Mosley pulls Pacquiao offer off table
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‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley has decided to stop waiting for Manny Pacquiao.
The Pomona boxer on Monday told his promoter, Richard Schaefer, to stop attempts to land a fight later this year against the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, who clearly has his sights set on a Nov. 14 fight against Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.
‘Shane says he’ll be the last man standing, anyway,’ Schaefer told The Times Monday afternoon.
The promoter said Mosley’s ‘marching orders’ were for Schaefer to pursue a fight on HBO later this year against a field including another world welterweight champion, Andre Berto, or Paul Williams, Joshua Clottey or Kermit Cintron.
Mosley only a few weeks ago told The Times he didn’t want to face one of those lesser-known boxers, but Schaefer said the thinking now is that Mosley is confident he can win such a bout, and would then be poised to cash in against a Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr.
‘Shane’s legacy is intact, and it’s not dependent on a Pacquiao yes or no,’ Schaefer said.