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Shane “Sugar Shane” Mosley Calls It Quits

Mosley steps down.

Almost one month after losing to 21 year old Saúl Álvarez, after a unanimous decision, Shane Mosley, known to most as Sugar Shane has decided to retire.

“Good morning everybody. Just want to thank you for showing me so much love,” Mosley tweeted. “Had a great career and loved every moment of it, win, lose or draw.”

Mosley would later confirm to ESPN that he was indeed retiring and that his tweet wasn’t a joke or spam saying, “I’m going to leave it alone,” Mosley, told ESPN.com. “I’m good. I’m going into the promotional world, I’m training my son [21-year-old amateur Shane Mosley Jr.]. It was a helluva career. I’m happy for all the great memories and all the great fighters that I fought. Now it’s time give back. I’m ready to train my son full-time now.”

Mosley will end his career at an overall record of 46 victories, 8 defeats and 1 draw. He knocked out 39 of his opponents.

“That’s life, that’s getting older,” Mosley said. “When you get older, you see what happens. You think you can do things. You see stuff that you think you can do, that you want to do, but you just can’t do it anymore.”

When Mosley lost the fight against Álvarez on May 5th he jokingly said after, “When the kids start to beat you up, you might have to start promoting.” Though, despite being 40 years old no one took what Mosley said seriously, however, Mosley did.

“My son is getting older. He’s 21 and after I fought ‘Canelo,’ I thought about that he was 21 and I thought I should spent more time training my son, getting the new generation ready,” said Mosley, who told ESPN that he will also spend time trying to get his Sugar Shane Promotions off the ground.

“I hope they remember me as a great fighter, a great person and somebody that cares about boxing,” Mosley said. “I hope they remember that I loved to fight. It’s been fun.”

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Floyd Mayweather Wants A Fight And Calls Out Pacquiao

Mayweather calls out Pacquiao.

When Twitter began in 2006, it opened a new world of social media to everyone as within 150 characters; you say you’re thought or as they call it “tweet”. Over the last couple of years this new trend of social media has grown to the point where people’s tweets are gaining attention. For example take Arian Foster for example who tweeted a photo of his MRI of his hamstring on twitter or a tweet saying that kids were suspended for tebowing. You name it, you see it, you hear it, chances are it’s been tweeted too.

Well today on twitter Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. who was scheduled to go to Clark County Detention Center on Friday for 87 days had his sentenced delayed on Tuesday due to a scheduled fight between him and Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather plead guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges, stemming from a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children.

The tweets that Mayweather tweeted were, “Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see,” said Mayweather in his first tweet.

He would then say, one minute later “My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk.”

Floyd Mayweather currently has 2,145,965 followers and most likely more to come after the news/tweets today.

Mayweather’s attorney successfully argued that the sentence should be delayed until June 1 so he could fulfill a contractual obligation for a fight at the MGM Grand, which he estimated would pour more than $100 million into the ailing Las Vegas economy.

So Mayweather is free until June 1st, however the fight on May 5th may not be against Pacquiao as it may be someone else such as welterweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and lightweight Robert Guerrero.

However, Mayweather doesn’t want Alvarez or Guerrero as you heard the man or if you want to get literal read the man, he wants Pacquiao.

As far as any news or response from Pacquiao or if he will fight on May 5th, 2011 at MGM Grand, there has been no confirmation.

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