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Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage

By Carlos Boogs

WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11KOs) has the biggest fight of his career on tap Saturday against former three-division champion Shane Mosley. The fight takes place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. and will air on CBS Sports Network.

Avanesyan's trainer Carl Greaves believes that Mosley is still a very dangerous fighter at 44 years of age, but that he has slowed down some. He said that they spent their training camp working on ways to exploit Mosley's weaknesses and put the future Hall of Famer's name on their resume.

"Obviously we've worked on a game plan and without giving too much away there is a way to beat Shane and I think we can do that at this stage in his career. His defense isn't the best, his head movement isn't great now and his legs aren't what they used to be so there are three attributes we've been working on in training and I'm sure he will be able to take advantage," said Greaves.

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After striking up a grand friendship in Panama, Mosley has enlisted the man, the myth, the legend, Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, to be his trainer. This “Sugar and Stone” team, as they are calling themselves, are a match made in heaven, and the fans are going crazy. The match is being promoted by GoBox Promotions, the promotional outfit owned by Shane Mosley.

TELEVISED

MAIN EVENT - WBA WELTERWEIGHT INTERIM WORLD TITLE - 12  ROUNDS
 “Sugar” SHANE MOSLEY 49-9-1, 41 KOs), PPOMONA, CA  
DAVID “Ava”  AVANESYAN (21-1-1, 11 KOs), PYATIGORSK, RUSSIA
 
SPECIAL LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION -- 8 ROUNDS
VICTOR CASTRO (16-0, 7 KOs), PHOENIX, AZ
CARLOS ZATARIAN (6-2-2, 4 KO’S), SONORA, MEXICO

CRUISERWEIGHT - 8 ROUNDS
DIMAR “El Animal” ORTUZ (10-0-2, 7 KOs), Chicago, IL
RICARDO CAMPILLO (9-9-1, 7 KO’s) LOS MOCHIS, MÉXICO
 
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT - 6 ROUNDS
“Sugar” SHANE MOSLEY JR (6-1, 5 KOs), LAS VEGAS, NV
ROBERTO YONG (5-7, 4 KO’S), PHOENIX, AZ

NON-TELEVISED

LIGHTWEIGHT - 4 ROUNDS
CLAY “3rd Degree” BURNS (3-1-1, 3 KOS), ALEXANDRIA, LA
ISAAC AVALOS (0-1) TIJUANA, MEXICO

WELTERWEIGHT - 6 ROUNDS
LUIS “3rd Degree” OLIVERAS (10-0, 7 KOS), GLENDALE, AZ
MANUEL DE LOS REYES HERRERA (21-19-1), PLANETA RICA, COLOMBIA

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT - 6 ROUNDS
LUIS ROSE(13-3-1, 5 KOS), LYNWOOD, CA
JOSE JESUS HURTADO (4-7, 4 KO’S), SAN YSIDRO, CA

TICKETS: $500 ringside, $256-$132 floor, $82-$42-$22 (Premiere to Discount Admission) seating now on sale at Ticketmaster.com or the Gila River Arena box office (951-665-1000). VIP Access is $1000.00, and includes pre-party, signed, meet and greet with “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and glove signed by main event fighters.  Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chirorickyp on 05-27-2016

I'd like to add to Avanesyan's insight. Duran has terribly declined as well and today weighs more than he did in between the Leonard fights. We all know what happened in New Orleans, what's next? Ray Arcel is upset and…

Comment by chirorickyp on 05-27-2016

Um yah, since 2007 maybe? So has Roberto Duran. Maybe that's why he retired.

Comment by Beercules on 05-27-2016

No. This is a prime Mosley here.

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 05-27-2016

Wow, did not expect that

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