RingTV.com's Lem Satterfield reports that Shane Mosley has retired from boxing at age 40. The former lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight titlist last fought on May 5, dominated by 21-year-old Canelo Alvarez on the Mayweather vs Cotto undercard.
"Shane Mosley has officially retired, and he's going to go into the promotional side of the sport. Shane is going to be working with his son, who has a promising amateur career," said [Hassan] Abdulrahim, who serves as Mosley's camp coordinator.
"I think that his son is going to fight as an amateur for a few more years and build up his record a little bit and maybe even try to go to the 2016 Olympics, and then look to turn pro after that."
For now, I'd just like to say that as a Shane Mosley fan, I'm very happy he's come to this decision. It was getting tough to watch a once-elite fighter get beaten so handily, even if it was against good opposition.
We'll have much more on Shane Mosley's career tomorrow, but for now I'll just say I hope Sugar Shane enjoys his retirement. He left us a lot to remember, had a terrific career, and left his mark on the sport. Someday, he'll be on the stage in Canastota, I'm certain of that. And he deserves it.