Shane Mosley’s upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao seems beyond his deteriorating talents. His decline evident in bouts with Floyd Mayweather and then Sergio Mora; Mosley is not the force he once was.
Although one cannot doubt his inclination, one remains skeptical of his execution.
His breathing has become heavy, his punch output is in decline and he seems one nudge away from being pushed off the glass cliff and into retirement.
Yet, this is no rare occurrence. The oft-told tale of the boxer who winds up punch-drunk, penniless or both unfortunately tends to be the rule rather then the exception.
Riding off into the sunset on the back of success is rare, because successful men, never mind boxers, do not quit when they are ahead, thinking the good times will never end.
Only prizefighters, as these 10 will tell you, unlike ordinary men, pay a more exacting toll for such insouciance.