MMA Crossfire – “Sugar” Shane Mosley vs Pablo “Cesar” Cano predictionsWelterweight fighter “Sugar” Shane Mosley will challenge interim IBC welterweight champion Pablo “Cesar” Cano at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun Mexico Saturday night.
Mosley has stated he will retire if he loses.
Both fighters are coming off losses. Cano lost to Paulie Malignaggi, a fighter Mosley failed to negotiate a fight with due to Malignaggi wanting more money.
Mosley has not won since 2009, losing convincingly to Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
If Mosley does retire, it will signal the end of another great fighter, who flew out of the gate winning his first 38 fights.
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(46-8-1, 39 KO)
Height: 5’8 ½”
Nationality: California, USA
Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano
(L-R) Erik Morales of Mexico Pablo Cesar Cano of Mexico during their WBC super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images
(26-2-1, 20 KO)
Clubb: Both Mosley and Cano are coming off championship losses and are looking to redeem themselves in this 12-round WBC welterweight title fight contest. Sugar Shane mentioned he will retire if he loses to Cano. The Mosley camp was trying to set up a bout with WBA welterweight champ Paul Malignaggi, however they did not come to terms as Malignaggi was looking for more money in the matchup. If Mosley really wants to take another run at the championship, he will have to beat two or three of the top welterweight contenders. It’s that simple.
Cano is coming off a 12-round controversial split decision against Paul Malignaggi for the WBA welterweight title back in October 2012.
Pablo Cano vs Shane Mosley.
The dangerous factor about Cano is that he has a 69% KO ratio and that is the reflection of excellent punching power.
In Sugar Shane’s career he has never been knocked out, however he has not won his last four contests ( 3 losses and a draw), his last victory was back in 2009. Mosley has faced against opponents like Floyd Mayweather, Sergio Mora and Manny Pacquiao who Mosley lost to back in May 2011. Mosley also suffered a unanimous decision loss to Saul Alvarez on May 5, 2012 for the WBC light middleweight title. He faced great opponents and one up-and-coming great opponent in Alvarez. So, he is not coming into this bout with any great momentum.
“We are going to go for it, and go after him on the inside, stay close to him and work him over with punches upstairs and to the body,” said Cano recently to the media. “We know Mosley has faced it all and faced the best in the world but he has weaknesses and they have been exposed in several fights and that is where we will secure a big victory.”
Pablo will be facing one of the best fighters that he has ever faced against on Saturday night and Cano will also be tested against Mosley experience.
I anticipate Cano to come out aggressively against Mosley in the early rounds, pressuring the veteran. I think Cano will get tagged a lot by Mosley. Mosley will need to move better than he did against Cano, Paquiao and Maywether, as he froze a few times in the ring.
I would love to go with Mosley, as I have followed Mosley for s long time, however, Cano I think is a big welterweight who packs a big punch will cause problems for Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday night and I am calling for Cano to defeat Mosley on a decision.