1998-02-06 Shane Mosley w rsc 8 Demetrio Ceballos, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF
1998-02-06 Shane Mosley w rsc 8 Demetrio Ceballos, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF. Referee: Eddie Cotton. Despite having a four-inch reach advantage, the champion failed to take advantage of it in the early stages as he looked to take Ceballos (135) out with right hands, but by the third he had got the jab going with latter running on to them. From there on Ceballos, still coming forward, took a steady battering from both hands and having been draped over the ropes it was amazing that he was still in the contest. However, once Mosley concentrated on the body the end was never far away and in the eighth, after being docked a point, he literally battered Ceballos to a standstill. With 26 seconds of the session remaining, following a non-stop assault that left Ceballos slowly stumbling to the floor, the referee brought the contest to an end.
[Category: 1998 Lightweight Title Contests]]