Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga: Shane Mosley Closer Look
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Sept 23, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
It will be the wildman against the sugaman when Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga meet this Saturday at 10:30 on HBO. The Jr. Middleweight fight will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mayorga has been talking nasty as usual. Here is his latest sound bite on Mosley. “"I think it's going to be a two or three round knockout, "I'm fighting a guy that's really smaller than me and he's weak. He's not like the big guys that I've been fighting that were tough." I decided that it was time to analyze Sugar Shane Mosley’s boxing ability with my expert handicapping scale to see if Mayorga’s words held
any weight. Here is a scouting report from a trainer’s perspective on Shane Mosley. The tough talk from Mayorga has held little weight with the oddsmakers who have instilled Mosley at healthy 8-1 chalk.

“Sugar” Shane Mosley has earned the right to be called “Sugar” over his outstanding 14 year career. Mosley entered the pro ranks after posting an eye popping 240-10 amateur record. Mosley debuted in the pro ranks at 135 Lbs. but he has went on to win titles at 135, 147, and 154 Lbs. Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga OVER\UNDER betting proposition is at 9.5 Rounds with the OVER at -140.

In his last bout Mosley was out worked by Puerto Rican Pit Bull Miguel Cotto in a close decision loss 11+ months ago. 21months ago Mosley dominated the slick boxing contender Luis Collazo by Unanimous decision over 12 rounds. Shane is a smooth boxer that can do it all: Punch to the body inside, counterpunch or box beautifully on the outside with great agility.

“Sugar” has some of the fastest hands in the sport with his machine gun like combinations. Mosley is 37 years old but his conditioning and physical strength are matched by few fighters. At 5'9" Shane has very long arms with his 72" inch reach that he uses to pump sharp jabs from range. Mosley is a master of distance and he knows how to create angles with his pogo stick movement.

Shane has above-average power with both hands but he is not a KO artist. At 37, Mosley is past his prime, and he was accused of using steroids by the federal government which might have given him an unfair edge earlier in his career. Mosley is trained by his father Jack and he has powerful connections with Golden Boy Promotions backing him.

Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga Boxing Betting Odds

Mosley -800\ -1000

Mayorga +550\+650

Shane Mosley Power Ratings 1-10 Marchetti Scale

*Power: 7 (* indicates x200%)
Size: 6
Speed: 8
Stamina: 9
Defense: 7
Chin: 8
Cuts: 8
Heart: 9
Legs: 8
Jab\Reach: 7
In-Fighting: 8
Ring IQ: 8

Marchetti Rating: 10.0

Tale-of-the-Tape for Shane Mosley

Shane Mosley

From: Pomona, California
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 147-154
Reach: 72"
Age: 37
Style: Slickster\Volume Puncher
Best Punch: Straight Right.

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