Mosley's Sweet KO of Margarito

Sunday, January 25, 2009

After Antonio Margarito took it to Miguel Cotto late last year, many of us who had watched that fight thought that the Tijuana Toronado would step up to be the man to beat in the welterweight division, and considering the thought of a Margarito/Floyd Mayweather, Jr. match. Sugar Shane Mosley was an afterthought, more or less.

But starting with Mosely's trainer catching an illegal substance being used in Margarito's tape wrapping, the whole night did not bode well for Margarito. Mosley owned all 8 full rounds of the fight, and it was probably an ill-advised decision by Margarito's corner to send him out for the 9th round -- he was promptly KO'd.

We'll be interested in finding out what that "plaster-like substance" was in the wraps, and now, there's a landscape at the division littered with great possibilities for Mosley next as he hopes for another shot at Cotto (whom he lost to two fights ago) and may be seeing a date with a "retired" Mayweather (I hope, I hope, I hope).

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:24 PM


There's very little that would make me happier than seeing Mosley knock Mayweather out.

Corbin said...
Jan 25, 2009, 2:29:00 PM  

Mayweather will only come out of retirement for a match with the winner of the May 2 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton.

Michael said...
Jan 25, 2009, 3:13:00 PM  

Fedor > whoever was boxing last night

mark said...
Jan 25, 2009, 3:57:00 PM  

Michael, I was reading last week that the Pacquiao - Hatton fight got called off. Am I wrong?

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 25, 2009, 5:06:00 PM  

They finally agreed to terms on the purse money with Pacquiao getting a 52-48 share.

Michael said...
Jan 25, 2009, 5:13:00 PM  

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