UFC 129 Is Over, Time for a Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley Rundown

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While most people got letdown by the main event match up between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields, UFC 129 still delivered as a whole as fights from top to bottom provided us with a ton of action and highlight reel finishes. The biggest night in UFC history, and one of the most entertaining cards of the year just concluded, and now we can look forward to next week's event - A showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley, which will be one of the the biggest boxing shows of the year.

Here's a quick rundown of news, videos and updates, to get you hyped for the upcoming bout between a legend in Mosley, and the current pound-for-pound best, in Manny Pacquiao:

  • Top Rank's Pay-Per-View pre-show "Countdown to Pacquiao vs. Mosley" has been uploaded. It's pretty good, so do check out the 7-part series with our friends over at BadLeftHook.com
  • When Shane Mosley fought Floyd Mayweather, he landed a punch that wobbled his opponent, but was criticized for initiating the clinch and not attempting to finish. Pacquiao says that if he lands the same shot on Floyd, he would've stopped the controversial fighter:

    "I saw that, I did... If I can hit Mayweather like that, I will finish him off. I would continue the attack in a way that Mosley did not. I will attack until Mayweather is gone."

  • Manny Pacquiao is currently a huge favorite over the 39-year-old Shane Mosley with oddsmakers having him at -600 to win. Scott Christ talked about the chances of Pacquiao winning a fantasy match up against a prime Mosley.
  • Top Rank and Bob Arum offered Juan Manuel Marquez a bout against Pacquiao that would complete their trilogy sometime this fall. Oscar De La Hoya took this as being disrespectful because Manny still had a fight coming up with Mosley, Oscar's former partner from Golden Boy promotions.

    For me, [making that offer] shows disrespect to everyone in the press, the people and the fans. Because Pacquiao has a fight with Mosley and what does this tell you? That Pacquiao will defeat Mosley? It's not right. Maybe you wait a little bit, until after the fight and you see what happens because in this sport you never know what will happen.

  • It's a week to their fight, and Freddie Roach has been trying to slow Manny down, to make sure he doesn't over-train. Pacquiao weighed at 147 lbs after the workout, and when asked about possibly coming in too light for the fight, he answered: "Payat nga ako (Yes, I’m light). Pero mataba naman ang suntok ko (But my punches are heavy),"

After the jump, a ton of videos for your viewing pleasures.

Here's a quick feature on Shane Mosley and his camp called "Sugartime":

 

Here's a bonus video from Fight Camp 360 that shows Manny Pacquiao organizing, and playing on a basketball tournament. Naturally, the risk of getting injuries worries his coaches, Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza:

 

Manny also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and talked about his new single, a remake of the classic song (Yes, I'm using the term loosely) "Sometimes When We Touch" with Dan Hill:

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More Bloody Elbow UFC 129 Results and analysis:

 

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