Pacquiao vs Mosley – There are rumors coming out that Pacquiao’s next opponent will be Shane Mosley. The idea is, Pacquiao vs Mayweather, but Mayweather already booked Juan Manuel Marquez and Pacquiao don’t want to wait for the result of the fight. I guess Pacquiao is in a hurry to have the most number of boxing match because he’s gonna retire this year.
After Manny Pacquiao destroyed Ricky Hatton on Saturday night, most of the post-fight talk centered on the likelihood of Pacquiao fighting the winner of the July 18 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez. But Shane Mosley, the top welterweight in the world, thinks he should be Pacquiao’s next opponent.
“I’m definitely campaigning for a fight with Manny Pacquiao,” Mosley said in an interview with inthiscornertv.com. “That would be a great fight the world wants to see. He’s definitely No. 1 pound for pound right now, I’m the No. 1 welterweight right now and I’ve been pound-for-pound before, so let’s get it on. … I’ll be ready.”
But will Pacquiao be ready for Mosley? Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, says that Pacquiao’s next fight will be whatever makes for the biggest fight for the most money. Roach added that if Mosley wants that fight, he’ll have to lose a few pounds, because Pacquiao doesn’t want to move all the way up to 147.
My own opinion is that Pacquiao vs. Mayweather needs to happen, and I’ll be a little disappointed if Pacquiao’s next opponent is anyone other than Mayweather. But it’s not Pacquiao’s fault that Mayweather vs Marquez happened first, and if Pacquiao decides he doesn’t want to wait around for the next two and a half months to see how Mayweather vs. Marquez turns out, who can blame him?
And if that’s Pacquiao’s decision, I think Mosley is probably the opponent who makes the most sense. He’s a well-known, marketable boxer who’s coming off a big win over Antonio Margarito, and his style should make for an interesting fight with Pacquiao. If the next opponent for Pacquiao isn’t Mayweather, it should be Mosley.