Former champ Mosley announces retirement


Shane Mosley enters the ring and acknowledges the crowd before taking on Canelo Alvarezfight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ETHAN MILLER/AFP

LOS ANGELES – “Sugar” Shane Mosley announced his retirement on Monday, ending a brilliant 19-year boxing career that earned him five world titles in three weight classes.

Mosley’s announcement comes one month after he lost a unanimous decision to junior middleweight champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico.

“Good morning everybody. Just want to thank you for showing me so much love,” Mosley wrote on his social networking Twitter site. “Had a great career and loved every moment of it, win, lose or draw.”

The 40-year-old Mosley’s career included a memorable welterweight championship win in 2000 over Oscar De La Hoya.

He now plans to become a trainer to his 21-year-old son.

“I’m going into the promotional world, I’m training my son. It was a helluva career. I’m happy for all the great memories and all the great fighters that I fought. Now it’s time to give back. I’m ready to train my son full-time now,” Mosley told

Mosley of the US is one of the few boxers of his era to have never been knocked out.

He finished with a 46-8-1 record, but was 0-3-1 over his last four fights.

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  • joker_quirino

    mosley was knocked out by pacquiao on the 3rd round during their fight

    • PHtaxpayer

      Uh, he was knocked down, not knocked out.  You should know the technicalities.  

      He could have been KO’d by Pacquiao but he ran…well, in boxing, “running” is an acceptable defense so long as you do not turn your back on an opponent or you can get DQ’d.

      • Hunter421

        Most of Pacquiao’s oppenents are way past their prime. Mosley started his career when Pacquiao was like 16. Margarito was past his prime too. Oscar dela Hoya started his career when Pacquaio was 14. Bradley is the first fighter in the same class in a while.

      • PHtaxpayer

        Uh, how can you win 8 World titles and get voted pound4pound best fighter by fighting “opponents that are way past their prime”?  Please explain that riddle to us?

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