A promoter in Poland is hoping to lure Shane Mosley out of 'retirement' to face Damian Jonak.
Luke Furman reports at BoxingScene.com that Polish promoter Andrzej Wasilewski is hoping to bring Shane Mosley out of his announced retirement to face unbeaten 29-year-old Damian Jonak (34-0-1, 21 KO).
Mosley, 41, has lost two straight and gone 2-4-1 in his last seven fights, dating back to 2007. His recent stretch has gotten ugly, as he lost badly to Floyd Mayweather, had a draw with Sergio Mora, and was soundly routed by both Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez in his only fights of 2011 and 2012, respectively. "Sugar" Shane hasn't won a fight since destroying Antonio Margarito in January 2009, so we're coming up on four years.
Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO) announced an arguably overdue retirement after his one-sided loss to Alvarez in May, but gave the impression in a recent interview with Fight Hub TV that he wasn't exactly sold on the idea:
Villegas: "Shane, you of course retired, what's the one thing that you miss most being away from the fight game?"
Mosley: "Just being in the ring and fighting, but I stay in the ring. I train with some of the guys out there. I train my son. I kinda do my fighting through him, I guess, and try to prepare him, to get him ready. I'm still around the fight game, so I'm not really missing it as much yet. And I'm not all the way out of the water yet. I'm retired, but you never know."
Villegas: "You might come back? Is that what you're saying?"
Mosley: "You never know. If I'm feeling good in the ring, I'm sparring good, you never know."
Mosley probably shouldn't fight again, but I have no idea the state of his finances, which is often a deciding factor for guys who take fights so far past their prime years, so who knows? Roy Jones Jr was once the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet, HBO's biggest star, and he travels around the world for third or fifth-tier fights now, too. Mosley doing the same wouldn't exactly be shocking, and I wouldn't be quick to count out the idea of him fighting Jonak in Poland.