by Ricardo Mendez Archibold
After being knocked out and suffering his first defeat in 26 professional fights, Panamanian fighter Alberto "Machine Gun" Mosquera made it known that he plans to remain in the welterweight division, after crumbling last Wednesday against Venezuelan Charlie Navarro, who pulled off an unexpected knockout in the ninth assault. With the loss, Mosquera lost his WBC Fecarbox welterweight crown and probably will drop heavily in the world rankings of the World Boxing Council.
"I'm staying at 147. I feel great at the weight. What can we do? We have to gain more in defeat than in victory," concluded Mosquera.
After the loss, Navarro recommended to Mosquera to return to 140-pounds.
"I sent him a message that it's best to move down to 140 pounds, because he went up to a tough division where there are many great fighters from all over the world," Navarro said.