Former multi-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley (49-9-1, 41 KO’s) has begun making some big changes in preparation for a future world title fight that is slated to take place in May at welterweight. Hall of fame Panamanian slugger Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran whose 119 fight career that contained multiple world titles and memorable moments from 1968 to 2001 has seized the reigns of training Mosley.
“I have a world title fight at 147 [pounds] in May and the exciting news is my trainer will be the great Robert Duran,” Mosley told World Boxing News. “Roberto has agreed to be my trainer as he worked with me in Panama before my last fight and we fell in love with each other as student and teacher.”
Mosley is more than confident in his abilities to once again become a world champion but feels he will do so much better with what he is learning from his new legendary trainer.
“I believe he is really going to put me on this whole other level. I am already scary good right now, but with the little tricks and moves Duran is teaching me, I am going to be unstoppable.”
As for Duran, he took to social media to express his excitement in working with Mosley.
“I am very happy to become a part of Shane Mosley’s team.he is already a champion.”
Details on who Mosley will be facing are not available but Mosley is slated to make the announcement of whom his opponent will be in due time via his Twitter and with the current list of welterweight title holders (Keith Thurman unlikely due to Shawn Porter fight , Danny Garcia, Jessie Vargas) it could be very entertaining but with the way politics in boxing go, Mosley could end up fight an unworthy fighter for a vacant belt.