LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao returned to his corner before the 12th round to an unfamiliar soundtrack of steady boos rising from the MGM Grand Garden crowd.
The fans weren't jeering their beloved Filipino congressman. They were incensed that Sugar Shane Mosley apparently was scared to fight him.
"I told him in the last round, 'You've got to knock this guy out, because it's embarrassing,' " Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said. "He told me, 'Coach, I'm trying, I'm trying.' "
Mosley was in full retreat from the opening round against Pacquiao, backpedaling and scrambling to avoid getting knocked out.
Pacquiao, who won his 14th straight fight by lopsided unanimous decision, has seen this embarrassing strategy before. Most everybody agrees Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been dodging Pacquiao for the past year, only outside the ring.