Sunday, January 26, 2014

On this Day in Fistiana... 1/26/02 Forrest vs. Mosley 1

On this Day in Fistiana…
Vernon Forrest vs. Sugar Shane Mosley

January 26, 2002

On this day in fistiana, Vernon Forrest repeated his amateur win over Sugar Shane Mosley in his career best performance at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. After a sensational first round, Mosley gets the worst of a clash of heads in round two and then is viciously dropped, twice, and hurt worse than ever before in his career. But bad-ass that Mosley is he hung in there despite one of the worst beatings of his career. The Late Vernon Forrest was in the zone on this night and injected himself into consideration as one of the best in the sport, and added himself to the old styles-make-fights comparison considering his performances with Mosley & Mayorga. Listen closely in round 10, Mosley literally cries out in pain from a Forrest body-shot(1:31 Rd10).

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