1999-04-17 Shane Mosley w rtd 8 John Brown, Fantasy Springs Hotel & Casino, Indio, California, USA - IBF
1999-04-17 Shane Mosley w rtd 8 John Brown, Fantasy Springs Hotel & Casino, Indio, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Pat Russell. With Brown (134¼) charging into the much taller champion in an effort to work inside it did not take long for Mosley (134½) to realise that this was not his kind of fight and he began to bring his punches up. By the fourth Mosley was banging in rights to the head and while Brown took them well his face was showing signs of damage. Still Brown was not ready to go, but he was gradually getting ground down and in the eighth he was blasted to head and body with lefts and rights before the bell came to his rescue. Although Brown had not been floored it was apparent to all that he had nothing left and during the interval he was pulled out of the fight by his corner.
Mosley relinquished the IBF version of the title in May due to weight-making problems.