By Jeff Agee: 44-year-old former three division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley is saying that he’s agreed to a fight against 32-year-old former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov or possibly former WBO 140lb champ Chris Algieri for late this year. Mosley just finished returning to the ring off of a two-year retirement to beat 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga by a 6th round knockout in a rematch.
It was a PPV fight that generated very little interest from the boxing public. Algieri’s career has gone downhill recently with him losing back to back fights against Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. Algieri did give a good account of himself in his loss to Khan, but he looked awful in his defeat against Pacquiao.
Mosley says he wants rematches with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao. Mosley thinks he can potentially beat them now because he’s refresh after being out of the ring for two years healing up and getting refreshed. Unfortunately, none of those fighters have shown the least amount of interest in fighting the 44-year-old Mosley. There’s not much interest from the average boxing fans in seeing Canelo, Mayweather and Pacquiao beat up on Mosley again.
Mosley wants to fight for a world title at welterweight, and then look to fight one of the big names. About the only top names Mosley could possibly fight would be the likes of Keith Thurman or Kell Brook, but it’s unclear whether any of them would bother fighting Mosley. There’s no real upside in fighting him due to his age and the fact that he suffered a bunch of loses in a short time before he retired in 2013.
Mosley isn’t interested in fighting at 154 and 160, which makes sense because he doesn’t have the size to compete with the likes of Erislandy Lara, Jermall Charlo, and Gennady Golovkin. Mosley wants to fight at welterweight and is going to look to get the biggest fight possible.
Mosley is saying that he has interest from Algieri, Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez. However, it’s still doubtful that Mosley will be able to get any of those fighters to step inside the ring with him because they’re managed by Al Haymon.