Mosley claims to know Pacman’s ‘hittable’ zone

By Roy Luarca
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines?Manny Pacquiao?s slick frontal and lateral movements might pose little concern for Shane Mosley when they tangle for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The American challenger believes he can always find an opening to catch the Filipino pound-for-pound king.

Should he pull it off, Mosley said the Filipino pound-for-pound king would be in real trouble.

?Pacquiao is very hittable and that?s the problem he has with me because I can put his lights out,? Mosley told Vivek Wallace of Fighthype.com Wednesday.

Mosley?s optimism stemmed from the way Pacquiao fought and beat a bigger but slower Antonio Margarito last November 13 in Arlington, Texas, to clinch the 147-pound title.

Although Pacquiao dominated Margarito that time, the Mexican was able to sneak a few solid punches, including two body bombs that nearly suck the air out of the Filipino in the sixth round.

?I am at least three times faster than Margarito, so if Margarito can touch him, I can touch him too,? said Mosley.

The 39-year-old Mosley, a three-time world champion, should know.

He stopped Margarito in the ninth round when they fought in 2009.

And Mosley?s comments have reached Pacquiao and his camp. But the first and only eight-division world champion, took it for all its worth.

According to Pacquiao in his Philboxing column Wednesday, he and his handlers would work hard during training camp to find ways on how to counter whatever Mosley would throw at him come fight night at the MGM Grand.

?We will try to get familiar with his (Mosley?s) past fights and see how best to beat him this time,? said Pacquiao.

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