Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga have agreed to fight at 154 pounds on August 29th in a still undetermined venue in California.

Dramatic Finish

Mosley and Mayorga fought for the fringe WBA inter-continental light middleweight title back in September 27th, 2008. It was an action-packed bout that saw both fighters have their moments. Mosley was slightly ahead in two of the three judges’ scorecards entering the final round when he scored two empathic knockdowns-one after the other, which forced referee David Mendoza to stop the bout with one second left in the fight.

While Mosley would have won that fight anyway with a decision, the excitement and drama of their first fight immediately heard talks of a rematch. But that idea never materialized as both went their separate ways. Mosley went on to defeat Antonio Margarito to win the welterweight title a second time before his career went on a downward trend which eventually led to a retirement in 2013 following a loss to Anthony Mundine.

A Grudge Match

On the other hand, Mayorga went dormant for a year after that loss and then went on to challenge Miguel Cotto for the WBA light middleweight title in 2011. Mayorga lost that fight and retired. However, he came back in 2014 to fight twice, beating unheralded Allen Medina and Anrdik Saralegui both by knockout. But just when we thought that Mayorga had new plans, he began digging from his past.

Mayorga started antagonizing Mosley in social media for months, tweeting words that made the fire in Mosley burn again. As the old wounds resurfaced, a grudge match was suggested seven years after they first fought in that competitive bout. Then last week, the two put pen to paper by announcing that they will fight again in a bout that will be promoted by Mosley’s Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions.

Chasing History

For Mosley, the August 29th fight card won’t be just a chance to put Mayorga’s mouth in check. It will also be a chance for him to make the history that Antonio Tarver failed to do last year. Tarver and his son Antonio Jr. were supposed to fight on the same fight card last year before a thumb injury forced the older Tarver to withdraw.

Sugar Shane’s boxer-son Shane Jr. will also be fighting on the August 29th card and if both Mosley’s make it to fight night, they will become the first father and son boxer tandem to fight on the same boxing card. Mosley’s middleweight son has a record of 4-1, with 4 KOs but isn’t really on the same caliber as his Hall-of-Fame father. But to see both of them fight on the same night in the same card would truly be sweet icing on the cake for the legendary career of Sugar Shane.

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