Shane Mosley speaking inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)
By Chris Robinson
Hustle Boss recently caught up with boxing legend Shane Mosley inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, following some very rigorous work with former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter.
Mosley, a three-division champion during his day, is still actively fighting and will be locking horns with Ricardo Mayorga on Aug. 29 in a rematch in Los Angeles.
Mosley had plenty to say about his second tussle with Mayorga, but first we asked him about the Sep. 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto event, set for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Mayweather’s giving out some charity stuff,” Mosley quipped. “Some charity money for Berto. But there’s another guy that’s worthy. My man Shawn Porter. [With] his victory over Adrien Broner, if anybody deserves it, it’s Shawn.”
On June 20, Porter pulled off a nice win in out-hustling and overpowering Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Mosley was impressed.
“I thought it was fantastic,” he explained. “He fought hard. I saw him working in the gym hard. With the strength and the type of mentality he has, he has a champion’s mentality and I like it.”
Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KO’s) is heading into the 58th professional match of his career and at age 43 he still loves the game.
“I love to do what I do,” Mosley stated. “I’ve been here for 35 years now. I know boxing; I know it inside out. I love the training aspect and I just love being in the gym. If I can still perform, why not?”
For for Mayorga, who he stopped in 12 rounds in 2008, Mosley sees another brutal ending.
“He’s definitely getting knocked out. I’m going to put a whoopin’ on him.”
Check below for the full one on one with Shane.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com