Shane Mosley fighting on, DiBella makes Sergio Martinez pitch

Shane Mosley isn't ready to hang up the gloves just yet, and he could get a shot at the middleweight champion of the world. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

According to Rick Reeno of BoxingScene.com, not only will Sugar Shane Mosley be fighting on, but he could get a crack at the world middleweight championship.

BoxingScene.com says that promoter Lou DiBella has made a "serious offer" to Mosley and Golden Boy Promotions for a fight between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Mosley. Golden Boy is said to be looking at a possible fight between Mosley and Sergio Mora, the former junior middleweight titlist. That bout has a target date of September 18 in Los Angeles.

DiBella would want to do Martinez-Mosley at a catchweight of 155 pounds. Mosley has fought at 154 several times in his career, going 4-2 with three knockouts, plus a no-contest against Raul Marquez. He has never looked quite as good at 154 as he has at 147, but at 38, the strain of making the welterweight limit might be a hassle. Plus, there really isn't much out there in the welterweight division.

Mosley (46-6, 39 KO) would in effect be taking one final big-time risk against Martinez, a tall, lengthy southpaw with speed, solid power, and serious craftiness. Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KO) is as hot as they get past Mayweather and Pacquiao right now, and he and DiBella seem to be without ego. Reeno reports that they have no problem taking a smaller share of the split against Mosley, and given that Martinez-Mosley would be a bigger money fight than Mosley-Mora, that could sweeten the deal.

I like the Martinez-Mosley fight, personally. I'd favor Martinez, but Shane's a lot more versatile than Kelly Pavlik or Kermit Cintron, and I dare say Shane's still more crafty than Paul Williams, whose bad habits were all over the great fight with Sergio last December.

Do you think Mosley would have a shot in this fight? I honestly do. Not a great shot, but a shot. It'd be remarkable if he added the middleweight championship to his career, and given that Mosley has rebounded well from losses in the past, I just can't count him out.

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