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Mosley stuns Margarito to win WBA welterweight title

india Updated: Jan 25, 2009 10:53 IST

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American challenger Shane Mosley claimed the WBA welterweight title with a stunning ninth round stoppage of Mexican Antonio Margarito at the Staples Center on Saturday.

The 37-year-old veteran softened up his opponent with a series of blistering combinations in the eighth round before ending the fight with a flurry in the ninth.

Mosley's slick hand and foot speed made the difference as he improved his career record to 46-5 with 39 knockouts.

Margarito had claimed the title in Les Vegas last July by stopping Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.