Shane Wins Pics

Shane Mosley showed the world a healthy Sugar Shane is a dangerous fighter. Also, a few photos of undefeated lightweight slugger Joel Diaz Jr.   Photos by Al Applerose

Sugar Shane Mosley looked much faster and more impressive against Ricardo Mayorga than in their first encounter. Mosley landed right cross bombs at will.

Nicaragua's "El Matador" was not there to lay down. He fought furiously with the same machismo he's always shown. Mayorga repeatedly taunted Mosley to hit him on the chin. The crowd loved his antics and his willingness to engage fearlessly. 

Mayorga started the sixth round passionately and landed a crisp left hook that had Mosley reeling backward. But, like Mayorga, Mosley also has a great chin. It took the Pomona speedster about five seconds to recover and he slipped into overdrive.

Still in the sixth round, Mosley returned to the body and fired a left hook to the liver. It was the first and last time Mosley would hurt the Nicaraguan bad boy. 

Young Joel Diaz Jr. showed off his power against Mexico's Luis "El Vampiro" Arceo in their lightweight title fight. Diaz was offered several puzzles to solve by the Mexican veteran but Diaz powered through them.

Mosley attacked and attacked and was especially effective with the right hand to the chin. Mayorga showed a great chin despite being blasted repeatedly by Mosley with shots that could be heard throughout the arena.

Mayorga was effective with the left hook. He discovered its effectiveness around the fifth round and that gave Mosley something to think about. Mosley won almost every round but the danger was there for both fighters at the Forum. It was a war.

Mosley forced Mayorga against the ropes and fired a body shot then landed this stiff left to Mayorga's chin in the sixth round.

Mayorga collapsed from the body shot and with his corner shouted for him to get back up, he just couldn't muster the legs to respond and was counted out by referee Raul Caiz Jr in the sixth round. Mosley was the victor by knockout. It was one of the best action fights to take place in L.A. this year.

Diaz, who trains in Big Bear, showed off his left hook. If Arceo thought Diaz had only right hand power he quickly discovered the left hook by Diaz is deadly too. Diaz won by knockout in the fourth round.