In an interview with Ben Thompson of FightHype.com, "Sugar" Shane Mosley discussed the unique power of Manny Pacquiao, the man he fought on May 7 of this year, and said that Pacquiao's technique is a bigger factor than raw power and speed:
"He has some different hitting power. He's not physically strong, but he hits pretty good, like he has a good snap or something. He's got something in his hands where he just, pop, and you can wobble. He can hurt you. ... It must be the way he throws his punches. he's not that fast... He has decent speed, but it's not like, 'Oh my God, this guy is so fast.' I felt Mayweather was faster than Pacquiao. ... With Pacquiao, he just touches you and you're already wobbling."
Watching his fights at 140 and above, I've wondered if Manny just has an abnormal ability to hit guys at exactly the right time. Now obviously the shot that knocked out Ricky Hatton was a monster blow, 100% clean and right on the button. But you see his knockdowns of the other guys, or the times he clearly hurts them, and it just appears to me that he's become a master of timing, at taking the right angles, and he does have some snap on just about everything he throws. Manny doesn't waste many punches, and he doesn't waste a lot of time.
It does sort of beg the question: If big, iron-chinned Shane Mosley wobbles from being touched by Manny now, what shot does Juan Manuel Marquez have of surviving?