Ricardo Mayorga vs. Shane Mosley Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/29/15
Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga
Boxing: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Forum)
The Line: Mayorga +475 / Mosely -650 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Ricardo Mayorga and Shane Mosley fight Saturday night at the The Forum in California.
Ricardo Mayorga enters this fight with a 31-8-1 record that includes 25 knockouts. Mayorga has won five of his last eight fights and is coming off a December win over Andrik Saralegui. Mayorga has won his first two fights since returning to boxing after retiring for three and a half years. Mayorga clearly still has knockout power at 41 year’s old, as his last three wins have been decided that way. Mayorga has a clear size advantage over Mosley and his slugging mentality always makes him a threat. However, Mayorga hasn’t beaten a quality fighter since his 2007 bout against Fernando Vargas. Also, while Mayorga is also known for having a strong chin, his last four losses have been decided by knockout. This will be the fifth time Mayorga fights in California.
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Shane Mosley enters this fight with a 47-9-1 record that includes 39 knockouts. Mosley has lost three of his last four fights and is coming off a 2013 loss to Anthony Mundine. This fight ends a two-year retirement for Mosley, a fighter who will turn 44 year’s old next month. Mosley’s combination of speed and power has been a nightmare for most opponents. Mosley is one of the stronger boxers of recent memory, and he still has quick hands despite his age. Mosley is an aggressive fighter with good power, but he hasn’t knocked someone out since 2009. The concern with Mosley is obvious, as he’s clearly past his prime and hasn’t been in the ring in two years. This will be the 27th time Mosley fights in California, his home state.
I’m not sure we can put too much stock into their previous fight, as it took place in 2009. Since then, both fighters have gotten older and retired at certain points. The last bout was a classic, but I’m not sure anyone knows what to expect given their age and current form.
When it’s all said and done, there’s a reason Mosley is the favorite. He’s in better shape, the overall better boxer and is fighting in his home state of Cali, a place he has never lost. Give me Mosley in a battle between two old guys.