Former WBA welterweight super champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley will fight tough Mexican scrapper "The Latin Snake" Sergio Mora on Sept. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mosley (46-6-0-1, 39 KOs), a past titlist in three weight divisions, was outclassed in a unanimous decision loss against "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) in his last matchup in May.
Mora (22-1-1, 6 KOs) is a solid boxer who was scheduled to battle Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs) in June 2009 before injuries derailed the contest.
As noted, Mora is indeed a skilled pugilist who knows how to carry himself in the ring. Unfortunately, his feathery punches couldn't hurt Glass Joe.
Nevertheless, Mora is only 29 years old, and Mosley is 39 years old and off the juice.
In his pharmaceutical-enhanced prime, Mosley was a far superior boxer than Mora will ever be.
“Mosley has quick hands and he will press the fight,” said Roger “Pitt” Perron, 73, a long-time boxing trainer from Brockton who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training. “It will be interesting to see how he reacts to his loss to Mayweather.”
Still, the past is the past and currently, Mora has a genuine opportunity to trump Mosley. In all likelihood, Mosley will defeat Mora.
However, don't be shocked if "The Latin Snake" eats "Sugar" in three weeks.