The junior middleweight main event bout between former world boxing champions Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora was supposed to define the career of the eventual winner. Neither fighter go what they wanted. After twelve rounds of boxing that was more of a clinching and wrestling match, the judges’ scorecards resulted to a split draw.
The main bout of an HBO TV pay-per-view event at the Staples Center on Saturday was rather anticlimactic, considering the supporting bouts were abbreviated by knockouts by Victor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Ponce De Leon.
Mora was unable to exploit his height and reach advantage, throwing the more effective punches but lower in volume than needed to accumulate enough points for a convincing victory.
Mosley on the other hand was less effective on his punches but he connected with the more power. By the later rounds of the match, he was clearly exhausted.
Fans are definitely not pleased with the main event and its result. Mosley earned his paycheck and got some more from Mora’s purse who weighed in over the limit.