Shane Mosley vs. Pablo Cesar Cano next Saturday, May 18th in Cancun, Mexico
By Allan Fox: 41-year-old former three division world champion Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO’s) will be returning to the ring for the first time this year to face former world title challenger Pablo Cesar Cano (26-2-1, 20 KO’s) next Saturday night on May 18th at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
Mosley hasn’t fought since taking a beating against the younger and much heavier WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last year in May in a fight that arguably should have never been made in the first place given how over-matched and out-sized the aging Mosley was in that fight.
Recently, Mosley had been trying to get a fight with WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi, and it looked like for a moment there the fight was going to be made, but it failed to take place. Now, Mosley is trying to put himself in position to get another title shot, and he’s picked out a decent fighter in 23-year-old Cano.
It’s hard to believe but Mosley hasn’t won a fight in four years since beating Antonio Margarito in January of 2009. That loss was the beginning of the end for Margarito because he only fought three more times, losing two of them before retiring in 2012.
You can make a pretty argument that Mosley should be retired too because with him failing to win a fight in his last four fights it tells you pretty clearly that he doesn’t have the skills that he once had.
It’s possible he could work his way into another title shot, however, just by fighting guys like Cano and other former world contenders. Cano no longer has a top 15 world ranking because he’s not fought since getting beaten by Malignaggi last year.
Mosley can probably outwork the young Cano, but he’s going to have problems with Cano’s size because he’s really filled out and looks more like a junior middleweight now than a welterweight. The thing with Mosley is he can beaten by anyone that can throw enough punches to outwork him because in his losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr, Canelo and Manny Pacquiao, Mosley has had problems pulling the trigger with his punches.