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Boxer uses ‘left hook/Chinaman impression’ combo to win back world title

by | 29th, January 2009

‘SUGAR’ Shane Mosley, a 37-year-old American boxer who has won world titles at three different weights, defeated Antonio Margarito last week to retain his WBA welterweight belt. No one expected him to win, but then he had a secret weapon – racism.

It was during the shock win that Mosley pulled out the seldom-used, but deadly ‘startled Chinaman’ face:

The use of a racial stereotype confused Margarito – a Mexican fighter wearing short sponsored by a tequila company – so much that he immediately lost the use of his hands.

True story.



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