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Shane Mosley says he’s doing Floyd Mayweather’s dirty work by fighting Manny Pacquiao

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BY KEITH IDEC

NEW YORK — Shane Mosley swears he wasn’t offended when oddsmakers installed Manny Pacquiao as a 7-1 favorite in their May 7 welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

“I [couldn’t] care less,” Mosley said after a news conference Monday to promote the pay-per-view fight. “I just figure somebody’s going to get rich.”

Betting on Mosley might be more tempting to Las Vegas gamblers if he wasn’t coming off back-to-back suspect performances against Sergio Mora and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The former three-division champion drew with Mora on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles, four months after failing to capitalize on hurting Mayweather in the second round of their May 1 bout in Las Vegas.

Mosley, 39, landed a coveted fight against Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) only because the embattled Mayweather won’t commit to facing the Filipino superstar in what would be one of the biggest events in boxing history.

“I don’t know what to make of Floyd not fighting this fight,” said Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs, one NC), who’ll make $6 million for facing Pacquiao, plus a portion of the pay-per-view revenue. “It’s mind-boggling to me. It’s like I said on Twitter; it feels like I’m doing Floyd’s dirty work.”

The odds would be much closer if Pacquiao and the undefeated Mayweather fought, but Mayweather (40-0, 25 KOs) isn’t likely to consider boxing again until his upcoming legal battles conclude.

Mayweather, 33, is due back in a Las Vegas courtroom March 10 for a hearing on felony charges of coercion, grand larceny and robbery, and misdemeanor domestic battery and…

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