2004-11-20 Ronald Wright w pts 12 Shane Mosley, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring
2004-11-20 Ronald Wright w pts 12 Shane Mosley, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 115-113, 114-114, 115-113. Defending his belts against the man he took them off, Wright (154) outpointed Mosley (154) yet again, although the margin was not so great this time round. At the start of the ninth Mosley was just ahead according to the cards, but he took so much out of himself in the eighth as Wright put up a clever defence that he was not the same afterwards. It was clear that Wright had paced himself well when pumping out the southpaw jab in the ninth to great effect as Mosley failed to get the majority of his punches off. In the tenth there was only one man in it and it was not Mosley, and while he came back in the 11th to nick the session after dragging Wright into a brawl it was the latter who dominated the final round to retain his titles.
After Wright forfeited the WBA title in April 2005, having signed to meet Felix Trinidad in an official WBC middleweight eliminator on 14 May 2005, Travis Simms, the ‘interim’ champion, was handed the belt.
When Simms was stripped by the WBA in late June 2005, due to a contractual problem, Garcia was awarded the title.
Earlier, in April 2005, after deciding to move up a weight, when Wright relinquished the WBC title the ‘interim’ titleholder, Javier Castillejo, was accorded full championship status despite being inactive for a long period.
Meanwhile, Wright continued to hold The Ring Championship Belt until handing it back in October 2005.
Castillejo was stripped at the end of May 2005, having signed up for a fight against Fernando Vargas instead of making required defence against Ricardo Mayorga. Following that, Mayorga was matched against Michele Piccirillo to find a new champion.