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SHANE MOSLEY: "I APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO CANELO"

By Ben Thompson | April 12, 2012
SHANE MOSLEY:

"I feel light, lightning fast, and strong, so that's the difference. When I get down to 154, it's going to be even better. Like I said, I'm so ready, it's ridiculous. It feels good to be able to go to camp and be able to run. It feels good to be able to go to camp and be healthy. It feels good to be in the middle of camp and feel like a monster. It's incredible. I ain't going nowhere for a little bit. I'm about to go ahead and change the game again. I apologize for what's about to happen to Canelo. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I just need to have the title, so I need to do what I need to do. I apologize right now. I'm coming to crack and I ain't playing. All these people talking all this mess and stuff, saying, 'Oh, they're serving Shane up as a sacrificial lamb,' understand, he's the sacrificial lamb, not me. Golden Boy has served him up as the sacrificial lamb for me to get the title. It's not his fault. It's Golden Boy's fault and it's the people that are writing this crap; it's their fault. This is why this kid is about to get what he's about to get," stated three-division world champion Shane Mosley, who gave us an update from training camp as he prepares for his upcoming clash with WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul Alvarez. Check out what else he had to say!

BT: What's up Sugar Man?

SM: What's going on, Ben? How are you doing?

BT: Doing good, man. How are you doing?

SM: I'm doing fabulous. I'm great.

BT: I saw some photos from the open workout. You look like you're feeling great.

SM: Yeah, I had the open workout. Everything was good. I'm in good shape. I'm ready to go. Everything is 100%. I'm looking sharper than ever.

BT: I know both you and Canelo are training up in Big Bear. Have you run into him at all?

SM: No, I haven't run into him or anything. He trains down the street from my house, but he lives somewhere else, so we don't really bump into each other because we train at different times.

BT: When the fight was first announced, a lot of people were already counting you out, but as we get closer to May 5th, it seems like more and more people are liking your chances...

SM: (Cutting in) All you have to do is just talk to anybody who was at my media day and they'll tell you that I'm going to win. That's how it looks. Just talk to anybody that was at media day for both of us, his media day and mine, and they'll tell you who's gonna win.

BT: (Laughing) Damn, it's like that?

SM: Really, ask them. I want you to call the doubters, the ones who were saying, "Oh, why did they make that fight? Canelo's gonna annihilate him." Ask those doubters, the ones who went to media day and they seen me and they seen him work. Ask them who they would put their money on after seeing both of the workouts.

BT: Well, from what I heard, it sounds like the speed, and definitely the power, is still there, so I'm definitely looking forward to the fight. Who all do you have out in camp with you? Has Badr Hari been out there yet?

SM: He came out already, but he's coming back. He saw me working and training and stuff like that. I've got Steve Cunningham up here, we got Dynamite, we got the Charlo twins up there, and, you know, my sparring partners that I'm working with; it's looking good.

BT: That's wassup. This is going to be a good card on May 5th. I can't remember the last time there was a card 4 big names like Mayweather, Cotto, Mosley, and Canelo on it. I'm so pumped, I'm going out to Vegas like a week early (laughing).

SM: That's good, man.

BT: When are you getting out there?

SM: I'll probably get out there a week early as well. I'm ready to mix it up right now, man. I'm so ready, it's ridiculous. I mean, I could fight tomorrow. Seriously, I could fight anybody tomorrow; not just Canelo, but anybody, and knock them out. The way I'm training now, I should be fighting Mayweather or Cotto. I shouldn't really be fighting this guy, but that's okay. I just want the belt. I'm going to take his belt from him and then after I get the belt, I'll get one of those two in the other fight, which is going to be a great fight, a phenomenal fight, between Mayweather and Cotto.

BT: You think so? I think it might be great for the first couple of rounds, but after that, I see Floyd taking over and dominating. A lot of people seem to think that Cotto is going to come at Mayweather looking to seek and destroy like he did against Judah or something, but he hasn't been that type of fighter ever since he ran into you.

SM: It could be easy after 4 or 5 rounds. But you know, I'm a pretty hard hitter though. He started running from me. That's when he started jumping around and moving. I'm the first fight he started moving, but I got a pretty good right hand, especially for this fight. If I hit anybody, they're going down for this fight; anybody. They could be a couple weight classes above me and they'll be going out; that's how hard I'm hitting. I'm a pretty hard puncher. I got Cotto to box more with his style. If you noticed, he never really boxed until he fought me. Remember, he never was moving around until he fought me, and then he started boxing and moving with Margarito and everybody else. I changed his style. But Cotto is a good fighter and he's deceptive. He's very deceptive with the way he throws his punches. He looks like he's slower than what he really is. And he's going to come in a little bigger than Floyd, so that's why I think it's going to be a good fight. I think Floyd is going to be better conditioned though.

BT: Speaking of being bigger, how are you feeling now that you're back at 154? Are you feeling better than you were at 147 or is it about the same?

SM: I don't think I'm ever going back to 147. That's how good I feel at 154. I think 47 is no more. I think I'm heavier than usual, but lighter and faster and stronger than usual. It feels like I'm fighting back down at 147. I come to the gym at 165 and I leave at 160, and I don't feel heavy at all. I feel light, lightning fast, and strong, so that's the difference. When I get down to 154, it's going to be even better. Like I said, I'm so ready, it's ridiculous. It feels good to be able to go to camp and be able to run. It feels good to be able to go to camp and be healthy. It feels good to be in the middle of camp and feel like a monster. It's incredible. I ain't going nowhere for a little bit. I'm about to go ahead and change the game again. I apologize for what's about to happen to Canelo. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I just need to have the title, so I need to do what I need to do. I apologize right now. I'm coming to crack and I ain't playing. All these people talking all this mess and stuff, saying, "Oh, they're serving Shane up as a sacrificial lamb," understand, he's the sacrificial lamb, not me. Golden Boy has served him up as the sacrificial lamb for me to get the title. It's not his fault. It's Golden Boy's fault and it's the people that are writing this crap; it's their fault. This is why this kid is about to get what he's about to get. I don't think anybody will want to be in the ring with me on May 5th.



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