American professional boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley confirmed he will be leaving the boxing world.
Mosley indirectly mentioned his retirement after he posted on Twitter saying that he appreciated his boxing career over the last 20 years.
“Good Mourning everybody Just want to thank you for showing me so much love. Had a great career and loved every moment of it. win,lose or draw.” Mosley tweeted.
Earlier, the 40-year old boxer did not make it to win on three of his last four fights, including his fight with undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2010 and Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao in May 2011. And in his last fight, Mosley was defeated to Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez.
Mosley started his professional boxing career in 1993. In 2000 he had fought 34 times building up a strong 34–0 (32) record, defeating undefeated Phillip Holiday to get the IBF Lightweight title.
Mosley won 9 title defenses and turned down his Lightweight title to move up 2 divisions in order to face Oscar De La Hoya in the ring for the Welterweight title. The American boxer ended his profession with 46 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw and knocked out 39 of his challengers.
Currently, Mosley apparently said he will be supporting his eldest son to be developed into a great boxer and try to start promoting fights.
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