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Vernon Forrest is a professional boxer from Augusta,
Georgia. In 1992, he defeated Shane Mosley at the US Olympics Trials to become
the US light welterweight representative at the Olympics.
Vernon Forrest made it to the quarterfinals before
In 2001, Vernon Forrest won the IBF welterweight title. The following year, he fought the WBC welterweight champion, Shane Mosley. Many considered Mosley to be the best fighter in the world, and he was the betting favorite to win the fight, however, Vernon Forrest scored an upset and beat him in a unanamous decision. Six months later, Vernon Forrest once again defeated Mosley by a unanamous decision.
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Vernon Forrest's two wins over Mosley earned him the Ring Magazine 2002 fighter of the year award. To date, he has had 28 wins by knockout and two losses.
In January of 2003, Vernon Forrest fought the WBA welterweight champion, Ricardo Mayorga. Vernon Forrest suffered his first professional loss when Mayorga knocked him out in the third round. Later that year, he fought Mayorga again and lost by a majority decision.
Vernon Forrest is currently campaigning as a junior middleweight.