An announcement via Twitter from “Sugar” Shane Mosley, is strongly indicating that the fight between Manny Pacquiao and himself will be taking place next May 7 2011. Professional 39-year old American boxer Mosley took to the social networking site saying, that both camps are in talks with an overall conclusion expected in the next 24 hours. Recently he tweeted, “We’ve already discussed the fight about three-four weeks ago, so now we’ll go over it again. Both sides just need to commit to what we’ve talked about and then I think we’re done.”
CNN reported that Mosley tweeted to past world heavyweight champion “Lennox Lewis,” by saying “Just excited about the fight with Pac (Manny Pacquiao). I know you’re going to be there. The ink hasn’t dried yet but it’s pretty much a go.” So what do we know about Mosley’s opponent “Pacquiao”?
Well the just turned 32-year old Filipino, was deemed the first boxer in history to win 10 world titles in 8 different weight divisions amongst other acclaimed trophies. To date Manny has fought in 57 fights, won 52, KO wins 38 with 3 losses. Pretty impressive you would agree, although Mosley’s 54 fights, won 46, KO wins 39 with 6 losses, makes it level pegging.
If in the next 24 hours an announcement comes through that the 2 fighters will go head to head, then Pacquiao’s manager Freddie Roach will insist on Mosley taking a drugs test. As Sky Sports stated, this follows on from a past conviction in 2003, in which the fighter admitted to using a performance enhancing drug EPO, although he denied knowing what it was along with it being illegal.
Would you like to see these two fighters in fisty cuffs next year? If so, can you predict a winner? Let us know
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