On today: Sugar Shane Mosley outscores Oscar De La Hoya in welterweight traditional

Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya let all of it hang around through the last spherical. Photograph by Al Bello-Getty Pictures

From sparring periods and beginner bouts as youngsters to a multi-million greenback superfight between pound for pound warriors.

Oscar De La Hoya and Sugar Shane Mosley have been a part of a really particular technology of Los Angeles expertise that rose to the highest {of professional} boxing. After they lastly confronted off on the Staples Heart on June 17, 2000, De La Hoya was the most important star within the sport and Mosley was an unbeaten former light-weight champion with the quickest palms in boxing.

Regardless of a controversial factors loss to Felix Trinidad 9 months earlier, De La Hoya entered the bout as favourite. The chances mirrored The Golden Boy’s superior professional expertise and pure measurement, however the latter was exaggerated. Mosley had competed at 139 kilos as an beginner and killed himself to make 135. Actually, the Pomona native drained himself a lot throughout his title reign that he skipped junior welterweight fully.

After being outboxed in an intense opening spherical, De La Hoya discovered his groove. He backed Mosley up, lower off the ring, and landed the simpler punches over the primary half.

Sensing his predicament, Sugar Shane switched up the techniques and started utilizing his fast bursts and footspeed to outmaneuver De La Hoya. He additionally switched southpaw within the eighth and loved actual success.

De La Hoya was all the time within the combat, however the feeling was that Mosley had his nostril in entrance coming into the 12th. The pair saved one of the best for final, unloading all of their artillery in a sensational closing spherical. The exchanges have been elite-level however Mosley landed the memorable blows together with two blockbuster rights.

A contemporary-day traditional full, the pair embraced at middle ring. When the choice was introduced, it was a break up determination triumph for Mosley. Each fighters have been awarded a 115-113 card, however the deciding numbers favored Sugar Shane by a margin of 116-112.

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