1997-11-25 Shane Mosley w rsc 11 Manuel Gomez, County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA - IBF

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1997-11-25 Shane Mosley w rsc 11 Manuel Gomez, County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA - IBF. Referee: Barry Yeats. Making his first title defence, Mosley (133½) could not get going in the early rounds, boxing in fits and starts until opening up in the fourth to drop Gomez (132) with a left-right immediately before the bell. After punishing Gomez with some cracking rights in the next two sessions Mosley seemed to take his foot off the pedal prior to picking it up again in the ninth. With Mosley cooling again it looked like it might go the distance, but in the 11th after he dropped Gomez heavily with a right that landed bang on the jaw the referee, not even bothering to count, called it off on the 1.25 mark.