Posts Tagged ‘Sugar Shane Mosley’

MOSLEY SHOCKS MARGARITO

January 25, 2009

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Boxing’s welterweight division has been broken wide open. “Sugar” Shane Mosley scored a stunning defeat of Antonio Margarito Saturday night in Los Angeles¬†with a dominant performance capped by a ninth round technical knockout.

Mosley clearly controlled a fight where Margarito was the heavy favorite. It was the 37-year-old’s best performance in years. Meanwhile, Margarito was coming off the most impressive win of his career-a complete destruction of previously unbeaten Miguel Cotto.

Saturday’s win makes Mosley a four-time champion and virtually certain Hall-of-Famer. It also marks the first time that Antonio Margarito was ever knocked out. The fight was considered such a mismatch, and Margarito was so heavily favored, that it wasn’t even shown on pay-per view. Instead, HBO televised the fight for free on cable.

WILL MAYORGA WIN SET UP ANOTHER BIG PAYDAY FOR SUGAR SHANE?

September 29, 2008

BOXER SHANE MOSLEY KNOCKS OUT RICARDO MAYORGA SATURDAY NIGHT

Saturday’s win may not have been the most impressive of boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley’s career but It certainly was the most well-timed.

Mosley defeated fading veteran Ricardo Mayorga in California Saturday night with a literal last-second knockout. Mosley knocked Mayorga out with exactly one second left in the twelfth and final round of their junior middleweight fight.

Although he struggled to put Mayorga away, Saturday’s win by Mosley sets him up for a possible big payday and a potential fight with Antonio Margarito.