Mosley willing to meet Pacquiao at catch weight
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, has said he is open to having his fighter face Shane Mosley but only at a catch weight between 140 and 147 pounds.
Mosley now says he’s willing to oblige Roach.
“I want it to be known that I want to fight Pacquiao and I want to fight him now,” Mosley told the AFP. “I'm willing to meet at a catch weight to make that happen.
“I know this is what Freddie Roach wants as well. I am the best fighter in boxing and I am ready to reclaim the title of No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter.”
Roach has said the weight could be 143 or 144 pounds. Mosley, 37, has not fought below 146 since 1999 and has fought as high as 154.
Pacquiao is coming off a sensational second-round knockout of Ricky Hatton on May 2 in Las Vegas, solidifying his claim on the pound-for-pound title.
Mosley also is coming off an impressive victory, a ninth-round knockout of Antonio Margarito on Jan. 24.