So the 12-round borefest served up by Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley on Saturday night might not have excited the hardcore fight fan but there was enough glitz, glamour and cheesy big show ploys to please any general peruser tuning in for the first time (some of the big show highlights below).
Pacquiao came in at his usual 145lbs, roughly the same amount he weighed in his last outing against Antonio Margarito at light-middleweight, while Shane tipped the scales at 147lbs.
Pound-for-pound king Pacquiao acknowledged the lack of acrimony in the build up to the fight; calling it the ‘best promotion’ he had ever been involved in.
From releasing singles, to appearing on prime time TV shows to photoshoots with model girlfriends, here’s what the combatants have been up to in the last week or so…
Hot on the heels of Floyd Mayweather’s own musical production, pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has gone into the studio to record a number of his own. But as with his efforts in the ring, Pacquiao will take his musical sideline a step further this week ahead of his fight with Sugar Shane Mosley, by releasing his recording of 70s chart track “Sometimes When We Touch”.
Here are the full episodes one and two of Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs Mosley. Join the Showtime cameras on the early part of camp for the May 7 meeting. First stop, the media commitments as the fight is announced and the clamour for the Pac Man is akin to that of a rock star while Molsey skulks in like the forgotten man. Then it’s off to Baguio City and Big Bear respectively as the combatants get into condition for their night in the coliseum.
Speaking to On the Ropes Boxing Radio, Mosley revealed that a win against the Pac Man would cement his legacy and earn him another shot at undefeated star Mayweather.