Shane Mosley : "I don't need the pump-up stuff"
Former four-division world boxing champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley of Pomona will enter the Home Depot Center ring Saturday night against Ricardo Mayorga with two steroid-related lawsuits hanging over him: one he filed against Victor Conte for accusations the BALCO founder made against Mosley, and another Mosley's former trainer Derryl Hudson filed after the boxer said he was deceived in his 2003 use of designer steroids and EPO.
Mosley told The Times the litigation is not a distraction. "It doesn't concern me. Everything I've said is factual. I've said I'm sorry I took stuff. I'm clean. That's just not me. I don't need the pump-up stuff. My attorney is doing what he needs to do to get the truth out. You know when someone's into that or not, and I'm definitely not. This is the truth. Victor Conte knows the truth. Derryl knows the truth, and all his lies will backfire."
The weigh-in for Mosley-Mayorga is open to the public at 3 p.m. Friday at Home Depot Center in Carson, and publicist Monica Sears says $350 ringside seats and other tickets remain available for Saturday night's HBO-televised super-welterweight bout.
-- Lance Pugmire
Photo: Shane Mosley, right, poses with Ricardo Mayorga of Nicaragua during a news conference in Los Angeles in August. Credit: Nick Ut / AP