MANILA, Philippines – While former world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley has the willpower to fight, it will not be enough against a younger and faster Manny Pacquiao, according to retired Filipino boxer Gerry Peñalosa.
"He (Mosley) will try everything to give Manny a good fight, but I don't think he can, because of Manny's speed and power, and Manny so hungry. I think Mosley will not last 10 rounds," Peñalosa, a 2-time world champion, said in Examiner.com.
Peñalosa, however, said that this puts more pressure on Pacquiao to beat the 39-year-old Mosley.
"Mosley has nothing to lose, and everything to gain," he said.
Pacquiao, 32, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against Mosley at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 7.
The Filipino champion is currently training in Los Angeles at coach Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym.
The 38-real-old Peñalosa, meanwhile, said he is enjoying his retirement by managing his boxing gyms in Mandaluyong, Libis, and Parañaque.
"I am happy already. I am contented with what I've achieved. I'm happy spending time with my family," he said.
Peñalosa, known for his excellent defense and counter-punching prowess, is among the country's boxing legends.
He is a former World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion.
He retired from boxing after compiling a professional record of 55 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws.