Ringside by Andreas Hale & Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone
They said it was a joke when Shane Mosley was selected to face Manny Pacquiao back in December. After a one sided 12 round drubbing, they were right.
Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title with a dull 12 round decision over a reluctant Shane Mosley in front of a terribly upset 16,000+ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Despite all of Mosley’s pre-fight words of making this a “war,” it was anything but.
After a feeling out process in the first two rounds, Pacquiao scored a knockdown in the third off a straight left. Mosley was dazed by the punch and remained in the retreat for the remainder of the round. Rather than be a warrior willing to engage, Mosley tucked his tail between his legs and did his best to keep his title of never being knocked out . . .