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Mosley Ready for Sep 25: Press Release


BIG BEAR, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 7, 1999 - "I am going to win," declared a confident "Sugar" Shane Mosley, as he continues preparations for his September 25 meeting with wily contender Wilfredo Rivera. The scheduled 10 rounder, to be televised by HBOís World Championship Boxing live (9:45 pm ET/PT) from the Pechanga Entertainment Center in Temecula, California, is the unbeaten Mosleyís initial foray into the welterweight ranks after a lengthy reign as King of the Lightweights.

"I feel like Iím in great shape now," said Mosley from camp, where he has been working out up to 20 rounds a day with fighters such as John David Jackson and unbeaten knockout artist "Dangerous" Daniel Lynem. "Iím just sharpening my tools so I can put them on Rivera. I want to display my power. I want people to see that Iím a true welterweight."

In Rivera, Mosley faces not only a true welterweight, but a boxer who has been in with the elite of the division, losing only to Pernell Whitaker and Oscar De La Hoya. "Iím testing the waters with a formidable opponent," says "Sugar" Shane. "Heís a quality fighter. Heís persistent, and he throws a lot of punches. Iím expecting it to be a good fight."

Mosley, 1998ís Fighter of the Year, loves nothing more than a good fight. "The best part of boxing for me is getting in there and actually fighting. I enjoy being able to outsmart the other fighter, and being able to raise my hand at the end of the fight."

"Sugar" Shaneís hand has been raised after every one of his 32 fights. Is it as easy as it looks? "Credit and glory have to be earned," explains Mosley. "I earned it. Iíve been through a lot, and I took the hard road to get what Iíve got. But I believe that I have at least six or seven more years in me. When my careerís over, I want people to remember me as a complete fighter - a fighter with all the tools."

For more information on Shane Mosley, visit his Official website at
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