Shane Mosley Jr. vs Joshua Conley Preview December 2nd, 2023
Shane Mosley Jr of Ponoma, California will be will be fighting in Houston, Texas this Saturday, December 2nd as he takes on Joshua Conley of Montclair California in a 10-round middleweight bout. The fight can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Mosley last fought in June when he stopped D’Mitrius Ballard in the seventh round for the vacant WBO NABO Middleweight Title. Conley last fought in December when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Steven Butler in a shot at the NABF Middleweight Belt for his second straight defeat.
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Mosley Jr. vs Conley Odds
- Joshua Conley +350
- Shane Mosley Jr. -500
The 32-year-old Mosley Jr isn’t on the same level as his famous father but is still a solid pro in his own right with a record of 20-4 with 11 Ko’s and has looked quite impressive lately. He stands 6-feet-1-inch tall with a 77-inch reach and has boxed 129 rounds since making his pro debut in 2014 after reportedly going 37-10 as an amateur. Mosley isn’t really known as a heavy hitter but 55 per cent of his wins have come by way of knockout and he has gone the distance in last if his past four fights and in five of the last seven.
Mosley’s four defeats came at the hands of Marchristopher Adkins by four-round split decision in his third pro fight; by eight-round split decision to David Toussaint in 2017; a 10-round unanimous decision to Brandon Adams in 2018 and a 10-round majority decision to Jason Quigley in 2021 for the vacant WBO NABO middleweight title. As far as pro titles go, Mosley also captured the vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title in February, 2021 when he stopped Cristian Olivas after five rounds. His toughest tests to date have been Adams, Ballard, Quigley and Gabriel Rosado.
The 31-year-old Conley carries a record of 17-5-1 with 11 Ko’s and is 5-feet-10-inches tall with an unlisted reach which give him a three-inch height disadvantage against Mosley. Conley turned pro back in 2011 and has boxed 100 since. As an amateur he made it to the semifinals of the 2010 USA National Golden Gloves. He has decent power in his fists as 11 of his 17 wins have come by stoppage for a 64.7 per cent knockout ratio but he hasn’t stopped anybody since September, 2019 and he may not have the greatest chin as he’s been stopped twice in five defeats.
Those losses came at the hands of Daquan Arnett by eight-round split decision in 2015; to Julian Williams by seventh-round TKO in 2017; by second-round TKO in his very next fight against Carlos Adames in 2018 in a shot at the vacant NABF Jr. Middleweight Title; by 10-round unanimous decision to Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2022 and to Steve Butler by 10-round unanimous decision in his last outing a year ago.
The lone draw on Conley’s record is a six-round split affair Juan Carlos Sanchez in 2013. Conley has lost to some fine boxers in Adames, Williams and Derevyanchenko but other than beating Curtis Stevens, he’s fallen just short when stepping up in class. Conley also has wins over the likes of Cesar Vila, Juan Manuel Mares and Antonio Urista but just 10 of his his 23 opponents have entered the ring with a winning record and he’s lost to five of them.
Mosley has been impressive lately and he’s fighting an opponent who has dropped his last two bouts. Still, Mosley needs to make sure he doesn’t take Conley too lightly as he has enough power to make things hard for him. Mosley has enough skill and power of his own though to come out on top as long as he’s prepared to work for it.
Mosley is on a bit of a hot streak at the moment.
Play: Mosley -500 @ BetOnline.ag
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