Shane Mosley's Twitter is pretty fascinating. What some might find to be the wild and unfiltered and maybe even a little crazy thoughts of an old fighter whose career seemingly ended with an injury-related TKO loss to Anthony Mundine in 2013, I find to be...I'm not sure. But I find it to be something.
Here's a fun sampling.
Mosley on Floyd Mayweather:
In this reality, Shane Mosley, 43 and 1-4-1 in his last six fights between 2010-13, is an avoided man by the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.
Mosley on Keith Thurman:
You will likely recall that Bernard Hopkins fought a good, in-prime boxer-puncher last time out and was dominated by Sergey Kovalev.
Mosley on this weekend's Canelo vs Kirkland fight:
Canelo also beat Mosley convincingly back in 2012, after Shane had lost wide to Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, when he may have been hurt.
A lot of this seems to be Mosley angling to get himself another big fight if possible, which, you know, of course he wants to make money. And some of it might just be trolling. And some of it is probably just ego. And some of it comes off like an aging fighter not ready to admit that a new generation has come into the game. It's all pretty normal, but it's out there, and it's a little weird. I wish he'd go full bore and take up the LET'S GO CHAMP! call and start hounding Mayweather, Briggs-on-Klitschko style.
For some genuinely good Mosley analysis and discussion, check out his appearance on HBO's "The Legends Speak."