Shane Mosley

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Shane Mosley boxer
'Sugar' Shane Mosley 2018 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Birth Name Shane Donte Mosley
Fight name Sugar
Weight class Light middleweight
nationality US-american
birthday 7th September 1971
place of birth Lynwood
style Left delivery
size 1.75 m
Combat Statistics
Struggles 61
Victories 49
Knockout victories 41
Defeats 10
draw 1
No value 1

"Sugar" Shane Donte Mosley (born September 7, 1971 in Lynwood , California ) is an American boxer, former IBF lightweight world champion, WBC world champion in world champion and light middleweight and WBA world champion in light middle and welterweight.

Amateur career

As an amateur boxer, Mosley played 266 fights, of which he won 250. He was in 1989 and 1990, American lightweight champion and 1992, American light welterweight champion.

In 1989 he won the silver medal in the lightweight at the Junior World Championship in San Juan and the bronze medal in the lightweight at the Goodwill Games in 1990 in Seattle .

In the national elimination for participation in the 1992 Olympic Games , he was eliminated in the semifinals against Vernon Forrest .

Professional career

In 1993 Mosley turned professional in the lightweight. He played his first professional fight on February 11, 1993. After 23 wins with 22 KOs , Mosley challenged the IBF World Champion Philip Holiday from South Africa on August 2, 1997 and beat him on points. He successfully defended the title eight times, always ahead of schedule.

He rose to welterweight in 2000 and after two non-title fights on June 17, 2000 against the WBC world champion Óscar de la Hoya and beat him on points. After three again weak challengers, the broadcaster HBO finally wanted a real test with the undefeated Olympian Vernon Forrest, who had beaten Mosley as an amateur. Forrest beat him on points in 2002, had him twice on the ground and also won the direct rematch.

On February 8, 2003, Mosley boxed against Raúl Marquez . If Mosley should win the fight, he was promised another fight against Óscar de la Hoya . However, the fight against Marquez ended without evaluation. At the beginning of the third round, they accidentally bumped their heads. That was because Mosley was southpaw and Marquez was southpaw. Raul Marquez , who is considered very vulnerable to injury, started bleeding in his right eye. At the end of the lap, the same thing happened again. Now Marquez had a severe cut wound on each eye. Since both head butts were unintentional and Marquez could not continue boxing like this, the fight was stopped without evaluation in the third round.

Mosley remembered his previous opponent, rose another weight class and fought again on September 13, 2003 against De la Hoya, who was meanwhile light middleweight world champion. He also won this clash, but this time controversial (albeit unanimously) on points.

In the next fight, however, he lost to Winky Wright in 2004 , as well as in the rematch on points.

On February 25, 2006 he boxed against Fernando Vargas , whom he was able to defeat prematurely. The fight had to be stopped in the tenth round because of a severe swelling that had completely closed Vargas' left eye. He won a rematch by knockout.

On February 10, 2007, he descended from a weight class and won the WBC welterweight title against the southpaw Luis Collazo, who was not particularly popular. It got such good reviews that a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. was discussed.

In October 2007 he rose against the still undefeated WBA world champion Miguel Angel Cotto in the ring, but lost after a unanimous decision on points.

In September 2008 he fought against Ricardo Mayorga . He won this fight by a knockout, which he succeeded shortly before the end of the last round.

The WBA world championship fight on January 24, 2009 against Antonio Margarito , he was surprisingly able to win through TKO in round nine.

On May 7, 2011, he boxed for the WBO world title against the recognized number 1 welterweight, Manny Pacquiao , and lost on points by unanimous decision. Mosley managed to knock down his opponent in round 10, but had to go to the ground himself in round 3 and finally lost clearly on points. After the fight, Mosley praised his opponent and said he had never been hit so hard.

On May 5, 2012, he lost in Las Vegas on points against the 19 years younger Mexican Saúl Álvarez . In 2013 he announced his resignation after losing to Anthony Mundine on November 27, 2013 due to back problems.

On August 29, 2015, Mosley made his comeback in Inglewood against Ricardo Mayorga , whom he defeated in round 6 by knockout.

Doping allegations

According to former coach Derryl Hudson's testimony in 2008, Mosley was said to have injected himself with EPO a few weeks before the 2003 fight against Oscar De la Hoya . According to Hudson, Mosley was aware that it was a prohibited performance enhancer. Mosley, however, stated that he thought these were only legal vitamin supplements. In December 2008, the WBC announced that it would initiate an investigation into these allegations. In 2007 he had admitted before the fight unwittingly BALCO - steroids to have used. The BALCO initiator Victor Conte accused him in 2008 of having been cleared up.


Shane Mosley is involved with the animal rights organization PETA against dog fighting.


  1. Shane Mosley retires: “It's a young man's game” December 8, 2013 and BoxSport No. 11, November 2015, page 33
  2. BoxSport No. 11, November 2015, page 33
  5. Mosley admits he unknowingly took BALCO steroids September 29, 2007
  6. ^ Conte says Mosley knew of steroids April 9, 2008
  7. 'Sugar' Shane Mosley in the ring against dog fights ( Memento of the original from August 3, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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predecessor Office successor
Philip Holiday World lightweight boxing champion ( IBF )
August 2, 1997 - April 1999
Paul Spadafora
predecessor Office successor
Óscar de la Hoya Welterweight Boxing Champion ( WBC )
June 17, 2000 - January 26, 2002
Vernon Forrest
predecessor Office successor
Óscar de la Hoya World Light Middleweight Boxing Champion ( WBA )
September 13, 2003 - March 13, 2004
Ronald Wright
predecessor Office successor
Óscar de la Hoya World Light Middleweight Boxing Champion ( WBC )
September 13, 2003 - March 13, 2004
Ronald Wright
predecessor Office successor
Antonio Margarito Welterweight Boxing Champion ( WBA )
January 24, 2009 - May 2010