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September 9, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  Shane Mosley is the only man to have fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, so there might be another man to ask about Saturday's super-fight than the former three-division world champion from Pomona. Mosley, 42, now preparing for an Oct. 23 fight in Australia against Anthony Mundine, let Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 knockouts) use his Big Bear Lake home boxing ring to train in advance of the bout against Mayweather (44-0) at MGM Grand. Alvarez beat Mosley by decision in May 2012, and Mayweather Jr. also beat Mosley unanimously after getting rocked by him in the second round of their May 2010 bout.
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December 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire, This post has been corrected. See note below.
[For the Record, 4:46 p.m., Tuesday: An earlier version of this post stated that Puerto Rican Indepedence Day takes place on the weekend of June 7. The Puerto Rican Day Parade takes place on that weekend. ] Miguel Cotto's retreat from interest in a bout against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez means another opportunity intrigued him. A chance to claim a fourth different weight-class world title on the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 7 in New York City against middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is that option.
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January 25, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
For Pomona's Shane Mosley, Saturday night marked the first return to the scene of his greatest victory, a thrilling split decision over Los Angeles' favorite boxer, Oscar De La Hoya in 2000. A massive Staples Center crowd of 20,820 relished the pre-fight festivities as Mosley entered to T.I./Rihanna's "Live Your Life," and Tijuana's Antonio Margarito came in as a traditional Mexican song played, bowing to the crowd with his arms folded in front of him.
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September 10, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The smallest detail is never far from Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s mind. It has allowed him to compile a bank account that exceeds $100 million, a testament to the fighter's brilliance. "I once introduced him to a guy I knew, and just the other day, six years later, Floyd saw the guy in a crowd and said, 'Hey, there's your friend,' " said Nate Jones, Mayweather Jr.'s close friend and assistant trainer. "This guy remembers things like an elephant. " That brain power is constantly working for Mayweather (44-0, 26 knockouts)
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February 4, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Floyd Mayweather Jr. ended the dramatic pause before his signature Wednesday when he officially signed to fight Pomona's world welterweight champion Shane Mosley , Mosley's attorney told The Times. The bout between two of the sport's top pound-for-pound fighters of the past decade-plus will occur May 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mosley signed to fight Friday night, and authorities close to the bout had expected Mayweather to sign no later than Monday. His delay caused some angst for the fight's promoter, Richard Schaefer , of Golden Boy Promotions, who watched Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao feud so heatedly over a pre-fight drug-testing plan that their planned March 13 bout was scrapped.
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May 1, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
At the moment, boxer Shane Mosley is the odd man out. He has much to offer, but he is like a screenwriter, shopping the studios. "I don't hear my name being called," Mosley says. He is in Las Vegas, as is most everybody else from the world of boxing, the week before Manny Pacquiao versus Ricky Hatton at MGM's Grand Garden. The hallways and lounges of the casino have started to fill up for Saturday's fight with people with pasty skin who use the word "mate" a lot. The Brits aren't coming.
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May 22, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
What happened to Shane Mosley? Good question, says his father and trainer, Jack, who has seen his talented son move from dazzling lightweight prospect to frustrated contender to a long, bizarre stay in boxing limbo. Better question: What hasn't happened? "We were sitting in a restaurant a while ago, and we asked the waitress if she knew who Shane Mosley was and she said, 'No,' " Jack Mosley said. "And then we asked if she knew Vernon Forrest, and she says, 'Yeah.' Oscar De La Hoya? 'Yeah.'
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May 7, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Las Vegas Manny Pacquiao wasn't pleased with his third consecutive unanimous decision, but in extending his victory streak to 14 he may have retired another Hall of Famer. In a dominant destruction of an aged Shane Mosley, Pacquiao rode a third-round knockdown and a steady barrage of left hands to a unanimous decision in his WBO welterweight title defense before 16,412 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Judge Glenn Trowbridge scored the bout 119-108, Dave Moretti had it 120-108, and Duane Ford scored it 120-107.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley: "Fought for us early, local kid, very exciting fighter, future world champion. " Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez: "Made his pro debut for us. Great smile, highly articulate and another future world champion. " John Armijo: "The 'Fighting Lifeguard' from Huntington Beach.
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May 3, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Shane Mosley has been the young lion, a new champion, a major fight headliner and the veteran warrior. Now 40, the Pomona fighter is the gatekeeper who will determine whether or not the charismatic quest of Mexico's young Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will continue to perhaps a fall date against Floyd Mayweather Jr. World Boxing Council junior-middleweight champion Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 knockouts) is the same age, 21, as Mosley's son, Shane Jr. Alvarez had his way against veterans Carlos Baldomir, Alfonso Gomez and Kermit Cintron, but he said Wednesday that he expects “Mosley to be at his best.” Mosley hasn't been there in his past two bouts, suffering losses in lopsided decisions against Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather.
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September 9, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  Shane Mosley is the only man to have fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, so there might be another man to ask about Saturday's super-fight than the former three-division world champion from Pomona. Mosley, 42, now preparing for an Oct. 23 fight in Australia against Anthony Mundine, let Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 knockouts) use his Big Bear Lake home boxing ring to train in advance of the bout against Mayweather (44-0) at MGM Grand. Alvarez beat Mosley by decision in May 2012, and Mayweather Jr. also beat Mosley unanimously after getting rocked by him in the second round of their May 2010 bout.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley: "Fought for us early, local kid, very exciting fighter, future world champion. " Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez: "Made his pro debut for us. Great smile, highly articulate and another future world champion. " John Armijo: "The 'Fighting Lifeguard' from Huntington Beach.
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December 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Manny Pacquiao has been writing a weekly blog for HBO Sports in the weeks leading up to his fight Saturday against Juan Manuel Marquez. HBO has provided excerpts from his final blog, in which Pacquiao discusses why he didn't seek a rematch with Tim Bradley, and why what he learned in his fight with Bradley will help him knock out Marquez. “I was really looking forward to fighting Tim Bradley. He had earned the shot at my title having been undefeated and unifying the junior welterweight titles twice. He always came to fight in shape and he always fought aggressively. I thought the fans would enjoy our fight.
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June 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao interrupted training in Hollywood recently and confided in his conditioning coach Alex Ariza that something wasn't right. "I'm not feeling well. I'm restless. I can't eat," Pacquiao told Ariza. "Bro," Ariza answered, "those are all the effects of overtraining. " With that, Ariza began adjusting to a startling revelation: Pacquiao, at age 33, preparing for his 60th professional fight Saturday night at MGM Grand against unbeaten Timothy Bradley, is officially dealing with his ring mortality.
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June 6, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Three times in a 30-minute sit-down with reporters Wednesday, Manny Pacquiao assured the media he is not underestimating Timothy Bradley before their world welterweight title fight Saturday night. "I know what Timothy is feeling now, how he's trained hard, thinking this is his big break," Pacquiao said. The unsettling fact for the 33-year-old Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 knockouts) as he finalizes preparations for his 60th professional fight is that the underdog spirit he relates to helped push him to breakthrough victories years ago, over Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Oscar De La Hoya.
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June 4, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley is retiring, ending a career in which he won titles in three weight classes, beat Oscar De La Hoya twice and never was knocked out. The 40-year-old from Pomona announced on Twitter that he was hanging up his gloves, saying he "loved every moment of it. Win, lose or draw. " Mosley lost three of his last four fights, including a dreary bout against Manny Pacquiao in May 2011 in which he mostly seemed to be avoiding the Filipino superstar in the ring.
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September 13, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The criticism was immediate and relentless after Shane Mosley wilted badly in his May fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mosley rocked Mayweather in the second round, then Mosley faded so noticeably in the last 10 rounds in a lopsided loss that some didn't expect him to fight again. "Shane is looking his age in this fight," trainer Emanuel Steward said during the Mayweather-Mosley broadcast. Mosley turned 39 last week, but he didn't make it a birthday-retirement party.
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April 28, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley both addressed nagging criticisms about each other as the hours ticked down to their Saturday night welterweight title fight. "We don't know how many fights he fought clean," Mayweather said about Mosley at Wednesday's final news conference, digging once more at Mosley's 2003 use of performance-enhancing drugs. "Mayweather deserves credit for taking this chance [to fight me]," said Mosley, who has knocked out 39 of his 51 opponents and stands as the toughest opponent Mayweather has fought since taking on a close-to-retirement Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.
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May 3, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Shane Mosley has been the young lion, a new champion, a major fight headliner and the veteran warrior. Now 40, the Pomona fighter is the gatekeeper who will determine whether or not the charismatic quest of Mexico's young Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will continue to perhaps a fall date against Floyd Mayweather Jr. World Boxing Council junior-middleweight champion Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 knockouts) is the same age, 21, as Mosley's son, Shane Jr. Alvarez had his way against veterans Carlos Baldomir, Alfonso Gomez and Kermit Cintron, but he said Wednesday that he expects “Mosley to be at his best.” Mosley hasn't been there in his past two bouts, suffering losses in lopsided decisions against Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather.
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May 2, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- The theory all along among those trying to read  Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s mind was that he'd spotted some flaws in Miguel Cotto before deciding to fight him -- at 154 pounds, no less. Mayweather (42-0, 26 knockouts) is  an astute student of his craft whose choices of recent foes Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz has revealed what the 35-year-old veteran with five weight-class world titles was thinking. Mosley was getting too old. Ortiz was too undisciplined. As for World Boxing Assn.
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