Shane Mosley marks return with win over Ricardo Mayorga
Last Updated: 30/08/15 8:08am
Shane Mosley made a winning return to the ring on Saturday night by claiming a sixth round stoppage victory over Ricardo Mayorga.
The American, 43, (48-9-1, 40 KOs) floored Mayorga with a body shot late in the sixth round after largely controlling an uneventful rematch between the veteran fighters at the historic Forum in Inglewood, California.
Mayorga, 41, (31-9-1) was in unimpressive shape and did little to threaten Mosley, the former three-division champion who had won just one of his previous six fights.
Nearly seven years ago, Mosley stopped Nicaraguan fighter with one second left in the 12th round of their first meeting.
Mosley hadn't fought since November 2013 when he lost to Australian Anthony Mundine, while it was Mayorga first outing since his win over Mexican Andrik Saralegui last December.
Mosley promoted the pay-per-view bout himself, but curiously scheduled it on the same night as Leo Santa Cruz's thrilling featherweight victory over Abner Mares just 10 miles away at the Staples Center.