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.