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SHANE MOSLEY STAYING NEUTRAL; NO HELP FOR CANELO

By Ben Thompson | July 16, 2013
SHANE MOSLEY STAYING NEUTRAL; NO HELP FOR CANELO

"No, no, no, no. Canelo and Floyd are going to do their fight. I'm providing the gym for them [Team Canelo]. I like both fighters. I think Canelo is great. I think Floyd is great. I explained to everybody that I am neutral, but I want to see the best fight and I want to see the best of both of them. I'm neutral. I'm not in the ring and I don't want to get in the middle of that," stated three-division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley, who made it crystal clear that he has no intention of giving any advice or assistance to undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as he prepares for his highly-anticipated September 14 showdown with undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Alvarez recently began his training camp at the private home gym of Mosley in Big Bear, California. During the press tour to promote the bout, both Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya suggested that they would seek advice from Mosley on how to fight Mayweather. The future Hall of Famer quickly shot down the idea, however, out of respect for both fighters.

"Yeah, they asked me. I know they wanted me to give him some pointers and all that stuff, but, you know, me, myself, I did that with Oscar against him [Mayweather]. I did Oscar a favor because basically he fought me when nobody had to fight. He didn't have to fight me, so I did him a favor  and helped him spar when he was getting ready to spar. And I was part of the company [Golden Boy Promotions] as well," Mosley explained when asked if he was approached with the idea of working with Canelo. "I like Canelo. I think he's a bright, young fighter getting ready for greatness. I like his demeanor and everything that he's doing and I respect him as a great fighter. Same goes for Floyd. I respect him as a great fighter; fights hard, trains hard, he loves the sport and he gives it his all. I don't want to be the one filtering or being in the middle of a great fight. Besides, whether I tell Canelo something or I tell Floyd something, it won't matter until they get into the ring with each other and figure it out. I'm being neutral. I just want to see a great fight. I wish the best for both fighters. I respect both fighters too much to get in the middle of it," Mosley added.

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