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Vargas vs. Mosley II Tonight!

Fernando Vargas (26-3) looks to avenge his loss to “Sugar” Shane Mosley (42-4) live tonight from Las Vegas, Nevada. Mosley secured a 10th round victory last February against Vargas after Vargas’s left eye become repulsively swollen. Vargas stated after the fight that he could still see out the eye and could have continued, but referee Joe Cortez disagreed and stopped the fight, and awarded Mosley with a TKO victory.

Fernando Vargas (26-3) looks to avenge his loss to “Sugar” Shane Mosley (42-4) live this Saturday from Las Vegas, Nevada. Mosley secured a 10th round victory last February against Vargas after Vargas’s left eye become repulsively swollen. Vargas stated after the fight that he could still see out the eye and could have continued, but referee Joe Cortez disagreed and stopped the fight, and awarded Mosley with a TKO victory.

Most boxing fans and experts expected a rematch, but many also felt that Mosley should go back to his previous weight class, as a welterweight. This fight will be a bit different from his previous fight; he will have his father, Jack Mosley, in his corner as his trainer. Father and son had broken their boxing relationship two years ago after Mosley’s loss to Ronald “Winky” Wright in March of 2004. He was called upon when Mosley’s new trainer John David Jackson was unavailable for the majority of Shane’s training camp because of his obligation to train Bernard Hopkins. Shane hopes that this re-born relationship will live past his Vargas fight and into this rest of his career.

Fernando Vargas must do everything he can to come out of this fight with a victory. A loss will more than likely end his once so successful boxing career. After successfully claiming the Light Middleweight Title from four different organizations, WBA, WBC, IBF, IBA his career seemed to go downhill. He was knocked out by his rival Oscar De La Hoya and suspended after testing positive for steroids after the fight. He feels that it was head butts, and not Mosley’s jabs and punches, which caused the swelling of his eye during their first fight. This Saturday he has his chance at revenge.

Controversy arose this past week when the Nevada State Athletic Commission accepted Vargas’s request to drink Gatorade during his fight Saturday. To prevent any serious injuries, the Commission recently passed a law that allows for boxers to drink energy enhancing drinks, such as Gatorade, PowerAde, etc., just as long as the drink is sealed when brought to the fight. These changes came about after several deaths resulted after boxing matches to fighters this past year.

Mosley’s camp feels that Gatorade, and other energy drinks, shouldn’t be allowed to be used during boxing matches. They had threatened to call off the fight if Vargas was allowed to use Gatorade this Saturday. Mosley had trained drinking only water, and I wonder why he didn’t drink Gatorade if he knew Vargas was more than likely going to be allowed to.

Don’t forget to tune in live on HBO PPV (9pm EST) this Saturday night live from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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