2000-06-17 Shane Mosley w pts 12 Oscar De La Hoya, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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2000-06-17 Shane Mosley w pts 12 Oscar De La Hoya, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Lou Moret. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 113-115. Outspeeding the champion after stepping up two weight divisions, Mosley (147) came from behind over the last half to snatch victory by what turned out to be a close margin. Both men went for the body and both threw blurring punches to the head, but just when it looked likely that De La Hoya (146½) would get on top Mosley upped his work-rate. The longer it went on the more frantic it became, and by the tenth De La Hoya was feeling the pace whilst Mosley was getting in and out with sharp scoring punches. The final session saw both men tired, but it was Mosley, punching more cleanly and deliberately than De La Hoya, who was making more of a show at that stage. The punch stats had Mosley landing in total 284 to 257 blows for De La Hoya, having the best of the jabs with 110 to 92 and power punches with 174 to 165.