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Mayweather survives a rough 2nd round and defeats Mosley

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather won a unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in their 12-round welterweightmayweather fight results championship Saturday night in front of 15,117 fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

An aggressive effort by Mosley in the 2nd round stunned Mayweather as much as it did the crowd who witnessed Mayweather almost buckle to the canvas from a few hard shots.

 After surviving that barrage, Mayweather, who is considered one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters, regrouped and responded by taking control of the fight.

Mayweather did appear to hurt Mosley in the 7th and 8th rounds but, like Mayweather, Mosley refused to go to the canvas.

From that point on Mayweather basically went through the motions, outscoring his opponent well enough to cakewalk to another victory. Mosley, 38 years old, was fighting for the first time in almost a year and a half and looked his age towards the end of the fight.

Judge Robert Hoyle scored the bout 118-110 while judges Adalaide Byrd and Dave Moretti each scored it 119-109.

Mayweather complemented Mosley after the fight saying:

“He’s a hell of a fighter, what more can I say. He’s a future Hall of Famer.”

When asked about the drug testing that was responsible for killing the negotiations for a Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao fight, Mayweather said he remains ready to fight when Manny agrees to Olympic-style drug testing, the same testing Mosley agreed to for this fight.

The sellout crowd included Muhammad Ali, Will Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Tyson, Jay-Z and Paris Hilton.


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Klitschko KO’s Chambers With Just 5 Seconds Left in Championship Bout

GERMANY – In a heavyweight championship fight on Saturday night, American Eddie “Fast Eddie” Chambers almost survived to make it to the final bell but WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko had other plans.

Klitschko outmatched the smaller Chambers much of the fight and knocked Chambers out with a left hook with just 5 ticks left on the clock in the 12th and final round to retain both of those belts.Klitschko Kos Chambers

The KO improved the 33-year-old Klitschko’s record to 53-3-48KO while Chambers’ record dropped to 35-2.

It appeared the fight might end early when Klitschko dazed the challenger in the 2nd round. Chambers desperately hung onto the champion for the rest of the round then took the opportunity to regroup during the break between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

“I have to give him credit, he was fast,” said Klitschko. “He doesn’t have much punching power and his game plan was gone by round six.”

One of Chambers’ best shots was a right hook that landed to the side of Klitschko’s head in the 5th Round but standing 5 inches taller and outweighing his opponent by 35 pounds, the champion shook it off and continued to dominate the fight.

Vitali Klitschko, the WBC heavyweight champion was in his brother’s corner and encouraged him to knock out Chambers but Klitschko seemed content with gaining points with his dominating jabs.

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Holyfield will Fight “Giant” Valuev

ATLANTA – Evander Holyfield will fight the WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev on December 20thin Zurich, Switzerland with contracts expected to be signed by the end of the week.

Holyfield, 46 years-old, has said he will retire and be done by the end of 2009 but that end may come sooner if he steps into a few too many Valuev hooks and gets pounded by this Russian giant.

Valuev is a monster. A 7ft 2in, 330 lb. giant who throws haymakers.

A way for Holyfield to train for the fight against this beast may be to throw his jaw in front of a speeding bus a few times, then see if he can still stand up. Okay, that’s a little too extreme but he better be ready to take a hard pounding.

Although he is facing financial hardships and child support issues, Holyfieldshould realize it isn’t always about “Show me the money!” His age is sure to be a negative factor and he could get permanently knocked stupid if he inadvertently walks into one of those classic Valuev haymakers.

Valuev, 35-years-old, is 49-1 with 34 KOs. Holyfield, a former heavyweight champ has not fought since losing a unanimous decision to Sultan Ibragimov a year ago.

A four-time heavyweight champion, Holyfield will become the oldest fighter to win the crown if he beats the odds and finds a way to defeat Valuev.

In the 1974 classic heavyweight brawl billed as “Rumble in the Jungle”, Ali invented the rope-a-dope to defeat heavy favorite “Big George” Foreman who was 40-0 with 37 KO’s in one of the most improbable finishes in boxing history.

Difference is, as big as 6′ 3″ Big George was, he would have been dwarfed by the 7′ 2″ Valuev.

Evander, step into that ring with your huge heart and rusted knuckles and give it your all but know when to say, “No mas” . . . “No mas.”

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