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Shane Mosley returns May 18 against Pablo Cesar Cano

Shane Mosley isn't getting the sort of fight he wants, but he will return to the ring on May 18 against Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Shane Mosley will return to the ring on May 18, as the veteran former champion looks to pick up his first win since 2009 when he faces Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun.

Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO) hasn't won since beating Antonio Margarito over four years ago, going 0-3-1 since then with lopsided losses to Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Canelo Alvarez, plus an ugly draw with Sergio Mora.

Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer said recently that he'd encountered major resistance to getting Mosley back on Showtime or HBO (not that that's a concern anymore, if GBP is involved) and suggested to Mosley that he take something more in line with a tune-up fight to show network executives he can still compete.

Cano (26-2-1, 20 KO) isn't a bad fighter at all, having been very competitive with Paulie Malignaggi last October -- scores were split among fans and media on that one -- and giving Erik Morales a good test in 2011 before getting stopped on cuts.

This is really the perfect kind of fight for Shane if he's going to fight on, which he is for various reasons. If he can't beat Cano, then it's over. Cano is solid, but if Mosley is talking another world title run, this is a fight he has to win impressively.

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