Shane Mosley is getting these big money fights just off name recognition, because he has looked terrible in all his fight since beating Antonio Margarito in 2009.
Saul Alvarez needed to be on the card because it is Cinco De Mayo and he has a strong Mexican following. Pairing him with a big name like Mosley is going to help draw in even more viewers to the event.
Shane Mosley, the former pound-for-pound king, three-division champion and probable Hall of Famer, knows he has not looked good in recent fights. In fact, the 40-year-old Mosley is 2-3-1 in his last six bouts and 0-2-1 in his last three since his major upset of Antonio Margarito in 2009.
But Mosley, still with one of the most recognizable names in boxing, is getting what figures to be his last title shot after he and junior middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez came to terms Friday night.
They will meet on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the co-featured fight on the pay-per-view card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KOs) moving up to junior middleweight to challenge Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) for his version of the 154-pound title.
It is my opinion Shane is just cashing checks at this point, but at least we get to see his fiancée Bella Gonzales.