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In Boxing News: Mosley Tko, Glen Johnson, Danny Williams, Ouma Vs. Soliman

BY Robert Ecksel ON February 26, 2006
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In Boxing News: Mosley Wants Mayweather

It was a big boxing weekend, headlined by the junior welterweight bout between Shane Mosley and Fernando Vargas at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Sugar Shane was victorious Saturday night with an eye-popping stoppage of El Feroz in the tenth. It wasn’t like the old days, far from it, but it was swell nonetheless. Shane, off the victory, and to the surprise of no one, wants to fight the man everyone else wants to fight as well: “Floyd Mayweather is a talent," Mosley said. "Pound-for-pound, we're two guys with great skills. It should be a great fight.� In undercard action, Calvin Brock sent Zuri Lawrence into dreamland with a dynamite hook in the sixth, and Jhonny Gonzalez KO’d Mark “Too Sharp� Johnson in round number eight … A crowd of 4,000 saw Glen Johnson and Richard Hall duke it out Friday night at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Miami. The Road Warrior had a tougher time than expected. He was strong early, scoring a standing 8-count in the second, but faded in the middle and late rounds. Hall may have lost the decision, but it was a pyrrhic victory, he took Johnson the distance. "I didn't expect such a tough fight,� Johnson said. “Richard Hall is a tough guy. He was a true champion. I had to pull out all my cards to give him the whupping I did." On the same card, lightweight Joel Casamayor whipped the Cuban flag-waving crowd into a frenzy with his fifth round demolition of the Dominican Republic’s Antonio Ramirez. "I could feel the power at this weight," said the former the super feather champ. "This was the fight I wanted. I am not done yet" … Kassim Ouma has signed to fight Australian Sam Soliman, who ‘lost’ to Winky Wright at the Mohegan Sun in December. “Soliman proved world-class against Winky Wright,� Ouma said. “He is the perfect fight to prove myself at middleweight.� But first Soliman has to get by unbeaten middleweight champ Jermain Taylor on April 15 in Little Rock … Dynamite Danny Williams won a controversial split decision over Matt Skelton in England Saturday night. The next fight on the horizon for Williams may be against the 7-2, 300 lb. Beast from the East, Nicolay Valuev. That should get the juices flowing. Stay tuned … TSS's eagle-eyed Zachary Levin invites us backstage at the Grand Ballroom in New York City where Brownsville's undefeated super middleweight sensation Curtis "Showtime" Stevens prepares for his bout with Jose Spearman. Might also want to check out some cool pics of Showtime in action ... American Heritage flashes us back 40 years with a beautifully written piece on the first fight between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). That was the bout where Sonny the champ was going to send the brash Louisville Lip into oblivion via an ambulance to the nearest hospital. Instead, what happened that night redefined boxing, redefined race relations, and helped throw the world off its perilous axis.

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