On this day...Vernon Forrest defeated Shane Mosley in their rematch

On this day, Vernon Forrest defeated Shane Mosley in the rematch of their first fight, which occurred in January of that year. Forrest defeated Mosley six months prior.

The bout served as Forrest's first defense of his WBC welterweight title after winning the belt from Mosley in the previous fight. Forrest recorded a payday of $3.42 million, and Mosley made $2.8 million, with 15,775 attending the fight. The fight took place at the Conseco Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the largest boxing event held in the state of Indiana.

For the rematch, Forrest was considered the 'A-side' of the bout, a contrast from the first fight. 

The fight saw Mosley put up a strong performance in the rematch, but it felt as though Forrest just had Mosley's number. Forrest's jab was a difference maker and Mosley's power from the lowerweights didn't seem to impact Forrest nearly as much as Forrest was able to win a rather clear-cut victory. Following the victory, Forrest was considered a pound-for-pound level talent. The big difference was the size difference and Forrest's ability to fight long. 

The judges saw the bout 115-113, 117-111 and 116-112. 

Forrest would be stopped in his very next fight against the bad boy of the sport of boxing Ricardo Mayorga. Just like how Forrest had Mosley's number, it appeared Mayorga had Forrest's number.