Shane Mosley beats the crap out of Antonio Margarito and knocks him out

Weighin_show_02_medium

via www.hbo.com


I had nothing more accurate or better for the headline of this. A little sophomoric? Perhaps, and certainly not the most appealing. But it's the truth. Shane Mosley beat the living crap out of Antonio Margarito in front of a record crowd at the Staples Center, and knocked him out in the ninth round.

My card had Mosley winning every round, except for the seventh, and in the eighth, he floored Margarito late. The fight could've been stopped -- a fight less important than this one might have been. But Raul Caiz, Sr., let Margarito continue, and he went to his corner dazed. Early in the ninth, with Mosley pouncing, Margarito went down as Caiz jumped in, just after Margarito's corner had thrown in the towel.

No one picked Shane Mosley to win this fight by knockout. He was a live dog, because he's a great fighter. And some picked him to win. But by knockout? Unreal. Absolutely unreal.

The other major note from tonight: Mosley's new trainer, Nazim Richardson, was in the Margarito dressing room prior to the fight and noticed an illegal substance in his gloves, something said to be wet and hardening. A plaster substance is what I'd suspect. That is huge news, and it's ugly news. They've got a lot to explain in the Margarito corner on that one. His hands were re-wrapped three times.

The story of the night is Shane Mosley, again a welterweight titlist at age 37, and with a dominating performance, one of the very best of his career. We will have much, much more tomorrow, including future opponents for each man, and the fallout of the fight. Hopefully we'll get a further explanation of the Margarito controversy, too.

Final note: the sellout crowd at the Staples Center was not just a boxing record for the arena, but a record, period, at 20,820.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker