Boxing News & Rumors: After Knocking Out Mayorga, Shane Mosley Wants Mayweather, Pacquiao, Cotto, or Marquez Next
|Cristian Andal |||Sep 02, 2015 08:58 PM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) "Sugar" Shane Mosley raises his hand after a KO victory over fellow aging fighter Ricardo Mayorga last week.
Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) seems to be experiencing a kind of nostalgic episode in his life as the former three-division world champion recently declared that he wants to fight arguably the most popular but olden boxers of the moment: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs), Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs), Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs), or Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs), as reported by Boxing News 24.
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Merely hearing the names of these five great boxers felt like looking in a boxing museum, and Mosley appears to be wanting to re-live his glory days after the 43-year-old's sixth round knockout win over fellow aged fighter Ricardo Mayorga just last weekend.
Mosley's last second flooring of the 41-year-old Mayorga was a déjà vu of their first fight in 2008, only this time it lasted for only a half of the time, as per Fox Sports.
Sugar, who has not fought since his defeat to Australian Anthony Mundine in November 2013, came out of retirement to set up and promote his latest fight, which turned out to be an "uneventful" one.
Mosley looked old, slow, and about 60 percent of the fighter that he used to be while Mayorga had become like an overly-taunting chubby clown.
Still, the California native would not concede that his best days are behind him.
"I wanted to get in there and prove myself. I want to get a couple of fights and then I want to try for the world title again," Mosley said, via Bleacher Report. "I want to fight Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. I'm on that level. I'm still on that level."
The former welterweight and light middleweight lineal champion seemed to have copied the Pac-Man's injury excuse as he also claimed that he was injured when he fought Mayweather and Pacquiao in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Mosley lost to both men via 12-round unanimous decisions.
Mosley is one of a handful of veteran boxers today who are attempting at a career comeback at a very advanced age.
At age 46, former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. had just won his eighth straight match with a knockout win over unheralded Eric Watkins early this month. He is scheduled to fight again on September 12 against Briton Tony Moran.
Bernard Hopkins, 50, who last fought in November of last year, is also currently active and looking to have more fights in the future.
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