Losing To Canelo Alvarez Was Painful Both In The Ring And Financially For Shane Mosley

By: Hans Themistode Shane Mosley couldn't believe what he was looking at. After rubbing his eyes and pinching himself to confirm, the former multiple division titlist began flashing a bright grin. Heading into his 2012 showdown against Canelo Alvarez, Mosley was taken aback when he was pegged as a significant underdog on the night. After carving out a career that was already Hall of Fame worthy, Mosley believed there was absolutely no logical reason why Alvarez was such a significant betting favorite. Generally speaking, Alvarez was tabbed as a -875 favorite, while Mosley came back at roughly +575. Believing that the betting market made a huge mistake on the night, Mosley took his $600,000 purse and added a few more bucks on top of it. Then, he made his way to the casino and made an enormous bet on himself. Although Mosley was 40 years of age at the time, 19 years older than Alvarez, he simply couldn't pass up on the return he was set to make for defeating the young star. “They were gonna pay me $600,000,” said Mosley on OK Bet to Mario Lopez. “But I made a bet for a million dollars that I was gonna beat Canelo. If I would've won, I’d have $6 million.” The betting market's trepidation to back Mosley was due to several reasons. As previously mentioned, Mosley was near the back end of his career. In addition to that, the former multiple division champion had gone a full year without picking up a win. Mosley did, however, face extremely tough competition. In May of 2010, Mosley lost a lopsided decision to Floyd Mayweather. He would return to the ring four months later but was forced to settle for a split decision draw against Sergio Mora. Mosley would then attempt to turn things around in a showdown against Manny Pacquiao in May of 2011. That of course, didn't go as planned, as Mosley was floored in the third round and was dominated throughout. Regardless of his form, Alvarez had yet to face anyone even remotely close to the skill level of Mosley. His lack of experience at the highest of levels, coupled with his youth, left Mosley feeling extraordinarily confident that he could pick up the win and pocket a large sum of cash in the process. But while the pain of stomaching yet another defeat was bad enough, the loss was only exacerbated once Mosley came to grips with missing out on a significant payday as well. "I was thinking this snot nose kid is not gonna beat me at 154 [pounds]. I had to pay $400,000 for getting my butt kicked. Canelo got me.” The post Losing To Canelo Alvarez Was Painful Both In The Ring And Financially For Shane Mosley appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Losing To Canelo Alvarez Was Painful Both In The Ring And Financially For Shane Mosley

By: Hans Themistode

Shane Mosley couldn't believe what he was looking at. After rubbing his eyes and pinching himself to confirm, the former multiple division titlist began flashing a bright grin.

Heading into his 2012 showdown against Canelo Alvarez, Mosley was taken aback when he was pegged as a significant underdog on the night. After carving out a career that was already Hall of Fame worthy, Mosley believed there was absolutely no logical reason why Alvarez was such a significant betting favorite.

Generally speaking, Alvarez was tabbed as a -875 favorite, while Mosley came back at roughly +575. Believing that the betting market made a huge mistake on the night, Mosley took his $600,000 purse and added a few more bucks on top of it. Then, he made his way to the casino and made an enormous bet on himself. Although Mosley was 40 years of age at the time, 19 years older than Alvarez, he simply couldn't pass up on the return he was set to make for defeating the young star.

“They were gonna pay me $600,000,” said Mosley on OK Bet to Mario Lopez. “But I made a bet for a million dollars that I was gonna beat Canelo. If I would've won, I’d have $6 million.”

The betting market's trepidation to back Mosley was due to several reasons. As previously mentioned, Mosley was near the back end of his career. In addition to that, the former multiple division champion had gone a full year without picking up a win. Mosley did, however, face extremely tough competition.

In May of 2010, Mosley lost a lopsided decision to Floyd Mayweather. He would return to the ring four months later but was forced to settle for a split decision draw against Sergio Mora. Mosley would then attempt to turn things around in a showdown against Manny Pacquiao in May of 2011. That of course, didn't go as planned, as Mosley was floored in the third round and was dominated throughout.

Regardless of his form, Alvarez had yet to face anyone even remotely close to the skill level of Mosley. His lack of experience at the highest of levels, coupled with his youth, left Mosley feeling extraordinarily confident that he could pick up the win and pocket a large sum of cash in the process.

But while the pain of stomaching yet another defeat was bad enough, the loss was only exacerbated once Mosley came to grips with missing out on a significant payday as well.

"I was thinking this snot nose kid is not gonna beat me at 154 [pounds]. I had to pay $400,000 for getting my butt kicked. Canelo got me.”

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By: Sean Crose There's fighter's out there without half the talent of Terence Crawford, yet somehow breeze through life with ten times the hype. In an age of division, both in and outside the sport of boxing, Crawford was able to become an undisputed champion at junior welterweight, Aaron Pryor's own division. That didn't bring the praise, though, as - unlike Pryor - Crawford (through no fault of his own) had yet to face a marquee opponent. Those days are over now that's it's been announced Crawford will be facing the hard charging Shawn Porter for Crawford's WBO welterweight title this November in a Las Vegas Pay Per View Event. He's no joke, Porter, a man who has faced a whose who of top names, from Kell Brook, to Danny Garcia, to Adrien Broner, to Keith Thurman to Errol Spence. Again, Porter's the real thing, and there's no guarantee he won't walk out of the ring this November with Crawford's WBO belt in his possession. At the moment, though, boxing fans seem to be happy for Crawford for finally getting a big fight - and for themselves for finally getting the chance to see the Nebraska native in a legit premiere attraction. Not that Crawford hasn't faced top opposition in his time. He's bested Brook, after all, as well as a young and fearsome Yuriorkis Gamboa. Toss in the likes of Viktor Postol. Amir Khan, and Ray Beltran and it's clear the fighter known as Bud has himself an impressive resume. The 33 year old recently seemed to be at risk of fading into oblivion, however, as a possible great who never truly got to prove himself. Talked about fights with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Thurman, and Spence went nowhere, leaving the three division titlist without a dance partner of true note. With the match with Porter set, though, the wall between Crawford's promoter, Top Rank, and Porter's promoter, Premiere Boxing Champions, appears to have yet again fallen (it happens sometimes). Should Crawford best Porter, then, there won't be a precedent to keep a superfight with the likes of Spence from happening, as Spence is himself a PBC man. "Now I can show my talent," Crawford told ESPN upon the Porter match being made, "and maybe I can show something for the general public, something that they've never seen before. Because I don't believe that I've showed them my best yet." Here's hoping. This fight with Porter has all the makings of being a terrific one. The post Bud Crawford Has His Moment appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Bud Crawford Has His Moment

By: Sean Crose

There's fighter's out there without half the talent of Terence Crawford, yet somehow breeze through life with ten times the hype. In an age of division, both in and outside the sport of boxing, Crawford was able to become an undisputed champion at junior welterweight, Aaron Pryor's own division. That didn't bring the praise, though, as - unlike Pryor - Crawford (through no fault of his own) had yet to face a marquee opponent. Those days are over now that's it's been announced Crawford will be facing the hard charging Shawn Porter for Crawford's WBO welterweight title this November in a Las Vegas Pay Per View Event.

He's no joke, Porter, a man who has faced a whose who of top names, from Kell Brook, to Danny Garcia, to Adrien Broner, to Keith Thurman to Errol Spence. Again, Porter's the real thing, and there's no guarantee he won't walk out of the ring this November with Crawford's WBO belt in his possession. At the moment, though, boxing fans seem to be happy for Crawford for finally getting a big fight - and for themselves for finally getting the chance to see the Nebraska native in a legit premiere attraction. Not that Crawford hasn't faced top opposition in his time.

He's bested Brook, after all, as well as a young and fearsome Yuriorkis Gamboa. Toss in the likes of Viktor Postol. Amir Khan, and Ray Beltran and it's clear the fighter known as Bud has himself an impressive resume. The 33 year old recently seemed to be at risk of fading into oblivion, however, as a possible great who never truly got to prove himself. Talked about fights with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Thurman, and Spence went nowhere, leaving the three division titlist without a dance partner of true note. With the match with Porter set, though, the wall between Crawford's promoter, Top Rank, and Porter's promoter, Premiere Boxing Champions, appears to have yet again fallen (it happens sometimes).

Should Crawford best Porter, then, there won't be a precedent to keep a superfight with the likes of Spence from happening, as Spence is himself a PBC man. "Now I can show my talent," Crawford told ESPN upon the Porter match being made, "and maybe I can show something for the general public, something that they've never seen before. Because I don't believe that I've showed them my best yet." Here's hoping. This fight with Porter has all the makings of being a terrific one.

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