Unfortunately, this picture is more representative of what we saw in the ring last night.
What we wanted to see was two guys have hate and contempt for one another, not a daps and hugs competition.
Manny Pacquiao continued his conquest of the boxing world Saturday night when he defeated “Sugar” Shane Mosley in Las Vegas.
The Filipino fighter retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Pacquiao defeated Mosley by a unanimous decision, 119-108, 120-108, 120-107.
Mosley came into the fight as a former three-time world champion.
But the 39-year-old American was a clear underdog, in part from his having won only two of his past five fights.
He endured grueling defeats to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Miguel Cotto and a draw with Sergio Mora.
The main reason Pacquiao, 32, was the heavy favorite was his own dominance of late. He is the first boxer ever to capture 10 world titles in eight weight divisions — from flyweight (for boxers between 108 and 112 pounds) up to super welterweight (148 to 154 pounds).
The Ring magazine, among other publications, ranks Pacquiao as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.
Entering Saturday night, he’d won 14 straight fights and compiled a professional record of 52 wins, three losses and two draws — with 38 of those winning decisions coming by knockout.
So, the fight was terrible. Boring, uneventful, and another black eye on the face of professional boxing. However, it was NOT a total waste of money for those of us who got a chance to eye-fawk Mosley’s girlfriend Bella Gonzales.
Now here is a woman that we wouldn’t mind going a few hard-hittin’ rounds with. Por Dios…