Turning pro after the 1992 Olympics, Vernon Forrest had a impressive win streak, moving to 18-0 after beating Chris Slaughter at Madison Square Garden in May 1996.
After winning the IBF welterweight title in 2001, the still undefeated Forrest beat Shane Mosley to win the WBC belt in January 2002 by unanimous decision. With the win, Forrest handed Mosley his first loss.
Do it again
Forrest defeated Mosley for a second time in July 2002, again by unanimous decision.
Fighter of the Year
For his fights against Mosley, the World Boxing Hall of Fame named Forrest "Fighter of the Year" in 2002.
Right after his two wins over Mosley, Forrest had a title unification bout with WBA welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga in January 2003. Mayorga dealt Forrest his first loss, by taking the decision. Forrest lost the July 2003 rematch (pictured) by majority decision.
Two years after his second loss to Ricardo Mayorga, Forrest returned to the ring, knocking out Sergio Rios in the second round of their July 2005 bout.
On a roll
Vernon Forrest (right) edged Ike Quartey in their junior middleweight fight at Madison Square Garden in August 2006 for his third straight win.
A champ again
After winning the WBC junior middleweight title in 2007, Forrest made one successful title defense before losing it to Sergio Mora in his second defense by majority decision. However, Forrest beat Mora in their second 2008 fight (pictured) to regain the title in Las Vegas. It would turn out to be Forrest's last bout.
A great champ
Vernon Forrest's career ended with a title win. His overall record was 41-3 with 29 KOs.