Fan-favorite boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley has announced he is hanging up his gloves and pursuing the next chapter of his life. The 40-year old took to Twitter earlier this week to reveal the news.
“Just want to thank you for showing me so much love,” wrote the 40-year old Mosley to his fans. “Had a great career and loved every moment of it – win, lose or draw.”
The decision to call it quits was likely a result of age coupled with having gone 0-3-1 in his last four fights despite two of the stumbles involving decision losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. His last bout came on May 5 of this year where he was outpointed by rising star Saul Alvarez.
Mosley retires from the sport as an Olympic medalist who held championships in multiple weight-classes. He racked up an overall record of 46-8-1 over his storied career including a pair of memorable wins over Oscar De La Hoya. 39 of his wins came by way of a stoppage while he himself was never finished.
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