Mosley, 39 years old, had hoped to walk away with big money after his loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Mora, on the other hand, aimed to make a comeback and establish himself as one of the elite fighters in the world. However, neither of the two boxers left the boxing ring satisfied – neither were the fans.
The bout ended in a 12-round draw that brought a chorus of boos from the audience, booing both of the players.
According to Mosley, “We both fought hard… It was a good fight, a good decision.”
The fight between the two boxers was actually rather difficult to score as the judges released their points. David Denkin gave Mosley a 116-112 edge, while Kermit Bayless had it 115-113 for Mora. Lou Moret leveled it at 114-114, causing a draw at the end of the match.
Mora stated that he was actually letting up because he thought he was winning the fight.
He said, “I should’ve listened to my corner… They were telling me that it was a close fight. I thought I was winning, so I didn’t fight as hard because I have respect for Shane. I didn’t want to hurt him.”