Mosley enters final chapter in Cancun

16/05/2013 23:25

One of the greatest fighters in the last 20 years Suger Shane Mosley (46-8-1) hopes to avoid retirement this Saturday when he takes on Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano (26-2-1) in a 12 rounder for the WBC International welterweight title at the Grand Oasis resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Sugar Shane, 41, although a legend, is beyond shot. He has not won in four years, and is 0-3-1 in his last four fights. When he fought Floyd Mayweather over three years ago, Mosley staggered the pound for pound leader in round two but then was subsequently dominated. Since then the erosion has deepened in three winless outings, drawing with mediocre Sergio Mora before getting destroyed by Manny Pacquiao and Saul Alvarez. 

Unlike Mosley, Cano does not possess a long and impressive record. He is most notable for his two losses, one where he was fighting well until he was stopped in the 10th by Erik Morales and the other in his last bout with WBA welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi, when he was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in October. Maybe Mosley is the "big" win he has been waiting for?

Cano, 23, is a smart boxer, carries tremendous power in his right, and can take a punch. But is beatable enough, at times he was bewitched by the slick Malignaggi, for Mosley to try again.

If the American does have enough left to win, expect more mismatches such as Broner vs Mosley or Khan vs Mosley, so the faded warrior can collect one more big payday.