AMERICAN former middleweight champion Kelly Robert Pavlik predicted that Manny Pacquiao would most likely pull off a blitz in the later rounds of his fight against Sugar Shane Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pavlik, 29, who held the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization middleweight title before losing it to Sergio Martinez last year, said Mosley should score a knockout punch in the first four rounds to win the bout. If not, Pavlik said the younger Pacquiao, with a stronger stamina would dominate the fight.
“I say in first four rounds, Mosley has a good chance especially if he catches Manny in these early rounds. It could change the whole entire fight,” Pavlik told boxing site www.fighthype.com. “But I think the longer the fight goes on, it’s kind of favors Pacquiao. He [Pacquiao] does get hit. He does have some flaws ever once in awhile early on in his defense, but the later the fight goes, I wouldn’t be surprise if Pacquiao stops Mosley.”
Mosley is 7-1 underdog against Pacquiao.
Although Pavlik is favoring Pacquiao to win, he cautioned the pound-for-pound king not to underestimate Mosley. Pavlik is among those who believe that Mosley is Pacquiao’s most dangerous opponent to date.