MANILA, Philippines – The uncle of undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes the bigger fight between his nephew and superstar Manny Pacquiao will push through if the Filipino dynamo succeeds in knocking out “Sugar” Shane Mosley.
Jeff Mayweather, a retired boxer-turned-boxing coach, told FightHype.com that Pacquiao knocking out Mosley means more interest for the possible super fight between the Filipino champion and Floyd Jr.
“If he does knock him out, that's good because it's good business for the fight because the fight becomes even bigger between Manny and Floyd,” said Mayweather, who fought as a boxing pro in the 1990s.
Earlier, Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, predicted that his prized fighter will be the first boxer to beat Mosley by stoppage.
“I’d say he’ll stop him in six, seven rounds,” the esteemed coach said.
Mayweather, however, believes that Pacquiao will have a hard time doing this against the 39-year-old Mosley.
“He's (Mosley) been durable his entire career and I don't think that he's completely done,” said Mayweather.
He said Mosley has faced guys bigger and stronger than Manny, and all of them failed to stop the American boxer.
“I'm not a Manny hater or anything like that, but I just don't see Manny knocking Shane out. If he does, more power to him,” said Mayweather.
The closest Mosley got to a knockout loss was when he was knocked down twice by a bigger Vernon Forrest in 2002.