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After being manhandled by Mexican superstar and WBC light middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Cinco de Mayo, shopworn former three-division champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley mercifully announced his retirement on Monday afternoon. Mosley (46-8-1-1-, 39 KOs), an admitted abuser of performance enhancing drugs who went a miserable 2-4-1 in his final seven bouts, will probably be a future inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

“The Fox” Humberto Soto will fight Argentinean Lucas Matthyse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light-welterweight belt on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Provided Humberto (58-7-2-1, 34 KOs), a Mexican scrapper who has been a three-weight WBC champion from featherweight through to lightweight, can trump the 29-year-old Matthyse (30-2-0-1, 28 KOs), “The Fox” is eyeing the winner of the July 14 bout pitting Amir “King” Khan against “Swift” Danny…

The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez was filmed training on Tuesday to appear in a music video being made by the teenage group "Going Dark" for their anti-bullying song, "Stand Up.” Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), the 2010 “Fighter of the Year” who is currently ranked by Ring Magazine as the third preeminent pound-for-pound pugilist in the world, is preparing to fistfight WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (46-0-1-1, 32 KOs) on September 15 at the

In tribute to the holiday, below are the three most notorious boxers in the annals of prizefighting. 1) Mitch “Blood” Green Green (19-6-1, 12 KOs) won the New York Golden Gloves four times as an amateur and the World Boxing Council once ranked him as high as seventh.

22 years ago today on October 25, 1990, Evander Holyfield knocked James “Buster” Douglas onto Queer Street in the third round to capture the The Ring, WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The then 30-year-old Douglas (38-6-1-1, 25 KOs), who eight months and two weeks earlier as a 42-1 underdog defeated “Iron” Mike Tyson by a 10th round TKO to become the undisputed heavyweight champion in one of the biggest upsets in sports history

Boxing: Mosley To Retire After "Sugar" Shane Mosley was manhandled by 21-year-old junior middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez -- who is the same age as Mosley's oldest son, in a near shutout decision loss on May 5 in Las Vegas. One month later, Mosley made it official, announcing his retirement on Monday. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com

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Canelo Alvarez vs Sugar Shane Mosley

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