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Ringside Update 3/22/12
By Mohammed Mubarak
Published March 22, 2012

Sugar Shane Mosley (Left) and WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez are introduced to an estimated crowd of 15,000 people in Mexico City at a press conference for their world championship fight.

(Left to right) Six-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, President of Golden Boy Promotion Oscar de la Hoya and WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez pose in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 people on March 8, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico at a press conference for Alvarez’s and Mosley’s May 5, 2012 world championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto world championship mega-fight and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View

The night of May 5 in Las Vegas should prove to be another defining moment for “Sugar” Shane Mosley. He’s shown the world that he can be a champion at lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight, and became known at one time as the best pound-per-pound fighter in boxing.

Mosley has gone against the likes of Simon Brown, Wifredo Rivera, Vernon Forrest, Ronald “Winky” Wright, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and even fought Antonio Margarito, whom he knocked out in one the most memorable fights to date. And through it all, he’s won some and lost some and has compiled a ring record of 46-5 with 39 coming by way of knockout.

But on May 5 he’s going against a guy by the name of Canelo Alvarez, who is the current WBC junior middleweight champion and has an impressive ring record of 39-0 with 29 coming by way of knockout. This guy is no joke!

Most observers believe that this could be Mosley’s last hurrah, and that he does not have a chance against Alvarez, who has proven to be a rock solid puncher.

It could be that Mosley might have a chance with this guy if he “shows up” and uses his superior boxing skills, and lateral movements to stay out of the way of getting hit by this guy. Because if he gets nailed with a good shot, it might be over for him.

With that said, he has scaled every mountain there is to climb in boxing and is definitely a candidate for the World Boxing Hall of Fame when and if he is done with the sport.

Alvarez on the other hand is a young, strong, crafty, and hard hitting warrior out of Juanacatlan, Mexico, who is following in the footsteps of the great Mexican fighters like Eric Morales, Salvador Sanchez, and Julio Ceasar Chavez, making him in demand in the entire Latino community.

At only 21 years old, he has made his mark in the ring since going professional in 2005.

He has dominated the division with knockouts, which is why this guy is not to be taken lightly.

Come May 5 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, this bout is set to take place as the semi-main event before the headliner between the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto bout. This match will be telecast live on HBO pay per view.


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