“Sugar” Shane Mosley rescued a father and his 2-year-old son after a multivehicle crash on the 405 Freeway left the pair injured over the weekend, the former champion boxer told KTLA on Monday.
Mosley turned into a first responder Sunday after witnessing the four-vehicle collision, he said in an interview.
The boxer jumped out to of his vehicle to help Aaron Levy and his son, who was injured by flying glass.
"I honestly didn't recognize him at first, because I was more interested in my son," Levy said. "I noticed he had giant forearms, so I said, 'This guy's in good shape, he could help me.'"
Levy was too disoriented to get Dylan, but Mosley was able to safely remove the hurt toddler from his car seat and the vehicle.
“I could see blood coming from the mouth. He was very hurt and injured," he said.
He then helped Levy out of the car before following the father and son to a local hospital once paramedics arrived. He later learned that both were OK.
The 44-year-old boxer first took to Twitter to discuss the incident Sunday afternoon.
“My quick reaction time saved my family. Hope the baby & the father we stopped to help are ok," he tweeted shortly after 2 p.m.
Levy, whose wife is 7 months pregnant with the couple's second child, said he was extremely grateful to Mosley during an interview at his family's Woodland Hills home.
“I didn’t see him as a celebrity, obviously just as a great person that was helping me and my son," Levy said. “He was there. He … went above and beyond, and I’m forever grateful to him for being there."
Levy added that when the boxer and his girlfriend assisted the pair, "it was honestly like looking at angels."
Mosley told KTLA he had gone through a similar experience with a crash that resulted in the death of his nephew.
"My nephew had passed away, and if somebody was stopped right away, maybe helped, maybe my nephew would be alive today," he said.
Mosley has invited the family to his upcoming boxing match, offering them tickets to the bout that is slated for the end of the month.