Shane Mosley halted by back spasms, stopped for first time in his career

Anthony Mundine claimed a somewhat hollow victory over ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley in Sydney on Wednesday as the American was forced to pull-out of the fight injured after six completed rounds.

The Australian was on top throughout the first half of the fight and up until the stoppage and although the nature of the win was not satisfactory, both sides seemed happy enough to dismiss talk of a return.

Mundine, 38, had Mosley rocking in the fourth round after dominating the early stages with his jab and may have a grievance with referee Raul Caiz Sr, who failed to count what looked to be a knockdown.

The end came following two more rounds of Mundine pressure as Mosley struggled to move out of the way due to his back pain and the official saw fit to call in the doctor who then ended the fight on his advice.

At 42 years-old, Mosley is now set to take stock of his career after suffering a ninth loss, but may move back to welterweight where he has enjoyed considerably more success in his career.

Predominant light-middleweight Mundine has now set his sights on the likes of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Miguel Cotto at 154 on the back of what was his greatest victory to date over an aged Mosley.

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