Shane Mosley, Aged 42 in September, Fights May 18

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LOS ANGELES, April 2 – With the fire to compete still burning brightly, former Three Division World Champion and future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley will return to the boxing ring on Saturday, May 18 to square off against highly regarded welterweight contender Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano in a temporary venue which will be set up on the beach in front of The Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico. The welterweight fight will air live on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on a delayed basis.

Mosley vs. Cano is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui, The Grand Oasis Cancun, Quintana Roo Tourism and Cancun Tourism. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6:30 p.m. CT. The FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and the Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets, priced at 200 pesos, 300 pesos, 500 pesos, 1000 pesos and 1500 pesos are available for purchase at Periodico Quequi by calling +52 (998) 193 2100, Hotel Gran Oasis, Farmacias Paris, sucursal Yaxchilan and Crucero, Presidencia Municipal de Benito Juarez.

The owner of multiple world titles in the lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight divisions, Sugar Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO's) has compiled a career resume any fighter would envy. Having scored wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Winky Wright, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga, Antonio Margarito and Jesse James Leija,, Pomona, California's Mosley has also shared the ring with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, thrilling fans for years with his style, speed and ring savvy. In his most recent fight in May of 2012, Mosley lost a 12 round decision to Alvarez, but after a year away from the ring, Sugar Shane is back and ready to face a stern test in Cano.

Former WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (25-2-1, 19 KO's) made a big impression on the boxing world when he took a last minute fight with future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales in 2011 in which he went 11 hard rounds before losing to the Mexican superstar. In his 147-pound debut last October he impressed once again when he went 12 hard-fought rounds with WBA Welterweight World Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, scoring an 11th round knockdown before losing a controversial split decision. Undeterred, the 23-year-old Cano has the opportunity to not just get back on a winning track, but to defeat a legend on May 18.

Comment on this article


-deepwater :

flush this press release down the toilet where it belongs. ignore these things and it goes away.

-ali :

Hang em Shane u had a great career only a select few can do what Barnard has done.

-amayseng :

Let the man fight. As long as he isn't taking a beating. U only love once. Do what u love. As long as Shane isn't facing killers I have no problem with it Anything bigger than ww spells trouble. He's too small.

-ali :

Amayseng did u see what type of shots he took from Canelo? It's time to hang em up period point blank. Just like Roy Jones & James Toney I love the hell out of them dudes but they need to move on before they end up like the Goat real talk

-stormcentre :

Shane's going to need to learn that it is either still for him, or not; the same way Chavez Sr. Holyfield, and others did and still are. Until then; good luck Shane.

-amayseng :

Agreed Ali. I'm agreeable to Shane fighting B+ fighters. Not fighters who have a chance of hurting him. Fighters he can be competitive with. That aren't killers. Like callozo, rosado or paulie.

-ali :

Amayseng yeah but do u think he will be cool fighting those type of fighters especially if wins a few of them in impressive fashion?

-ali :

Amayseng Callozo, Rosado & Paulie r no B+ fighters fam u giving them to much credit.

-amayseng :

Good point. Just competing would hopefully be enough for him. At the elite level he is not capable of competing anymore. No shame in losing to may or PAC. Or ben a younger stronger bigger Canelo. Yes those fighters I mentioned aren't b+ just that caliber is what I meant.

-deepwater :

Mosley had chance after chance. he can go fight every week but it shouldn't be on premium channels. let the natural order happen and let the new blood get the spotlight. don't force crap fights on the public. cano really beat maliggnagi so he might beat up old Mosley too. if he looks great vs cano then by all means give him a chance but he has to earn it.