niya, pinag-aralan natin ng mabuti,” the 8-division world champion told abs-cbnNEWS.com.
(We studied his moves, all of his strategies, even his punching power, we studied all of that).
Pacquiao will be going toe-to-toe against Mosley on May 7 to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.
The Filipino champion, who is currently training in the US, said they will make sure that Mosley will have a hard time landing his powerful right hand.
“Kaya nga puspusan ang training ko. Ibang klaseng boksingero si Mosley… hindi natin pwedeng i-underestimate. Magaling din at mabilis,” Pacquiao said.
(That is why I’m training very hard. Mosley is a different kind of boxer…one who we should never underestimate. He’s good and fast.)
Mosley nearly knocked down undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their May 2010 welterweight fight with two powerful shots from his right hand.
Mayweather, however, secured a unanimous decision by tiring out the older Mosley.
Mosley said he is also studying Pacquiao’s weaknesses.
He watched tapes of Pacquiao’s fight against Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who gave the Filipino superstar the toughest matches of his career.
“I watched everything to see how he moves, what's he's successful at, what he's not successful at, you know? I pretty much watched it all,” said Mosley.
“I just finished watching him fight Marquez the second time,” he added.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Team Pacquiao wary of Mosley’s right hand
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