This Day in Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Beats Sugar Shane Mosley This Day May 1, 2010


Floyd Mayweather Beats Sugar Shane Mosley This Day May 1, 2010




  • Floyd Mayweather Jr 146 lbs
  • Shane Mosley 147 lbs
  • UD in round 12 of 12
  • Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Kenny Bayless
  • Judge: Dave Moretti 119-109
  • Judge: Robert Hoyle 118-110
  • Judge: Adalaide Byrd 119-109



The Ring Magazine ranked Mayweather as the No. 3 welterweight contender and the 2nd best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Mosley was ranked 2nd at welterweight and 3rd on the pound-for-pound list.

Mayweather closed as a 4-1 betting favorite.

Mayweather vs. Mosley was the subject of the HBO series 24/7, which chronicled the two fighters’ training and preparations for the bout.

This was the seventh overall and fourth consecutive fight for Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was Mosley’s fourth fight at the venue.

Tickets were priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150. They went on sale Tuesday, March 2 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Mayweather was guaranteed $22.5 million plus a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue, and Mosley was guaranteed $7 million. Mayweather earned around $40 million after the pay-per-view totals were calculated.

The fight generated 1.4 million pay-per-view buys and $78.33 million in pay-per-view revenue.

A crowd of 15,117 produced a gate of $11,032,100.

Notables in attendance included Muhammad Ali, Mariah Carey, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Oscar De La Hoya, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael J. Fox, Jamie Foxx, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Eva Longoria, Sugar Ray Leonard, Will Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Tyson and Mark Wahlberg.

R&B artist Chris Brown sang the national anthem.

HBO’s Harold Lederman scored the fight 118-110 for Mayweather, and ESPN’s Dan Rafael scored it 117-110 for Mayweather.

Mayweather landed 123 of 267 power shots (46 percent), and Mosley landed 46 of 169 (27 percent). Mayweather connected on 208 of 477 total punches (44 percent), and Mosley connected on 92 of 452 (20 percent).

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