‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley announced his retirement last June, but it’s not over just yet! On Monday he announced that he is coming out of retirement and has his next fight ready to go. So who is he going to take on & when?! Check out the details after the jump….
“Sugar” Shane Mosley is 41 and 0-3-1 in his last four fights — with each loss a one-sided decision — but the former champion is ending his retirement for a world title shot.
Mosley will challenge welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi on April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Malignaggi’s hometown, in a Showtime-televised main event.
Mosley told ESPN.com on Monday that the deal has been agreed to and that “on my end, it’s a go.” Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer also said the deal is agreed to and that the paperwork is being finalized.
“Shane came to see me in early December and said he wanted to come back for an opportunity to win a world title again, that he feels ready, that he feels he can beat Malignaggi and see if we could give him the opportunity,” Schaefer told ESPN.com. “I looked in his eyes and told him he cannot make a lot of money and that a lot of people question whether he should fight. But I told him I will do what I can to give him the opportunity and that it would be up to him to prove that he has what it takes to be world champion again.
“I discussed the fight with the networks and Paulie and I felt Shane deserved the opportunity to fight for a world title again. He has accomplished so much and thrilled fight fans in so many fights, so I am happy to give him this opportunity.”