2002-07-20 Vernon Forrest w pts 12 Shane Mosley, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - WBC/The Ring
2002-07-20 Vernon Forrest w pts 12 Shane Mosley, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - WBC/The Ring. Referee: Laurence Cole. Scorecards: 115-113, 116-112, 117-111. Having proved to be the master of Mosley (147) in their first fight the champion continued to be the latter’s bogeyman when repeating the dose in what was a fight without thrills, possibly due to both men knowing each other too well. As before, Forrest (147) used his extra reach to keep Mosley at bay and when the latter closed he was grabbed. Because of the continual clutching by both men the fight never flowed, and because there were no knockdowns the interest ebbed away despite hard punches being thrown on occasion. Mosley’s best round was the ninth when he landed several good shots, but he was unable to follow up as Forrest moved away and by the 12th it was clear that the title was not going to change hands.