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Mosley stops Mayorga in 12th round!

Last Saturday night, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, Former three division champion Sugar Shane Mosley stopped a game but outgunned Ricardo Mayorga in the final second of the fight. Mayorga got off to a strong start in the first few rounds, as Mosley appeared gun shy and cautious.

As the rounds progressed, it appeared as though Mosley was letting Mayorga burn himself out; he fired punches from his usually awkward angles. The middle rounds were back and forth, but by the 9th round, it looked like Mosley had Mayorga figured out and was really beginning to beat down the Nicaraguan slugger. In the twelfth and final stanza, Mosley dropped Mayorga twice with the referee calling a hault to the fight after the second knockdown. The stoppage official came at 2:59 of round twelve.

At the time of the stoppage, judges Tony Crebs and Nelson Vasquez each had Mosley ahead 107-102 and 105-104 respectively, while Pat Russell had Mayorga ahead 105-104 on the third scorecard. Boxing Chronicles agreed with the scorecard of Nelson Vasquez, with Sugar ahead 105-104.

Round by Round Scorecard

Round 1: 10-9 Mayorga
Round 2: 10-9 Mayorga Total: 20-18 Mayorga
Round 3: 10-9 Mayorga Total: 30-27 Mayorga
Round 4: 10-9 Mosley Total: 39-37 Mayorga
Round 5: 10-9 Mosley Total: 48-47 Mayorga
Round 6: 10-9 Mosley Total: 57-57
Round 7: 10-9 Mosley Total: 67-66 Mosley
Round 8: 10-9 Mayorga Total: 76-76
Round 9: 10-9 Mayorga Total: 86-85 Mayorga
Round 10: 10-9 Mosley Total: 95-95
Round 11: 10-9 Mosley Total: 105-104 Mosley

Mosley TKO Mayorga 2:59 of Round 12.