‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley arrives in Manila


Shane Mosley file photo

MANILA, Philippines – American boxing legend “Sugar” Shane Mosley is in the country for the first time Tuesday to help raise funds for the victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” through the United Boxing Relief Fund.

Mosley will lead a group of boxing icons here which includes former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Filipino stars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr.

“We’re going to bring a lot of fighters [in the Philippines]. Tyson, Nonito Donaire and Manny Pacquiao. So we’re going to be out there and bring boxing to Asia,” the retired three division world champion Mosley told Es News Boxing’s Elie Seck Bach in a video interview as he was heading to the terminal for his flight to Manila.

“It’s very important for all of us fighters to be there and help the victims that cannot afford to get this type of support and for us champions to come over there is such a great honor [and] great thing to do for the people,” Mosley said.

The 42-year-old Mosley took Pacquiao to the distance before losing to the fighting congressman via unanimous decision in May 2011.

Mosley, a former lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight world champion, decided to hang up his gloves after absorbing his ninth loss of his celebrated career to Australian boxer Anthony Mundine last November when he was unable to continue midway through the fight due to back spasms.


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  • BD Jr

    I’m surprised that Shane Mosley and Mike Tyson actually made time to visit the Philippines and help the typhoon victims. Most American boxers would never do this. I sure don’t see Floyd Mayweather Jr out there. Mike and Shane should be congratulated.

  • Janet Lim Nakaw-Poles

    Thanks much to Iron Mike, Nonito, & Shane 4 their help & support.
    Please ask Floyd JailWeather Jr. to STOP with the excuses and to muster his inner testicular manhood to fight Pacquiao. Thank u.

  • Myth Buster

    Thanks Shane at sa lahat na mga boxers na tumulong!!! Si Floyd the Mongoloid Gayweather hindi rin ba magdodonate kahit isang kusing lang ??? Puro yata pamimikon at panglalait kay Manny ang inaatupag ng sira-ulong boxer na ito!!!

  • sanjuan683

    Mabuti pa ibang bansa mahal na mahal ang Pilipinas, itong gagong presidente natin pabaya at purong pulitika paghihiganti ang inaatupag imbes na tutukan yun mga Yolanda victim.

    • nick

      tumulong ka na lang wag ka na mag mura.

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