Friday, May 1, 2015
Shane Mosley On Manny Pacquiao's Physical Strength: Quote Spotlight
In a nice little interview with Mike Hill, airing on Fox Sports Live, Shane Mosley, Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi spoke of the upcoming Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. Though Mosley spoke highly in the past of Pacquiao's punching power, he had something interesting to say about Manny's total body strength.
"Manny, like Paulie was saying, is not physically-He doesn't feel physically that strong. So, you can kind of get misrepresentation of the way he punches. Because he's not really that physically strong, but, when he does hit, you feel the impact. So, that can make Floyd have false sense of security, thinking he can walk in, maybe, and just take his shots. And, that's the only way Manny can get to Floyd. I don't think there's any other way. "
This is very interesting to me, because A. Erik Morales, in his "Best I've Faced" interview with Ring magazine, listed Pacquiao NOT as the best puncher he faced (Junior Jones, he says, gets this honour) but as the physically strongest he'd faced and B. Because total body physical strength in the boxing ring is sometimes very far apart from punching power or punching effectiveness. Erik Morales had said, actually, that many guys who look muscular in the ring are simply not that physically strong. Many people say that often the most muscular looking fighters are surprisingly not particularly good punchers either. Sometimes, it's all just a mystery and it leaves many interesting quotes trying to describe and explain it all.
For the Ring magazine article referenced, click through here: Erik Morales: Best I've Faced
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