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Shane Mosley will return to the ring Sept. 18 at Staples vs. Sergio Mora

Pomona's Shane Mosley didn't have much left after nearly knocking down Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their May fight, but the 38-year-old boxer has enough enthusiasm to continue his  career Sept. 18 in a 154-pound pay-per-view fight at Staples Center versus fellow Southern Californian and former world champion Sergio Mora.

Mosley's promoter, Richard Schaefer, said the card will cap a four-day celebration of Mexican Independence ceremonies, including a concert, a public tribute to legendary Mexican fighters and a street fair near Staples.

After barraging Mayweather in the second round, Mosley (46-6, 39 KOs) lost the final 10 rounds on all three judges' scorecards in losing by unanimous decision on May 1. Mora (22-1-1, 6 KOs) is a former reality-television winner on the show "The Contender," and he proceeded to claim a junior-middleweight belt.

Mosley-Mora will feature an undercard including popular Mexico fighter Saul Alvarez and possibly Oxnard's junior-welterweight Victor Ortiz, Schaefer said.

-- Lance Pugmire


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