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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.

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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.

--Lance Pugmire


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