Professional boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley was driving his son and girlfriend home from a soccer game on Sunday when he swerved to avoid a four-car pileup on the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles.
After safely navigating the wreck, Mosley got out of his car and rushed to help a father and toddler in distress, Mosley said. First he reached into the crushed back window to save a screaming and bloody baby in a car seat. Then he went back to help the baby's dad out of the driver's seat.
Mosley said he feared the child would choke on his blood or the car would catch fire.
"I did what any good Samaritan would do when they see an emergency," he tweeted.
"It feels good to help save lives," he told NBC Southern California. The California Highway Patrol confirmed the details of the crash.
Afterward, Mosley and his girlfriend called the man's wife to tell her about the crash and helped the father and son into an ambulance, they told NBC4. They even followed the ambulance to the hospital when Mosley realized he had the family's baby bag.
On Monday morning, the Levy family woke up to flowers and a "get well" balloon from "Sugar" Shane.
"He's was amazing," said the uncle of the 2-year-old boy.
Mosley's girlfriend, Trista Pisani, who held the boy while Mosley went back to help pull out his father, deflected the praise.
"Shane does this kind of stuff all the time," Pisani said. "He's not really scared of anything."
Mosley, a 44 year old, 5-foot-8 inch world boxing champion in the lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight divisions, is known for his sharp and fast reflexes. This year marks his return to boxing after years in retirement.
He established with his family the Diamond's Love Foundation in honor of his late nephew, Diamond Johnson, who died in a car crash at the age of 3. Mosley has made a point of stopping to help car crash victims since he was 16, Pisani said.
Mosley will reunite with the family later this month, he said. He offered the family ringside seats for his next fight in Arizona on May 28.
"Turns out his wife is 7 months pregnant," Mosley tweeted. "So it's a real gift."