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Shane Mosley Unretires

By January 15, 2013

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Add Shane Mosley to the list of boxers who are unable to stay retired for long. "Sugar" Shane, 41, is 0-3-1 in his last four fights and looked old and slow in his most recent bouts. Mosley announced his retirement a month after being nearly shutout by Saul Alvarez on May 5, 2012. Nevertheless, his "comeback" fight will be for a world title and - even if he loses - he's unlikely to get hurt as his opponent is light-hitting WBA welterweight beltholder Paulie Malignaggi. The fight is tentatively slated for April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so Malignaggi will have the support of his hometown crowd.

Mosley and Malignaggi were both hoping to fight Ricky Hatton, but when Hatton got knocked out in his own comeback from retirement, Mosley and Malignaggi went to Plan B -- fighting each other.

Mosley will reportedly early only $350,000 for the fight, his smallest purse in 15 years.


January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm
(1) Donald Wolberg says:

Of course, Mosley should stay retired, but these greats of the ring simply cannot stay away and perhaps hope springs eternal that they can snatch another few great fights and paychecks. Mosley has always been a dignified, great champion. Although he will have a light hitting opponent, he will have a very good opponent in Malignaggi, and just the fact that the fight will be in Brooklyn, will make it exciting. It will be a fight worth watching, although no great lessons will come from whoever wins. Of course we hope neither man is injured. I think it was George Foreman who noted that power is the last thing fighters lose and if this is the case, Mosley’s power may well be a factor.

January 23, 2013 at 4:26 pm
(2) bruce nance says:

If “Sugar ” wins this one and then retires………It will be smart on his part.

January 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm
(3) Phil Titan says:

Can you blame Mosely for coming out of retirement to face the talented, speedy but feather-fisted WBA Champion, Paul Malinaggi? He would be an absolute fool to not return for this bout on so many grounds; here’s a few:
(1) He has the ability to beat Malinaggi despite how old he is or how he looked against the either young & up and coming or shoe in Hall of Fame class Boxers he’s recently lost to;
(2) $350K is still a lot of money to most people. To make that kind of money to a Boxer who may beat, but there’s a much better chance of Mosely hurting Malinaggi than of Malinaggi hurting Mosely. ;
(3) it’s for a World Championship;
(4) If Mosely wins & Becomes Champion (which is such a good possibility I’m confident the odds makers will make Mosely the favorite) Then Mosely can make another very big payday with his name.
I know I want to watch this fight.

February 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm
(4) kenb. says:

Lets hope that this be his last fight-Paulie is much faster and Shane’s face will show the damage at the end of the fight. At least he’s not taking on a power puncher in his prime like Hatton. But he will lose and how much beating he takes is unknown but please STOP THE INSANITY-THEY CAN’T KEEP HAVING DRS. CLEAR THEM FOR FIGHTS-LOOKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FOOTBALL-BRAIN DAMAGED PLAYERS.IT’S A PROVEN FACT NOW THAT CONTINIOUS HITS&CONCUSSIONS LEAD TO EARLY DEMEMTIA AND OTHER PHYSICAL PROBLEMS.

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