February 12, 2007 |
Shane Mosley wants to fight until he's 40. The way he looked Saturday night against Luis Collazo, he might consider extending his career even longer. Fighting a tough southpaw 10 years his junior, Mosley, 35, was both faster and stronger as he punched his way to a unanimous 12-round decision in a welterweight fight at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Mosley knocked Collazo down in the 11th round and used his superior speed against a fighter who didn't have nearly his experience but was game and still punching when the fight ended.
October 3, 2003 |
Promoter Bob Arum won't have to answer for allegations of impropriety he made following Oscar De La Hoya's controversial loss to Shane Mosley. The Nevada Athletic Commission had asked Arum to attend an Oct. 15 meeting to explain his allegations, but excused him after Arum apologized and said he was speaking in the heat of the moment. In a letter sent to Arum on Wednesday, commission chairman Luther Mack excused the promoter from the hearing, but said his comments that there was some sort of conspiracy to keep De La Hoya from winning were offensive.
May 6, 2011
As boxing debates go, you could do worse than trying to determine which is the more remarkable feat: 46-year-old Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins trying to become the oldest holder of a widely recognized world championship, which could happen when the seemingly ageless North Philadelphian bids to dethrone WBC light-heavyweight titlist Jean Pascal on May 21 in Montreal, or Manny Pacquiao, 32, winning belts in eight weight divisions, and seemingly...
May 10, 2002 |
Shane Mosley will meet unbeaten Vernon Forrest on July 20 in Indianapolis in a rematch of the fight that cost Mosley his welterweight title. Forrest will defend the WBC 147-pound title he won from Mosley on Jan. 26 when the two meet at Conseco Fieldhouse. Forrest is 34-0 with 27 knockouts and one no-contest. Mosley is 38-1 with 35 knockouts. Horse Racing Last Saturday's Kentucky Derby had a 12 percent drop in TV ratings. NBC Sports' telecast drew a 7.1 national rating, compared with an 8.1 rating last year.
January 17, 2001 |
Mike Tyson's boxing license in Michigan was suspended for three months and he must pay $205,000 for refusing to submit to a urine test before his Oct. 20 fight against Andrew Golota. The decision yesterday in Detroit will be honored by at least one important governing body outside Michigan - the Nevada State Athletic Commission. "We will honor any suspension by a sister state," said Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada body. However, the ruling by the Michigan Athletic Board of Control might have little impact because the former heavyweight champion was not planning to fight in the next three months.
May 7, 2006 |
Oscar De La Hoya sneered at Ricardo Mayorga lying there on the canvas, at the man who had heckled him and insulted his family for months of pre-fight hype. De La Hoya's left hook had blasted Mayorga to the canvas midway through Round 1 of their fight last night at the MGM Grand. Then De La Hoya teed off on Mayorga, knocking him down again in the sixth. Finally, as De La Hoya rained leather on the Nicaraguan, who was splayed defenseless against the ropes, referee Jay Nady stopped the bout at 1 minute, 25 seconds of Round 6 as the sellout crowd roared.
February 18, 2003 |
Shane Mosley couldn't get his price, so his Sept. 13 fight with Oscar De La Hoya is off. Mosley had until yesterday to sign for a $4.25 million purse to fight De La Hoya. When he didn't, promoter Bob Arum withdrew the offer and said the fight would not happen. "He passed on it so it's over," Arum said. Arum said De La Hoya now will look at a rematch with Fernando Vargas on the date, or could fight another contender. Arum had made a deal earlier with Mosley's manager, Barry Frank, and announced the fight.
February 10, 2003 |
Shane Mosley didn't make much of an impression in his first fight at 154 pounds - except to opponent Raul Marquez's face Saturday night in Las Vegas. The fight was stopped late in the third round because of deep cuts over the eyes of Marquez. The fight was ruled a no contest, but even worse for Mosley was that he did nothing to show he was worth more than the $4.25 million he was supposed to be paid to meet Oscar De La Hoya on Sept. 13. Promoter Bob Arum had a deal with Mosley's agent to fight De La Hoya, but Mosley refused to sign the contract because he wasn't happy with the purse.
February 5, 1998 |
David Reid might have breached boxing etiquette with some intemperate remarks about America Presents stablemate and fellow North Philadelphian Bernard Hopkins, but it didn't prevent him from joining the exclusive club of fighters with HBO contracts. That club includes Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr., Lennox Lewis, "Prince" Naseem Hamed, George Foreman and Pernell Whitaker. Several other quality fighters - Arturo Gatti, Shane Mosley, Angel Manfredy, Kevin Kelley - regularly appear on HBO on a fight-by-fight basis.
January 13, 2004 |
A former boxer was offered $5,000 by members of promoter Bob Arum's Top Rank company to throw a fight in 1995, the New York Daily News reported yesterday. Mitchell Rose told the newspaper that two men from Top Rank came to his Brooklyn home a few weeks before his Dec. 15, 1995, fight against Eric "Butterbean" Esch and said they'd give him $5,000 to lose the bout. "They said, 'We have some money for you, a substantial amount of money,' " Rose said. "They wanted me to take a dive.