"Sugar" Shane Mosley (born September 7, 1971) is a boxer from Pomona, California. He has won world titles in three weight divisions and is the only boxer to date to have beaten Oscar de la Hoya twice.
After knocking out 22 of his first 23 foes, Mosley won the IBF lightweight crown from South Africa's Phillip Holiday (W 12) in August 1997. As a Lightweight champion, Shane Mosley was highly respected. He defended the IBF Lightweight title eight times, winning all eight by knock out, solidifying his claim as one of the best fighters in the world.
However, he did not have mainstream recognition until he fought WBC Welterweight Champion Oscar de la Hoya.