Shane Mosley 'Excited' to Fight Manny Pacquiao on CBS-Showtime
FanHouse first reported that eight-division titlist and WBC junior middleweight (154 pounds) king Manny Pacquiao will make a CBS-Showtime televised, May 7 defense of his WBO welterweight (147 pounds) belt against three-division, five-time titlist Shane Mosley, this, being Pacquiao's first time departing from rival network HBO.
The adviser of Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 knockouts), Michael Koncz, said that Pacquiao will be pursuing his 14th straight victory and his ninth knockout during that run against Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs), with CBS being Showtime's parent company.
Mosley spoke to FanHouse about the move, which will include a big advantage presented by Showtime's ability to televise a multi-part series that is equivalent to HBO's 24/7 -- on CBS. There is also CBS's ability to reach 115 million homes compared to HBO's nearly 30 million homes.