Shane Mosley

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Shane Mosley
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Statistics
Real name Shane Andre Mosley
Nickname(s) Sugar
Rated at
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1971-09-07) September 7, 1971 (age 45)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 61
Wins 49
Wins by KO 41
Losses 10
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 WBA (Super) and WBC welterweight titles; and the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine light middleweight titles. He is also a former lineal champion at welterweight (twice) and light middleweight.[3]

In 1998, the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) selected Mosley as their Fighter of the Year.[4] He was also given the same honor by the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2000 and 2001 he was named the best fighter in the world by The Ring, pound for pound.[5]

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 such as Winky Wright, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Álvarez, and Anthony Mundine.

Early years[edit]

Mosley was born in Lynwood, California and raised in Pomona, California. He has two older sisters, Venus and Cerena.[6] 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.[7]

Amateur career[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

Welterweight[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Light-middleweight[edit]

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 The Ring, WBC, WBA and lineal light middleweight championships on the line.[10] 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.[11]

Return to welterweight[edit]

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[12] 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.[13]

The fight was for Margarito's WBA title and the vacant Lineal welterweight championship of Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ).[14] 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.[15] 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 119–109, 119–109, and 118–110 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.[16][17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

Comeback[edit]

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.[20]

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.[21][22]

Second retirement[edit]

Mosley with his trainer Roberto Durán, 2016

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.[23] 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.[24]

Second comeback[edit]

Mosley vs. Mayorga II[edit]

On August 29, 2015, Mosley again decided to came out of retirement and defeated Ricardo Mayorga for a second time, winning the fight via KO in the sixth round.[25]

Mosley vs. Lopez[edit]

On December 17, 2015, Mosley faced off against Venezuelan boxer Patrick Lopez in a non-title match at Super Welterweight, scheduled for 10 rounds. Lopez was knocked down in the 2nd round and TKO'd in the last round, subsequently resulting in Mosley improving his ledger to 49 victories, with 41 of those victories coming inside the distance.[26]

Mosely vs. Avanesyan[edit]

On May 28, 2016, Mosley lost to WBA Interim Welterweight titleholder David Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Had Mosley won this bout, he would have been the mandatory for the winner of the Thurman-Porter fight. Avanesyan won all three judges scorecards (117-110 twice, 114-113).[27]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
61 fights 49 wins 10 losses
By knockout 41 1
By decision 8 9
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
61 Loss 49–10–1 (1) Russia David Avanesyan UD 12 May 28, 2016 United States Gila River Arena Glendale, Arizona, U.S. For WBA interim welterweight title
60 Win 49–9–1 (1) Venezuela Patrick López TKO 10 (10), 2:00 Dec 17, 2015 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama Won vacant WBA Continental light middleweight title
59 Win 48–9–1 (1) Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga KO 6 (12), 2:59 Aug 29, 2015 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
58 Loss 47–9–1 (1) Australia Anthony Mundine RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Nov 27, 2013 Australia Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia For vacant WBA International light middleweight title
57 Win 47–8–1 (1) Mexico Pablo César Cano UD 12 May 18, 2013 Mexico Grand Oasis, Cancún, Mexico Won vacant WBC International welterweight title
56 Loss 46–8–1 (1) Mexico Canelo Álvarez UD 12 May 5, 2012 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBC light middleweight title
55 Loss 46–7–1 (1) Philippines Manny Pacquiao UD 12 May 7, 2011 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBO welterweight title
54 Draw 46–6–1 (1) United States Sergio Mora SD 12 Sep 18, 2010 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
53 Loss 46–6 (1) United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. UD 12 May 1, 2010 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost lineal welterweight title
52 Win 46–5 (1) Mexico Antonio Margarito TKO 9 (12), 0:43 Jan 24, 2009 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won WBA (Super) and vacant lineal welterweight titles
51 Win 45–5 (1) Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga KO 12 (12), 2:59 Sep 27, 2008 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S. Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight title
50 Loss 44–5 (1) Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto UD 12 Nov 10, 2007 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBA welterweight title
49 Win 44–4 (1) United States Luis Collazo UD 12 Feb 10, 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBC interim welterweight title
48 Win 43–4 (1) United States Fernando Vargas TKO 6 (12), 2:38 Jul 15, 2006 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
47 Win 42–4 (1) United States Fernando Vargas TKO 10 (12), 1:22 Feb 25, 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
46 Win 41–4 (1) Mexico José Luis Cruz UD 10 Sep 17, 2005 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
45 Win 40–4 (1) United States David Estrada UD 10 Apr 23, 2005 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
44 Loss 39–4 (1) United States Winky Wright SD 12 Nov 20, 2004 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal light middleweight titles
43 Loss 39–3 (1) United States Winky Wright UD 12 Mar 13, 2004 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal light middleweight titles;
For IBF light middleweight title
42 Win 39–2 (1) United States Oscar De La Hoya UD 12 Sep 13, 2003 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, lineal, and vacant IBA light middleweight titles
41 NC 38–2 (1) Mexico Raúl Márquez NC 3 (12), 2:41 Feb 8, 2003 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. NC after Márquez sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
40 Loss 38–2 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 Jul 20, 2002 United States Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. For WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
39 Loss 38–1 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 Jan 26, 2002 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost WBC and lineal welterweight titles;
For vacant The Ring welterweight title
38 Win 38–0 United Kingdom Adrian Stone TKO 3 (12), 2:01 Jul 21, 2001 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles
37 Win 37–0 Australia Shannan Taylor RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Mar 10, 2001 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles
36 Win 36–0 Mexico Antonio Díaz TKO 6 (12), 1:36 Nov 4, 2000 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles
35 Win 35–0 United States Oscar De La Hoya SD 12 Jun 17, 2000 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won IBA, vacant WBC and lineal welterweight titles
34 Win 34–0 United States Willy Wise TKO 3 (10), 2:28 Jan 22, 2000 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
33 Win 33–0 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Rivera KO 10 (10), 2:38 Sep 25, 1999 United States Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.
32 Win 32–0 United States John Brown TKO 8 (12), 3:00 Apr 17, 1999 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
31 Win 31–0 United States Golden Johnson KO 7 (12), 2:59 Jan 9, 1999 United States Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
30 Win 30–0 United States Jesse James Leija RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Nov 14, 1998 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
29 Win 29–0 Argentina Eduardo Morales TKO 5 (12), 2:06 Sep 22, 1998 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
28 Win 28–0 Colombia Wilfredo Ruiz KO 5 (12), 2:32 Jun 27, 1998 United States Apollo Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
27 Win 27–0 Puerto Rico John John Molina TKO 8 (12), 2:27 May 9, 1998 United States Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
26 Win 26–0 Panama Demetrio Ceballos TKO 8 (12), 2:34 Feb 6, 1998 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Manuel Gomez KO 11 (12), 1:25 Nov 25, 1997 United States County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
24 Win 24–0 Australia Philip Holiday UD 12 Aug 2, 1997 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S. Won IBF lightweight title
23 Win 23–0 United States Michael Smith KO 4 (10) Apr 9, 1997 United States Inland Expo Center, Westmont, Illinois, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 Mexico Elias Quiroz KO 6 (10) Feb 6, 1997 United States Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 Guyana Joseph Murray TKO 3 (10) Dec 21, 1996 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 Mexico Ramon Felix TKO 1 (10) Nov 1, 1996 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States Mike Bryan KO 1 (10) Jan 23, 1996 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Mauricio Aceves KO 4 (10) Jul 2, 1995 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Raul Hernandez KO 2 (10) Apr 12, 1995 United States Warner Center Marriott, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Jose Luis Madrid RTD 4 (10) Nov 12, 1994 United States Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 United States Louis Ramirez TKO 10 (10), 0:45 Sep 9, 1994 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Mauro Gutierrez TKO 9 (10), 1:10 Aug 6, 1994 United States Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Narciso Valenzuela TKO 5 (10), 1:54 Jul 24, 1994 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States John Bryant KO 8 (10), 0:53 Jun 30, 1994 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Lorenzo Garcia TKO 3 (10), 0:38 Apr 29, 1994 United States Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Oscar Lopez PTS 10 Mar 26, 1994 United States Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Lorenzo Garcia KO 5 (10) Feb 4, 1994 United States Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Francisco Rodriguez KO 2 (8), 2:40 Jan 20, 1994 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Paulino Gonzalez KO 2 (8) Dec 6, 1993 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Juan Manuel Aranda KO 2 (8) Oct 25, 1993 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Miguel Pena KO 2 (8), 1:40 Sep 27, 1993 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Roberto Urias KO 5 (6) Aug 25, 1993 United States Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Pey Castillo KO 1 (6), 2:25 Jul 21, 1993 United States Country Club, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Arnulfo Villa KO 1 (6), 2:34 Apr 24, 1993 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Greg Puente KO 5 (6), 1:09 Feb 11, 1993 United States Palladium, Hollywood, California, U.S. Professional debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Regional titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Alex Bunema
WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight champion
September 27, 2008 – January 24, 2009
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Zaurbek Baysangurov
Vacant
Title last held by
Luis Abregú
WBC International welterweight champion
May 18, 2013 – November 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Charles Manyuchi
Vacant
Title last held by
Liam Smith
WBA Continental light middleweight champion
December 17, 2015 – present
Incumbent
Minor world titles
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
IBA welterweight champion
June 17, 2000 – November 2000
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Arturo Gatti
IBA light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Yori Boy Campas
Major world titles
Preceded by
Philip Holiday
IBF lightweight champion
August 2 1997 – August 1999
Vacated
Vacant
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
Vacant
Title last held by
Félix Trinidad
Lineal welterweight champion
June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
WBA light middleweight champion
Super title

September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
Succeeded by
Winky Wright
WBC light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
The Ring light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
Lineal light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
New title WBC welterweight champion
Interim title

February 10, 2007 – November 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Robert Guerrero
Preceded by
Antonio Margarito
WBA welterweight champion
January 24, 2009 – May 21, 2010
Stripped
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav Senchenko
awarded Regular title

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.[28] Mosley insisted that he did not knowingly take banned substances, and thought they were vitamins.[29] 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.[30]

Charities[edit]

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.[31]

In 2010, Mosley teamed up with PETA to protest dog fighting and to protest the seal fur trade in Canada.[32][33]

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).[6] In November 2002, Mosley married Jin Sheehan.[34] The couple had three children before divorcing in 2010.[34][35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b Lima, OJ (October 2001). "The Sweetest Scientist". Vibe. Vibe Media Group. 9 (10): 126. ISSN 1070-4701. 
  7. ^ Henderson, Ashyia N. (2002). Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community. Gale/Cengage Learning. p. 124. ISBN 0-787-65913-4. 
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  14. ^ "The Lineal Welterweight Champs". cyberboxingzone.com. 
  15. ^ Rold, Cliff (January 15, 2009). "Margarito, Mosley, and The Welterweight Crown". boxingscene.com. 
  16. ^ Satterfield, Lam (June 30, 2010). "Mosley-Mora Finalized For September 18 at Staples Center". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Fighthype \\ Fighthype". Fighthype.com. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  18. ^ "The Fabulous Forum". Los Angeles Times. September 18, 2010. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ Blears, James (May 19, 2013). "Shane Mosley Edges Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun". boxingscene.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Shane Mosley quits after Round 6". espn.go.com. November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Mosley Loses by a TKO Because of Back Spasms". nytimes.com. November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  23. ^ Smith, Tim. "Shane Mosley retires: "It's a young man's game"". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  24. ^ Smith, Tim. "Shane Mosley reflects on Anthony Mundine loss, not planning boxing return". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  25. ^ Mosley Ko's Mayorga
  26. ^ Mosely tko's Lopez
  27. ^ "Scorecard: Mosley loses fight, title opportunity". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  28. ^ Boxer Shane Mosley, sprinter Dwain Chambers take different paths after BALCO allegations
  29. ^ 'Sugar' Shane Mosley told grand jury of EPO use
  30. ^ Shane Mosley drops $12M defamation suit against BALCO founder Victor Conte, ending long legal battle
  31. ^ "Face Forward Foundation to Honor 'Sugar' Shane Mosley at "Venetian Masquerade" Gala". 1888pressrelease.com. September 12, 2014. 
  32. ^ "'Sugar' Shane Mosley KOs Dogfighting". Secure.peta.org. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  33. ^ "'Save the Seals' Celebrity Ad Series". PETA.org. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  34. ^ a b Henson, Joaquin (January 13, 2011). "Phenomenon of longevity". philstar.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  35. ^ Pugmire, Lance (February 28, 2009). "Shane Mosley's wife files for divorce". latimes.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 

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