44 year old Shane Mosley goes for gold once again
By Jayden Lichlyter
After putting on two strong performances in a row, 44 year old “Sugar” Shane Mosley announced this past Saturday night that he is set to challenge interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan on May 28, in Glendale, Arizona.
Mosley (49-9-1, 41 KOs), a former three-division world champion at lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight, is well-known for taking on any challenge that is presented to him. He has never backed down from fighting the best. He has fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto. And that's just the short list. Win or lose, there aren't many fighters who will compile a list like that in their entire careers.
The former champion is known for being active with fans on social media, and last week announced via Twitter, that Hall of Famer Roberto Duran would be assuming the role of trainer for his next fight, and that it would be for a title. Mosley also announced on his twitter that his fight will be free on CBS Sports.
Below are some Tweets from the official Twitter account of Shane Mosley regarding his upcoming title fight.
In August 2015, Mosely defeated Ricardo Mayorga for the second time in his career by way of knockout and carried that momentum over to a 10th-round knockout win over Patrick Lopez this past December in Panama.
His opponent, interim welterweight title holder David Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs), is a relatively unknown fighter out of Russia, who has never fought in the United States before, so he will be making his US. debut. Avanesyan managed to score a ninth round knockout win over Charlie Navarro this past November in Monte Carlo, in which he won the interim 147 belt.
Before this fight was made official, Mosley claims he was in talks with a couple of other welterweight champions about possible fights, but they backed out at the last minute.
If Mosley wins, an upcoming fight with one of the other champs is inevitable and interesting, to say the least.