Mosley beats Vargas in rematch

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Shane Mosley beat Fernando Vargas in the sixth round of their rematch on Saturday night.

Updated: February 25, 2007 11:35 IST
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Even with two good eyes, Fernando Vargas never saw Shane Mosley's perfect left hook. Mosley stopped Vargas in the sixth round of their 154-pound rematch Saturday night, flattening Vargas with a walloping left hand for his second victory in the rivalry in five months. A grotesque swelling that closed Vargas' left eye caused the fighters' first match to be stopped in the 10th round in February. But Sugar Shane had a plan that Vargas simply couldn't see in the rematch - and it ended with a punch that caught Vargas completely by surprise. "When I was in the ring, I remembered watching Oscar (De La Hoya) fight Vargas, and he threw that perfect left hook," Mosley said, referring to the Golden Boy's 11th-round TKO of Vargas two years ago. "I was bouncing around, and I saw the opportunity, and I threw the perfect left hook again." The charismatic four-time world champion is back on form after four losses from 2002-04, and he might get a matchup with Floyd Mayweather Jr or Antonio Margarito next year if Mosley drops to 147 pounds. Mosley was more aggressive and sharp from the opening bell, patiently landing the right hand that hurt Vargas repeatedly in their first fight. Vargas seemed frustrated and disorganised, never winning a clear-cut round. (AP)

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