Former WBC Light-Middleweight Champion Sergio Mora is confident that adding a win over the four-time world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Saturday can catapult him amongst the world’s pound-for-pound best.
“The Latin Snake” sees the 39-year-old Mosley as “a legend.” However, he wants to show the world that he also has what it takes to mix it with the world’s elite.
Mora, 29, came to the public’s attention in 2005 by winning NBC’s boxing tournament “The Contender.”
The charismatic fighter has since lifted the WBC Title by beating Vernon Forrest in 2008.
Sergio Mora vs Shane Mosley
Mora lost the title in the rematch three months later. But after 18 months out of the ring, Mora knocked out Calvin Green in April to set up the chance against Mosley in seven rounds in April.
Mosley has had mixed fortunes lately, losing two of his last five fights. The latest one was against Floyd Mayweather in May.
As ever, Mosely remains still confident he has a few more years left at the top.
Shane is fighting at 154lbs for the eighth time, having won four, lost two, and had one no-contest at the weight. But he did lift the undisputed title in 2003 by beating Oscar De La Hoya on points.
That reign was short-lived after two defeats to Ronald “Winky” Wright in the next fights.
At 39, many people doubt that “Sugar” can return to his glory days of the early to mid-2000s.