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2004-03-13 [[Ronald Wright]] w pts 12 [[Shane Mosley]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/IBF/The Ring. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 116-112. With three titles on the line as well as ''The Ring'' magazine’s championship belt, Wright (154) joined the elite when unanimously outscoring Mosley (154), having gone well with his solid southpaw jab throughout, allied to a sound defence. From the second round onwards it was clear that Mosley somehow had to find a way through Wright’s tight guard and even with a two-inch reach advantage he had little success. Wright was also proving the stronger of the pair on the inside. Having piled up the points with the jab, backed up with solid left crosses, by the end of the tenth Wright was way in front and although Mosley won the last two sessions on pure aggression he was unable to turn things around.  
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2004-03-13 [[Ronald Wright]] w pts 12 [[Shane Mosley]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/IBF/The Ring. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 116-112. With three titles on the line as well as ''The Ring'' magazine’s Championship Belt, Wright (154) joined the elite when unanimously outscoring Mosley (154), having gone well with his solid southpaw jab throughout, allied to a sound defence. From the second round onwards it was clear that Mosley somehow had to find a way through Wright’s tight guard, but even with a two-inch-reach advantage he had little success. Wright was also proving the stronger of the pair on the inside. Having piled up the points with the jab, backed up with solid left crosses, by the end of the tenth Wright was way in front, and although Mosley won the last two sessions on pure aggression he was unable to turn things around.  
  
Wright was stripped of the IBF title in April when unable to meet his number-one challenger due to contractual commitments and [[Verno Phillips]] and [[Kassim Ouma]] were contracted to contest the vacancy. Unfortunately for Ouma he damaged his back in training and was replaced by [[Carlos Bojorquez]], who came in at four days notice.  
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After Wright was stripped of the IBF title in April when unable to meet his number-one challenger due to contractual commitments, [[Verno Phillips]] and [[Kassim Ouma]] were contracted to contest the vacancy. Unfortunately for Ouma he damaged his back in training and was replaced by [[Carlos Bojorquez]], who came in at four days notice.  
  
 
On 2 October, [[Travis Simms]], the WBA ‘interim’ champion, made a successful defence against [[Bronco McKart]] (w pts 12 at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York).  
 
On 2 October, [[Travis Simms]], the WBA ‘interim’ champion, made a successful defence against [[Bronco McKart]] (w pts 12 at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York).  

Latest revision as of 15:38, 11 June 2013

2004-03-13 Ronald Wright w pts 12 Shane Mosley, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/IBF/The Ring. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 116-112. With three titles on the line as well as The Ring magazine’s Championship Belt, Wright (154) joined the elite when unanimously outscoring Mosley (154), having gone well with his solid southpaw jab throughout, allied to a sound defence. From the second round onwards it was clear that Mosley somehow had to find a way through Wright’s tight guard, but even with a two-inch-reach advantage he had little success. Wright was also proving the stronger of the pair on the inside. Having piled up the points with the jab, backed up with solid left crosses, by the end of the tenth Wright was way in front, and although Mosley won the last two sessions on pure aggression he was unable to turn things around.

After Wright was stripped of the IBF title in April when unable to meet his number-one challenger due to contractual commitments, Verno Phillips and Kassim Ouma were contracted to contest the vacancy. Unfortunately for Ouma he damaged his back in training and was replaced by Carlos Bojorquez, who came in at four days notice.

On 2 October, Travis Simms, the WBA ‘interim’ champion, made a successful defence against Bronco McKart (w pts 12 at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York).