Shane Mosley scored a stunning victory over the highly-favored Antonio Margarito via technical knock out on the 9th round.
Mosley dominated the fight from start to finish. Margarito appeared surprised with the quickness shown by Mosley despite his advancing age. Mosley is 37 years old.
Roughly 30 minutes before the start of the fight, boxing regulators in California have found an illegal substance inside the gloves of Antonio Margarito on complaints from the trainers of Mosley. The substance was taken by boxing authorities for use as evidence in subsequent investigation.
Yahoo news: ‘Shane Mosley dominated from start to finish Saturday night, scoring a technical knock out of Antonio Margarito at 43 seconds of the ninth round to win the WBA welterweight title in stunning upset.
Margarito was coming off an impressive victory over previously unbeaten Miguel Cotto six months ago, and boxing experts have tabbed the 30 years old slugger one of the top pound-for-pound fighters’.
Mosley defeated Oscar de la Hoya twice in the past encounters but had a downhill career when he started losing successively over the years.
Shane Mosley is now the newest WBA welterweight champion at age 37.