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Sulaiman: Shane Mosley is a Great Opportunity For Canelo

By Salvador Rodriguez

World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman disagrees with Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez, who believe Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39KOs) is a finished fighter and no longer a challenging contender. The two Mexican champions do not agree with Mosley's selection as the next opponent for WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) - on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

In the opinion of Sulaiman, Molsey is still a dangerous veteran and the perfect opponent to take Canelo to the next level. But if Mosley wins, Sulaiman says the victory will push him forward to another big opportunity as the new WBC champion. 

"I think it's a great opportunity for Canelo to beat a man who has been a star for 15 years, and an opportunity to show [his skills to] the world, although Mosley is at the end of his career," said Sulaiman.

"Mosley is an icon, one of the greats of our recent era. He faced the best and beat many of the best, including two wins over Oscar de la Hoya. There is always danger in boxing and especially when you talk about a quality fighter like Mosley. It is not an easy fight. It's a great opportunity for both, if Mosley defeats Canelo, [then he's right back as champion], but if Canelo defeats Mosley, it makes a clear demonstration that he's heading to the big leagues."

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BeachBum616 on 02-13-2012

Canelo is fighting Mosley because mayweather and pacquaiu just fought mosley. So the next step for Canelo is to beat Mosley in a better manner than mayweather or Pacquiao did. People keep saying how sheltered canelo is, how is he…

Comment by budfr on 02-13-2012

[QUOTE=El C@cique@PR;11775771]Fvck Jose Sulaiman, his son Mauricia and the whole WBC organization, thats all[/QUOTE] But you fagz dodn't say a word when Cotta la puta fought An old, semi-retired, bum named Mayorga. Or a Rabbi. Mosley is way better than…

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-13-2012

Mosley's not ranked by WBC @ '47/'54 & IMO if Alvarez doesn't completely dominate him & take him out he'll be ID'd as 1 of the biggest frauds today....

Comment by vick_ramalot on 02-13-2012

Now wait a minute... Sulaiman: Mosley is completely over the hill. He looked very, very bad and very slow in his last fight against a bum (Sergio Mora) [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/sulaiman-jabs-pacquiao-mosley-bad-over-hill--34409[/url] Sulaiman: Mosley is finished. He no longer has the legs or…

Comment by talip bin osman on 02-13-2012

shane is slowly becoming a sacrificial lamb for the young, upcoming lions... but you'll never know... it was the same when davey moore the young lion traded leather with the "old" roberto duran... maybe shane still have something left...

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