Shane Mosley is still chasing the elusive return to boxing's elite ranks, and this morning (Wednesday, November 27) at 3:30 am EST, the 42-year-old Mosley will climb into the ring in Sydney, Australia, to face Anthony "The Man" Mundine in a 12-round junior midleweight main event.
The show will be available in Australia on Main Event PPV, and U.S. viewers can watch on ESPN3, part of WatchESPN, with a live stream at the aforementioned 3:30 am EST start time.
Mosley (47-8-1, 39 KO) scored his first win since 2009 this past May, when he went to Mexico to beat Pablo Cesar Cano in a competitive, entertaining welterweight battle. "Sugar" Shane has never been quite himself over 147 pounds, and Mundine has fought successfully as high as 168, so we'll see what the size difference looks like tonight, because it could be really notable.
In Mosley's career as a 154-pound fighter, he's gone 4-3-1 with no-contest, and one of those wins was debatable over Oscar De La Hoya, with two others against a physically fading Fernando Vargas. His last win at this weight came in 2008, when he was seen sleepwalking through much of his fight against Ricardo Mayorga before a dramatic final seconds knockout in a fight that was way closer than most felt it should have been.
Mundine (44-5, 26 KO) is his own kind of celebrity in Australia, a controversial figure with very outspoken political beliefs and few things he won't say if they're truly on his mind. At 38, Mundine is well past his own prime, and this is a good money fight for both of these guys, and a chance for Australian fans to see Mosley in the flesh.
Mundine lost his last fight in January of this year in a rematch against then-IBF middleweight titlist Daniel Geale. Prior to that, he'd won four straight following a shock knockout loss to Garth Wood, including an avenging of that loss, and a huge win in front of a raucous Vegas crowd of about 42 for a pay-per-view extravaganza victory over Bronco McKart. As Gorilla Monsoon called it from the shining shores of heaven's finest beaches, "It's a happening!"
The undercard is useless to American fans so I won't bother filling you in on the bits I know about. There are no rugby player gimmicks, cricketers, or even Jeff Horn on this show.
ALL THAT SAID, WE'LL BE HERE AT 3:30 AM. MAKING ROCK, ROLL, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! YEAH!