Mosley Jr eyes world title shot in 2024

Shane Mosley Jr. has had to take some hard fights after some hard lessons early in his career. Once a prospect now he has had to earn his way into contender-status in the sport of boxing despite having a famous last name. Most recently Mosley Jr., had a seventh-round knockout victory over D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard in which Mosley Jr is now knocking down the door of a world title shot. 

Yet, an upset win over Gabriel Rosado has brought new life to the career of Mosley Jr.

Eric Gomez, the President of Golden Boy Promotions, outlined the hopes for Mosley Jr. for the fall of 2023.

“He will fight again, before the end of the year,” said Golden Boy President, Eric Gomez. “We are just going to get him the biggest fight possible.”

The sentiment is echoed by Mosley Jr., who caught up with ProBox TV News three months ago, as Mosley Jr is letting it be known that he wants to fight for a world title.

“I would love to fight the winner of [Erislandy Lara vs Danny Garcia],” told Mosley Jr., to ProBox TV News, as that was a fight that was rumored to take place, but ended up not happening. “Those two guys are both legends, and if I want to be a legend, why not have that fight, and take it from one of them.”

The current landscape at middleweight is confusing. Carlos Adames holds the WBC interim world title, but despite 800 days of inactivity is unable to be called the full champion, as Jermall Charlo still holds his title, the WBO champion is Janibek Alimkhanuly, who will be facing the IBF champion, Vincenzo Gualtieri, on October 14th in Texas on ESPN, to consolidate the belts. Then we have the aforementioned Erislandy Lara, who holds the WBA middleweight title, but has been very inactive. 

Mosley Jr. continues to fight and wait for his chance as Gomez believes Mosley Jr will land his big fight soon.

“He is another kid, the busier we keep him the better he looks,” furthered Gomez. “He will fight sometime at the end of the year and then early in the first quarter of next year we are going to look to challenge any of the champions at [middleweight].”

Currently Mosley Jr. is ranked number seven by the WBC and number nine by the WBO.