Shane Mosley Unretired, Got Solid Win, Seeks More

BY David A. Avila ON May 22, 2013
PDFPrintE-mail

AlvarezMosley5-23-2013jpgPomona’s Sugar Shane Mosley returned to the boxing ring after a less than one-year retirement and defeated Mexico’s hard-nosed Pablo Cano by unanimous decision.

It wasn’t easy but Mosley’s win was emphatic and proved he still can fight.

“I’m not washed up,” Mosley said by cell phone the day after.

The win by Mosley (47-8-1, 39 Kos) over Cano (26-3-1, 20 Kos) took place in Cancun, Mexico, where the Mexican contender was the beneficiary of the pro-Mexican crowd. It helped but couldn’t deflect those blows coming from the former lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight world champion on Saturday on the Golden Boy Promotions fight card.

Many boxing fans frowned when they learned that Mosley (seen above versus Canelo in 2012 ) was returning to the boxing ring after announcing his retirement late last year. But the certain-to-be Hall of Fame inductee when he retires gave an impressive performance.

It was Mosley’s first win since January 2009 when he defeated Antonio Margarito by knockout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight was back and forth during the early going in the world famous resort beach area.

Cano is not an easy opponent. He had fought Erik “El Terrible” Morales on late notice and gave the Tijuana warrior all he could handle before his own corner stopped the fight in the 10th round in Las Vegas. Then last October, the Mexican slugger gave WBA welterweight titlist Paul Malignaggi a terrific struggle but fell short.

Malignaggi said before the fight that Cano was a shrewd boxer with very good power.

Mosley discovered the same thing when he entered the ring against Cano. Though the Pomona boxer had the advantage in speed and experience, Cano’s strength and power proved obstacles early in their fight until changes were made in the fight.

“I was surprised by his power,” said Mosley, who had faced a number of powerful fighters in the past such as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. “I had to make some adjustments.”

Those adjustments were the difference in the fight as Mosley changed the tempo and tactics round by round. Cano was befuddled and tentative once the rhythm of the fight was altered by the more experienced Mosley.

Because the fight was under WBC rules, the scorecards were read midway through the fight and Mosley was told by his father Jack Mosley that they were behind in the fight. That changed their game plan and instead of jabbing and moving, Sugar Shane went into attack mode.

“I was going for the knockout,” Mosley said after discovering that the judges might favor Cano. “I hurt him about five times. Twice I nearly had him out.”

Blistering right hand leads caught Cano walking into punches as he marched forward attempting to overpower Mosley. But during the last four rounds it was obvious that the rugged Mexican fighter was in danger of being knocked out. His corner advised him to slip into a defensive mode.

Cano began to move and give more angles. No longer was he attempting to knock out Mosley, instead he was trying not to get knocked out.

Mosley dispensed with defensive measures and opened up with an all-out attack that had Cano reeling and holding on. Left hooks, overhand rights and the immense pressure put on by the Pomona fighter dazed Cano who held on tight despite numerous warnings by referee Jay Nady. But he survived the attack.

After 12 rounds Mosley was ruled the winner by 115-113 scores on all three judge’s cards and won the WBC International title. Mosley has bigger goals now.

“It was a tough fight,” said Mosley, 41. “He could box, but I think I beat him better than Paul Malignaggi did.”

Earlier this year a proposed fight between WBA titlist Malignaggi and Mosley was scrapped because the Southern California prizefighter had not defeated a top 20 fighter or any fighter since 2009. Both of those blocks were removed on Saturday with the solid win over Cano.

“I still need things to work on to get to championship form,” Mosley said. “Pablo was a good fighter and I’m happy to be doing what I like to do.”

Mosley is eager to show what he can do.

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

Tony "The Tijuana Tornado" Margarito is on the comeback trail. He and and Sugar Shane can do it again. Holla!

The Good Doctor says:

Tony "The Tijuana Tornado" Margarito is on the comeback trail. He and and Sugar Shane can do it again. Holla!


Wow. Where does a guy with one eye go to get a license?

Radam G says:

Sam Langfort was a guy that fought blinded in both eyes. I guess, maybe, there is a disability act even for boxing. There is even a guy in the game with one arm.

Boxing is the "Threatre of the unexpected," my good doctor.

TSS Superscribe S-To, holla with your investigation. Holla!

ali says:

Shane Mosley needs to call it a career.

amayseng says:

Shane Mosley needs to call it a career.


The constitution of the United States says otherwise.


Let the man do what he loves.

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali, quit hating on the Sugarman. He has a perfect laid-plan. And it is his life. And he has to pay his ex wife. At least, he isn't taking your hard-paid tax money. Or in jail being Big Bubble's honey. Hahaha! Holla!

deepwater says:

Amen. Life ,Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! thurman vs mosley. mosley might outslick that thurman bum.

Carmine Cas says:

Shane lives to fight another day

stormcentre says:

I wonder if Shane would beat Malignaggi

deepwater says:

Tony "The Tijuana Tornado" Margarito is on the comeback trail. He and and Sugar Shane can do it again. Holla!

cheeterino is only coming back because he is getting a divorce and he is broke.

Radam G says:

BTW the late, great Smokin' Joe Frazier fought the percentage of his boxing career blinded in the left eye. This is why he got hit with some many right crosses. He couldn't see them coming most of the time. Holla!

Radam G says:

YUP! Divorce is a muthasucka for a prizefighter. I don't ever have to worry about that though, because my wifey said that she'd hunt me down, have Ann Wolfe to whup my arse, and then wifey would KILL me. Dat evil-twin bytch is CRAZY! She has sentenced me to LIFE! Danggit! Hahaha!

Ann Wolfe is the only fighter to ever scare fme rom sparring. The mean gal said that she was going to fu*k me up, then fu*k my high-yellow, narrow @ss. I told her to wait and went to the bathroom and sneazed out the window. Oh, YUP! She punked! Life is a bytch, then you die. I told her I left because I had something in my eye. And you know that was a darn lie. But at least I can talk about the bytch-out arse thrashing I never got. Holla!

Carmine Cas says:

cheeterino is only coming back because he is getting a divorce and he is broke.


Margacheato is a scumbag and deserves to have his faced rearranged

tlig says:

Margacheato is a scumbag and deserves to have his faced rearranged


Didn't Pacquiao already do that? Dude suffered so much damage that night it was a wonder that overrated idiot Robert Garcia didn't pull him out. In fact he was actually arguing with the ref when Marg was stopped on injuries against Cotto.

Radam G says:

Tony "The Tijuana Tornado"Margarito is a victim of the corruption of boxing and out-of-control, sneaky, grandstanding, protecting-their-@$$es boxing commissions. He is no doubt the late, great Sonny "Night Train" Liston of our time. I'm still waiting on the PROOF of "Plaster of Paris," or the Aztec Warriors' or sumptin' [sic]!'

It never existed. And the crooked Cali Commission then FORCED the newly-brought-in commissioner to RESIGN when he actually believed the jive about CHANGE and FAIRNESS. Holla!

amayseng says:

Radam,

Didn't Nazeem find the plaster?

I saw an interview of Nazeem speaking about finding it.


You have to be a complete low life to use plaster.



And a criminal.

It is felonious assault.

Radam G says:

NO! NO! NO! The Genie Naazim found no "PLASTER!" He found "illegal padding/wraps." The plaster of Paris jive was alleged by hyper-upstarting scribes looking to break into the big time. I REPEAT -- all of the jive found on The Tijuana Tornado was sent to a Cali FBI lab for to be analyze. Then syet got lost and the results of what was in Tony's hand wraps were never reported as POP.

Tony got fudging RAILROADED, as the son of a legend Julio Cesar Chavez did by Sin City crooks for that drinking of marajuana tea. Hehehe! Okay! He probably smoke da double jive outta it. Holla!

amayseng says:

ok RG, but then what did the illegal padding/wraps consist of that made them illegal?

im just curious to know


ive hated that dude for years...

in fact that was my favorite live tv fight of all time that i watched......


shane put on a masterful performance

Radam G says:

There was never a straight answer to that. Just bullsyet speculations from pundits and haters. The Cali FBI lab and no other lab confirmed plaster of Paris. POP is a myth that has become truth like. It is all about telling the myth until it is accepted as the truth. Kind of like the myth that the late, great greatest trainer of all times Angie Dundee cut a hole in the thumb of GOAT Ali's glove so that the buzzed-and-out-on-his-feet Louisville Lips could a get a five-minute delay to recover while a new glove was brought to ringside to exchange the damage one.

Go to Youtube and holla at Cassius Clay-Henry Cooper and see the truth. But people keep telling the myth. People likewise do the same with Margarito-Mosely. There was never POP found in Tony's handle wraps any less than it was found in Tito Trinidad's wraps. People have apparently forgetten that Genie Naazim did the same to Team Tito, but New York wasn't for all the drama because of 9-1-1 back in 2001. Holla!

Radam G says:

There was never a straight answer to that. Just bullsyet speculations from pundits and haters. The Cali FBI lab and no other lab confirmed plaster of Paris. POP is a myth that has become truth like. It is all about telling the myth until it is accepted as the truth. Kind of like the myth that the late, great greatest trainer of all times Angie Dundee cut a hole in the thumb of GOAT Ali's glove so that the buzzed-and-out-on-his-feet Louisville Lips could a get a five-minute delay to recover while a new glove was brought to ringside to exchange the damage one.

Go to Youtube and holla at Cassius Clay-Henry Cooper and see the truth. But people keep telling the myth. People likewise do the same with Margarito-Mosely. There was never POP found in Tony's handle wraps any less than it was found in Tito Trinidad's wraps. People have apparently forgetten that Genie Naazim did the same to Team Tito, but New York wasn't for all the drama because of 9-1-1 back in 2001. Holla!

amayseng says:

Who's up next for Mosley then?

I'm hoping the Malignaggi Broner winner.

Although I am torn, in a way I'm hoping Shane fights

B fighters and just stays competitive.

Radam how do u see Shane measuring up against both

Paulie and Adrian?

The Good Doctor says:

There was never a straight answer to that. Just bullsyet speculations from pundits and haters. The Cali FBI lab and no other lab confirmed plaster of Paris. POP is a myth that has become truth like. It is all about telling the myth until it is accepted as the truth. Kind of like the myth that the late, great greatest trainer of all times Angie Dundee cut a hole in the thumb of GOAT Ali's glove so that the buzzed-and-out-on-his-feet Louisville Lips could a get a five-minute delay to recover while a new glove was brought to ringside to exchange the damage one.

Go to Youtube and holla at Cassius Clay-Henry Cooper and see the truth. But people keep telling the myth. People likewise do the same with Margarito-Mosely. There was never POP found in Tony's handle wraps any less than it was found in Tito Trinidad's wraps. People have apparently forgetten that Genie Naazim did the same to Team Tito, but New York wasn't for all the drama because of 9-1-1 back in 2001. Holla!


Radam, I gotta call you to the mat on this one. You are pointing out facts that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. The truth is there was something found that was not supposed to be there. POP or whatever it was; it was illegal. It does not matter what other type of cheating has gone on for years from other boxers. It doesn't matter what Nazim did or Dundee or whoever. Margarito had something he should not have. That's it.

Radam G says:

You are right! But myths don't need to be made. And there is always something that is not suppose to be there. It is just how seedy the game is played. Everybody pushes the limit. You would be amazed about what goes on. Margarito trainer used the wrong padding -- not POP. Not no how! Not no way!

Once again, if not for the closeness of 9-1-1, Tito Trinidad would have been the mark. The old, wise Genie Naazim is wonderful and an artmaster of starting optical illusions to be remembered forever. Holla!

Radam G says:

Mosley loses to Paulie, but has a good chance against Broner. Styles are what gives the old Mosley problems. The wide-legged, phony-like Philly crab of Broner would be easy picking for Mosley. Holla!

Radam G says:

Mosley would likely kayo Broner with that right hand that he almost got Money May with a few years ago. Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, The Good Doctor, tell me how do you feel about the myth of the lifetime-expelled-trainer Panama Lewis giving fighters asthma pills in between rounds to give them instant monsterous-breathing power back. Hehehehe!

If you buy that one, I wanna give you my super-clean, incorruptible boxing commission on Venus. Those Venusans are some bad muthafighters. I would bring 'em to earth to kick arse. But the earthlings' money is so darn weak. And dat syet doesn't work in the Interplanet Financial Federation. Hahaha! Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW! Tony Margarito's coming back to the squared jungle and divorcing his wifey, were just the typical bullsyet rumors that get started in da game. From the horse's mouth, he is definitely not divorcing his wifey. She got his arse on lockdown and in deep love with her. He has invested his ring-made moolah well, so he is not in need of that.

It just goes to show you about the syet vine from boxing. Believe nothing of what you hear, and a tenth of what you see. Holla!

amayseng says:

panama lewis was seen and heard asking for a specific bottle.......


and even resto admitted he cut the padding out of his gloves,

which lead to the demise of..........damn lost his name, holla at me

Radam G says:

That "specific bottle" was a mixing of water that was seltzer, tap water, mineral and Wintergreen mints. C'mon, amayseng! The masterful trainers have tons of tricks and talk. "Da bottle -- da one I mixed" is just as effective as "Swim without gettin' wet... And knock da grease off that..."

Back in the day, the crooked commissions use to let you take your own water to the corners. Now they have regulated water that they give you to use in corners.

The game is full of tricks of the trade and optical illusions and cons.

Anyone can get Luis Resto to say anything. He was/is codependent and slow up top. He would and will agree to anything that authority figures would tell him to say. BTW, it is one of the other trainers of Resto that took out the glove stuffing. Resto and some Big-Apple thugs did that in the 1976 national AAU. But Resto still lost the bout. Resto and the same thugs did that against Bruce Curry in the pros, but Resto still got taken out. Resto and the New York thug that took out the stuffing out of his gloves against Billy Collins Jr were and are ____ _____ ___ ______! Holla!

The game also has dirty, dirty, sleazy tricks of the trade. But these dirtbags get caught before long. Expect for falling Angel Heredia to be bounced out of the game and to snitch about his giving Hulkquez roids and PEDs one of these day -- in the not-too-long future. Holla!

amayseng says:

Billy Collins jr that's his name.

Thanks.

It escaped me.

I understand tricks of the trade but if a fighter is snorting an illegal concoction

to open up his airways for improved endurnce and his opponent isn't then that's an uneven

playing field.


That is right it wasn't panama it was the other trainer who cut the padding out.



Panama is a snake though.


Just something about him.

amayseng says:

Also.

Is Heredia workin with jmm for the Bradley fight?

Radam G says:

All of the trainers are snakes, amayseng! Snaking ain't bad. It's a necessity. Venom can be used by the protagonist or antagonist. Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, an uneven playing field is the bomb in boxing. Fair fighting is a bytch myth. Everybodee and dey momma in boxing push the limit, and go over it when they can. The late, great Sugar Ray Robinson was the master of kidney punching and a whack attack with a couple of rabbit punches behind the noggin. GOAT Ali was the straight-up master of clubbing and pulling behind the head. The super-great Money May is an archmaster of an elbow to da ugly mug and jaw. Big-@ss dome Tim Bradley is an artmaster of using his nine-and-a-half size cranium to double bust open your mug.

YUP! It is not an even, steven playing field in the game of boxing. Holla!

Radam G says:

Heredia said that he plans to work with Hulkquez for the showdown with concussed, big-doggs Bradley, but he -- Heredia -- may have other priorities. In other words, Marquez is not paying BIG BUCKS to be Hulk-ized for this bout, because the Marquez's purse is going to be around a $2mil guarantee. So don't be shock if this Marquez is not full of dat syet. Beside, the on-the-take, easy-to-pride, waek-@$$ USADA is doing the drug testing for the Marquez-Bradley shotfest. Holla!

deepwater says:

Agreed . Rule number one. Life isn't fair and neither is boxing. I remember getting fouled and fouled and I went back to my corner and complained . My trainer slapped me in the face,told me to shut the f up,then something about being in the Vietnam war and not eating for 4 days and had to kill to live.kill to live .sometimes you need dirty tricks to counter dirty tricks and live. No one is the same and everyone has different skills or lack of skills and you need to use counter measures to offset .my signature dirty trick was when the guy was clinching me I would jump up and shove my shoulder under his chin but it only would work when the ref was on the other side. It's a nice shot because it's like a uppercut punch and the guy usually has his mouth open to get air and he feels comfy because he feels both your arms by his arms. It's the little things that change the way the fight is going.

amayseng says:

Understood Radam.

Good story from the corner deep.

If a guy is cheap rabid punching me I like to come in fast and out of control in a way

pushing my opponent back while stepping on top of his front foot and roughing him

back pushing him off balance roughing up his dogs.

Of course I was always just in the gym but u still have to get some respect

Related Articles

foxsalutestroopswithalvaradojuarezscrap
caneloonlarafightitookthisfightbecausethefanswanteditq
kathyduvaspeaksoutonwelleverythingpart2
newsongoldenboyapril28cardstevesmogererislandylara
keiththurmancanbombintheringandoutsidetoo
barclayscenterceoexplainshowanongoldenboyshowlandedinbrooklyn
robertgarciasharesonhowmaidanawillaimtobeatfloyd
goldenboyreturningtobostonjune5athouseofblue
anthonyogogotofightonfloydundercardmay3
hopkinsandgoldenboydonationstohelpcompletejoefrazierstatue

Latest Videos on BoxingChannel.tv

Facebook
Twitter
fight results
Subscribe to thesweetscience.com
Live Boxing Coverage
IBOFP

Who Should Floyd Mayweather fight next:

7.4%
1.9%
75.9%
4.9%
9.9%
Loading...