Shane Mosley: Canelo is a Clean Fighter, He is a Complete Fighter

By Ryan Burton

Last month, and other members of the media caught up with former three-division champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley at his Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction. Other inductees included Laila Ali and Chris Byrd.

One of the topics discussed with Mosley, who retired with a 49-10-1 record and will be a first ballot International Boxing Hall of Fame member when he is eligible, is the upcoming Saul "Canelo" Alvarez-Gennady "Triple G"  Golovkin rematch. The second installment was originally slated to take place in May but those plans were nixed when Alvarez tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol and was subsequently suspended 6 months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The HBO pay-per-view event takes place Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas strip. Their first fight ended in a controversial split draw last September and their has been a lot of bad blood between the two fighters and their respective camps in the lead up to the rematch.


Mosley, who lost a unanimous decision to Alvarez in 2012, expects another close fight.

"I think that Canelo is a complete fighter but I don't think he is a full fledged middleweight. Triple G is a full fledged middleweight and he can probably go to 168 because he is a little stronger. I think that naturally with Triple G being 5'11 or 6' and Canelo being my height, 5'9", he has an advantage. It is kind of like when I fought Winky Wright. Winky Wright was a lot bigger and had an advantage. He had good defense and was a lot bigger," Mosley told

As for Canelo's failed tests, Mosley is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and doesn't believe that he is a cheater.

"I think training with Canelo and seeing him in Big Bear, he is clean fighter," said Mosley. "He is very strong and fast and I don't think in his mind he thinks he needs anything to beat Triple G. I think he believes he is Superman and he can do what he wants to do. He has beat a lot of great guys and he is a great fighter. I like the way Canelo fights. I love it."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-12-2018

Fuk can't make SHT off this fight!!! Either way.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing 956;19090623]U can wear ur own wonder women outfit. 4 days left for u.[/QUOTE] Golovkin -155 Alvarez +135 and a total rounds prop of 11.5 over -180 Under +150. "With 55 percent of tickets written and[B] 61 percent of money…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=-Kev-;19093134][B]Comments Thread For: Shane Mosley, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire: Canelo is a Clean Fighter, He is a Complete Fighter[/B][/QUOTE] lol.............

Comment by -Kev- on 09-12-2018

[B]Comments Thread For: Shane Mosley, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire: Canelo is a Clean Fighter, He is a Complete Fighter[/B]

Comment by The D3vil on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19090313]Exactly! So why was it ok for GGG to fight Sergio and Cotto but Canelo cant??? GGG fans say Cotto aged Sergio and Canelo aged Cotto???[/QUOTE] Because GGG is only a year younger than Sergio, maybe [IMG][/IMG]

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