At 35, Sugar Shane Mosley still just as sweet

February 13, 2007 by  

I never get tired of mentioning that for a brief while I knew a young Shane Mosley. I tried boxing when I was 16, and his father Jack was my trainer. And while my time in boxing were short and haphazard at best, I still vividly remember Shane, a great, charismatic kid with wonderful athletic and boxing abilities.

That he’s been a true sportsman his whole career has been a wonderful, though expected turn of events. He was a good kid who turned into a class adult. And at 35, after a pro career that includes a dominant reign as lightweight champ and two victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Mosley still has plenty left in the tank.

Mosley easily outpointed a young and tough Luis Collazo over the weekend, looking sharp and in control. It appears quite possible that Mosley’s move to welterweight was the perfect decision, as he was loose and effective all night in earning a unanimous decision.

The win once again opens the door for some big fights and big paydays for Sugar Shane, who is deserving of all the riches he’s acquired in the game. He has been a credit to his sport.



5 Responses to “At 35, Sugar Shane Mosley still just as sweet”

  1. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » One-Liner: Shane Mosley on September 27th, 2008 8:36 pm

    [...] Shane Mosley is 37. But he’s a young 37. His 12th-round TKO of Ricardo Mayorga proved he could stand up with anyone. I’m very proud of you, Shane. [...]

  2. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao updated live blog on December 6th, 2008 6:50 pm

    [...] Random Aside: I used to train with Shane Mosley at the La Verne Athletic Center in Southern California in the mid-80s. He was a good kid then and has been a great representative of the sport, despite recent allegations of doping. I always root for him and hope the best for him. He’s a good guy. [...]

  3. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Sugar Shane Mosley sweeter than ever in demolition of Antonio Margarito on January 24th, 2009 8:29 pm

    [...] Shane Mosley went into his fight against Antonio Margarito with a lot going against him. His involvement in BALCO and use of performance-enhancing drugs has grown. His marriage is reportedly in trouble. The last two tall fighters he fought - Winky Wright and Vernon Forrest - combined to give him four of his five career losses. In Margarito, he was facing boxing’s “It Guy,” who had cemented his standing among boxing elite’s with his stoppage of Miguel Cotto. Oh, and he was 37. [...]

  4. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Today’s interesting fact about William K. Wolfrum on May 18th, 2009 11:50 am

    [...] When I was 17, I trained at a boxing gym in Laverne, Calif., alongside superstar Shane Mosley, with his father, Jack, acting as my first trainer. It’s a fact. [...]

  5. Wolfrum’s Morning: Don’t Call it a Comeback « Blogaround « William K. Wolfrum Chronicles on May 9th, 2011 5:56 am

    [...] Shane: I think I’ve mentioned (repeatedly) that I once trained with Suger Shane Mosley. After his poor effort against Manny Pacquiao, one thing is clear - his skills have [...]

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