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“Sugar” Shane Mosley retires from boxing

By Dallan O’ Donnell: Legendary three division World Champion, “Sugar” Shane Mosley has decided to retire from boxing. In a statement on his official Twitter page, hall of famer bound Mosley said, “good morning everybody, just want to thank you for showing me so much love, had a great career and loved every moment of it, win, lose or draw.”

Although having a very tough last few years, not having won in his last four fights, losing to Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and most recently, Saul Alvarez, Mosley has decided to end his career on his terms. Mosley has given us some great memories in the sport, of course who can forget those victories over Oscar DeLa Hoya?

He never backed down from a challenge and perhaps his more impressive win in recent years came when he outclassed and destroyed Antonio Margarito.

He also gave Manny Pacquiao a few problems, making the Pac-Man not look as dynamic as before, but it was clear he would be no match for Pacquiao.

Mosley did five Floyd Mayweather the biggest crisis of his career when it looked as though “Sugar” had Mayweather stunned with the biggest right hands Mayweather has ever taken.

In his final fight against Saul Alvarez, Shane looked more like his old self, looking fit and sharp. But he knows his own body and decided to call it a day.

I would have loved to have seen one last bout so he could leave the sport with a victory but he leaves the sport knowing he is, undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters of the modern era.

One of my favourite fighters, he always gave fans a show. Through the good times and the bad, Shane has shown what a great guy he is, in and out of the boxing ring. I and everyone here at Boxing News 24 would like to wish Shane all the best for the future. Thanks you Shane!

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