Born: 7 September 1971
Birth Place: Pomona, California, USA
Nationality: American
Nickname: Sugar
Division: Lightweight (135lbs) -Light Middleweight (154lbs)
Height: 5’ 8½” / 174 cm
Reach: 71″ / 180 cm


• 1989, 1990 & 1992 United States Amateur Lightweight Champion
• 1989 World Junior Championships Silver Medalist
• World Champion in Three Weight Divisions


• Overhand Right
• Left Hook
• Fast Hands
Shane Mosley has many excellent attributes which has enabled him to jump from Lightweight up to Light Middleweight in a short span of time, while still retaining his elite level hand speed and power.
Mosley has power in both hands but perhaps his most devastating punch is the overhand right, which he delivers with such speed and accuracy. His left hook to the head does a lot of damage also and he’s frequently put opponents down as a result.


In his days as a lightweight, Shane Mosley was a force to be reckoned with. Blessed with amazing speed and power, Mosley tore through the division becoming a world champion in the process, and touted as the next boxing superstar.
He then jumped up two weight divisions for bigger names and recognition. However, he ran into a bit of trouble by Vernon Forrest who convincingly beat him twice. Mosley bounced back and throughout his long career, he’s fought the best competition, caused major upsets and became a superstar. It would not have been if it wasn’t for his intense work ethic.
In recent years, Mosley has been trained by Nazim Richardson who has implemented some interesting training methods to Mosley’s routine.
• During Mosley’s heavy bag session, Nazim would often swing a towel to try and catch him off guard. This is done to keep Mosley alert.
• Sometimes uses foam sticks as a substitute for mitts because they’re more effective for improving hand speed.
• Mosley supplements his workouts with bowling, basketball and snowboarding. Nazim says “It gives him that muscle confusion and keeps him agile.”
Shane Mosley has had a long career and all throughout, he’s fought top level competition but has never been stopped. It’s not only attributed to his iron chin but also his mental toughness and physical conditioning.