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Shane Mosley vs Demetrio Ceballos

Shane Mosley vs Demetrio Ceballos

Date: 6th February 1998

Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Title: IBF World Lightweight Title

Tv: HBO

Shane Mosley
( 25 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 135 lbs

Demetrio Ceballos
( 20 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 135 lbs


Mosley makes the second defence of his IBF World Lightweight title. Mosley, from Pomona, California won the title from South African Phillip Holiday six months earlier. His first defence was against Manuel Gomez who he knocked out in the 11th round.

Ceballos, from Panama, was down in the 4th round from a right hand to the head, left hook to the body combination.

In the 8th round, Mosley had a point deducted for a low blow. As the action resumed, Mosley attacked and all but finished the fight with a perfectly timed straight right hand. The champion, seeing that his challenger was in serious trouble, teed off with hooks, uppercuts and every other punch in his arsenal until Ceballos collapsed to the canvas where referee Eddie Cotton counted him out at 2:34 of the round.