Manny Pacquiao will fight Shane Mosley in Las Vegas, with the WBO welterweight title on the line, tonight. But is it truly a fight when everybody already knows who is going to win, and when the person who everybody knows is going to lose doesn't betray even a hint of anger toward his foe?
Fine, he's not at that level of underdogs. Might pull a rabbit out of his hat, like CC Sabathia and Brian Wilson seem to think he will. But, he's an underdog nonetheless and best I can tell, Manny doesn't need to hate his opponent to beat them about the head and chest with leather hand accessories like they're a back-talking prude at a swinging S&M cotillion.
So unless Sugar Shane goes rolling up into the ring like a crystal-meth freak who just sneaked past security at a general-admission Rammstein show with knuckles tattooed "Mein Teil," he gets TKO'd by the second minute of the ninth round.
Treat this as if it's an open thread. I know Iron Mike Gallego will.
Pacquiao is the Clear Choice to defeat Mosley [Boxing Insider]
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