Shane Mosley is hoping to prove the skeptics wrong with a win over Canelo Alvarez on May 5. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Sugar Shane Mosley faces Canelo Alvarez in the main undercard bout of the Mayweather vs Cotto PPV card on May 5, and has been answering a series of questions for HBO Sports leading up to the fight. Here's the latest installment of Mosley's fight blog heading into the fight, courtesy HBO.
* * * * *
What are some of Alvarez's strengths as a fighter in your opinion? I'm sure Naazim has been watching a lot of tape on Canelo. Are there any interesting tendencies he's pointed out to you?
"Canelo is a young, talented fighter and will definitely help make things exciting for the fans. There's a lot I admire about the way he boxes, the way he moves, the way he anticipates hits. But ultimately, I know my experience, as a seasoned fighter will be evident to anyone who watches.
"I think there's a tendency for everyone to be fascinated in fights where there is an age difference like there is with Canelo and I. We will both be fighting to win, and in the end, I will win. I'd like to think I've proved many a naysayer wrong in my career. For those who think I won't be the winner, I say remember I have surprised before.
"I'm so proud of my career and the fights I have been, and I am very happy that I can add this one to my legacy. I can't speak for Canelo, but judging where he is in his career, I know how bad he wants to win. I am glad we get to fight so everyone can see what a good match looks like.
"I am immensely looking forward to May 5th and I predict the fans will enjoy it as well. In fact, I think that this will be a fight to remember, knowing the passion that is coming from me, and I'm sure from Canelo. As May 5th approaches, let's remember that boxing is a strong and vibrant community and we are lucky to be a part of it."