Boxing History: June 17, 2000 Sugar Shane Mosley Wins WBC Welterweight Title.
On June 17, 2000, Mosley met De La Hoya in Los Angeles for the WBC Welterweight title. 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.
Shane Andre Mosley (born September 7, 1971) is an American professional boxer from Pomona, California. Mosley has held world titles in three weight divisions, having held the IBF Lightweight Championship, WBC & WBA (Super) Welterweight Championships and WBC, WBA (Super) & The Ring Light Middleweight Championships.
Mosley’s record: won 47 (KO 39) + lost 8 (KO 0) + drawn 1 = 57
13 years ago today, June 17, 2000, Sugar Shane Mosley beats Oscar Dela Hoya in the 12th to win the World WBC Welterweight Title.