Sweet! Boxing Champ ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley Battles Dogfighting

Published by PETA.

How appropriate is it that on the week that convicted dogfighter Michael Vick takes off his ankle bracelet and strolls out of his house a free man, we should roll out our new anti-dogfighting ad starring “Sugar” Shane Mosley?

Let’s watch the World Boxing Association’s reigning welterweight super champ in action, shall we?


“Sugar” Shane leads with an uppercut: “I’m a boxer. … My opponents and I know that when we step into the ring, we choose to be there and that if we don’t come out on top, we can at least walk away.”

Here comes a hook: “Dogfighting isn’t like that. Dogs don’t have the choice. Many of them get hurt badly or are cruelly killed.”

The welterweight super champion finishes with a jab: “Dogfighting is dirty, it’s cruel, and it’s a loser’s game …”

(The crowd of dog defenders stands and cheers the champ.)

Ooh, whatta knockout!

Follow the jump for some sweet, behind the scene footage of “Sugar” Shane.

Written by Karin Bennett

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