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GDT: Sugar Shane to take us home

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GDT: Sugar Shane is a book about the life and achievements of Shane Mosley, one of the greatest boxers of all time. I’m excited to share this story with you as we follow his journey from humble beginnings in California to becoming a three-division world champion. We’ll witness his wins and losses, his perseverance through injury and personal struggles, and his ultimate rise to fame as Sugar Shane. This is a tale of hard work, dedication, and the power of one man to inspire others through his success. Let’s join Sugar Shane and see how he takes us home.

Sugar Shane to take us home

Sugar Shane Mosley is one of the greatest boxers in history, with a list of accolades that few can match. Born on September 7, 1971, Shane started boxing at the age of eight and quickly rose through the ranks to become a professional fighter. He became the IBF lightweight champion in 1997 and went on to win titles in three different weight classes.

The Early Years

Shane Mosley was born and raised in California. His father, Jack Mosley, was also a professional boxer and trained his son from a young age. Shane showed a natural talent for the sport and soon began competing in amateur fights.

As an amateur, Shane Mosley compiled an impressive record, with a 230-16 record. He won the U.S. Amateur title in both 1989 and 1990 and also won a silver medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games.

In 1992, Mosley made his professional debut and quickly established himself as a top contender. His speed and lightning-fast reflexes made him a difficult opponent for anyone to handle.

Championship Success

In 1997, Shane Mosley fought the highly-regarded Philip Holiday for the IBF lightweight title. Mosley dominated the fight, winning by TKO in the seventh round. He successfully defended his title four times before moving up to welterweight.

Mosley’s first fight at welterweight was against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya was considered by many to be the best fighter in the world at that time and was heavily favored to win the fight. However, Mosley shocked the boxing world by knocking De La Hoya down twice in the fight and winning a unanimous decision.

Mosley went on to defend his title five times before losing a controversial decision to Vernon Forrest in 2002. However, he regained the title in a rematch with Forrest later that year.

Later Years and Legacy

Shane Mosley continued to fight at the highest level well into his forties. He fought some of the best fighters of his generation, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. While he was no longer in his prime, he still managed to give these fighters some tough challenges.

Mosley’s career record stands at an impressive 49-10-1, with 41 of those wins coming by knockout. He is a former three-time world champion in three different weight classes and has fought some of the best boxers of his generation.

Mosley’s legacy in boxing is secure. He is regarded as one of the fastest and most skilled boxers of his era. His speed, timing, and power were a sight to behold, and he was able to accomplish things in the ring that few others could.


In conclusion, Sugar Shane Mosley is one of the greatest boxers of all time. He achieved success at the highest level of the sport and fought some of the best boxers of his generation. Mosley’s quick reflexes, powerful punches, and strategic mind made him a force to be reckoned with inside the ring.

Mosley’s impact on boxing will be felt for years to come. His style of boxing inspired a whole generation of fighters, and his legacy will continue to live on. Thank you, Sugar Shane, for taking us home!


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