bill-swift - June 6, 2012
One of the toughest things to do for any professional athlete is to know when to walk away. If you are able to make it to the professional ranks you want to stay as long as you can. The trick for many is being able to walk away while still being able to actually do the walking, something a lot of guys fail to do.
Rather than continue getting beaten up till he gets to that point, former champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley has decided to call it a career.
Mosley captured a number of amateur titles and a bronze medal in the 1990 Goodwill Games before going pro. He turned pro in 1993 and did not lose a fight until he faced Vernon Forrest in January 2002. The loss would cost him his WBC Welterweight Title. One of his best fights came a couple years later when he faced Oscar De La Hoya in 2003, which he won by unanimous decision.
In recent years he became more known for taking high profile fights and losing. He fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2010 and Manny Pacquiao the following year, losing to both by unanimous decision. After getting dominated by Saul Alvarez in his last fight, Mosley apparently decided enough was enough.
Over the span of his career he compiled a record of 46-8-1-1 with 39 wins coming by way of knockout. Mosley himself was never actually knocked out.
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