1997-08-02 Shane Mosley w pts 12 Philip Holiday, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF

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1997-08-02 Shane Mosley w pts 12 Philip Holiday, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 116-113, 117-111, 115-114. In what was a poor fight, the limited champion was unable to deal with Mosley (134½), who for all the hype hardly showed himself to be a future great as he arm punched, held his head high and generally looked to be out of sorts. For his part, Holiday (134¾) missed far too much, blaming it on Mosley being a runner, while the latter claimed to have been dehydrated which meant that he had to conserve his energy. There were flashes of Mosley’s fantastic hand speed, but he should have made it count more against a man he outreached by six inches.