1999-01-09 Shane Mosley w co 7 Golden Johnson, Civic Centre, Pensacola, Florida, USA - IBF
1999-01-09 Shane Mosley w co 7 Golden Johnson, Civic Centre, Pensacola, Florida, USA - IBF. Referee: Tommy Kimmons. Getting better and better, the champion almost toyed with Johnson (135), who at times must have thought he was in the ring with two men such was Mosley’s blurring hand speed and switching ability. The third round saw the first of four knockdowns when scintillating left hooks to the body from Mosley (134¾) dropped Johnson for the mandatory ‘eight’ before he was put down again shortly afterwards by a right to the head and another scorching left hook to the body. The next three sessions saw more of the same as Johnson gamely stayed upright, but in the seventh, having been trapped on the ropes, a cracking right to the head toppled him. Stumbling back into the action, Johnson was attacked by Mosley, firing from both hands, and eventually a crunching left hook to the body deposited him on the canvas where he was counted out on one knee with a second of the seventh remaining.
[Category: 1999 Lightweight Title Contests]]