The greatest combat athlete on the planet and eight-time world boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on "Sugar" Shane Mosley this Saturday, May 7th, 2011. The fight is being held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be contested at welterweight (147lbs) and is officially for the WBO welterweight championship, a title currently held by Pacquiao.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley is being promoted by Bob Arum and Top Rank promotions. Pacquiao is expected to earn approximately $20 million for the fight, while Mosley could earn between $5 to $10 million depending on the outcome.
Mosley has contended he may retire should he lose to Pacquiao. The future hall of famer is 39 years old and comes into this bout after losing to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and drawing Sergio Mora.
Pacquiao will likely take time off after the fight, win or lose. He enters this bout having most-recently defeated Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito.