Shane Mosley He had a successful amateur and professional career, and much of his success is due to the style he learned growing up among Mexican
Shane Mosley He had a successful amateur and professional career, and much of his success is due to the style he learned growing up among Mexicans in California.
“Sugar” Shane Mosley he finished with a record of 49-10-1-1, 41 by way of knockout, he was a champion at lightweight, welterweight and superwelterweight, and much of his learning was as if he were a Mexican.
“Growing up in California is practically like being a fighter from Mexico,” he told the Un Round Más channel. “Basically that’s all there was in the gym.”
The American boxer learned his best punches, how to defend himself and everything that Mexican-style boxing implies. He loved to fight, like the Mexicans.
“I learned how to throw those big body shots, how to close the distance, trade,” he said. Mosley. “I learned to love fighting.”
And it was all because he trained alongside many Mexican or Hispanic boxers.
“That’s why I learned to fight,” he reiterated. Mosley in the conversation with Erik “Terrible” Morales. “That’s why I was the type of fighter that I was, it was because I grew up with a lot of Hispanic fighters.”
The first time that Mosley he put on the gloves was in 1979 or 1980 and he put on the Sugar Ray Leonardthat’s why they started calling him Sugar.
His mother took him to train because he had attention deficit disorder; he practiced other sports, but he was always the smallest, and in boxing he was equal to his opponent, and he did not doubt his victory.
Growing up among Mexicans made Mosley like the exchange and look for the knockout
Having grown up among Mexicans, the style of Mosley it was that of a boxer who liked to exchange, as if he were a professional boxer.
“I think that because I grew up in California I grew up with a more professional style of fighting,” he acknowledged. “A style of boxing where you want to exchange a little bit, connect with your opponent.”
what i wanted Mosley When entering the ring, it was to look for the knockout, not just to win by points, as was the case in amateur boxing.
“You don’t just want to win on points, where I grew up we were more looking for the knockout,” he recalled. “We weren’t just going for the score, it was very different.”
Thus, when he reached the professional age, what he wanted Shane Mosley was to finish off his rivals, knock them out.
“When I started as a professional I promised myself that I would never let my rivals go the distance,” he recalled. “I was just not going to let them get there.”
If his rivals wanted to go the distance they had to work very hard, and the 41 knockouts in 49 wins show that knocking out was his goal.
“The mentality is different,” he concluded. “Being raised in California I know my mentality was a mentality where you try to go for the knockout.”