Pacquiao vs Mosley: Previews and Predictions Around the Boxing World

Boxing experts and analysts agree with the oddsmakers: Manny Pacquiao should win on Saturday night against Shane Mosley. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Here's a roundup of picks and previews from around the world of boxing, so you can get a look at what the great many are saying.

Myself, Brickhaus, Andrew Fruman, Lee Payton, Matt Miller, Sidney Boquiren, Anthony Wilson and Jason Karp offered our picks yesterday in the Bad Left Hook staff picks. All of us are picking Pacquiao except Lee, who couldn't make up his mind.

I also talked about the fight this week on Bad Left Hook Radio.

Brent Brookhouse of Bloody Elbow has been helping to cover the fight for SB Nation MMA. Before you write off Brent as "an MMA guy," let me assure you that it was well over a decade ago that Brent and myself were watching boxing together as teenage boys. Brent's taking Mosley. I'll be sitting a foot away from him tonight while we nerd out and watch the fight while furiously typing on our laptops. I'll be sure to make fun of him endlessly for this pick if it goes as most expect it will.

Yesterday we looked at Al Bernstein's keys to victory for both parties.

Teddy Atlas previewed the fight for ESPN, using weird computerized versions of Pacquiao and Mosley who, you know, sort of look right.

Common opponent Miguel Cotto thinks the fight will be a war. Benjie Paras and Cal Ripken both pick Pacquiao.

ESPN's Kieran Mulvaney asks some vital questions about the bout, but in the end picks Pacquiao.'s Lem Satterfield got picks and views from a host of notable boxing writers, including -- but not limited to -- Gareth A Davies, Lance Pugmire, Kevin Iole, and Steve Carp.

The Pacquiao vs Mosley odds on the sportsbooks still suggest, unsurprisingly, that Pacquiao is an enormous favorite. As I said earlier, if Mosley wins this fight, feel free to whoop and holler and go nuts. It will deserve that reaction.

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