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 Welterweight
- 3.2 Light-middleweight
- 3.3 Return to welterweight
- 3.4 Comeback
- 3.5 Second retirement
- 3.6 Second comeback
- 4 Professional boxing record
- 5 Titles in boxing
- 6 BALCO scandal
- 7 Charities
- 8 Personal life
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 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)
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
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.
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
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.
Return to welterweight
Margarito vs Mosley
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.
Mayweather vs Mosley
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
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.
Pacquiao vs Mosley
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 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 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.
Mosely 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).
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|61 fights||49 wins||10 losses|
|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|
Titles in boxing
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 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 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
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.
- Lineal championship
- List of lineal boxing world champions
- List of lightweight boxing champions
- List of welterweight boxing champions
- List of light middleweight boxing champions
- List of boxing triple champions
- The Ring magazine Pound for Pound
- List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences
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