Review: 2009-01-24, Antonio Margarito (37-5-0) had won, the previous year, the WBA World welterweight title against Miguel Angel Cotto (one of the best boxing fights of 2008) and he had to defend his title against Shane Mosley (45 -5-0), who was almost 38 years old and had just lost against Cotto in 2007, then, in theory, Margarito would win against “Sugar” Shane. But in front of 20.820 people (largest crowd ever to see an event at the Staples Center of Los Angeles) Shane Mosley dominated a really exciting fight versus Antonio Margarito, forcing the Mexican at his first knockout defeat. (Before the fight, Officials found Margarito with illegal hand-wraps and four days after the fight Margarito and his trainer had their licenses temporarily suspended). Watch the video!
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Title: WBA Super World welterweight title
(This is a free embeddable highlights video hosted on HBO Sports’ Official Youtube channel)