There's little debate amongst boxing experts that Filipino welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

When he steps into the ring with challenger Sugar Shane Mosley, Pacquiao will have thoughts of singing.

The champion intends to give an eight-song concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel after the fight.

This poses the question: Is Pacquiao distracted?

How could he not be? Pacquiao also serves as a congressman, and has been fulfilling his duties.

Such side adventures may prompt critics to say Pacquiao is not ready for this fight.

According to famed trainer Freddie Roach, that's not the case at all.

Manny has been doing two hour workouts every day this week, and then heads for band practice late in the afternoon, said Roach. He is relentless. I don't know where he gets all his energy from.

 

Mosley owns some very fast hands, but Pacquiao certainly deserves to be the 10-1 favorite. The champion has not shown signs of slowing down, but this fight won't be a cake walk.

The way Pacquiao will win this fight is simple: he won't allow Mosley to counter punch. Pacquiao will take a more steady approach against Mosley, not allowing the challenger to find an opening.

Pacquiao knows that Mosley won't go for much in the opening rounds, so Pacquiao will try to win the first four rounds by fighting conservatively. Even by playing it safe, Pacquiao will win the rounds. Thanks to Pacquiao's brilliant footwork, he will continue to dance around Mosley, throwing off the challenger's rhythm.

The strategy will work, as Mosley will get desperate in the late rounds. Mosley has never been knocked out, so this fight has a great chance of going the distance.

Pacquiao has excellent balance, so for Mosley to win, he will need to catch Pacquiao leaning in to give him an opening. Otherwise, Mosley is in for a terrible night.

CONCLUSION: Pacquiao picks up a technical knockout when he unleashes on Mosley in the later rounds, as Mosley takes more chances than he should, knowing he's down in the scorecards.