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

June 30, 2010 |  9:37 pm

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