Mosley unfazed by talk

LAS VEGAS - WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley is unconcerned about being labelled an underdog for tomorrow's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas, believing he will knock out his opponent.

LAS VEGAS - WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley is unconcerned about being labelled an underdog for tomorrow's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas, believing he will knock out his opponent.

Mayweather, 40-0 (25 KOs), is renowned as a superlative defensive fighter.

He has never been knocked down or defeated and is a strong favourite to record his 41st victory tomorrow but Mosley believes he can shock the world and deliver a stoppage win.

Mosley, 46-5 (39 knockouts), however, has not fought since a ninth-round TKO upset of feared Mexican slugger Antonio Margarito in January last year.

"I really don't care," the 38-year-old champion told reporters on Wednesday about the underdog tag.

"They were picking Margarito to win by landslide, and people were worried about my health and saying he was going to retire me.

"I'm saying to you guys again, that isn't going to happen. He's not going to beat me." - Reuters

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