Sugar Shane calls it a day
‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley has announced his retirement from boxing after nearly 20 years as a professional.
The 40-year-old enjoyed 46 victories across his 56 fight career although he failed to record a single victory in his final four visits to the ring.
A comprehensive points defeat to young Mexican Saul Alvarez in May convinced Mosley that the time had come to hang up his gloves.
At the start of the century Mosley was regarded by many as the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet and the American holds notable victories over Antonio Margarito, Fernando Vargas, Oscar De La Hoya and Luis Collazo.
The former three-weight champion intends to spend his retirement guiding his 21-year-old son into forging his own pro career.
On the same day that Mosley took his decision to retire, one time rival Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright also announced he was pulling the plug on his ring career.
Wright lost a wide points decision to Peter Quillin at the weekend and the former light-middleweight champion retires having lost three of his final four fights as a professional.
Wright beat Mosley twice in 2004, however never fully recovered from the disappointment of failing to take Jermain Taylor’s middleweight titles after the pair’s 2006 draw.
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