Shane Mosley gets an ass whoopin!

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Shane Mosley took a $10 million gamble and lost.

    Winky Wright outworked Mosley over 12 rounds Saturday night, taking the fight to him and scoring the bigger punches to win a unanimous decision and become the undisputed 154-pound champion.

    In the biggest fight of his career, the unheralded Wright consistently beat the speedy Mosley to the punch, ruining his planned $10 million megafight with Felix Trinidad later this year.

    There were no knockdowns but the fight was fast-paced from the opening bell as the two champions went after each other. Mosley, though, was never able to get inside and Wright seemed to have the answer everytime he landed a punch.

    Judges Dave Moretti and Chuck Giampa scored it 117-111, while Paul Smith had it 116-112. The Associated Press had Wright winning 116-112.

    ``I deserved it. It's been a long time,'' Wright said. ``I always thought I was better. Shane has speed but I was better all around.''

    Sensing he was behind, Mosley came out in the final round throwing everything he had. But Wright responded and the two fought toe-to-toe as the crowd stood and cheered at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

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    He looked very good. I think he might just be the "right" matchup for Mosley. I dont think he has the power to take out Trinidad.
     
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    Why did he retire in the first place? He's not old....
    Mosley outboxed de la hoya, but trinidad didn't... plus if he's rusty, might be sluggish against this guy Wright (who I admit I've never heard of).
     

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