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Mosley saves best for last, but is best still enough?

A win might be a win, but "Sugar" Shane Mosley's knockout over Ricardo Mayorga at the last possible second left something to be desired, writes Tim Smith.

Originally Published: September 28, 2008
By Tim Smith | Special to ESPN.com

CARSON, Calif. -- Perhaps five years ago, maybe even three years ago, Ricardo Mayorga would not have lasted five rounds with "Sugar" Shane Mosley. Mosley would have figured out Mayorga's awkward style and finished him off quickly.

But at 37, Mosley is not as crisp as he once was. His punches aren't as snappy. And so, it took him 47 minutes and 59 seconds -- nearly all 12 rounds -- to stop Mayorga on a knockout (at 2:59 of the 12th round, to be technical) before a sparse crowd of 5,798 ...

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