Do you ever get the impression that, say, 78% of the SportsCenter anchors are often clueless about boxing and don't really know what they're talking about outside of such eternally interesting topics as whether or not Michael Vick is elusive, LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach, and Derek Jeter being clutch so that's why he got that single in the seventh inning?
It just seems like whenever they have to force in some big fight coverage, the anchors seem either displeased or ill-informed. For instance they say Mosley has lost three of his last five. He's 2-2-1 in his last five. Now maybe a draw with Sergio Mora is as good as a loss, but it just seems like you would focus on facts. I don't know. I'm just an irresponsible blogger with no morals.
I'm not nearly as serious about this as I might seem, for the record. People make mistakes. It happens. I do like the part where the dude says, "I know Brian Kenny's ready for this one!" which is his way of saying, "I know this one guy who likes boxing, I bet he's excited!"
Anyway, here are some highlights from the fine people at ESPN of yesterday's press conference. I say highlights loosely since these Pacquiao vs Mosley press conferences are hardly the stuff memories are built on. I would note that I do not remember Shane Mosley yesterday saying even one time anything to the effect of, "I will win this fight." He thanked everyone, including Manny, but he never said he's going to win. Or at least I don't remember him saying as much.