1998-06-27 Shane Mosley w rsc 5 Wilfredo Ruiz, Apollo Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - IBF

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1998-06-27 Shane Mosley w rsc 5 Wilfredo Ruiz, Apollo Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - IBF. Referee: Rudy Battle. Showing speed, power and good movement right from the off the champion blitzed his way to victory over the wonderfully game Ruiz (134½), who took everything coming his way and still tried to fight back. Booming head shots ripped into Ruiz from all angles as Mosley (134¾) showed off his vast repertoire of punches, but having failed to take his rival out he resorted to working on the body in the fourth, a tactic which immediately took effect. With Mosley picking up where he left off it came as no surprise when Ruiz was rescued by the referee at 2.32 of the fifth after being hammered to the canvas by a left hook and two body blows followed by a straight right to the head.