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.