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SHANE MOSLEY VS. FERNANDO VARGAS II
Mosley stopped Vargas in their first "showdown"
who will win "the rematch"on July 15?

It was a night few fight fans will forget. Two of boxing's superstars, despite having already established themselves as the best of their era, fighting it out like hungry prospects eager for their first shot at boxing's brass ring. When it was over on February 25th, "Sugar Shane" Mosley and 'Ferocious' Fernando Vargas had given fight fans an unforgettable night, with Mosley emerging as the victor after the fight was stopped in the 10th round.
 

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This will be a good rematch for two great warriors. Even though Mosby took the first match, I am looking for Vargus to do better in this rematch. [I didn't watch the first fight-too tight to pay for payforview]:dunno:
 

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This will be a good rematch for two great warriors. Even though Mosby took the first match, I am looking for Vargus to do better in this rematch. [I didn't watch the first fight-too tight to pay for payforview]:dunno:

WTF are you kidding me
 

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WTF are you kidding me
No I am not kidding you. I said I didn't see the fight because I don't want to spring for the money to watch it on PPV. But I am basing my opinion on the fights that both have had during their careers. Both the "california golden boy". Sugar beat him straight up and Vargas was beaten by him. :dunno: :cheeky4:
 

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Vargas/Mosely fight

:dunno: My bad! As I said earlier I don't watch the fights on pay per view. The forum title threw me off , so I thought it was an upcoming fight.Please forgive an oldman;)
 

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Vargas is done. He doesnt move enough, and cant seem to stop the right hand. He gave some decent performances throughout his career, but I think his best days are surely behind him now. As for mosley, I think that he certaintly looked much better in the rematch, using his jab much better. Especially to setup his right. He moved alot more instead of staying right in front of Vargas, and he didnt get hit with too many unnecessary right hands like he did in the first bout. I dont know if it actually had anything to do with his father returning to his corner again, but he was certaintly better prepared for this fight.
That being said, I think "Sugar's" best days are also behind him. He may show a sparkle, occasionally, of the greatness he had shown throughout his career, but keep in mind, this fight was against a slow moving, slow punching boxer in Vargas. I love Shane as much as most people, but I just dont wanna see him exit the game too late.
 

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:dunno: My bad! As I said earlier I don't watch the fights on pay per view. The forum title threw me off , so I thought it was an upcoming fight.Please forgive an oldman;)

Its all good, Do you have HBo or Showtime? Cable? Where do you watch your boxing?
 

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I would like to see Vargas take an easy fight in Oxnard & go out on a win. Retire take care of his back problems/surgery & spend time with his family.
 

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I would like to see Vargas take an easy fight in Oxnard & go out on a win. Retire take care of his back problems/surgery & spend time with his family.

I agree, but the problem with these athletes is they dont know when to quit, or maybe theyre not financially ready to quit.

Going out with a win is the best way :thumbsup:
 

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--Mosley Drops And Stops Vargas--

By John Gregg

(July 15, 2006) Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Grand)—-

Be careful what you ask for, sometimes it arrives unexpectedly in the form of a gift-wrapped 10-ounce blood red Cleto Reyes boxing glove.

Faster hands and a trip hammer left hook proved to be the difference as Shane Mosley scored a one-sided 6th round TKO in his rematch with former junior middleweight king Fernando "Ferocious" Vargas.

Just last February, Mosley registered a brutal 10th round TKO over Vargas, after rocketing enough right hands off his skull to render his left eye the size of an overripe Crenshaw melon. Vargas complained the damage was caused by headbutts and maneuvered for a rematch, however, this time out he fell victim to a punch he never saw coming.

Once again forced to make weight to tip the Toledo's at 154-pounds, the melted down Vargas fought the entire bout as if he were throwing punches underwater. The 34-year-old former lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight king Mosley responded by ripping Vargas with wicked shots from the opening bell and dominating the contest over the first five rounds.

In the 6th, Mosley measured and then floored Vargas with a searing counter left hook to the jaw. The star of the La Colonia Gym in Oxnard, California, hit the deck with such force that he actually bounced and got some air before gravity interceded in the normal fashion. Flat on his back Vargas struggled and then stumbled to rise before staggering to his feet at the count of seven.

Back on his heels, Vargas was easy prey as Mosley ripped into the wounded fighter with another five-shot volley of left hooks and chopping right hands to the head. With Vargas still upright but in essence out on his feet, referee Kenny Bayless wisely called a halt to the proceedings and awarded Mosley at TKO victory at 2:38 of the sixth round.

"When Oscar [De La Hoya] fought Vargas, he threw a perfect left hook against him," Mosley confided. "When I was bouncing around, I saw an opportunity to do the same thing. I think Fernando was weaker in this fight. He looked like he was going to break down. I knew if I hit him with body shots, he would break down even more."

Vargas earned $3.4 million dollars for the rematch and once again struggled with his weight.

"I take nothing away from his performance. I was putting pressure on him," Vargas said after the loss. "I started putting my punches together and he caught me with a good shot and that was it."

For his part Mosley pulled down $3 million dollars plus a percentage of the buys for the pay-per-view contest. Despite earlier losses to Vernon Forest and Winky Wright, Mosley again is at the top of the sport and leads the possible short list of opponents in a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
 
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