Future Hall of Famer "Sugar" Shane Mosley proved that he still has a little bit left in the tank after scoring an impressive unanimous decision victory following a competitive and entertaining scrap with welterweight contender Pablo Cesar Cano. The younger Cano came out strong early in the fight, looking to make the 41-year-old Mosley feel like the much older fighter. Though Cano built up an early lead in the eyes of the judges after 4 rounds, the tide began to change as Mosley found a home for his jab and overhand right.
By the 6th round, it was Mosley who was coming on strong, walking Cano down and rocking him with big overhand right hands. Ironically, it was the older Mosley who continued to turn up the heat as the younger Cano looked to land counter punches. After 8 rounds, open scoring was announced and it was revealed that Mosley was up on one of the judge's scorecards. Cano came out more determined in the 9th, landing a series of shots that appeared to rock Mosley, but the three-division world champion pressed on.
In the 10th, Mosley began to tee off with hard punches, ripping body shots and overhand rights that had Cano holding on. The championship rounds saw more of the same as Mosley continued to back Cano up with big overhand rights. One final right hand from Mosley at the end of the 12th seemed to put an exclamation mark on his performance. In the end, all three judges scored the bout 115-113 in favor of Shane Mosley.
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