Shane Mosley, Age 41, Gets UD12 W Over Pablo Cano, Age 23

BY Michael Woods ON May 18, 2013
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tss fight reportGiving the naysayers the middle finger, Shane Mosley, who turns 42 in September, showed that he has something left to give the sport, as he took a 115-113 x 3 win over Pablo Cano, aged 23, in Cancun on Saturday night.

Mosley and Cano were both buzzed a few times, and it looked like Mosley would maybe get stopped in the ninth. But he held on, and surprisingly, his legs showed some bounce and he had Cano backing up for much of the rest of the way.

Mosley went to 47-8-1 and won a WBC International welter title. Cano dropped to 26-3-1.

Many hammered Mosley for gloving up, and thought he should have stuck with the retirement he announced after losing to Canelo Alvarez on May 5, 2012. My stance is that he is living his one life, and I have seen boxers who have dropped off much more than he continue to play their trade. He told people that he'd been fighting with too many injuries, and now that he was healed up, things would go better.

He was asked after if he wanted another crack at Canelo, and he said that Canelo is a 154 now, and he's not.

Comment on this article

amayseng says:

Shane is correct he is too small for 154.

He had a spirited effort against Canelo but was way too small.


Good for Shane tonight.


I think Shane beats the terribly boring, grunting an powerless Alexander.

Radam G says:

Go Shane! Age is another stage. Your fists are what will keep you on the front page. And not coulda, woulda and shoulda and hanging out in the man cage. Holla!

ali says:

Shane needs to call it a day real talk.

Carmine Cas says:

I streamed the fight, the quality was bad it seemed close. I don't know what to say, good for Shane. He edged it, he lives to fight another day

Radam G says:

Real talk, Shane can still walk da WALK! He will quit on his terms. And can still affect many-a-boksing arses like deadly germs.

I'm reminded of the lyrics of the ex-boxer-turned-the-hardest-working-man-in-show-business the late, great Godfather of Soul James Brown: It's yo' thang! Do what cha wanna DOOO! I can't tell ya,' who ta' suck it to." And also, similarly to the late, great "Blue Eyes" -- Frank Sinatra -- Sugar Shane Mosley will have and do it his way. Holla!

amayseng says:

I eat he the poor stream a well and checked out a few rounds

on YouTube today with better quality.

Shane fought smart, didn't waste energy or rush.

He ripped that left body hook all throughout the fight.

Had a good jab and used the right hand well also.

At best 42 is he gonna beat the top elite no.

But he can still compete and fight some good fights.


God bless him.

Nothing wrong with competing at this level at this age.

Do what u love Shane.

ali says:

It pretty obvious Shane wants,no parts of Canleo again.

Radam G says:

And he shouldn't ever fought Canelo with injuries. And there is no money in a second bout. So move on with da prizefighting. Holla!

amayseng says:

154 too big for shane

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