What have been talking for a couple of weeks finally confirmed late Tuesday. ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley (01/06/1946, 39 KOs) was in accordance with the terms to be the rival of filipino Manny Pacquiao (03/02/1952, 38 KOs) on May 7, potentially in the MGM Grand Vegas.
The battle could come following a dispute between the promoter Top Rank who handles Pacquiao and Golden Boy Promotions, which until the announcement had Mosley among its members. The Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer managed to get clear Tuesday that Mosley is not using the company.
“Good luck. There’s no question that it’s no longer part of Golden Boy.’s All I’ll say, If only you luck,” Schaefer told ESPN’s Dan Rafael.
One of the rivals that were used included the U.S. Pacquiao Andre Berto and the Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. As for the former Top Rank chief Bob Arum said he’s no history Berto still required for a fight of this caliber and for Marquez, argued differences in economic agreements.
Mosley, 39, remained low profile throughout the process, became less self in the past year and in all likelihood final accepted all the conditions of Top Rank, mainly to withdraw from Golden Boy, owned by Oscar de la Hoya .
Your dream would be for that belt of 147-pound World Boxing Organization property filipino.
“I think it is a very exciting fight. Shane knows how to fight and handle the speed. Manny could face a hellish fight,” Arum said. “I attempt to go ahead and take pulse of those who are not fully amateur boxing. On their behalf without doubt Shane Mosley heads the group. I know there are some questions in the boxing community because Marquez deserves it more. But the people don’t know Marquez both much less Berto. No resonate with anybody who spoke in the planet have a tendency to sounds Mosley. ”
Manny Pacquiao fought last time on November 13 in Dallas against Mexican Antonio Margarito and beat him in total comfort by unanimous decision in a collision having a limit of 150 pounds. Mosley, meanwhile, coming off a disappointing performance against Sergio Mora on September 18 which resulted in a draw. Earlier, on May 1, was defeated by unanimous decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“We’d start the promotional tour in February and the fight would be in May,” said Mosley, who’ll receive a guaranteed purse of $ 5 million to ESPN.
Late Top Rank President Todd DuBoef asserted despite having agreed terms, your dream isn’t signed and for that reason not official.
The reaction of Marquez
Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez continues to be very vocal about their intentions to manage Pacquiao another time. Both he and his entire team are certain that the Mexican was the winner of these two previous matches.
“Pacquiao sought out a fight which will make you money making it less complicated. Pacquiao recognizes that people wanted the 3rd in my experience,” Marquez said the journalist Salvador Rodriguez of the daily Record.