Who is “Sugar” Shane Mosley?

Shane Andre Mosley (born September 7, 1971), often known as “Sugar” Shane Mosley, is an American professional boxer. He is a former three-weight world champion, having held the IBF lightweight title; the WBA (Super) and WBC welterweight titles; and the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine light middleweight titles. He is also a former lineal champion at welterweight (twice) and light middleweight.

In 1998, the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) selected Mosley as their Fighter of the Year. He was also given the same honor by the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2000 and 2001 he was named the best fighter in the world by The Ring, pound for pound.

Mosley has fought and defeated some of the most recognizable names in the sport, including Oscar De La Hoya (twice), Fernando Vargas (twice), Ricardo Mayorga (twice), and Antonio Margarito. He has also faced several former champions such as Winky Wright, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Álvarez, and Anthony Mundine.