Shane Mosley is contemplating a return to the ring.
“It’s a possibility,” said Mosley. “I’ve been in the gym training a lot and working out. I feel real good.”
Mosley said he’s been working out with current and future world champions, and he feels he can still compete at the highest levels of the sport.
“At this point, I think I can beat anybody. I’ve been in the ring working with world champions, guys who are world champions right now as we speak, and I feel very comfortable with what I can do [in the ring] and against anybody.”
Mosley, age 43, retired in December 2013 after a six-round TKO loss to Anthony Mundine in Sydney, Australia the previous month.
“It’s a young man’s game. It’s time to step aside and let some of these young guys do their thing,” Mosley told the press then.
But Mosley, who has spent the past 11 months focused on training his son as a professional prizefighter, Shane Mosley Jr., said the prolonged period of rest has done his body good.
“I’m healthier now than I was when I was fighting…so I feel good. To fight without injuries is a lot better for me, so people would see a different part of me. I’m excited about that part, if it does happen that way.”
Mosley’s father and longtime trainer, Jack, said his son finally feels healthy again after a long and arduous ring career that included world championships in the lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight divisions.
“Shane would never tell you this, but the losses came as a result of injuries and being sick.”
Mosley retired in December 2013 after winning only two of his last seven fights. Mosley went 2-4-1 over that time span, including a knockout win over Antonio Margarito in January 2009.
Mosley defeated Pablo Cesar Cano in May 2013, but suffered losses to Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Mundine. Mosley earned a draw against Sergio Mora in September 2010.
But Jack Mosley believes his son’s losses were not because of age or a diminished skill set.
“When he fought Pacquiao, he had a severed Achilles tendon that he had operated on the day after the fight [and the injury] popped up the day before the fight.”
His father said he might have taught his son too well to keep things to himself after losses.
“He’s pulled groin muscles, had hernia operations and other things that led to some losses. Nobody knows that, because I always taught Shane not to complain about a loss, and to let the other fighter have the glory. He’s always upheld that. That’s something about Shane most people like.”
Mosley has always prided himself in fighting the very best, something that led to tough fights and the losses that come with the territory.
“But there were reasons why he lost. I know it, but the people don’t know it.”
His father, who turns 70 on November 7, said he believes his son would be a different fighter coming out of retirement.
“He’s healthy now.”
If Mosley returns, this will be the second time he’s come out of retirement. Mosley first retired in June 2012 but returned one year later to defeat Cano.