Shane Mosley

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Shane Mosley
Shane Mosley.jpg
Real name Shane Andre Mosley
Nickname(s) Sugar
Rated at Lightweight
Light middleweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1971-09-07) September 7, 1971 (age 44)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 60
Wins 49
Wins by KO 41
Losses 9
Draws 1
No contests 1

Shane Andre Mosley (born September 7, 1971),[1][2] often known as "Sugar" Shane Mosley, is an American professional boxer. He is a former three-weight world champion, having held the IBF lightweight title, the WBC and WBA (Super) welterweight titles, as well as the WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring magazine light middleweight titles. He is also a former lineal champion at welterweight (twice) and light middleweight.

In 1998, the Boxing Writers Association of America selected Mosley as their Fighter of the Year.[3] He was also given the same honor by the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2000 and 2001 he was named the pound for pound best fighter in the world by The Ring.[4]

Mosley has fought and defeated some of the most recognizable names in the sport, including Oscar De La Hoya (twice), Fernando Vargas (twice), Ricardo Mayorga (twice), and Antonio Margarito. He has also faced several former champions in Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, and Saúl Álvarez.

Early years[edit]

Mosley was born in Lynwood, California and raised in Pomona, California. He has two older sisters, Venus and Cerena.[5] Mosley became interested in boxing after watching his father, Jack, box in street fights.[2] Mosley has been trained and managed by his father since the age of eight.[6]

Amateur career[edit]

Mosley was an amateur standout, capturing various amateur titles, including:

Professional career[edit]


Mosley began his professional career on February 11, 1993, with a fifth round knockout against Greg Puente. He would win his next eight bouts by knockout before going the distance against Oscar Lopez in a ten round bout. Thirteen more wins would follow (all by stoppage) and he would step up to face his biggest challenge in Philip Holiday, the IBF lightweight champion.

Holiday vs Mosley[edit]

Philip Holiday was an undefeated fighter with thirty-one victories to his credit, and while not considered a huge puncher, he was a technically skilled fighter with good hand speed and a strong chin. He and Mosley would meet on August 2, 1997, at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Holiday put up a spirited effort against the bigger (Mosley stood two and a half inches taller and had a three-inch reach advantage) and more powerful challenger, but Mosley would emerge victorious with a close but unanimous decision victory.

Mosley vs Leija[edit]

Mosley would make five defenses of his title against mostly unheralded opposition until he would encounter veteran boxer Jesse James Leija. Leija was 37-3-2 going into this fight, and was just coming off a unanimous decision victory over former featherweight champion Azumah Nelson. Mosley would go on to dominate Leija, dropping his foe in the 6th, 8th, and 9th rounds before Leija failed to answer the bell for the tenth round, granting Mosley a victory.


Mosley would make two more defenses of his title at lightweight, stopping both Golden Johnson and John Brown, before relinquishing his titles and moving up twelve pounds in weight to welterweight. He scored two consecutive knockouts, setting up a huge fight against Oscar de la Hoya for the WBC welterweight title.

De La Hoya vs Mosley[edit]

On June 17, 2000, Mosley met De La Hoya in Los Angeles for the WBC & vacant Lineal welterweight titles. After twelve rounds, Mosley emerged with a split decision victory. During the fight, neither man was in danger of going down, but both had badly swollen faces at the end and De La Hoya was bleeding from the nose for several rounds. Mosley earned a minimum of $15 million, while De La Hoya was guaranteed $35 million.[7]

Mosley vs Forrest[edit]

He ran a successful string of defenses of his Welterweight titles but against three unheralded fighters. When he finally did step 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 first occasion Mosley had ever been knocked down (let alone twice) in a bout. The final scorecards read 115–110, 117–108 and 118–108, 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 more power shots and Forrest land far more insignificant shots as well as an even level of aggression between the two competitors, however Forrest was utilizing far more effective ring general-ship which would ultimately prove to be the difference.


On February 8, 2003, Mosley's bout with former IBF light-middleweight title holder Raúl Márquez ended in a no contest when Mosley accidentally head butted Marquez twice in round three, which caused two very bad cuts above the eyes of Marquez.

De La Hoya vs Mosley II[edit]

Mosley and De La Hoya faced each other for the second time on September 13, this time with De La Hoya's Lineal/The Ring/WBC/WBA light-middleweight championships on the line. Mosley defeated De La Hoya by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision and joined the exclusive group of world boxing champions that have reigned in three or more divisions. Many fans had Oscar easily beating Mosley in this rematch but judges scored it differently regardless of De La Hoya landing over 100 more punches. Mosley testified in 2003 that he injected himself with the notorious doping agent EPO as he prepared for his light-middleweight title fight against Oscar De La Hoya, according to grand jury transcripts and doping calendars.[8]

Mosley vs Wright[edit]

On March 13, 2004, Mosley lost his Lineal/WBC/WBA(Super)/The Ring light-middleweight titles in a unification bout with IBF Champion Winky Wright by a unanimous twelve-round decision.

On November 20, Mosley and Wright fought their rematch, and although it was scored much closer by the three judges (115–113 twice for Wright and a 114–114 tie), Mosley lost by a clear twelve-round majority decision.

Mosley vs Vargas[edit]

On September 17, he beat another previously undefeated fighter, Jose Luis Cruz, by a ten-round decision.

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 massive swelling which closed Fernando's left eye. At the time of the stoppage, Mosley was winning on two scorecards 86–85, while Vargas held an 86–85 advantage 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.

Return to welterweight[edit]

Mosley vs Collazo[edit]

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.

Cotto vs Mosley[edit]

Mosley and undefeated WBA welterweight title holder Miguel Cotto met on Nov. 10, 2007, at Madison Square Garden in a fight broadcast on HBO Pay-Per-View. Cotto beat Mosley in a close fight.

Mosley vs Mayorga[edit]

On July 18, 2008, it was reported on's quick hits that the fight between Mayorga and Mosley was being held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and set for September 27 because of the Pavlik-Hopkins fight agreement for October 18 on HBO PPV. The good news for fight fans was that the Mayorga-Mosley bout was not to be on HBO PPV, instead it was shown on HBO at no cost.

Shane Mosley stopped Ricardo Mayorga with one second left in the 12th round of their light-middleweight bout, Mosley led by one point on judge Nelson Vasquez's scorecard and five on Tony Crebs' entering the 12th round. Mayorga had a one-point lead on judge Pat Russell's card. The Associated Press had "Sugar" Shane Mosley ahead by three points entering the 12th.

Margarito vs Mosley[edit]

Prior to one of the biggest fights of his career, Mosley began training with Naazim Richardson. Mosley regained the WBA(Super) welterweight title from Antonio Margarito on January 24, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mosley, now 37 years old, came into the fight as a 4–1 underdog with the bookies[9] after Margarito had spectacularly stopped Cotto 6 months earlier. Prior to the bout, very few gave Mosley a chance of prevailing, with the prevailing view that Margarito was too strong and young for Mosley. The conventional wisdom was that this was a mismatch, which would end in a brutal retirement-forcing stoppage for "Sugar" Shane. A comparison of their last fights; the aforementioned destruction of Cotto by Margarito and a last-gasp knockout by Mosley in a hard twelve round struggle against Mayorga did not bode well for Mosley. Some predicted a massacre. And it was – only it was Margarito that was ruthlessly clubbed about the ring, unable to land any meaningful shots.

Mosley eventually TKO'd Margarito in the ninth round, after appearing to win every round up until then, in a massive upset. Sugar Shane utterly dominated Margarito, using his superior hand speed, pinpoint accuracy, consistent body punching, countless huge right hands to the jaw and tying up when Margarito backed him into the ropes, to wear Margarito down and stop him—something that many seasoned boxing observers thought was nigh-on impossible. After knocking him down with a series of heavy overhand rights at the end of the eighth round, Margarito was unable to avoid punches during a heavy barrage from Mosley early on in the ninth, forcing the referee to step in as Margarito slumped to the canvas a second time. Margarito had never previously been stopped. It was a sensational win for Sugar Shane and propelled him back to the upper echelons of the welterweight division and the sport of Boxing, in addition to further cementing his legacy as one of the best fighters in his era.

The fight was marred in a controversy after Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson diligently spotted a gauze knuckle pad accessory in Margarito's hand wraps, illegal because it had been previously used, which had to be redone three times before the commission's officials were satisfied.[10]

The fight was for Margarito's WBA title and the vacant Lineal welterweight championship of Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ).[11] The Ring did not recognize this bout for its vacant welterweight championship despite the fact it pitted The Ring #1 ranked welterweight, Antonio Margarito, vs. The Ring #3 ranked welterweight, Shane Mosley. Coming in the bout, Margarito had just TKO'd the previous The Ring #1 ranked welterweight and current The Ring #2 ranked welterweight, Miguel Cotto.[12] After the fight, Mosley was named The Ring's #1 ranked welterweight.

Mayweather vs Mosley[edit]

On May 1, 2010, Mosley fought undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr.. Boxing purists had called for the fight for over ten years. Mosley's WBA title was not on the line because Mayweather refused to pay WBA sanctioning fees. On the fight night, Mosley stunned Mayweather with two right-hand shots in the second round. Mayweather recovered well and dominated the remainder of the fight with superior reflexes and his effective counter-punching style, eventually beating Mosley in a wide decision on the scorecards to win Mosley's Lineal welterweight championship.

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.

Mosley vs. Mora[edit]

Mosley at the Club Nokia in September 2010

Mosley fought Sergio Mora on September 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[13][14] The bout ended up being a highly disputed split draw, where many people thought that Mosley narrowly won the closely contested bout (boxing analyst website Boxrec had it 114-112 for Mosley). The judges scored the bout: Mora 115–113, Mosley 116–112 and 114–114.[15]

Pacquiao vs Mosley[edit]

On May 7, 2011, Mosley lost the fight to Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mosley was knocked down in round 3. Due to Mosley's defeat, Pacquiao looked at a November 12, 2011 match-up, a third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.[16]

Final title shot and retirement[edit]

Mosley agreed to terms for the return to the MGM on May 5, 2012, against WBC 154-pound belt holder Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, a young Mexican rising star as the co-main event on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto . Alvarez defeated Mosley after 12 rounds via unanimous decision.

On June 5, 2012, Shane Mosley officially announced his retirement from boxing. Mosley said he planned try to help his oldest son become a great boxer and try to start promoting fights.


Mosley announced he was coming out of retirement to fight Pablo Cesar Cano in Mexico. Mosley won the fight via unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 115-113. Cano was able to win the first few rounds but Mosley took control of the later rounds and pounded Cano until the final bell, making Sugar Shane Mosley the vacant WBC International welterweight champion.[17]

Mosley fought Australian boxer Anthony Mundine on November 27, 2013 at All Phones Arena in Sydney, Australia. Mosley lost the fight after Mundine scored a technical knockout during round 6. Before the seventh round, Mosley retiring due to back spasms giving Mundine the victory via TKO.[18][19]

Second retirement[edit]

Mosley announced his second retirement on December 7, 2013. He stated that he plans to become a trainer, to train his son, Shane Jr., and other young fighters.[20] In an interview with World Boxing News, when asked if he had any desire to lace up his gloves and return to the ring professionally, he said he would only consider a return to the sport against the very top welterweights in the world. He specifically named Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, and Juan Manuel Márquez. He also said in another interview in early 2015 that he was not sure if he would fight again, but that he wanted to come back and face a fighter of similar age and specifically named Juan Manuel Márquez.[21]

Second comeback[edit]

On August 29, 2015, Mosley faced Ricardo Mayorga for second time, knocking out Mayorga again in the sixth round.[22] On December 17, 2015, Mosley faced off against Venezuelan boxer Patrick Lopez in a 10 round Super Welterweight non-title match. Lopez was knocked down in the 2nd round and again ko'd in the last round to improve his record to 49 wins (41 KO victories).[23]

Professional boxing record[edit]

49 Wins (41 KOs), 9 losses, 1 Draw, 1 No Contest[24]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round,
Date Location Notes
Win 49-9-1 (1) Venezuela Patrick López TKO 10 (10), 2:00 2015-12-17 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama
Win 48-9-1 (1) Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga KO 6 (12), 2:59 2015-08-29 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California
Loss 47-9-1 (1) Australia Anthony Mundine RTD 6 (12) 2013-11-27 Australia Allphones Arena, Sydney, New South Wales For vacant WBA International light-middleweight title.
Mosley unable to continue due to back spasms.
Win 47-8-1 (1) Mexico Pablo César Cano UD 12 2013-05-18 Mexico Grand Oasis Cancún, Cancún, Quintana Roo Won vacant WBC International welterweight title.
Loss 46-8-1 (1) Mexico Saúl Álvarez UD 12 2012-05-05 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBC light-middleweight title.
Loss 46-7-1 (1) Philippines Manny Pacquiao UD 12 2011-05-07 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBO welterweight title.
Draw 46-6-1 (1) United States Sergio Mora SD 12 2010-09-18 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Loss 46-6 (1) United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. UD 12 2010-05-01 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost Lineal welterweight title.
Win 46-5 (1) Mexico Antonio Margarito TKO 9 (12), 0:43 2009-01-24 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won WBA(Super) welterweight title.
Won vacant Lineal welterweight title.
Win 45-5 (1) Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga KO 12 (12), 2:59 2008-09-27 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-middleweight title.
Loss 44-5 (1) Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto UD 12 2007-11-10 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York For WBA welterweight title.
Win 44-4 (1) United States Luis Collazo UD 12 2007-02-10 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Interim WBC welterweight title.
Win 43-4 (1) United States Fernando Vargas TKO 6 (12), 2:38 2006-07-15 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 42-4 (1) United States Fernando Vargas TKO 10 (12), 1:22 2006-02-25 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 41-4 (1) Mexico José Luis Cruz UD 10 2005-09-17 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 40-4 (1) United States David Estrada UD 10 2005-04-23 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 39-4 (1) United States Winky Wright SD 12 2004-11-20 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For Lineal/WBC/WBA(Super)/The Ring
light-middleweight titles.
Loss 39-3 (1) United States Winky Wright UD 12 2004-03-13 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost Lineal/WBC/WBA(Super)/The Ring
light-middleweight titles.
For IBF light-middleweight title.
Win 39-2 (1) United States Oscar De La Hoya UD 12 2003-09-13 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Lineal/WBC/WBA(Super)/The Ring
light-middleweight titles.
NC 38-2 (1) Mexico Raúl Márquez NC 3 (12), 2:41 2003-02-08 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 38-2 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 2002-07-20 United States Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana For Lineal/WBC/The Ring welterweight titles.
Loss 38-1 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 2002-01-26 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Lost Lineal/WBC welterweight titles.
For vacant The Ring welterweight title.
Win 38-0 United Kingdom Adrian Stone TKO 3 (12), 2:01 2001-07-21 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal/WBC welterweight titles.
Win 37-0 Australia Shannan Taylor TKO 6 (12), 3:00 2001-03-10 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal/WBC welterweight titles.
Win 36-0 Mexico Antonio Diaz TKO 6 (12), 1:36 2000-11-04 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained Lineal/WBC welterweight titles.
Win 35-0 United States Oscar De La Hoya SD 12 2000-06-17 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won WBC welterweight title.
Won vacant Lineal welterweight title.
Win 34-0 United States Willy Wise TKO 3 (10), 2:28 2000-01-22 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 33-0 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Rivera KO 10 (10), 2:38 1999-09-25 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Win 32-0 United States John Brown TKO 8 (12), 3:00 1999-04-17 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 31-0 United States Golden Johnson KO 7 (12), 2:59 1999-01-09 United States Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 30-0 United States Jesse James Leija TKO 9 (12), 3:00 1998-11-14 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 29-0 Argentina Eduardo Morales TKO 5 (12), 2:06 1998-09-22 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 28-0 Colombia Wilfredo Ruiz KO 5 (12), 2:32 1998-06-27 United States Apollo Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 27-0 Puerto Rico John John Molina TKO 8 (12), 2:27 1998-05-09 United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 26-0 Panama Demetrio Ceballos TKO 8 (12), 2:34 1998-02-06 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 25-0 Mexico Manuel Gomez KO 11 (12), 1:25 1997-11-25 United States El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas Retained IBF lightweight title.
Win 24-0 Australia Philip Holiday UD 12 1997-08-02 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut Won IBF lightweight title.
Win 23-0 United States Michael Smith KO 4 (10) 1997-04-09 United States Inland Expo Center, Westmont, Illinois
Win 22-0 Mexico Elias Quiroz KO 6 (10) 1997-02-06 United StatesBeverly Hills, California
Win 21-0 Guyana Joseph Murray TKO 3 (10) 1996-12-21 United StatesMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 20-0 Mexico Ramon Felix TKO 1 (10) 1996-11-01 United StatesFantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Win 19-0 United States Mike Bryan KO 1 (10) 1996-01-23 United StatesGrand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 18-0 Mexico Mauricio Aceves KO 4 (10) 1995-07-02 United StatesThe Pond, Anaheim, California
Win 17-0 Mexico Raul Hernandez KO 2 (10) 1995-04-12 United StatesWarner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, California
Win 16-0 Mexico Jose Luis Madrid KO 4 (10) 1994-11-12 United StatesSanta Cruz, California
Win 15-0 United States Louis Ramirez TKO 10 (10), 0:45 1994-09-09 United StatesOlympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Win 14-0 United States Mauro Gutierrez TKO 9 (10), 1:10 1994-08-06 United StatesPomona, California
Win 13-0 Mexico Narciso Valenzuela TKO 5 (10), 1:54 1994-07-24 United StatesOlympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Win 12-0 United States John Bryant KO 8 (10), 0:53 1994-06-30 United StatesMarriott Hotel, Irvine, California
Win 11-0 United States Lorenzo Garcia TKO 3 (10), 0:38 1994-04-29 United StatesSanta Cruz, California
Win 10-0 Mexico Oscar Lopez PTS 10 1994-03-26 United StatesFairplex, Pomona, California
Win 9-0 United States Lorenzo Garcia KO 5 (10) 1994-02-04 United StatesOxnard, California
Win 8-0 Mexico Francisco Rodriguez KO 2 (8), 2:40 1994-01-20 United StatesMarriott Hotel, Irvine, California
Win 7-0 Mexico Paulino Gonzalez KO 2 (8) 1993-12-06 United StatesGreat Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
Win 6-0 Mexico Juan Manuel Aranda KO 2 (8) 1993-10-25 United StatesGreat Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
Win 5-0 Mexico Miguel Pena KO 2 (8), 1:40 1993-09-27 United StatesGreat Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
Win 4-0 Mexico Roberto Urias KO 5 (6) 1993-08-25 United StatesHollywood, California
Win 3-0 United States Pey Castillo KO 1 (6), 2:25 1993-07-21 United States Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 2-0 United States Arnulfo Villa KO 1 (6), 2:34 1993-04-24 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 1-0 United States Greg Puente KO 5 (6), 1:09 1993-02-11 United States Hollywood, California Professional debut.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Minor World Titles:

The Ring/Lineal Championship Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

BALCO scandal[edit]

In August 2002 federal agents initiated investigations into BALCO, a California-based laboratory suspected of selling banned performance-enhancing drugs to top athletes. Shane Mosley was among those named as a BALCO client, and he testified before a grand jury that he injected himself with the energy-boosting drug EPO and used undetectable steroids known as "the cream" and "the clear", acquired from BALCO, prior to his 2003 rematch with Oscar De La Hoya, which Mosley won by a unanimous decision.[25] Mosley insisted that he did not knowingly take banned substances, and thought they were vitamins.[26] He said he believed "the cream" was flaxseed oil, but under questioning he admitted it was probably something else. In 2008 Mosley launched a $12 million defamation lawsuit against BALCO founder Victor Conte, who claimed that Mosley knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs. The suit was dismissed with prejudice in November 2010.[27]


In 2011, Mosley and his family established the Diamond's Love Foundation in honor of his late nephew Diamond Johnson. The foundation brings awareness to child and passenger car safety through programs and events within the Pomona Valley community. Diamond Johnson died in a car crash at the age of 3 for being in an improper car seat.

On September 12, 2014, Mosley received the "Advocate Award" from the Face Forward foundation for Commitment to Combating Domestic Violence.[28]

In 2010, Mosley teamed up with PETA to protest dog fighting and to protest the seal fur trade in Canada.[29][30]

Personal life[edit]

Mosley has been married once and has four children. He has a son, Shane Mosley, Jr., from a previous relationship. Mosley, Jr. is also a boxer, who currently has a record of 4-1 (4 KO's).[5] In November 2002, Mosley married Jin Sheehan.[31] The couple had three children before divorcing in 2010.[31][32]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson, Rafer (2009). Great Athletes 10. Salem Press. p. 111. ISBN 1-587-65481-4. 
  2. ^ a b "Shane Mosley Biography". Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Christ, Scott. "BWAA awards". BWAA. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Lima, OJ (October 2001). "The Sweetest Scientist". Vibe (Vibe Media Group) 9 (10): 126. ISSN 1070-4701. 
  6. ^ Henderson, Ashyia N. (2002). Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community. Gale/Cengage Learning. p. 124. ISBN 0-787-65913-4. 
  7. ^ "Mosley accused of doping". Sports Illustrated. September 28, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mosley testifies he injected himself with EPO". International Herald Tribune / New York Times. December 3, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Margarito-Mosley: The $25 world title fight – Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 | 2 a.m.". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ Christ, Scott (January 25, 2009). "Wrap controversy casts cloud over Margarito's reputation". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Lineal Welterweight Champs". 
  12. ^ Rold, Cliff (January 15, 2009). "Margarito, Mosley, and The Welterweight Crown". 
  13. ^ Satterfield, Lam (June 30, 2010). "Mosley-Mora Finalized For September 18 at Staples Center". Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Fighthype \\ Fighthype". Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The Fabulous Forum". Los Angeles Times. September 18, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Trilogy Planned for November. Shane had reported after the fight that he had injured his Achillies tendon before the fight.". Bleacher Report. February 13, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  17. ^ Blears, James (May 19, 2013). "Shane Mosley Edges Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun". Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Shane Mosley quits after Round 6". November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mosley Loses by a TKO Because of Back Spasms". November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  20. ^ Smith, Tim. "Shane Mosley retires: "It's a young man's game"". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  21. ^ Smith, Tim. "Shane Mosley reflects on Anthony Mundine loss, not planning boxing return". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Mosley Ko's Mayorga
  23. ^ Mosely tko's Lopez
  24. ^ "Shane Mosley". Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  25. ^ Boxer Shane Mosley, sprinter Dwain Chambers take different paths after BALCO allegations
  26. ^ 'Sugar' Shane Mosley told grand jury of EPO use
  27. ^ Shane Mosley drops $12M defamation suit against BALCO founder Victor Conte, ending long legal battle
  28. ^ "Face Forward Foundation to Honor 'Sugar' Shane Mosley at "Venetian Masquerade" Gala". September 12, 2014. 
  29. ^ "'Sugar' Shane Mosley KOs Dogfighting". Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  30. ^ "'Save the Seals' Celebrity Ad Series". Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  31. ^ a b Henson, Joaquin (January 13, 2011). "Phenomenon of longevity". Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  32. ^ Pugmire, Lance (February 28, 2009). "Shane Mosley's wife files for divorce". Retrieved January 25, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Philip Holiday
IBF Lightweight Champion
August 2, 1997 – April 17, 1999
Title next held by
Paul Spadafora
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
WBC Welterweight Champion
June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002
Succeeded by
Vernon Forrest
Title next held by
Félix Trinidad
Lineal Welterweight Champion
June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
The Ring Light Middleweight Champion
WBA Light Middleweight Super Champion
WBC Light Middleweight Champion

September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
Succeeded by
Winky Wright
New title WBC Welterweight Interim Champion
February 10, 2007 – October 1, 2007
Title next held by
Robert Guerrero
Preceded by
Antonio Margarito
WBA Welterweight Super Champion
January 24, 2009 – May 21, 2010
Title next held by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.