Boxing legend ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley will fight old rival Ricardo Mayorga again seven years on from their explosive first meeting in Carson, California.
The 43 year-old stopped Mayorga in the final round of their 2008 contest and explained that comments made by the controversial Nicaraguan, 41, sparked interest in putting on a rematch this summer.
“Just decided to make this fight. Mayorga was talking s*** when I ran into him in Las Vegas, things escalated and boom… rematch. History in the making,” said Mosley.
Mosley also revealed that he will participate on the card alongside his son Shane Mosley Jr fresh from the youngster’s impressive first round knockout at BKB 3. Shane Jr, 24, has a record of 4-1 as a pro and knocked out Jerome Buchanan back in March for a third stoppage.
“My son and I will be making history in August. We’re doing something that’s never been done. Father and Son on the same card. Be a part of history!”
Signed on the dotted line It's official. He isn't ready. He got real quiet when he saw me. He don't want these hands pic.twitter.com/T6l2hO02Ew
— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) July 9, 2015
The fight is now signed and sealed as Mosley attempts to make a successful comeback from being stopped for the very first time in his career by Anthony Mundine in November 2013 with a back injury.
Mayorga has scored back-to-back KO’s since making return from three years away from the sport and will be eyeing revenge when the pair collide on August 29.