Despite Saturday night’s mega let-down between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley, Pacquiao still outperformed Floyd Mayweather Jr. when “Lil Floyd’ defeated Mosley 1 year ago. Heading into the fight, Team Pacquiao wanted to exceed Mayweather’s performance from last year. In fact, Team Pacquiao wanted the knockout. Unfortunately, Mosley did his best to survive any KO attempts from Manny, by running and hugging for the last 9 rounds. However, according to the Compubox stats, Pacquiao threw twice as many punches as Shane Mosley and landed over 3 times as many punches as Shane Mosley. Pacquiao’s efforts were evident but unsuccessful in getting a KO and satisfying the fans.
After the fight, a dejected Pacquiao told ESPN that he was not satisfied with the Mosley fight because of the lack of action. On Sunday, Pacquiao told the Daily Star that he expected at least 5 rounds of toe-to-toe action. Unfortunately, we only got a few minutes of action which was a combination of the second and third rounds. Mosley threw 330 punches and landed 66 in comparison to Manny who threw 727 and landing 224. It was a sad display of boxing by Mosley who was content to survive the fight and collect his pay.
Round by Round recap of Pacquiao vs Mosley
Pacquiao’s 727 thrown punches was greater than Mayweather’s 477. However Mayweather landed a higher percentage as he connected on 208 punches. But, Mosley was much more willing to exchange with Floyd than he was with Manny as Shane threw 452 punches against Floyd Jr. Another example of his unwillingness to fight Manny can be seen in his comments to the Daily Star on Sunday. Shane told stated that he has never been hit like Manny hit him and that Pacquiao had some serious power. Shane never praised Mayweather in that way.
In the end, Manny scored a knockdown on Mosley unlike Floyd. Manny was never in trouble, yet Floyd Jr. almost went down in his fight with Shane. Statistically, Manny dominated Shane more than Floyd did. Unfortunately, Pacquiao didn’t get the KO and the fans didn’t get what they were promised.
Mosley has a lot to be blamed for with his running and hugging. But Bob Arum has a lot of blame for this fight as well. Continue Reading on Next Page.
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