(June 19th ) Reports out of Pomona, California, have the five time, three division former world champion and future Hall of Famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley returning to the ring in September.
The forty five year old, Mosley is reportedly set to face 21 year old unbeaten Ekaterinburg, Russia prospect Magomed “Black Lion” Kurbanov, September 9th at Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Mosley, 49-10-1, 39Ko’s a shell of the fighter who recorded a pair victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas and Ricardo Mayorga adding wins over Antonio Margarito and Sergio Mora, having battled future Fall of Famers Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, just 3-4-1 in his last eight bouts comes in off a twelve round unanimous decision interim WBA World Welterweight title challenge loss to David Avanesyan, May 28th, 2016.
The relatively unknown WBO Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Champion Kurbanov, 11-0, 9Ko’s fighting entirely in Russia holding a ten round unanimous decision over Dennis Laurente comes off a ninth round TKO stoppage of Virgilijus Stapulionis in May.
Its appears tahts it is more than the boxer/trainer/promoter/former world champions love for the sport that drives him back to the ring having dropped a financially draining California State divorce in 2011.
More information on the card is expected to be announced soon.