27.9.08

Round by Round: Mosley v. Mayorga

The main event of the night is Shane Mosley versus Ricardo Mayorga. Both fighters are veterans. Mosley is known as the better technical boxer. Mayorga is much more wild and throws wide, hard punches.

A topic of discussion has been Mayorga's weight gain since the weigh-in. Mayorga weighed in at 153 pounds and tonight he is 170. Mayorga has been fined in the past for using diuretics. Mayorga is 28-6, while Mosley is 44-5.

Round 1:
Mayorga starts the fight swinging and lands with a huge right hand. Mosley is sticking with the jab. Mosley now swings back with a very wide right hand of his own. So far Mayorga has been backing Shane up. Mayorga gets some good shots while in the clinch. Mosley gets in a big right hand followed by a left that stops Mayorga. Shane gets in many shots that were on Mayorga's back. Mayorga is going for a KO early and Mosley loses his balance. Mosley's foot movement doesn't look as good as it once was.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mayorga

Round 2:
Mayorga comes forward to start off the round. Mosley leads with a jab and follows with a right. Mosley tells the ref to watch for for headbutts. Shane looks like he's looking to catch Mayorga after a wild punch but he's taking some punishment in the process. Mayorga is sticking to his classic overhand KO punch. Mayorga's style looks like it got has Shane in some trouble as he takes another big shot before the bell.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mayorga

Round 3:
Mosley is throwing the jab but not much after it. Mayorga is still throwing his haymakers, and Shane doesn't look like he can do much to get away from them. Mosley should be able to counter these wild shots but he's not doing much to get in that rhythm. Shane gets backed into the ropes and Mayorga swings away. Shane blocks most of it. I have to give that round to Mayorga as well.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mayorga

Round 4:
Shane now gets in a good right after a good jab. Mayorga isn't throwing as much in the beginning of this round. Shane gets in a good shot while Mayorga comes forward. Mosley now starts catching Mayorga as he comes forward. Mayorga looks to be more hesitant now that he's getting tagged as he advances.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mosley
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 5:
Mayorga gets in hard shot right at the break of a clinch in the beginning of the round. Mayorga dodges a hard right from Shane. Both fighters are clinching more now than in the first few rounds. Mayorga gets in a good left. Shane comes back with a left of his own followed by a right. Mayorga continues to move forward and tells Shane to stop running. Mayorga complains about getting punched in the back. Both fighters exchange flurries at the end of the round.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mosley
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 6:
Mayorga continues to come forward. Mayorga waves in Shane and Shane comes right in with a big right hand. The crowd erupts. Mayorga looks bothered by the punch. Mayorga complains about a headbutt. The ref says fight on. Mayorga takes some huge bombs and keeps nodding at Mosley and Mosley comes back and lands some more. Mayorga continues to wave him in. Mosley is now scoring at will, landing huge bombs.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mosley
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 7:
If Mosley has another round like that it will be over soon . Mayorga seems to know that if he doesn't get a knockout he's going to lose the fight. He's now throwing big, wild shots. Mosley looks more comfortable now. Mayorga is throwing less now and taking more punches. Mayorga gets in a good right hand. Mayorga is trying to turn this into a street fight. He's throwing a lot in the clinch and while the ref is breaking them up. Mayorga got some good shots through in the last minute.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mayorga

Round 8:
Mayorga continues to throw punches while in the clinch, all body shots. Shane is coming forward more and getting tagged occasionally. There's a lot of clinching in this round. Mayorga gets in a good right hook while coming in. Not much happening in this round. Mayorga is throwing more and Shane isn't doing much.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mayorga

Round 9:
Mayorga raises his hands as he comes out of his corner. Shane is now getting back to using his jab. The ref tells the fighters to watch their heads. The crowd chants Mosley but Mayorga raises his hands. Shane isnt throwing much after his jab. Shane lands a shot that was slightly below the belt. Mayorga is landing the better shots in this round. Mosley lands a good left hook now. Mayorga fires back with an uppercut. Mayorga doesn't look to be getting tired as many thought he would.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mayorga
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 10:
Mosley throws about five jabs in a row but follows with nothing. Mayorga still throws his overhand right but Mosley is now starting to get out of the way of it. Mosley switches to southpaw. Mayorga gets in a right hand but Mosley shakes it off. Mosley lands another left, then a right. Mosley lands another shot that was slightly low. Mosley gets tripped up before the bell.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mosley
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 11:
The fight has almost become a wrestling match. There has been a lot of clinching and they have almost turned into tackling. Mosley lands a good solid right hook. Mayorga answers with one back. The two clinch and throw bombs while tied up. Mosley gets rocked by a right hand and Mayorga raises his hands. Mosley is doing a better job hitting Mayorga as he comes in.

Spartan117: 10-9 Mosley
Uatu: 10-9 Mosley

Round 12:
Mayorga comes out swinging in the last round, really going for the KO. Mosley gets in a good left hook. Mayorga lands an overhand right. Mosley lands a solid combo upstairs. Mayorga shakes his head. Mosley is landing his hardest shots in this round for sure. Mayorga gets crushed by a combo in the last 30 seconds and Mayorga goes down. He makes it up before the 10 count but looks dazed. Mosley takes his time in the last five seconds of the fight and measures up a monstrous left hook. Mayorga falls, clearly knocked out, and the ref stops the fight.

The winner by KO at 2:59 of Round 12... Shane Mosley.

Shane says that Mayorga was tough, but he thought he could get him in the later rounds. He says that Mayorga took a little while to figure out but he got the knockout like he said he would. Shane says he doesn't know if he would fight Berto, saying Berto reminds him of himself when he was younger. He also says he will fight anyone his promoter will give him.

13 comments:

uatu said...

mosley is coming on strong. this looks like he might end it soon

uatu said...

mayorga showing some fight still in round 7. not showing any ill effects from round 6 really.

uatu said...

mayorga may have taken round 7 surprisingly

uatu said...

too many lulls from mosley. mayorga has never dominated like shane did in round 6, but there have been many rounds where shane hasn't done anything at all.

uatu said...

mosley doing slightly more in round 9.

uatu said...

shane looks like he would be more effective at 147. still, he may be one of those fighters whose body does not lend itself to any of the weight divisions. Uatu has always thought hatton is in that category too.

uatu said...

perhaps a mayorga - forrest III could be in the works. uatu would watch it

uatu said...

mosley won round 11 easily.

uatu said...

right now it looks like margarito would steamroller shane. but you never know. styles, size, and desire makes fights

uatu said...

way to close the show! great stuff shane!

uatu said...

awesome ending.

uatu said...

that left hook was classic

The Franchise said...

I got to see the final three rounds at work. That KO came right at the buzzer!