In a career spanning 23 years and 3 months, Shane Mosley fought 61 times with 49 wins, 10 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on May 28, 2016, Mosley's boxing record stood at 49-10-1 (41 KO wins, 1 KO loss).
Shane Mosley (Sugar) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Lynwood, California, U.S. on September 7, 1971. Mosley made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 on February 11, 1993. He is a former 3-weight-class world champion. He is 51 years old, and will be turning 52 in 7 months and 6 days. Mosley is a Hall of Famer.
|Total Title Wins||6|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||12|
|Losses via KO||1|
|61||May 28, 2016||44||David Avanesyan||Loss||UD|
|60||Dec 17, 2015||44||Patrick López||Win||TKO10|
|59||Aug 29, 2015||43||Ricardo Mayorga||Win||KO6|
|58||Nov 27, 2013||42||Anthony Mundine||Loss||RTD7|
|57||May 18, 2013||41||Pablo César Cano||Win||UD|
|56||May 5, 2012||40||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||UD|
|55||May 7, 2011||39||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||UD|
|54||Sep 18, 2010||39||Sergio Mora||Draw||SD|
|53||May 1, 2010||38||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss||UD|
|52||Jan 24, 2009||37||Antonio Margarito||Win||TKO9|
|51||Sep 27, 2008||37||Ricardo Mayorga||Win||TKO12|
|50||Nov 10, 2007||36||Miguel Cotto||Loss||UD|
|49||Feb 10, 2007||35||Luis Collazo||Win||UD|
|48||Jul 15, 2006||34||Fernando Vargas||Win||TKO6|
|47||Feb 25, 2006||34||Fernando Vargas||Win||TKO10|
|46||Sep 17, 2005||34||José Luis Cruz||Win||UD|
|45||Apr 23, 2005||33||David Estrada||Win||UD|
|44||Nov 20, 2004||33||Winky Wright||Loss||MD|
|43||Mar 13, 2004||32||Winky Wright||Loss||UD|
|42||Sep 13, 2003||32||Oscar De La Hoya||Win||UD|
|41||Feb 8, 2003||31||Raúl Márquez||NC||NC|
|40||Jul 20, 2002||30||Vernon Forrest||Loss||UD|
|39||Jan 26, 2002||30||Vernon Forrest||Loss||UD|
|38||Jul 21, 2001||29||Adrian Stone||Win||TKO3|
|37||Mar 10, 2001||29||Shannan Taylor||Win||RTD6|
|36||Nov 4, 2000||29||Antonio Díaz||Win||TKO6|
|35||Jun 17, 2000||28||Oscar De La Hoya||Win||SD|
|34||Jan 22, 2000||28||Willy Wise||Win||TKO3|
|33||Sep 25, 1999||28||Wilfredo Rivera||Win||KO10|
|32||Apr 17, 1999||27||John Brown||Win||TKO8|
|31||Jan 9, 1999||27||Golden Johnson||Win||KO7|
|30||Nov 14, 1998||27||Jesse James Leija||Win||RTD9|
|29||Sep 22, 1998||27||Eduardo Morales||Win||TKO5|
|28||Jun 27, 1998||26||Wilfredo Ruiz||Win||KO5|
|27||May 9, 1998||26||John John Molina||Win||TKO8|
|26||Feb 6, 1998||26||Demetrio Ceballos||Win||TKO8|
|25||Nov 25, 1997||26||Manuel Gomez||Win||KO11|
|24||Aug 2, 1997||25||Philip Holiday||Win||UD|
|23||Apr 9, 1997||25||Michael Smith||Win||KO4|
|22||Feb 6, 1997||25||Elias Quiroz||Win||KO6|
|21||Dec 21, 1996||25||Joseph Murray||Win||TKO3|
|20||Nov 1, 1996||25||Ramon Felix||Win||TKO1|
|19||Jan 23, 1996||24||Mike Bryan||Win||KO1|
|18||Jul 2, 1995||23||Mauricio Aceves||Win||KO4|
|17||Apr 12, 1995||23||Raul Hernandez||Win||KO2|
|16||Nov 12, 1994||23||Jose Luis Madrid||Win||RTD4|
|15||Sep 9, 1994||23||Louis Ramirez||Win||TKO10|
|14||Aug 6, 1994||22||Mauro Gutierrez||Win||TKO9|
|13||Jul 24, 1994||22||Narciso Valenzuela||Win||TKO5|
|12||Jun 30, 1994||22||John Bryant||Win||KO8|
|11||Apr 29, 1994||22||Lorenzo Garcia||Win||TKO3|
|10||Mar 26, 1994||22||Oscar Lopez||Win||PTS|
|9||Feb 4, 1994||22||Lorenzo Garcia||Win||KO5|
|8||Jan 20, 1994||22||Francisco Rodriguez||Win||KO2|
|7||Dec 6, 1993||22||Paulino Gonzalez||Win||KO2|
|6||Oct 25, 1993||22||Juan Manuel Aranda||Win||KO2|
|5||Sep 27, 1993||22||Miguel Pena||Win||KO2|
|4||Aug 25, 1993||21||Roberto Urias||Win||KO5|
|3||Jul 21, 1993||21||Pey Castillo||Win||KO1|
|2||Apr 24, 1993||21||Arnulfo Villa||Win||KO1|
|1||Feb 11, 1993||21||Greg Puente||Win||KO5|
Shane Mosley's professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1993 to 2016.
Mosley made his debut against Greg Puente at the age of 21 on February 11, 1993, defeating Puente via 5th round KO. He went on to win 37 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 34 wins via stoppage.
Mosley had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on August 2, 1997 after 23 professional fights, against Philip Holiday for the lightweight IBF title. He defeated Holiday via 12 round unanimous decision to become the lightweight champion of the world.
He was a one-time unified super-welterweight world champion, and has won six world titles at 3 weight classes. For all the details about Mosley's world title wins and defenses refer to "Shane Mosley World Titles".
Shane Mosley had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career — seven of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Vernon Forrest via 12 round unanimous decision on January 26, 2002, which ended his 38-fight win streak. He has been stopped once and lost nine times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Shane Mosley's losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Russian boxer David Avanesyan on May 28, 2016. Mosley lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 6 years, 8 months, and 4 days since this fight.
Mosley retired from professional boxing with a record of 49-10-1, which included 41 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 6 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2020.
Shane Mosley fought a total of 61 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.
A 25-year old Shane Mosley (23-0, 22 KO) had his first world title fight against Philip Holiday for Holiday's IBF lightweight belt.Mosley defeated Holiday via 12th round unanimous decision to win the IBF lightweight title.
A 26-year old Shane Mosley (26-0, 24 KO) faced John John Molina, who was 33 years old with a record of 45-4 in a lightweight title defense fight. Molina was on a nine-fight win streak with 30 KO wins. Mosley was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
Mosley defeated Molina via 8th round TKO to retain the IBF lightweight title.
A 28-year old Shane Mosley (34-0, 32 KO) faced Oscar De La Hoya, who was 27 years old with a record of 32-1 for the vacant welterweight title. De La Hoya was on a one-fight win streak with 26 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Mosley.
Mosley defeated De La Hoya via 12 round split-decision to win the vacant WBC welterweight title.
In a rematch, a 32-year old Shane Mosley (38-2, 35 KO) faced Oscar De La Hoya, who was now 30 years old with a record of 36-2. De La Hoya was on a four-fight win streak with 29 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Mosley.
Mosley defeated De La Hoya via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring Magazine super-welterweight titles.
A 34-year old Shane Mosley (41-4, 35 KO) faced Fernando Vargas, who was 28 years old with a record of 26-2. Vargas was on a four-fight win streak with 22 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but both had the same reach.
Mosley defeated Vargas via 10th round TKO.
In a rematch, a 34-year old Shane Mosley (42-4, 36 KO) faced Fernando Vargas, who was now 28 years old with a record of 26-3. Vargas had lost to Mosley in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but both had the same reach.
Mosley defeated Vargas via 6th round TKO.
A 36-year old Shane Mosley (44-4, 37 KO) faced an undefeated Miguel Cotto, who was 27 years old with a record of 30-0. Cotto was on a 30-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Mosley was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
Cotto defeated Mosley via 12 round unanimous decision.
A 37-year old Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KO) faced Antonio Margarito, who was 30 years old with a record of 37-5. Margarito was on a three-fight win streak with 27 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Mosley.
Mosley defeated Margarito via 9th round TKO to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title.
A 39-year old Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KO) faced Manny Pacquiao, who was 32 years old with a record of 52-3-2. Pacquiao was on a 13-fight win streak with 38 KO wins. Mosley was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
Pacquiao defeated Mosley via 12 round unanimous decision.
Some of Mosley's best wins were against Oscar De La Hoya, Antonio Margarito, John John Molina, and Fernando Vargas. Despite the loss, his performances against Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao, and Canelo Álvarez are also among Mosley's best.
Mosley knocked out 41 of his 61 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 68.3%. Of his total 49 wins, 41 of them were via KO (83.7%).
Mosley had 10 losses. David Avanesyan, Anthony Mundine, Canelo Álvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are some of the boxers who have beaten Mosley.