Boxing - Welterweight "Sugar" Shane Mosley (46-6-1) will likely bring a counter-punching and boxing style when he steps into the ring against pound-for-pound king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (52-3-2) of the Philippines, according to a source following the boxer's training at Big Bear, California.
"Shane has been studying Pacquiao's fights against [Juan Manuel] Marquez and [Erik] Morales looking for weaknesses in Manny's offense and any tendency to be off-balance or to be open for a shot. Expect Shane to counter-punch Pacquiao. If he catches Manny with that strong right of his, watch out, those knees could buckle," said the source.
Mosley, 39, has fought many of the sport's elite fighters throughout his career including Floyd Mayweather Jr (2010), Antonio Margarito (2009), Miguel Cotto (2007), Fernando Vargas (2006), Winky Wright (2004), Oscar de la Hoya (2003 and 2000) and Vernon Forrest (2002).
Pacquiao won a close split decision bout against the counter-punching Marquez in 2008 and earned a draw against the Mexican in 2004. The Filipino's last loss came at the hands of Erik Morales who outboxed Pacquiao en route to a unanimous decision victory in 2005.