Mosley: Malignaggi fight is a go!

Three-weight world champion Shane Mosley is set to participate in his 22nd world title fight in the spring as the 56-fight veteran tackles WBA welterweight title holder Paul Malignaggi.

The 41 year-old, who retired after losing to Saul Alvarez in May last year, is set to make a remarkable return to attempt to claim yet another world crown and told WBN that the fight is ‘a go’ after being contacted earlier today.

Mosley is without a win since January 2009 after becoming the first fighter to stop Antonio Margarito in a controversial fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles and may see the Italian-American as his last chance to get back to the top.

‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi, 32, is picking up the pieces following the collapse of his high-profile rematch with Ricky Hatton and is expected to gain home advantage for what will be his second defence of the 147lb belt.

April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is the rumoured date for the contest, with Mosley ready to step up his training in anticipation of an announcement of the fight in the near future.