Fans who tune in to Showtime pay-per-view tomorrow for the bout between "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao will be treated to the best announcer in combat sports, Al Bernstein. Bernstein came onto the Showtime crew in 2003 but has been involved in boxing since the 1970's. As such he has an incredibly deep knowledge of the sport and is incredibly effective at describing the action and breaking down key points. That skill at breaking down fights is on display here in Al's Key's to the fight for Pacquiao vs. Mosley:
As Al points out, there are only a few things that the fight comes down to. Mosley needs to find a place to land his right hand and he has to land it very hard. For Pacquiao it comes down to angling and combination punching. If he keeps busy and forces Shane to deal with his speed, it will be a very long night.
Mosley and his supporters continue to point out his speed, but the days of the fast "Sugar Shane" are gone. He needs to catch Manny on the way in and take advantage of every opening.