INDIO, CALIF. (August 1, 2013) - Sugar Shane Mosley, a future Hall of Fame boxer who has forged a legacy as one of the sport's most accomplished fighters of this era, will greet fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. prior to the August 9 ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader featuring one of the hottest heavyweights in the game, unbeaten knockout artist Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME®.
A local favorite who first made his name on the Southern California fight scene (including a 1996 fight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino), Pomona's Mosley got his big break when he faced IBF Lightweight World Champion Philip Holiday on August 2, 1997. Sugar Shane won the bout by unanimous decision showing off his dazzling speed and power that he later used to clean out the lightweight division. With lightweight conquered, Mosley moved up two divisions to the welterweight and eventually defeated WBC Welterweight World Champion Oscar De La Hoya. In subsequent years, Mosley would win a third divisional title at 154 pounds and continue to fight the best in the game, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito, Fernando Vargas and Miguel Cotto. In his most recent bout on May 18, Mosley defeated Mexican star Pablo Cesar Cano.
Mosley will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet and greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the fights.
The event, featuring 2008 Olympic Heavyweight Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder putting his perfect 28-0 record on the line against former Heavyweight World Champion Sergei Liakhovich in a 10-round main event, unbeaten lightweights Francisco Vargas of Mexico and Cincinnati's Brandon Bennett meeting in a 10-round match-up and Houston's undefeated Jermall Charlo risking his unblemished record against Miami veteran Antwone Smith in a 10-round junior middleweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions sponsored by Corona. . The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast airs live on SHOWTIME at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the first bell sounding at 5:15 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.