"Yeah, it's pretty much official. I think I'm pretty much sure that I'ma call it quits. You never know what can happen, but I'm pretty sure," stated future Hall of Famer "Sugar" Shane Mosley, who informed FightHype.com that he's made the decision to trade in his boxing gloves for a promoter's hat. "I've been working with Lil' Shane, he's been looking better, and all these other kids I'm going to work with. I'm going into my promotional field and I'm going to start working with fighters and do the other stuff. You know, I think I'm going to have fun doing that and sit back and watch all the other fighters fight."
Mosley is coming off of a spirited, but disappointing loss to WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. It was the third loss in the past 2 years for the 40-year-old three-division world champion, who admitted that his fight with the 21-year-old Alvarez helped him come to the realization that it was time to retire. "I could see stuff that I wanted to do and I could see shots that were open, and I just couldn't do what I wanted to do," he explained.
Mosley ends his career (46-8-1, 39 KOs) with a Hall of Fame resume loaded with current and former world champions, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga, Winky Wright, Vernon Forrest, Jesse James Leija, Philip Holiday, and of course Oscar De La Hoya. Having won titles in the lightweight, welterweight, and jr. middleweight divisions, it was his reign at 135 pounds that was the most impressive, beginning his career with 32 wins, 30 by way of knockout, and defending his title 8 times before deciding to jump up 2 weight divisions to 147 pounds. It was there where he would score his most memorable victory, a 12-round split decision victory over then once-beaten Oscar De La Hoya in a fight for the ages.
As far as Mosley's concerned, he's done it all throughout his career, so he's content to walk away at this time. "I don't think I'm going to miss anything. I think I'll be fine. I did a lot in my career. I did a lot of different things," he added. "Like I said, I'm happy win, lose or draw. I fought for 32 years now, so I'm happy. I'm happy with my boxing career and how it went, and now I'm looking forward to helping the younger generation becoming world champions and great fighters."
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