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Mosley Knocks Out Mayorga At the Bell, Berto Cruises Past Forbes

With under a minute remaining in 12th round Sugar Shane Mosley floored the rugged Ricardo Mayorga for the first time in the fight. El Matador probably should have just stayed down and enjoyed a smoke. Instead he rose to his feet only to eat a crushing left hook about half of a second after referee David Mendoza signaled the fighters to continue. Mayorga hit the canvas hard, and Mendoza waved off the fight just as the final bell began ringing. The knockout was the 38th of Mosley's incredible career, and the win was his 45th against five losses to three men. No one can be sure what the future holds for the 37 year-old hall of fame lock, but by knocking out Mayorga instead of winning what would have been a split decision (inexplicable) he makes himself an easy sell for Golden Boy Promotions. Andre Berto passed the most important test of his career with a dominating performance in a unanimous decision over the unflappable Steve Forbes. The slick veteran withstood Berto's barrage of speed and power without being knocked out, or even knocked down for the first time in his career. In other news, Berto may or may not have seen a ghost.


It was probably just Larry Merchant.

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