By Bill Emes
Earlier this week, future Hall of Famers "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Ronald "Winky "Wright announced their intentions to retire from boxing. Wright, 40-years-old and a former undisputed champion at 154, retired not long after Saturday's decision loss to middleweight contender Peter Quillin. Mosley, also 40 and a former three division champion, retired a few weeks after his decision loss to WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Former two division champion and the oldest fighter to ever win a major championship, Bernard Hopkins, still appears eager to continue punching. Hopkins, 47, lost a twelve round majority decision to Chad Dawson in April, but the old veteran was still very competitive in the fight.
"Winky Wright and "Sugar" Shane Mosley, they both did a hell of a job and they both understand that the time they feel it needs to be done, they understand that it needs to be done. I'm no Winky Wright and I'm no "Sugar" Shane Mosley and I think I've proven that. They had a great career. Their time....they feel had came - and mine might be one that might come and it might not be. They both had great careers and they have nothing to be ashamed of. They leave the game like they left the game and I'm supporting them.," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.