Sources close to the information have informed us that there's more than a strong possibility that WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi will defend his title in April against three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer "Sugar" Shane Mosley. According to Malignaggi himself, he's already been promised a date for either April 20 or April 27. In fact, our sources tell us that Mosley has already been presented to Malignaggi as a potential opponent for a bout that could headline another Barclays Center card.
It was just last week when FightHype revealed that Mosley was planning on announcing his return to boxing. Mosley had previously announced his retirement shortly after his unanimous decision loss to undefeated WBC jr. middleweight Saul Alvarez this past May. Since that time, he's stayed in the gym, primarily working with his son, Shane Mosley Jr., and his amateur career. Evidently, after witnessing the latest performance of Malignaggi, who survived a late knockdown to score a razor-thin split decision victory over Pablo Cesar Cano, an unimpressed Mosley was inspired to take another crack at a world title.
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