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Shane Mosley Video Interview: Will Fight a Few More, Then Son Will Take Over

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07:  Shane Mosley (R) talks to his trainer Naazim Richardson between roundsduring the WBO welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title with a unanimous-decision victory.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2011

After his lackluster performance against Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2) in May, most people expected (and hoped) for Shane Mosley (46-7-1) to retire from the sport of boxing.

Despite being a tremendous fighter, and a living legend, Shane looked old and disinterested in fighting the younger, obviously stronger, Pacquiao.

Just a few weeks ago I spoke with Shane Mosley about his future in boxing, and got an answer to our question of whether or not he will fight again.

“Yea I’ll definitely be back. I got to fight a couple of more times, I still got it in my blood,” said Mosley when asked whether his fans should expect to see him back in action anytime soon.

Not only is Shane planning a comeback fight, but is poised to stick around for a few more.

He threw out a couple of names as his next possible opponents, such as the winner of Antonio Margarito (38-7-0) vs. Miguel Cotto (36-2-0), and also mentioned Andre Berto (28-1-0).

Another very interesting thing that I learned from Shane in our conversation is that he is extremely serious in having his son continue his legacy in the sport: “Hopefully I can let my son take over. I’m trying to get him ready.”

There are always sons trying to take over after their fathers retire from boxing, thus it’s not uncommon to hear such news. Still, I am very curious to see how Shane’s son performs, and whether his fighting style will remind us of his father’s.

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