2000-11-04 Shane Mosley w rsc 6 Antonio Diaz, MSG Theatre, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBC
2000-11-04 Shane Mosley w rsc 6 Antonio Diaz, MSG Theatre, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Stepping up from junior welter seemed to be too much of an ask for Diaz (146½), especially when facing someone of the champion’s calibre, and after being smashed to the canvas by a fast burst of combination punches in the second round it became blatantly obvious that he was out of his depth. For the next few sessions it was almost as if Mosley (146½) was allowing Diaz a stay of execution, but in the sixth he struck with a terrific right to the head to drop the latter. Up almost immediately, the tough Diaz took several more hard rights before another smash sent him crashing. With Diaz floundering, but wishing to continue, the referee, a magnificent 80 years of age, made a perfect stoppage on the 1.36 mark.