Shane Mosley To Rematch Ricardo Mayorga

The fighter still remains..

Shane Mosley still has it in him, the fire and desire, the need to compete, with himself, with another human being, in a prizefight ring.

The 43-year-old hitter will glove up against another ultra vet, Ricardo Mayorga, the Nicaraguan excitable boy, he tells TSS.

They will tangle on Aug. 29, in Los Angeles.

“I’m knocking his a– out,” Mosley told me.

He’s excited because his son Shane Mosley Jr will also be fighting on the card. The kid, 24, is 4-1, and a middleweight.

Mosley last scrapped in November 2013, losing to Anthony Mundine in Australia. He will face off with Mayorga, in a rematch of their 2008 encounter, won by Mosley with late-in-the-game flair.

Mosley has been staying busy, he’s seen on the reality show Knockout, in that show’s second season, running now on NUVO. Boxers trained by Mosley fight boxers trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr., and also ones trained by friend of TSS John Scully.

“I can’t say who wins, they will sue me, but I will say the show proves who is the better trainer, me or Mayweather!” Mosley said.

The boxer said to keep an eye on “Knockout” boxer Rocco Santomauro, a 12-0 feartherweight, and Dimar Ortuz, a 10-0-1 cruiserweight.

Mosley’s record now stands at 47-9-1 and he isn’t yet ready to hang ’em up, and get the plaque made for him in Canastota.

Mayorga, meanwhile, fought twice in 2014; he’s 41.

A champ at 135, 147 and 154, Mosley stopped Mayorga when they battled in 2008, at the Home Depot Center. That ran on HBO, and viewers saw Mosley being able to tag the rascally Mayorga with right hands. A right in round twelve, and another, and a left hook right before the bell gave Mosley an 11 hour, 59th minute victory.

“Such a dramatic knockout, a fantastic knockout,” said Emanuel Steward. “That’s who Shane Molsey is, he wants to fight, he wants to give the fans a show,” said Larry Merchant.

And still..

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-Radam G :

The fighter still remains.. Shane Mosley still has it in him, the fire and desire, the need to compete, with himself, with another human being, in a prizefight ring. The 43-year-old hitter will glove up against another ultra vet, Ricardo Mayorga, the Nicaraguan excitable boy, he tells TSS. They will tangle on Aug. 29, in Los Angeles. "I'm knocking his a-- out," Mosley told me. He's excited because his son Shane Mosley Jr will also be fighting on the card. The kid, 24, is 4-1, and a middleweight. Mosley last scrapped in November 2013, losing to Anthony Mundine in Australia. He will face off with Mayorga, in a rematch of their 2008 encounter, won by Mosley with late-in-the-game flair. Mosley has been staying busy, he's seen on the reality show Knockout, in that show's second season, running now on NUVO. His record now stands at 47-9-1 and he isn't yet ready to hang 'em up, and get the plaque made for him in Canastota. Mayorga, meanwhile, fought twice in 2014; he's 41. A champ at 135, 147 and 154, Mosley stopped Mayorga when they battled in 2008, at the Home Depot Center. That ran on HBO, and viewers saw Mosley being able to tag the rascally Mayorga with right hands. A right in round twelve, and another, and a left hook right before the bell gave Mosley an 11 hour, 59th minute victory. "Such a dramatic knockout, a fantastic knockout," said Emanuel Steward. "That's who Shane Molsey is, he wants to fight, he wants to give the fans a show," said Larry Merchant. And still..
Many old guns just can never stay out of dat squared jungle. It is contagious. Holla!


-Carmine Cas :

This is going to be a syet show of a fight.


-stormcentre :

Shane wants to fight, and he always has. Right from the amateur days he loved it. Who (in their right mind) didn't? :) When you hear Mayorga's name mentioned sometimes you forget that Mayorga (whom Mosley somewhat {justifiably} struggled with to beat) is the same guy that brazenly and entertainingly beat Forrest (one of Haymon's first signed major welterweight fighters); whom himself beat Mosley quite easily and convincingly. Mosley has given both us and boxing all a well decorated fighter could possibly give us. Controversies aside, Shane is a . . . . "not-ducking anyone", "rematch anyone/anytime", and "fight anytime" legend; in my books. I could talk about his shortfalls, but then every veteran has them. Which makes veterans (and guys like Shane, Cotto, Hopkins, and Floyd, to name a few) all the more special when you consider that they still compete in such a tough sport whilst all the things that make boxing a relatively young man's sport decline from the inside out, within them. Ricardo is probably a reasonably clever and (within reason, remotely) marketable comeback fight for Shane. You can see why both guys said "yes". And, even though Mayorga probably hasn't changed, all his lunatic ways (that previously made us all laugh) and his "all or nothing" fighting style, and even though he probably can't train more than 5 days a week (at best) now; this fight - especially in the early rounds when Ricardo is without the burning lungs that would normally accompany his wildly swinging spiteful punches that are almost always telegraphed with bad intentions - will still tell us where Shane's reflexes, nerves, stamina and determination really is. The look on Mayorga's face when Shane and Oscar was belting him in their last fights with him, was brilliant fight drama. ""This shouldn't be publicly happening - even though I expect and probably deserve it"." :) :)


-amayseng :

I'm all for it. Do what you love until you can no longer do it in life. Mayorga is a crazy maniac and I love it. He brings fire and excitement into the ring even when he is getting beat up. I wont pay ppv for it but I will for sure watch it. Also, pretty neat Shane gets to fight on a card with his son. That is a damn good memory to behold.


-The Good Doctor :

It will be interesting, that's for sure. Cotto vs Mayorga was one of the most lopsided yet entertaining fights I have ever seen. As for the guys not being able to let it go, I get it. I spoke with a retired boxer who told me that it is not just the fighting or the money that is intoxicating and hard to let go of. He said that the media and the attention is hard to let go of as well. He said there is something about the spotlight being on you, interviews, signing things, and a myriad of other stuff that brings a heightened feeling of self importance. The interesting thing to is, he said you don't recognize how much you like and need it until you are with out it.


-Radam G :

It will be interesting, that's for sure. Cotto vs Mayorga was one of the most lopsided yet entertaining fights I have ever seen. As for the guys not being able to let it go, I get it. I spoke with a retired boxer who told me that it is not just the fighting or the money that is intoxicating and hard to let go of. He said that the media and the attention is hard to let go of as well. He said there is something about the spotlight being on you, interviews, signing things, and a myriad of other stuff that brings a heightened feeling of self importance. The interesting thing to is, he said you don't recognize how much you like and need it until you are with out it.
That retired pug is spot on. About 50 percent of pugs are addicted to dat whole 9. Twenty-five of us are not because we are introverted and extremely private. And are or were in da game largely for the moolah. And the other 25 percent could not cut the mustard. So they are or were forced outta da game. Holla!