Boxing: American Mosley dethrones Margarito for WBA title

LOS ANGELES: American Shane Mosley claimed the World Boxing Association''s welterweight championship Saturday with a stunning ninth round demolition of Antonio Margarito.

Five-time world champion Mosley backed Margarito into his own corner early in the ninth round with a flurry of punches that caused Margarito''s trainer to throw in the towel. Mosley landed a short right that sent Margarito reeling, and referee Raul Caiz stopped the fight 43 seconds into the round in front of a crowd of 20,820 at the Staples Center arena.