He made 9 title defenses with all inside the distance, but never unified belts. Mosley relinquished his Lightweight title to move up 2 divisions, facing Oscar De La Hoya for his Welterweight title. He was nicknamed sugar because his favorite boxer was Sugar Ray Robinson. He ran a successful string of defenses of his Welterweight titles but against three unheralded fighters. When he finally did phase up his competition, it was against former Olympian Vernon Forrest. Early in the second round, the fighters clashed heads and both staggered backward as referee Steve Smoger called time. Mosley sustained a cut on the hairline. When action resumed, Forrest knocked Mosley down twice in the round. It was the very first occasion Mosley had ever been knocked down once (let alone twice) in a bout. The final scorecards read 115â€“110, 117â€“108 and 118â€“108, in favor of Forrest. They had a rematch six months later at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indiana and Mosley once again lost by a unanimous decision in a very closely contested bout that saw Mosley land far a lot more vitality shots and Forrest land far more unsignificant shots as well as an even level of aggression between the two competitors, however Forrest was using far more effective ring general-ship (in comparison to Mosley) which would ultimately prove to be the difference in terms of the outcome being scored. Mosley then defeated Fernando Vargas on February 25, 2006 by TKO in the tenth round at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, due to a huge swelling which closed Fernando’s left eye. At the time of the stoppage, Mosley was winning on two scorecards 86â€“85, while Vargas held an 86â€“85 reward on the other scorecard. A rematch was announced almost immediately.
Mosley defeated Fernando Vargas in the rematch on July 15, 2006. Mosley dominated Vargas from start to finish, eventually ending the fight via a sixth-round TKO. Shane defeated Luis Collazo on February 11, 2007, with a unanimous decision after 12 rounds, knocking Collazo down once, to capture the WBC Interim Welterweight title. On May 1, 2010, Mosley fought undefeated Floyd May weather, Jr. Boxing purists had called for the fight for previously mentioned ten years. Mosley’s WBA title was not on the line because May weather refused to pay WBA sanctioning fees. On the fight night, Mosley stunned May weather with two right-hand shots in the second round. May weather recovered well and dominated the remainder of the fight with superior reflexes and his effective counter-punching taste, eventually winning a wide decision on the scorecards to hand Mosley the sixth defeat of his professional career.
On May 22, 2010, Shane Mosley was stripped of his WBA (Super) Welterweight title, due to not making a mandatory defense, which in turn made WBA Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko the sole WBA titlist in the welterweight division.
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||7-September-1971|
|Place of Birth||Pomona, California, U.S.|