July 10, 2001 – By Paul Upham: If people analyse both of their records, there is no way that WBC welterweight champion Shane Mosley should be above him in the pound-for-pound ratings, says WBA middleweight champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad.
“The world knows the fighters to whom I have fought against. I have unified titles in two different weights with unbeaten undefeated champions. I will go to another weight and unify again against another champion and that will have been in three different weights, welterweight, super welterweight and middleweight. In this unification bout of September 15, I will win again,’ said Trinidad, 40-0 (33), who feels that Mosley’s victory over Oscar De La Hoya is a hollow one.
“Those are heroic things that I have done. People who have any doubt, they must answer this question. Shane Mosley has not looked to the side and unified in any weight. To add substance to what I have said, when he won and had his shining victory, he defeated an Oscar De La Hoya that I had already defeated. That is the only thing that he has done.”
Trinidad feels that although Mosley, 37-0 (34), is undefeated like himself, he has not beaten the same calibre of opponents. “Although he has won two world titles, he cannot be compared with the fighters that I have defeated. With the fighters that I have fought and what I have been doing in boxing. I have confronted and defeated already nine world champions. I have fought and defeated six or seven undefeated world champions, three gold medallist and those three gold medallists Whitaker, De La Hoya and David Reid in only one year and eleven days,” said Trinidad.
“For me that is a world record, those statistics. Shane Mosley never has those statistics. Not Shane Mosley and nobody in history and no active world champion.”