In what has turned out to be one of the year’s biggest shows it looks like “Sugar” Shane Mosley will return to the ring in May to fight unbeaten junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez on the same card as the recently announced bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto.
Mosley has struggled over the past few bouts, losing two and fighting to a draw in his last three outings, but remained competitive against the best in the world with the defeats to Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao involving a decision rather than strike-based stoppage. Mosley holds an overall record of 46-7-1 in his career and has held titles at multiple weights.
“This is more of a fight to prove myself. I know I didn’t look good in my last couple of fights and I really to make a statement in this fight,” said Mosley to ESPN in a conversation about the upcoming bout. “I just want to get in the ring, fight a world champion and win another belt.
In Alvarez he will be facing one of the boxing’s brightest stars, as the Mexican fighter holds a 39-0-1 record despite only being 21-years old. He last fought Kermit Cintron who he beat via TKO in the fifth round.
The card will take place on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.