May 8, 2011

Manny Pacquiao defeats Shane Mosley

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Pinoy fighting pride/congressman Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (53, 3, 2) came victorious in defending his WBO Welterweight Championship title against the veteran american fighter Sugar Shane Mosley (46, 7, 1, 1) after bringing 12 rounds of hard line boxing that ended in an apparent unanimous decision victory. 

A very agile Pacquiao threw deadly combinations in the beginning of the fight putting Mosley down in round 3.  It was all Pacquiao striking an unresponsive Mosley halfway through the fight though the latter managed to yield a couple of punches to the filipino champ.  A lackluster round 8 and 9 set off until a controversial knockout was called by referee Kenny Bayless against Manny after tripping onto the canvas which apparently didn't go off in favor of Mosley.

Consequently, a surprised Pacquiao who was obviously not too happy with the call went out muscling his opponent with combinations of punches in round 11 and 12 to pull a knockout but did not quite succeed. 

A very proud Bob Arum mentioned Manny Pacquiao's next fight sometime in November will possibly be against his long time adversary Juan Manuel Marquez.

Manny Pacquiao reportedly earned $30,000,000 in this fight which include his Top Rank guarantee, NSAC purse and PPV while Shane Mosley was guaranteed with a $5,000,000 sum.


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