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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pacquiao prepared for Mosley's dirty tricks, needs to slow down a bit

Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley are on the final stretch of their training camp. Both fighters have been doing almost the similar thing this week, by sparring against a variety of boxers. The upcoming Mosley vs Pacquiao mega-fight is fast approaching and many are eager to see how Mosley will slug it out against the fastest boxer in the planet, Manny Pacquiao.

Freddie Roach, the celebrated trainer of Pacquiao and the owner of Wild Card Gym, expressed his worries on the dirty tricks of Shane Mosley when Manny fights him on May 7. Roach believes that the only way for Mosley to win is by playing dirty. “He’ll get dirty, he’ll get rough but it won’t matter. That’s the only way he can win this fight,” said Roach as he was working on the mitts with his prized ward.

Freddie gave Pacquiao some situations on what Shane will do when they fight atop the ring inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Roach believes Mosley’s tactics is to bring Pacman to the ropes and release his barrage of heavy punches. Other dirty tricks may include head-butting, stomping on the feet and holding the arms.

But Filipino Congressman Manny Pacquiao is ready for everything. “I respect his skills, he is a good boxer. He is fast and strong, but I’m prepared for him. We will give the people a good fight,” said Pacquiao, who promoted the fight without any trash talks.

“I know what he is capable of, he is a veteran boxer and he is intelligent,” Pacquiao added.

Manny, even on the final weeks of training, continues to train hard for this upcoming Pacquiao vs Mosley fight. He does not want to take Shane Mosley lightly because he knows what he is capable of. “Anything can happen in boxing, you don’t underestimate any boxer,” explained Pacquiao.

This is why Pacquiao doesn’t want to slow down in training. “It’s hard to slow him down,” said Roach, who had to give in to Manny’s demand that they go one more round in the mitts.

This time it’s a different fight for Pacquiao, who won a congressional seat in the Philippines last year. If he loses, the whole country loses. He is known as the “People’s Champ” in the country with 7,107 islands and he is willing to do everything to make his countrymen proud of him.

“I’m not looking for a KO, but I'm prepared for 12 rounds. My only focus is to win. I will give it my all,” expressed Pacquiao.

Mayweather vs Ortiz on September 17, 2011 and Pacquiao vs Marquez on November 12, 2011