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Shane Mosley Record

Total Fights61
Title Wins6
Title Defenses11
Title-Fight KOs12
KO Wins41
KO Losses1
Shane Mosley Record & Stats
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      What is Shane Mosley's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 23 years and three months, Shane Mosley fought 61 times with 49 wins, 10 losses, and 1 draw.

      Mosley retired from professional boxing with a record of 49-10-1, which included six world-title wins and 11 successful title defense fights at two weight classes — lightweight and welterweight. He had a 68.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 41 of his total 61 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Mosley's career was a 7th round RTD loss to Anthony Mundine, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to David Avanesyan on May 28, 2016.

      Some of Mosley's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Oscar De La Hoya, Antonio Margarito, John John Molina, Shannan Taylor, and Fernando Vargas.

      61May 28, 201644David AvanesyanLossUD
      60Dec 17, 201544Patrick LópezWinTKO10
      59Aug 29, 201543Ricardo MayorgaWinKO6
      58Nov 27, 201342Anthony MundineLossRTD7
      57May 18, 201341Pablo César CanoWinUD
      56May 5, 201240Canelo ÁlvarezLoss *UD
      55May 7, 201139Manny PacquiaoLoss *UD
      54Sep 18, 201039Sergio MoraDrawSD
      53May 1, 201038Floyd Mayweather Jr.LossUD
      52Jan 24, 200937Antonio MargaritoWin *TKO9
      51Sep 27, 200837Ricardo MayorgaWinTKO12
      50Nov 10, 200736Miguel CottoLoss *UD
      49Feb 10, 200735Luis CollazoWinUD
      48Jul 15, 200634Fernando VargasWinTKO6
      47Feb 25, 200634Fernando VargasWinTKO10
      46Sep 17, 200534José Luis CruzWinUD
      45Apr 23, 200533David EstradaWinUD
      44Nov 20, 200433Winky WrightLoss *MD
      43Mar 13, 200432Winky WrightLoss *UD
      42Sep 13, 200332Oscar De La HoyaWin *UD
      41Feb 8, 200331Raúl MárquezNCNC
      40Jul 20, 200230Vernon ForrestLoss *UD
      39Jan 26, 200230Vernon ForrestLoss *UD
      38Jul 21, 200129Adrian StoneWin *TKO3
      37Mar 10, 200129Shannan TaylorWin *RTD6
      36Nov 4, 200029Antonio DíazWin *TKO6
      35Jun 17, 200028Oscar De La HoyaWin *SD
      34Jan 22, 200028Willy WiseWinTKO3
      33Sep 25, 199928Wilfredo RiveraWinKO10
      32Apr 17, 199927John BrownWin *TKO8
      31Jan 9, 199927Golden JohnsonWin *KO7
      30Nov 14, 199827Jesse James LeijaWin *RTD9
      29Sep 22, 199827Eduardo MoralesWin *TKO5
      28Jun 27, 199826Wilfredo RuizWin *KO5
      27May 9, 199826John John MolinaWin *TKO8
      26Feb 6, 199826Demetrio CeballosWin *TKO8
      25Nov 25, 199726Manuel GomezWin *KO11
      24Aug 2, 199725Philip HolidayWin *UD
      23Apr 9, 199725Michael SmithWinKO4
      22Feb 6, 199725Elias QuirozWinKO6
      21Dec 21, 199625Joseph MurrayWinTKO3
      20Nov 1, 199625Ramon FelixWinTKO1
      19Jan 23, 199624Mike BryanWinKO1
      18Jul 2, 199523Mauricio AcevesWinKO4
      17Apr 12, 199523Raul HernandezWinKO2
      16Nov 12, 199423Jose Luis MadridWinRTD4
      15Sep 9, 199423Louis RamirezWinTKO10
      14Aug 6, 199422Mauro GutierrezWinTKO9
      13Jul 24, 199422Narciso ValenzuelaWinTKO5
      12Jun 30, 199422John BryantWinKO8
      11Apr 29, 199422Lorenzo GarciaWinTKO3
      10Mar 26, 199422Oscar LopezWinPTS
      9Feb 4, 199422Lorenzo GarciaWinKO5
      8Jan 20, 199422Francisco RodriguezWinKO2
      7Dec 6, 199322Paulino GonzalezWinKO2
      6Oct 25, 199322Juan Manuel ArandaWinKO2
      5Sep 27, 199322Miguel PenaWinKO2
      4Aug 25, 199321Roberto UriasWinKO5
      3Jul 21, 199321Pey CastilloWinKO1
      2Apr 24, 199321Arnulfo VillaWinKO1
      1Feb 11, 199321Greg PuenteWinKO5

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Shane Mosley (Sugar) is a 52-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Lynwood, California, U.S. on September 7, 1971. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. Mosley was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2020. His professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1993 to 2016.

      Mosley made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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.

      Shane Mosley was a one-time unified super-welterweight world champion, and has won six world titles at three weight classes. For all the details about Mosley's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Mosley had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 7 years, 11 months, and 26 days since this fight.


      Mosley had a total of 22 world-title fights, which includes winning six world titles and 11 successful title defenses. He won 15 of these fights and lost seven.

      Title Wins

      Shane Mosley fought for world titles in 11 fights and won four of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won six belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jan 24, 2009Antonio MargaritoWelterweightWBA (Super)TKO
      Sep 13, 2003^Oscar De La HoyaSuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingUD
      Jun 17, 2000Oscar De La HoyaWelterweightWBC*SD
      Aug 2, 1997Philip HolidayLightweightIBFUD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Shane Mosley had 13 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — lightweight (x8), welterweight (x4), and super-welterweight. He won 11 of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 21, 2001Adrian StoneWelterweightWBCTKO
      Mar 10, 2001Shannan TaylorWelterweightWBCRTD
      Nov 4, 2000Antonio DíazWelterweightWBCTKO
      Apr 17, 1999John BrownLightweightIBFTKO
      Jan 9, 1999Golden JohnsonLightweightIBFKO
      Nov 14, 1998Jesse James LeijaLightweightIBFRTD
      Sep 22, 1998Eduardo MoralesLightweightIBFTKO
      Jun 27, 1998Wilfredo RuizLightweightIBFKO
      May 9, 1998John John MolinaLightweightIBFTKO
      Feb 6, 1998Demetrio CeballosLightweightIBFTKO
      Nov 25, 1997Manuel GomezLightweightIBFKO

      Title Losses

      Shane Mosley lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 13, 2004Winky WrightSuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingUD
      Jan 26, 2002Vernon ForrestWelterweightWBCUD


      Mosley fought a total of 61 times during his professional career, which includes 22 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 2, 1997: Mosley wins his first world title by defeating Philip Holiday via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF lightweight world champion.

      • May 9, 1998: Mosley successfully defends the IBF lightweight title against John John Molina, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.

      • June 17, 2000: Mosley wins the WBC welterweight title from Oscar De La Hoya, by beating De La Hoya via 12 round split decision.

      • September 13, 2003: Mosley becomes a unified super-welterweight world champion by beating Oscar De La Hoya via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-welterweight world-champion belts.

      • February 25, 2006: Shane Mosley beats Fernando Vargas via 10th round TKO.

      • January 24, 2009: Mosley wins the WBA (Super) welterweight title from Antonio Margarito, by beating Margarito via 9th round TKO.


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