Well, Pacquiao vs. Mosley is scheduled for 7 May.

When I first thought about this fight (after Mayweather/Mosley), I thought it would be an easy win for Mosley; even after he was out-boxed by Mayweather, I figured that Mosley was too big, too strong, and too fast for Pacquiao. Since then, however, Pacquiao has looked good against Margarito, and Mosley has looked bad against Mora.

As a result, I now have to lean towards Pacquiao on this one. I still think Mosley has an excellent chance: Remember that Mosley KO’d Margarito, and that Pacquiao didn’t. Furthermore, Pacquiao isn’t the physical type (tall, rangy) or style of fighter (slick boxer) that’s given Mosley fits in the past. In the end, though, since Mosley hasn’t looked good since the 2nd round against Mayweather, he has to be the underdog here.

I’d like to see Mosley win this one. (And then retire!) I’m also glad, on a personal level, that the fight got made. Boxing is a tough way to make a living, and a fighter’s lifetime earnings are heavily influenced by his ability to land a few key fights like this one. Mosley was a great fighter at LW, and so I’m happy to see him able to trade on his name for (another) good payday. I just hope he doesn’t get hurt or embarrassed earning it.

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