At almost literally twice his age, you have a huge experience edge on Canelo. Having seen his approach in other fights, how will you exploit that advantage in your bout?
Shane Mosley: With experience, comes wisdom, and more importantly patience. I have fought a lot of skilled boxers in my career and I know what it takes to win. Speed and accuracy are just two aspects of what makes me the fighter that I am. I know how to use overhand rights and how to effectively land a body shot. I know how to wear down my opponent. I know all these things because I’ve had a long and successful career and I have done all these things. Many young fighters know how to be aggressive, but the skill stops there. It takes time to understand that aggression doesn’t win fights, which is why a lot of young fighters struggle. I’m very much looking forward to getting to fight again and showing what an experienced boxer is capable of. When you fight, no matter the circumstances, you’re always looking for an opportunity to overcome your opponent. It’s not so easy to do that when you’re a little green to the ring. Trust me, I can say unequivocally that I have the knowhow to take on any opponent, regardless of age, and show my skill as a champion. I wouldn’t be in the fight if I didn’t think I would win. It’s really no longer a though as much as ‘when’ I win. I don’t mean to sound boastful, it’s just confidence. I know who I am as a fighter and that’s it. It’s going a great fight and I am looking forward to the reaction.
“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” and Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Episodes two and three of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debut on Saturdays – April 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) and 28 (9:45-10:15 p.m. ET/PT) – while the finale debuts Friday, May 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
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