With the fire to compete still burning brightly, former Three Division World Champion and future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley will return to the boxing ring on Saturday, May 18 to square off against highly regarded welterweight contender Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano in a temporary venue which will be set up on the beach in front of The Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico. The welterweight fight will air live on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on a delayed basis.
The owner of multiple world titles in the lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight divisions, Sugar Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO’s) has compiled a career resume any fighter would envy. Having scored wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Winky Wright, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga, Antonio Margarito and Jesse James Leija, Pomona, California’s Mosley has also shared the ring with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, thrilling fans for years with his style, speed and ring savvy.
In his most recent fight in May of 2012, Mosley lost a 12 round decision to Alvarez, but after a year away from the ring, Sugar Shane is back and ready to face a stern test in Cano.
Former WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (25-2-1, 19 KO’s) made a big impression on the boxing world when he took a last minute fight with future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales in 2011 in which he went 11 hard rounds before losing to the Mexican superstar.
In his 147-pound debut last October he impressed once again when he went 12 hard-fought rounds with WBA Welterweight World Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, scoring an 11th round knockdown before losing a controversial split decision. Undeterred, the 23-year-old Cano has the opportunity to not just get back on a winning track, but to defeat a legend on May 18.
Mosley vs. Cano is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui, The Grand Oasis Cancun, Quintana Roo Tourism and Cancun Tourism. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6:30 p.m. CT. The FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and the Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT.