Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley will fight in Las Vegas at MGM Grand

Feb 15, 2011 6:30 AM

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and "Sugar" Shane Mosley will conclude their coast-to-coast U.S. media tour, for their mega world championship fight in Las Vegas with a New York news conference luncheon today at 11 a.m. ET (8 PT).

The site will be The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (23rd Street at the Hudson River, New York, NY 10011). The news conference will be open to the public.

Pacquiao and Mosley have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them. The two will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on Saturday, May 7, at the MGM Grand. 

Named the "Fighter of the Decade" by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Pacquiao will be making his first ring appearance in New York since 2009.  Joining Pacquiao and Mosley at Chelsea Piers will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, three-peat Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, Matt Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., and Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.

Pacquiao has held world titles in eight different weight classes and comes off a dominating TKO of Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium last month. Mosley, who owns a knockout win over Margarito, lost a 12-round decision last summer to unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, Jr.