The boxing predictions fight of the year is inching closer and closer and with fans extremely anxious for the opening bell to ring, the Shane Mosley vs Manny Pacquiao fight odds will receive a lot of action on Saturday, May 7th, with the under-card set to get underway at 9:00pm ET on Pay Per View. Manny Pacquiao is a staggering -1000 favorite as of right now on Bodog.com and it looks as if that is where the fight odds will stay leading up to this WBO Welterweight Championship Fight at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion, with a record of 52-3-2 and 38 knockouts to his name, while Mosley has won world titles in three different weight divisions with a record 46-6-1-1, with 39 wins by KO. Mosley was the next best option for the super-star boxer from the Philippines to face, as Manny Pacquiao awaits a much-anticipated mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Either way this could bode well for Mosley, because he may come in as a fill-in, but can leave as a champion. Not only would he win the WBO title, but he'll have the chance to go out as the man that knocked Pac-Man off his throne.
That all sounds extremely nice, but that would require Manny Pacquiao to come into this fight lacking focus. These fighters have a lot of respect for each other and I am certain that they will both step in to the ring tonight to give it all that they've got. Shane Mosley is coming off a convincing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a demoralizing draw against Sergio Mora last year. Now he will try to stun the boxing predictions world by stepping way up in class to try to defeat the world's top pound-for-pound fighter. Mosley does looks fitter and livelier than he did a year ago before the Mayweather loss and his plan to win is sound. He's going to throw a lot of his patented hard punches and make steady use of the jab and uppercuts and revert to his decade-ago ability to beat smaller men.
That is going to be easier said than done, because this is Manny Pacquiao. A fighter that is capable of punching with both hands and has a proven ability to inflict relentless punishment against skilled warriors such as Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Erik Morales. Trainer Freddie Roach is begging Pacquiao to become the first man to knock out Mosley and he is convinced of that outcome, as he has been raving about this being Pacquiao's best training camp ever. That is a dangerous idea; the best fighter in the world coming off the best training camp of his life. These are the reasons why I'm taking Manny Pacquiao at -1000 to pull off an easier win than a lot of boxing betting sharps expect.
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