Mosley at the American Music Awards of 2009
|Real name||Shane Andre Mosley|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
September 7, 1971 |
Lynwood, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||41|
Shane Andre Mosley (born September 7, 1971), 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.
In 1998, the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) selected Mosley as their Fighter of the Year. 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.
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.
- 1 Early years
- 2 Amateur career
- 3 Professional career
- 3.1 Early career
- 3.2 Lightweight
- 3.3 Welterweight
- 3.4 Light-middleweight
- 3.5 Return to welterweight
- 3.6 Comeback
- 3.7 Second retirement
- 3.8 Second comeback
- 4 Professional boxing record
- 5 BALCO scandal
- 6 Charities
- 7 Personal life
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Mosley was born in Lynwood, California and raised in Pomona, California. He has two older sisters, Venus and Cerena. Mosley became interested in boxing after watching his father, Jack, box in street fights. Mosley has been trained and managed by his father since the age of eight.
Mosley was an amateur standout, capturing various amateur titles, including:
- 1989 United States Amateur Champion at Lightweight 132 lb (60 kg)
- 1989 World Junior Championships Silver Medalist in San Juan, Puerto Rico 132 lb (60 kg)
- 1990 United States Amateur Champion at Lightweight 132 lb (60 kg)
- 1990 Goodwill Games Bronze Medalist in Seattle (USA) 132 lb (60 kg)
- 1992 United States Amateur Champion at Light Welterweight 139 lb (63 kg)
On February 11, 1993 a 21 year old Mosley made his professional boxing debut in a scheduled six round fight at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. His opponent was Greg Puente, who he knocked out in round five. Mosley fought a further 6 times in 1993, winning all them inside the distance. In 1994, Mosley fought 9 times, winning all them and 8 inside the distance. He was taken the 10 round distance by Oscar Lopez. In April 1995, Mosley knocked out Raul Hernandez in round 2 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. In July he knocked out 34 year old veteran Mauricio Aceves in round 4 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. Aceves was best known for being the first ever WBO World lightweight champion.
In January 1996, Mosley had his first fight outside of California since beginning his pro career. He fought at the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi knocking out 35 year old Mike Bryan in round one. By May 1997, Mosley went 23 fights unbeaten, with 22 coming inside the distance.
Mosley vs. Holiday
On August 2, 1997 Mosley fought for his first world title, the IBF Lightweight championship against then undefeated titleholder Philip Holiday (31-0, 16 KOs). Holiday was making his seventh defence of the title since winning the then vacant title in 1995. It took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and was the first time Mosley was scheduled to box 12 rounds. The fight went the full 12 round distance as Mosley took Holiday's IBF title via a unanimous decision. The three judges scored the fight 116-113, 117-111, 115-114 all in favor of Mosley.
Early title defenses
Mosley made his first title defence on November 25 at the County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas against Mexican Manuel Gomez (17-8, 14 KOs). Mosley knocked Gomez out in round 11 to retain his title.
On February 6, 1998 Mosley defeated 24 year old Demetrio Ceballos (20-1, 13 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville. Ceballos was down once in round 4 after an overhand right and left hook to the body. He was down again in round 8 following a flurry of punches before referee Eddie Cotton called an end to the fight. At the time of stoppage, Mosley was ahead on all cards (70-61, 70-62, 70-62).
In May 1998, Mosley knocked out former world super featherweight champion and world lightweight challenger John John Molina (45-4, 30 KOs) in round 8 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Molina was also dropped to his knees in round 7.
On June 27, 1998 Mosely knocked out Colombian boxer Wilfrido Ruiz (25-3, 19 KOs) in round 5. He then fought at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York on September 22, 1998 against Eduardo Bartolome Morales (26-0, 21 KOs). Morales was knocked down in the 3rd round, and eventually stopped in round 5.
Mosley vs. Leija
On November 14, 1998 Mosley faced his toughest defense to date when he fought 32 year old former WBC super featherweight champion Jesse James Leija (37-3-2, 15 KOs) at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. This was Mosley's sixth defense of his IBF world title. As the fight progressed, Leija was knocked down in rounds 6, 7 and 9. The fight was stopped when Leija couldn't answer the bell for round 10, rewarding Mosley with a deserved victory. Mosley was leading by scores of 89-78, 89-78 and 88-79 at the time of the stoppage. Leija took the fight with 3 weeks notice.
Mosley vs. Johnson
Mosley took only two months out returning to the ring to defend his title in January 1999 against American Golden Johnson (15-2-2, 10 KOs) at the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. The fight ended when Mosley connected Johnson with a flurry of punches as he was against the ropes and then dropped to both knees. He beat the count, but was put down again seconds later, ending the fight.
Mosley vs. Brown
On April 17, 1999 Mosley made his 8th and final defense of the IBF lightweight title against former USBA super featherweight champion John Brown (19-5, 10 KOs) at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The fight was stopped after round 8, when the ringside doctor intervened. Mosley won the fight via TKO to retain his title.
Mosley vacated his lightweight title and moved up two weight divisions to welterweight, scored two consecutive knockouts against Wilfredo Rivera and Willy Wise, setting up a huge fight against Oscar de la Hoya for the WBC welterweight title.
Mosley vs. De La Hoya
On June 17, 2000, Mosley met De La Hoya in Los Angeles for the WBC, IBA & vacant lineal welterweight titles. This was the first boxing event to take place at the newly built Staples Center. 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. Judges Lou Filippo and Pat Russell scored the fight 116-112, and 115-113, respectively for Mosley whilst judge Marty Sammon had it 113-115 for De La Hoya. The fight was named The Ring magazine Event of the Year for 2000.
Mosley vs. Diaz
Mosley defended his newly won titles on November 11, 2000 at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York against Mexican boxer Antonio Diaz (35-2, 24 KOs). The fight lasted six rounds, after Mosley knocked Diaz down twice. Diaz was also down once in round 2.
Mosley vs. Taylor
On March 10, 2001 Mosley was scheduled to fight unbeaten Australian Shannan Taylor (28-0-1, 18KOs) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Shannan was knocked down once in the first round. He was losing all rounds, up until the end of the fifth round. Taylor lost the fight when he decided not to return for round 6.
Mosley vs. Stone
On July 21, 2001 Mosley easily beat IBO World super welterweight champion Adrian Stone (30-3-2, 23 KOs) knocking him out in round 3. The fight took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Stone moved down to welterweight for the first time in three years to challenge Mosley and was losing the first 2 round before being stopped. Following the win, Mosley said he would like to have a rematch with De La Hoya in a split 50/50 fight or a unification fight against unbeateN Vernon Forrest.
Mosley vs. Forrest
It was finally announced that Mosley would be defending his WBC and Lineal welterweight titles against Vernon Forrest (33-0, 26 KOs). The fight took place at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City on January 26, 2002. The Ring Magazine welterweight title was also at stake. Mosley was knocked down twice in the second round as he went on to lose a unanimous decision, his first loss in professional career. In round 2, Mosley suffered a cut at the hairline from an accidental clash of heads. The final scorecards read 115-110, 117-108 and 118-108 all in favor of Forrest.
Mosley vs. Forrest II
Mosley and Forrest met in an immediate rematch on July 20, 2002 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Forrest being the 'A' side, received $3.42 million compared to Mosley's $2.8 million. The fight was also know at the time for it's attendance of 15,775 which was the largest boxing crowd ever in Indiana. The fight went the full 12 round distance. The scorecards were closer than the first fight, however still had Forrest as the winner (117-111, 116-112, 115-113) unanimously. USA Today scored it 115-113 in favor of Forrest. Forrest kept on the outside using his height and reach as an advantage.
Mosley vs. Márquez
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.
Mosley vs. De La Hoya II
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. 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.
Mosley vs. Wright
Mosley made the first defense of his unified WBC, WBA Super and The Ring Magazine world light middleweight titles on March 13, 2004 against IBF champion Ronald Wright (46-3, 25 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Prior to taking this bout, Mosley turned down an offer to fight Felix Trinidad in a bout that would have seen him receive $10 million. Wright, who was a 5-to-2 underdog, won the fight via a unanimous decision. Judges Dave Moretti and Chuck Giampa scored it 117-111, while Paul Smith had it 116-112 all in Wright's favor. In the fast-paced bout, Mosley was unable to get on the inside. Wright's southpaw stance made it difficult for him, as he threw jabs and straight left to both the face and body of Mosley. CompuBox stats shows that Wright out landed Mosley landing 250 punches to 166 from Mosley. In the post-fight interview, Mosley said about the Trinidad fight being in jeopardy, "It was not a mistake. I have no regrets. I wanted to find out who was the best in our division. I was fighting for history." Mosley earned $2.1 million, while Wright was paid $750,000.
Mosley vs. Wright II
Instead of the big money fight against Felix Trinidad, Mosley fought Ronald Wright in a rematch on November 20, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The fight was for the WBC, WBA Super and The Ring Magazine world title. Wright was stripped of the IBF title on April 19, 2004 because he agreed to have a rematch with Mosley instead of defending the title against the mandatory challenger Kassim Ouma. The fight aired live on HBO. The fight went the 12 round distance. Both fighters were tired during the last round and clinched for most of it. After the final bell rang, both fighters showed respect to each other and embraced in the ring. On judge had it had it 114-114 even, whilst the other two scored it 115-113 in favor of Wright, meaning he scored back to back victories over Mosley. Wright landed 119 punches more than Mosley. 
Mosley vs. Estrada, Cruz
Following his consecutive losses to Wright, Mosley was on a comeback trial to rebuild and once again challenge for a world title. His next fight took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 23, 2005 against David Estrada (18-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout. The fight went the distance as Mosley was announced the victor. There was two wide scores of 99-91 and 98-93 and a more closer margin score of 97-93. The fight wasn't focused on if Mosley won, but more how dominant he would be in doing so. Mosley received $500,000 for the fight.
Mosley next fought five months later in September against undefeated former Mexico welterweight champion Jose Luis Cruz (33-0-2, 28 KOs) in 10 round bout. Much like the Estrada fight, Mosley won a unanimous decision with scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.
Return to welterweight
Mosley vs. Margarito
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 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.
The fight was for Margarito's WBA title and the vacant Lineal welterweight championship of Cyber Boxing Zone (CBZ). 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. After the fight, Mosley was named The Ring's #1 ranked welterweight.
Mosley vs. Mayweather
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, 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
Mosley fought Sergio Mora on September 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 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.
Mosley vs. Pacquiao
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.
Mosley vs. Cano
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.
Mosley vs. Mundine
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.
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. 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.
Mosley vs. Mayorga II
Mosley vs. Lopez
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.
Mosley vs. Avanesyan
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).
Mosley vs. Kurbanov
Mosley announced that he would fight on in March 2017 against unbeaten Russian prospect Magomed Kurbanov (10-0, 8 KOs) at DIVS in Ekaterinburg on May 5, 2017. The fight would take place at light middleweight in a 10 round bout and contested for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|61 fights||49 wins||10 losses|
|62||N/A||N/A||Magomed Kurbanov||N/A||– (10)||May 5, 2017||DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title|
|61||Loss||49–10–1 (1)||David Avanesyan||UD||12||May 28, 2016||Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, U.S.||For WBA interim welterweight title|
|60||Win||49–9–1 (1)||Patrick López||TKO||10 (10), 2:00||Dec 17, 2015||Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama||Won vacant WBA Continental light middleweight title|
|59||Win||48–9–1 (1)||Ricardo Mayorga||KO||6 (12), 2:59||Aug 29, 2015||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|58||Loss||47–9–1 (1)||Anthony Mundine||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||Nov 27, 2013||Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia||For vacant WBA International light middleweight title|
|57||Win||47–8–1 (1)||Pablo César Cano||UD||12||May 18, 2013||Grand Oasis, Cancún, Mexico||Won vacant WBC International welterweight title|
|56||Loss||46–8–1 (1)||Canelo Álvarez||UD||12||May 5, 2012||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBC light middleweight title|
|55||Loss||46–7–1 (1)||Manny Pacquiao||UD||12||May 7, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBO welterweight title|
|54||Draw||46–6–1 (1)||Sergio Mora||SD||12||Sep 18, 2010||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|53||Loss||46–6 (1)||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||May 1, 2010||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost lineal welterweight title|
|52||Win||46–5 (1)||Antonio Margarito||TKO||9 (12), 0:43||Jan 24, 2009||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won WBA (Super) and vacant lineal welterweight titles|
|51||Win||45–5 (1)||Ricardo Mayorga||KO||12 (12), 2:59||Sep 27, 2008||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight title|
|50||Loss||44–5 (1)||Miguel Cotto||UD||12||Nov 10, 2007||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBA welterweight title|
|49||Win||44–4 (1)||Luis Collazo||UD||12||Feb 10, 2007||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC interim welterweight title|
|48||Win||43–4 (1)||Fernando Vargas||TKO||6 (12), 2:38||Jul 15, 2006||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|47||Win||42–4 (1)||Fernando Vargas||TKO||10 (12), 1:22||Feb 25, 2006||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|46||Win||41–4 (1)||José Luis Cruz||UD||10||Sep 17, 2005||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|45||Win||40–4 (1)||David Estrada||UD||10||Apr 23, 2005||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|44||Loss||39–4 (1)||Winky Wright||SD||12||Nov 20, 2004||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal light middleweight titles|
|43||Loss||39–3 (1)||Winky Wright||UD||12||Mar 13, 2004||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)||Oscar De La Hoya||UD||12||Sep 13, 2003||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)||Raúl Márquez||NC||3 (12), 2:41||Feb 8, 2003||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||NC after Márquez sustained a cut from an accidental head clash|
|40||Loss||38–2||Vernon Forrest||UD||12||Jul 20, 2002||Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.||For WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|39||Loss||38–1||Vernon Forrest||UD||12||Jan 26, 2002||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||Adrian Stone||TKO||3 (12), 2:01||Jul 21, 2001||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles|
|37||Win||37–0||Shannan Taylor||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||Mar 10, 2001||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles|
|36||Win||36–0||Antonio Díaz||TKO||6 (12), 1:36||Nov 4, 2000||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBC and lineal welterweight titles|
|35||Win||35–0||Oscar De La Hoya||SD||12||Jun 17, 2000||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won IBA, vacant WBC and lineal welterweight titles|
|34||Win||34–0||Willy Wise||TKO||3 (10), 2:28||Jan 22, 2000||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|33||Win||33–0||Wilfredo Rivera||KO||10 (10), 2:38||Sep 25, 1999||Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.|
|32||Win||32–0||John Brown||TKO||8 (12), 3:00||Apr 17, 1999||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|31||Win||31–0||Golden Johnson||KO||7 (12), 2:59||Jan 9, 1999||Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|30||Win||30–0||Jesse James Leija||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Nov 14, 1998||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|29||Win||29–0||Eduardo Morales||TKO||5 (12), 2:06||Sep 22, 1998||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Wilfredo Ruiz||KO||5 (12), 2:32||Jun 27, 1998||Apollo Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|27||Win||27–0||John John Molina||TKO||8 (12), 2:27||May 9, 1998||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|26||Win||26–0||Demetrio Ceballos||TKO||8 (12), 2:34||Feb 6, 1998||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|25||Win||25–0||Manuel Gomez||KO||11 (12), 1:25||Nov 25, 1997||County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Philip Holiday||UD||12||Aug 2, 1997||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.||Won IBF lightweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Michael Smith||KO||4 (10)||Apr 9, 1997||Inland Expo Center, Westmont, Illinois, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Elias Quiroz||KO||6 (10)||Feb 6, 1997||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Joseph Murray||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 21, 1996||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Ramon Felix||TKO||1 (10)||Nov 1, 1996||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Mike Bryan||KO||1 (10)||Jan 23, 1996||Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Mauricio Aceves||KO||4 (10)||Jul 2, 1995||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Raul Hernandez||KO||2 (10)||Apr 12, 1995||Warner Center Marriott, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Jose Luis Madrid||RTD||4 (10)||Nov 12, 1994||Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Louis Ramirez||TKO||10 (10), 0:45||Sep 9, 1994||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Mauro Gutierrez||TKO||9 (10), 1:10||Aug 6, 1994||Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Narciso Valenzuela||TKO||5 (10), 1:54||Jul 24, 1994||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||John Bryant||KO||8 (10), 0:53||Jun 30, 1994||Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Lorenzo Garcia||TKO||3 (10), 0:38||Apr 29, 1994||Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Oscar Lopez||PTS||10||Mar 26, 1994||Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Lorenzo Garcia||KO||5 (10)||Feb 4, 1994||Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Francisco Rodriguez||KO||2 (8), 2:40||Jan 20, 1994||Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Paulino Gonzalez||KO||2 (8)||Dec 6, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,|
|6||Win||6–0||Juan Manuel Aranda||KO||2 (8)||Oct 25, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,|
|5||Win||5–0||Miguel Pena||KO||2 (8), 1:40||Sep 27, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California,|
|4||Win||4–0||Roberto Urias||KO||5 (6)||Aug 25, 1993||Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Pey Castillo||KO||1 (6), 2:25||Jul 21, 1993||Country Club, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Arnulfo Villa||KO||1 (6), 2:34||Apr 24, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Greg Puente||KO||5 (6), 1:09||Feb 11, 1993||Palladium, Hollywood, California, U.S.||Professional debut|
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. Mosley insisted that he did not knowingly take banned substances, and thought they were vitamins. 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.
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.
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). In November 2002, Mosley married Jin Sheehan. The couple had three children before divorcing in 2010.
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|Amateur boxing titles|
|U.S. lightweight champion
Oscar De La Hoya
|U.S. light welterweight champion
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byAlex Bunema
|WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight champion
September 27, 2008 – January 24, 2009
Won world title
Title next held byZaurbek Baysangurov
Title last held byLuis Abregú
|WBC International welterweight champion
May 18, 2013 – November 2013
Title next held byCharles Manyuchi
Title last held byLiam Smith
|WBA Continental light middleweight champion
December 17, 2015 – present
|Minor world boxing titles|
Oscar De La Hoya
|IBA welterweight champion
June 17, 2000 – November 2000
Title next held byArturo Gatti
|IBA light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 2004
Title next held byYori Boy Campas
|Major world boxing titles|
|IBF lightweight champion
August 2, 1997 – August 1999
Title next held byPaul Spadafora
Oscar De La Hoya
|WBC welterweight champion
June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002
Title last held byFélix Trinidad
|Lineal welterweight champion
June 17, 2000 – January 26, 2002
Oscar De La Hoya
|WBA light middleweight champion
September 13, 2003 – March 13, 2004
|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
February 10, 2007 – November 2007
Title next held byRobert Guerrero
|WBA welterweight champion
January 24, 2009 – May 21, 2010
awarded Regular title