‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley proved he can still cut it against the younger fighters tonight as the former three-weight world champion scored a unanimous decision victory over Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun, Mexico.
Mosley, who is approaching his 42nd birthday, used his superior speed and skills to shade the tighter rounds against the 23 year-old home fighter to pick his first W since defeating Antonio Margarito in 2009.
Both fighters were willing to stand and trade at times in what was an entertaining fight, although Mosley was caught time and again in the ninth and seemed on unsteady legs heading into the tenth.
The wiley campaigner rallied though to in my book take the decisive final round and was handed the contest 115-113 on all three judges’ scorecards – which mirrored my view to give Mosley a much-needed and long-awaited triumph.
Where this victory leaves the veteran is anybody’s guess, although the Californian did pick up a fringe version of the WBC welterweight title and can now expect a boost up the World Boxing Council rankings system.