Shane Mosley Jr Dominates Gabriel Rosado; But Picks Up Close Decision!

Shane Mosley Jr Rises To The Occasion!

Shane Mosely Jr with his hands raised in victory.
Shane Mosely Jr.

Shane Mosley Jr Escapes a Controversial Decision and Defeats Gabriel Rosado

In a true crossroads battle, former world title challenger “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-15-1-1, 15KOs) took on Shane Mosley Jr (18-4, 10KOs) in a ten-round super middleweight bout. Rosado, a Philadelphia native, entered this bout with a 5-5-1 record in his last eleven bouts. His most recent ring outing came against former WBO 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia, losing a spirited unanimous decision.

As for Mosley Jr., he hasn’t really found his footing as a professional. Being the son of a legendary figure in the sport couldn’t have been easy. While he’s never reached championship level, he did have moderate success during his run on the boxing show “The Contender” in 2018, which included a three-fight win streak. He would make it to the finals, losing to Brandon Adams by a unanimous decision. More recently, he took another defeat to Jason Quigley in a fight to be named mandatory for WBO middleweight champ Demetrius Andrade.

Both men fought this fight like they knew that another loss would really force them to sit down and really

Mosley Jr. fought this fight like he knew that another loss would really force him to sit down and really be honest with himself about whether or not he should carry on with his career.


Knowing this was a must-win bout, Mosley Jr came out in the opening stanza very sharp! With a quick jab, he would throw and land right hand and left hook combinations on the body of Rosado. However, by the end of the round, the fans grew tired of the lack of action and proceeded to boo both fighters.

As the fight went into the middle rounds, Rosado would turn up the pressure. Although, this would not deter the son of a legend from staying with the game plan. In fact, he started performing more effectively with his offensive attack. Round four saw Mosley Jr. hurt Rosado as he slipped a left jab and landed a beautiful right uppercut.

Wash, rinse, and repeat. It was for Mosley Jr. as he continued to box beautifully and land hard shots to the head and body of Rosado. Conversely, for Rosado, he looked like a shell of himself, bruised and swollen. The pressure he brought was nullified by Mosley Jr.’s jab and subtle movement.

After ten one-sided rounds of pounding on Rosado, whom he repeatedly hurt, Mosley Jr would win the fight by majority decision, preserving his career.The scorecards read 98-92, 97-93, and 95-95. The last scorecard was a bit controversial as it was hard to see Rosado winning five rounds.

With the win, Mosley Jr. picked up the biggest win of his career. As for Rosado, it’s clear it’s time for him to hang up the gloves and call it a career.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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