Mosley wants rematches against Canelo, Cotto, De La Hoya, Mayweather & Pacquiao
By Dan Ambrose: 43-year-old former three division world champion Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) has won only one fight in the past five years dating back to 2010, yet he wants rematches against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao and Winky Wright.
In other words, Wright wants rematches against guys he either was beaten by or had close victories. Interestingly enough, Mosley doesn’t see himself as a shot fighter despite the fact that he’s lost 4 out of his last 6 fights.
Mosley’s record in his last six fights is 1-4-1. The 12 round draw that Mosley received in his fight against Sergio Mora in 2010 was highly controversial with many boxing fans feeling that Mora deserved the victory, not Mosley. If you count that as a defeat as well, then Mosley has lost 5 out of his last 6 fights. That would appear to be a pretty good sign that Mosley is a shot fighter.
Mosley will be making a comeback next month on August 29th against 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) in a pay-per-view fight going for $49.95 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
“My mindset is to beat all the guys that beat me…You have Mayweather, there’s Pacquiao, there’s Winky still out there if he wants to come back? Canelo?” Mosley said via Fighthype.”I love the rematches. I want a rematch with Cotto. I love the rematches. If he wants a rematch, let’s do it. If Oscar wants the rematch, let’s do it. Whoever wants the rematch, I’m all for it.”
Mosley compares himself with 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins, pointing out that he’s still fighting at his age, so why should he be considered old if a guy as old as Hopkins is still fighting. The difference, of course, is the fact that Hopkins continued to fight at a high level in his late 30s and 40s. Mosley hasn’t done that. He’s looked like a shot fighter for the past 10 years since he was in his early 30s.
In terms of ring skills, Mosley didn’t age as well as guys like Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Hopkins. While Mosley doesn’t look particularly old physically, his hand speed, reflexes and work rate don’t appear to be anything like they once were, at least in terms of Mosley’s last fight two years ago against Anthony Mundine. Mosley didn’t look at all good in that fight against Mundine in getting stopped in the 7th round.
If Mosley was still winning and looking good, then he might have a chance of getting rematches against one of the guys that had beaten him before like Cotto, Mayweather, Pacquiao or Canelo. But there’s no way that any of those guys is going to voluntarily give a fighter like Mosley a rematch at this point in his career. Mosley is deluded if he really thinks those guys are going to bother fighting him again. With only one win in his last six fights, Mosley isn’t going to get a big name.
Maybe Mosley can try and convince Winky Wright to come out of retirement to face him. That might be a possibility. If Mosley was a little bit bigger, he could maybe get a fight against Hopkins.
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