Feeling out to start the 7th. Crowd boos as it seems both fighters are content with less exchanges. Manny looks frustrated as Mosley in reverse gear. Manny chases as Mosley looks for a counter. Pacquiao gives chase to close the round but fails to be able to pin down Mosley. Crowd boos as the round ends.
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8th round stars with more of the same. Manny trying to box his way into closer proximity. Crowd boos. Manny throwing more flurries but Mosley back pedals and then lands a right to stop the flurry. Fighters hug each other. Manny gets in close and lands some shots. Pacquiao throwing some rights and trying to work the body and the head but Mosley continues to keep Manny at a distance and off balanced with his constant moving backwards.
MAnny comes out in the 9th trying to land some big shots. Mosley continues to move away. Crowd getting frustrated with the fight. Mosley looking for counters. Manny turns up the pace. Mosley lands an occasional punch. Some hugging late in the round. Manny lands a solid shot but Mosley backs away. Round ends with more boos from the crowd.
In the 10th, Manny keeps pushing the pace but Mosley keeps moving away. Manny won’t stop coming forward. Manny goes down. The announcers say it was a push but the ref starts counting. Manny was very frustrated with the ref. Once they start at it, Manny opens up blazing speed and gets Mosley in trouble. Round ends with Mosley getting the 10-8. Replays show that Mosley pushed Manyny down and it wasn’t a knock down.
Manny comes out on a torrid pace in the 11th as the crowd cheers. Mosley moving backwards. Mosley landing some combos which snaps Mosley’s head back. Manny is angry but Mosley grabs on as he’s in trouble. Manny keeps landing some flurries as Shane holds on. Every time Manny gets close and lands some shots, Mosley holds on. Manny closes the round strong with some nice left right combos.
Round 12 opens with Manny chasing the KO. Mosley just holding on. Crowd is booing. Mosley just trying to avoid getting KO’d as he holds on. Manny still throwing punches but Mosley seemed to rather hug. The crowd boos at the end of the fight.Scores: 119-108 120-108 120-107
This was definitely not one of Manny’s best performances. The crowd was very frustrated over the fight. Boxing analysts questioned Manny’s lack of ability to push the pace the entire fight, while other analysts believed that Mosley’s willingness to run away made the fight boring. Either way, this fight ended up being lackluster as Manny spent most of the night running after Mosley.
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