Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO Welterweight title after a dominating performance against Sugar Shane Mosley. He didn’t get the knockout win everyone is expecting though.
Both fighters promised an entertaining fight and a lot of people thought so too. However, MGM Grand was filled with boos as the Pacman ran after Mosley. It was as if Pacquiao was the challenger of the title fight and he was trying to press action. This started after the third-round knockdown of Sugar Shane. He felt Pacquiao’s power and did a lot of backpedalling to finish the 12-round bout.
“I fought the best fighter in the world,” Mosley said. “He has exceptional power, power that I’ve never been hit like this before.”
Pacquiao also seemed hesitant to engage because of the cramp on his left leg.
“I thought Shane did a great job, he had some speed,” Pacquiao said. “I couldn’t move because my left leg got tight. It’s a problem I’ve been having lately. I’m going to work on my legs in future training camps.”
Things started to get exciting after referee Kenny Bayless mistakenly ruled that Mosley knocked Pacquiao down in the 10th round. Pacquiao went after Mosley until the eleventh round trying to put the American down on the canvass. But the cramp was really bothering him, he couldn’t finish Mosley off.
Manny on via unanimous decision with 120-108, 120-107, and 119-108 on the scorecards.