Cancun Boxing Promotions has announced that on May 18th at a to be determined location in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico former multi-division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO's) will face Mexican contender Pablo Cesar Cano (26-2-0, 10 KO's) in a 12-round bout. It will headline a stacked event in association with Golden Boy Promotions, who haven't formally announced the bill yet.
Golden Boy and Cancun Boxing have hosted many major boxing events in Mexico over the years. A recent example is the illustrious 2011 Fight-of-the-Year and Round-of-the-Year contender between Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo and James Kirkland. Angulo-Kirkland drew a packed house at the Centro De Cancun. One can be certain they wouldn't sacrifice such a forceful relationship with a premature announcement.
Shane Mosley, a former three-division titleist, is coming off of four sub-par performances. He has gone 0-3-1 since a 2009 knockout victory over Antonio Margarito. The losses were against proven champions Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Cano is a respected contender far from that magnitude. Can Mosley offset the tough Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano?
At age 41, fighting as a professional for 20 years, it is common knowledge Mosley has most likely sailed past his physical peak. His career features a Lightweight title reign plus Welterweight victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, and Antonio Margarito as well as a jr. middleweight win over Ricardo Mayorga. An athlete's body can only partake in so many training camps, workout sessions and in-ring showdowns prior to being forced to close the show. This is his final chance to turn back the clock and triumph in a final run.
Cano, a 23-year-old rising star, is coming off of a Split Decision defeat to WBA beltholder Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi. Many observers felt the relentless warrior grabbed the close decision. His exciting all-aggression style has built him many fans over the last two years and a win over Mosley would be the icing on the cake.
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