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Mosley says he is set to fight Pacquiao in October

Postby batangastig » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:53 pm

Mosley says he is set to fight Pacquiao in October
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slug=a ... &type=lgns

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - World Boxing Association welterweight champion Shane Mosley said Wednesday that only a few details stand between him and an October 17 fight with Philippines superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao flattened England's Ricky Hatton in the second round last month while Mosley stopped Mexico's Antonio Margarito in the ninth round back in January.

US veteran Mosley anticipates squaring off with the Asian powerhouse seen as the world's top pound-for-pound fighter at a catch-weight once negotiations are complete based upon comments Pacquiao made in his homeland.

Mosley, 46-5 with 39 knockouts, challenged Pacquiao, 49-3 with two drawn and 37 knockouts, and the Filipino star told GMA News on Wednesday that, "No problem. We can fight. As long as we negotiate."

Mosley took that as a challenge answered and said he will give Pacquiao the larger share of a 60-40 purse split and meet him at a catch weight lower than the welterweight limit in order to make the fight happen.

"Now that Manny has stated that he is ready to fight me, the only thing left to finish are negotiations," Mosley said.

"(Promoters) Richard Schaefer and Bob Arum are working out the details now. I will be ready to fight Pacquiao on October 17."

Mosley might just be getting a bit ahead of himself, however. Pacquiao's willingness to fight and securing a finalized contract with boxing's top man of the moment are far from the same thing.

Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, said last month after the victory over Hatton that nothing would be decided about who Pacquiao fights next until Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto's fight in 10 days against Joshua Clottey at New York.

Mosley had been mentioned as a potential upcoming opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jnr, the unbeaten American who abdicated the pound-for-pound throne in favor of retirement.

Mayweather returns to the ring next month against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. He announced the fight just hours before Pacquiao knocked out Hatton to steal his thunder.
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Re: Mosley says he is set to fight Pacquiao in October

Postby supermanpunch » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:52 pm

I hope they wait for Cotto and Mayweather's fight to be over before they choose somebody, I'd rather have Pacquiao facing Mayweather than Mosley, Mosley's hooks and right cross scares the sh!t out of me.
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Re: Mosley says he is set to fight Pacquiao in October

Postby batangastig » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:37 pm

Pacquiao dismisses talk of Mosley fight
June 5, 2009 - 6:24AM
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Manny Pacquiao dismissed Shane Mosley's talk about an impending deal for an October fight as a ploy, saying he has many possible opponents and no impending deal with the American.

Pacquiao responded on Thursday after Mosley claimed the Filipino superstar's willingness to fight him - if the details were right - was an acceptance of a challenge to meet him in the ring.

"I am not blaming people for coming up with ideas to lure me to fight them," Pacquiao said. "Of course everyone wants to fight me.

"We will make the announcement at a proper time and a proper place after all the fight details have been discussed."

The super-fight most boxing fans want to see is Pacquiao and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jnr, although with hard feelings between Mayweather and Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum, negotiations could be difficult.

Mosley, the World Boxing Association's welterweight champion, indicated he would face Pacquiao at a catchweight and accept only 40 per cent of the purse, which sparked several errant reports that a deal was finalised.

"It's funny that I am the last man to know about this supposed fight," said Pacquiao. "I know everyone wants to fight me and I have said I will fight anyone, including Mosley.

"But I have not heard from my promoter or have seen any contract or fight detail, so there is no fight yet.

"I am flattered that even the great 'Sugar' Shane Mosley is now going after me by any means. I am not closing the door on any negotiations, though, and I trust my promotional and training team to make the best decision for me."

Mosley's willingness to accept a secondary payday could help if talks ever become serious with Pacquiao or Mayweather, who has said he will not settle for even a 50-50 split with Pacquiao.

"I have said it before and I will say it again, I will not run away from a great fight," Pacquiao said. "Floyd Mayweather is even using reverse psychology, saying he will not agree to fight me for a 50-50 purse."

Pacquiao, 30, has won world titles in six different weight divisions and while he does not hold any major belt he is considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Pacquiao knocked out England's Ricky Hatton in the second round last month in Las Vegas, serving notice to Mayweather on the day the US fighter announced his return from retirement.

Mayweather, who will fight Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez next month, will have to reclaim the abdicated pound-for-pound throne in the ring against Pacquiao.

But another possible opponent is the Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto, who faces Josh Clottey next week in New York in a fight that Pacquiao will attend at Madison Square Garden.

Pacquiao plans a Los Angeles vacation next week and will bankroll a darts tournament in nearby Burbank June 18-21.
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Re: Mosley says he is set to fight Pacquiao in October

Postby 808_Hawaii » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:51 pm

I kno we wont see Mayweather vs Pac-Man for awhile so Id much rather see Cotto vs Pac-man then Mosley vs Pac-man
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