1998-05-09 Shane Mosley w rsc 8 John John Molina, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF
1998-05-09 Shane Mosley w rsc 8 John John Molina, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Eddie Johnson. Following a cautious start, with both men warming to the task it was noticeable that Molina (135) was already trying to keep at close quarters in order to nullify the champion’s massive seven-inch-reach advantage. By the fourth Mosley (135) was working well to the body, but with Molina less effective as he tried to keep on the outside in the seventh his head was almost being used as target practice. Although Molina was trading hard in the eighth it was to be his last hurrah, and when Mosley fired back with venom the challenger was so badly battered that, with 33 seconds of the session remaining, the referee rescued him before he came to any further harm.