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Mosley-Mayorga II is in the clear

Don King failed in his bid to have the courts halt Shane Mosley's fight with Ricardo Mayorga this weekend. The fight will go on as scheduled.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

According to TMZ and ESPN's Dan Rafael, Don King failed to get a federal court's injunction to block this weekend's Mosley-Mayorga rematch. I know this has to come as a great, great relief to many of you fans out there.

Although King claims to still have a valid contact with Mayorga, a federal judge ruled that allowing Maygora to fight this weekend would not cause damage to his future career because, well, he doesn't have much of a future in professional boxing. The judge stated:

"The undisputed evidence is that Mayorga is not ranked, that he is not at the peak of his physical capabilities and that whether he will participate in any future bouts is purely speculative."

So King can still try to go ahead and attempt prove the validity of his supposed contract with Mayorga, but in the meantime the fight will go on - even if it doesn't appear to be selling so well. Shane Mosley said during testimony that there's only be 2,000-3,000 tickets sold to the event thus far - so here's your consolation prize for those who couldn't snag Cotto-Canelo tickets.

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