Shane Mosley vs. Vernon Forrest (1st meeting)
2002-01-26 : Vernon Forrest 147 lbs beat Shane Mosley 146 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Steve Smoger
- Judge: Tom Kaczmarek 115-110
- Judge: Melvina Lathan 117-108
- Judge: Julie Lederman 118-108
- World Boxing Council Welterweight Title (Mosley's 4th defense)
- Mosley suffered a cut at the hairline from an accidental clash of heads in round two.
- Mosley was down twice in the second round.
- Vernon Forrest wins the vacant The Ring Magazine welterweight championship of the world.