Mosley comes out of retirement for Mayorga rematch
From the spaces of Twitter to a squared circle in the middle of Staples Center.
Shane Mosley, 43, has decided enough is enough and came out of retirement for a grudge match against 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the former pound-for-pound king and three-division world champion decided to fight Mayorga after the Nicaraguan went on antagonizing Mosley on Twitter that has lasted for months.
Mosley said, as Rafael reported, his company Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions would promote the Aug. 29 fight which would be fought at junior middleweight.
“I’m planning to show the world what (22 months) off did for me. They think I’m finished? I’m far from finished,” Mosley told ESPN.com. “I am in the best shape of my life. I feel bad for Mayorga. No one knows how good I really am. I am going to kill him.”
Mayorga, one of boxing’s primetime trash-talkers, tweeted he would make Mosley wash his dishes among some of his amusing posts.
He’s been mouthing off on Twitter for months now,” Mosley said. “He needs to be shut up. If there’s anybody that needs his ass kicked, it’s him. The time for hiding his ass on social media is over. I’m ready to beat him just like I did last time. Mayorga is a beer-swilling, butt-smoking a–h— and I’ll fight him as soon as he can stumble into the ring. I’ll beat him down again.
“I’m gonna give him a beating for his Tweeting.”
Mosley and Mayorga fought in 2008 where Sugar knocked out the Nicaraguan with one second left in the 12th round.
Rafael reported the two had a chance meeting in Las Vegas which was the final piece to Mosley’s comeback fight.
“Mayorga was talking s—, and I ran into him in Vegas. Things escalated and, boom, rematch,” Mosley said.