So it is being reported in most boxing sites that Canelo and Mosley are close to reaching a deal to fight on April 21... What are your thoughts on this fight?
According to insider sources, a deal is close to being finalized for WBC Jr Middlweight Champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to fight former multi-division world champion and boxing legend 'Sugar' Shane Mosley.
If he's not selected as Floyd Mayweather's May 5th opponent, 'Canelo' Alvarez will defend his title April 21st at Staple Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Shane Mosley, 40, turned pro in eighteen years ago and has defeated the likes of Phillip Holiday, John John Molina, Jesse James Leija, Wilfredo Rivera, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas and Antonio Margarito, winning world titles at lightweight, welterweight and jr middleweight.
But despite his impressive credentials, Mosley has failed to impress in his last three bouts against Floyd Mayweather Jr, Sergio Mora and Manny Pacquiao. Mosley lost lopsided decisions to Mayweather and Pacquiao and drew with Mora.
Mosley's last scintillating performance, a title-winning domination of Antonio Margarito, took place nearly three years ago in January 2009.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, 21, is the current WBC jr middleweight champion and the youngest reigning world champion in boxing. The undefeated Alvarez had a breakout year in 2011, leaving little doubt he's a serious fighter to be reckoned with by winning a wide decision over Matthew Hatton and knocking out Kermit Cintron, Alfonso Gomez and Ryan Rhodes.
The hard-punching James Kirkland (30-1, 27 KO) is the other fighter being considered as a possible April 21st opponent for Alvarez. Fresh off his thrilling stoppage of Alfredo Angulo, Kirkland will step in the ring with the dangerous Carlos Molina on January 28, on HBO.
Shane Mosley vs Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on April 21st ?