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Boxing - Notable Historical Events

james j jeffriesJun 9, 1899

Tommy BurnsFeb 23, 1906

Jack DempseySep 6, 1920

Joe LouisJun 22, 1937

Ezzard CharlesJun 22, 1949

Sugar Ray RobinsonAug 25, 1950

Jersey JoeJun 5, 1952

Rocky MarcianoSep 23, 1952

J. Edgar HooverJan 11, 1953

Floyd PattersonNov 30, 1956

Sonny ListonJul 22, 1963

Muhammad AliNov 22, 1965

Joe FrazierMar 4, 1968

George ForemanOct 26, 1968

Leon SpinksFeb 15, 1978

Larry HolmesJun 9, 1978

Mike WeaverMar 31, 1980

Frank BrunoJul 19, 1986

Mike TysonNov 22, 1986

Evander HolyfieldOct 25, 1990

Riddick BoweNov 13, 1992

Lennox LewisMay 8, 1993

Michael MoorerApr 22, 1994

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Boxing - Historical Events
Date Event
1681-01-06

1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)

1733-05-06

1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni

1743-08-16

Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)

1810-12-10

Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)

1853-10-12

John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans

1863-05-05

Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round

1873-09-23

Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title

1876-03-16

Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)

1884-08-30

Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves

1885-08-29

Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey

1888-03-10

HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds

1888-12-22

Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

1890-06-27

George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

1892-02-02

Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby

1892-09-07

James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title

1894-01-25

James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1897-03-17

Bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1899-06-09

james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1899-11-03

james j jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

1900-04-06

james j jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1900-04-30

165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match

1900-05-11

james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

1901-11-15

james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1902-07-25

james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1903-08-14

james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1904-08-25

james j jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1905-05-13

james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

1905-07-03

Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1906-02-23

Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1906-10-02

Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1906-11-28

Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title

1907-05-08

Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1907-07-04

Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1907-12-02

Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1907-12-07

Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring

1908-02-10

Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-03-17

Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-04-18

Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-06-13

Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-08-24

Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-09-02

Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-12-26

Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion

1909-05-19

Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title

1909-06-30

Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title

1909-09-09

Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title

1909-10-16

Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1910-07-04

Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1912-07-04

Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1913-12-19

Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1914-06-27

Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1915-04-05

Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title

1915-12-14

Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion

1916-03-25

Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title

1916-03-25

Women are allowed to attend a boxing match

1920-09-06

Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

1920-12-14

Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

1921-04-11

KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)

1921-07-02

Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

1922-05-23

Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

1923-07-04

Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1923-09-14

Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1923-10-04

Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

1923-10-19

Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks

1924-11-04

California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)

1926-09-23

Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1927-09-22

Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1928-07-26

Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1930-06-12

Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1931-07-03

Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1932-02-15

US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

1932-06-21

Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1933-06-29

Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1933-08-23

1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London

1933-10-22

Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1934-03-01

Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1935-06-13

James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1935-07-02

Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves

1936-04-03

Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds

1937-06-22

Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

1937-08-30

Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1938-02-23

Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1938-04-01

Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1938-08-17

Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship

1939-01-25

Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1939-04-17

Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1939-06-01

1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer

1939-06-28

Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1939-09-20

Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1940-02-09

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1940-03-29

Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

1940-06-20

Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1940-12-16

Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

1941-01-31

Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-02-17

Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-03-21

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-04-08

Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-05-23

Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-06-18

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1941-09-29

Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1942-01-09

Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1942-03-27

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

1942-10-16

Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

1946-06-09

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1946-06-19

1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1946-09-18

Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1947-12-05

Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1948-06-25

Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1949-02-11

Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title

1949-03-01

Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1949-06-22

Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1949-08-10

Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1949-10-14

Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1949-12-05

Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

1950-08-05

Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title

1950-08-15

Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1950-08-25

Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

1950-09-27

Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1950-12-05

Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1951-01-12

Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1951-03-07

Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1951-05-30

Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1952-01-09

Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

1952-03-09

Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

1952-06-05

1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing

1952-06-05

Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title

1952-09-23

Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1953-01-11

J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

1953-09-15

Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)

1953-09-24

Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1954-06-17

Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1954-08-05

Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers

1954-09-17

Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1955-05-16

Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1955-09-21

Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1955-12-06

NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing

1956-04-27

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1956-08-06

After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.

1956-11-30

Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1957-07-29

Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1957-08-22

Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1958-03-25

Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

1958-08-18

Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1959-05-01

Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1959-05-25

US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional

1959-06-26

Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1960-01-11

Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts

1960-01-22

Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title

1960-06-20

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1961-03-13

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1961-12-04

Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1963-07-22

Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1965-03-05

Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1965-05-25

Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

1965-11-01

Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing

1965-11-22

Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1966-03-29

Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1966-05-21

Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1966-06-28

Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title

1966-08-05

Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title

1966-08-06

Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1966-09-10

Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1967-02-06

Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1967-03-22

Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1967-04-28

Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

1967-05-13

Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries

1968-03-04

Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1968-06-24

Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1968-09-14

Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1968-10-26

George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

1968-12-10

Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1969-04-22

Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1969-06-23

Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1970-02-16

Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1970-11-18

Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1971-03-08

Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden

1972-05-26

Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1973-01-22

George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1973-09-01

George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1974-03-26

George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

1975-03-24

Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1975-05-16

Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1975-07-01

Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1975-10-01

Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

1976-02-20

Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1976-04-30

Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976-05-24

Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

1976-09-28

Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1977-05-16

Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1977-09-29

Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978-02-15

Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978-06-09

Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978-09-15

Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978-11-10

Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1979-03-23

Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1979-06-22

Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1979-09-28

Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1979-10-20

John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-02-03

Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-03-31

Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-03-31

Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-07-07

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-09-27

Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.

1980-10-02

Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980-10-25

Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1981-04-11

Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1981-06-12

Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

1981-10-03

Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1981-11-06

Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1982-06-11

Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1982-11-13

A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.

1982-11-18

Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

1983-01-13

AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

1983-02-13

World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds

1983-03-27

Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1983-05-20

Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1983-05-20

Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title

1983-09-10

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1983-09-23

Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1983-11-25

Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1984-03-09

Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1984-08-31

Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1984-11-09

Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1984-12-01

Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

1985-03-15

Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1985-04-29

Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985-05-20

Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985-06-15

Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1985-09-21

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1986-01-17

Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986-02-09

Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title

1986-03-22

HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament

1986-03-22

Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986-04-19

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986-07-19

Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1986-09-06

Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1986-11-22

Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1987-03-07

Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-05-30

Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-05-30

Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-06-15

Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-08-01

Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-08-17

Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

1987-10-16

Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1987-10-29

Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title

1988-01-22

Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1988-03-20

Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1989-02-25

Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1989-07-21

Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

1990-02-11

James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

1990-10-25

Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1991-04-19

Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1991-06-08

Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds

1991-11-23

Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1992-05-13

Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

1992-06-19

Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1992-11-13

Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993-02-06

Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1993-05-08

Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993-05-22

Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1993-10-01

Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1993-11-06

Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1994-04-22

Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1994-05-06

Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1994-08-20

Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior feartherweight, wins IBF World Boxing Title

1994-09-25

Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1994-11-05

George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship

1995-03-04

George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

1995-04-08

Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995-04-22

George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

1995-06-29

George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

1995-08-19

Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1995-09-02

Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1996-04-08

Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title

1996-06-22

Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

1997-07-09

Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear

2002-06-21

Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson

2005-12-26

Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.

2013-07-15

18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia

2013-10-12

Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title

2013-11-23

Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the World Boxing Organization International Welterweight title

2014-04-13

Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

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Boxing - Notable Birthdays

Jack DempseyJun 24, 1895

Archie MooreDec 13, 1913

Jersey JoeJan 31, 1914

Joe LouisMay 13, 1914

Ezzard CharlesJul 7, 1921

Jake LaMottaJul 10, 1921

Muhammad AliJan 17, 1942

George ForemanJan 10, 1949

Larry HolmesNov 3, 1949

Leon SpinksJul 11, 1953

Lennox LewisSep 2, 1965

Mike TysonJun 30, 1966

Riddick BoweAug 10, 1967

Michael MoorerNov 12, 1967

Boxing - Birthdays
Date Event
1843-02-12

John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)

1856-05-13

Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)

1858-10-15

John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)

1863-05-26

Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)

1866-03-24

Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

1866-03-24

Jack McAuliffe, Boxing

1870-04-21

David Craig Montgomery, Dancing Boxing Match, Montgomery and Stone

1876-05-26

Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion

1878-03-31

Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)

1880-03-10

Michael Jacobs, NYC, boxing promoter

1881-9-10

Ed Martin, Ruhlin Boxing with 'Denver' Ed. Martin

1884-02-22

Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer

1887-09-14

Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, HW boxing champ (1908-10)

1889-04-18

John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)

1895-06-24

Jack Dempsey, "Manassa Mauler", heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26)

1896-04-07

Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)

1898-05-25

Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)

1901-07-13

Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)

1901-08-01

Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)

1904-09-06

Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light heavyweight boxing champ (1930-34)

1905-09-28

Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

1907-09-26

Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)

1908-01-17

Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)

1909-02-11

Max Baer, Omaha, Nebraska, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)

1909-12-23

Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934)

1911-08-09

Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)

1912-12-22

Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)

1913-12-13

Archie Moore, Benoit, Mississippi, light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60), (d. 1998)

1914-01-31

Jersey Joe Walcott, Merchantville New Jersey, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)

1914-05-13

Joe Louis, Lafayette Alabama, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49)

1915-02-22

Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)

1918-11-21

Dannie Mac Grant, Boxing Gloves

1920-04-09

F Don Miller, Racine Wisc, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956)

1921-07-07

Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

1921-07-10

Jake LaMotta, Bronx New York, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull)

1921-08-30

Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], Philadelphia, boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), (d. 2012)

1922-05-28

Lou Duva, American boxing trainer

1923-10-12

Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager

1926-03-04

Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)

1931-02-11

Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)

1931-08-20

Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles

1932-09-22

Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)

1934-06-26

John V Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion/(Rep/Sen-D-California)

1936-05-09

Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)

1936-11-12

Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee

1940-02-24

Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)

1942-01-17

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1944-06-05

Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1968)

1944-11-02

Michael Buffer, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2

1945-05-26

Larry Sugar, Boxing Helena

1945-08-09

Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)

1947-11-16

Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer

1949-01-10

George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

1949-11-03

Larry Holmes, Cuthbert Georgia, heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85)

1951-11-07

Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)

1952-05-23

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)

1953-07-11

Leon Spinks, St. Louis Missouri, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)

1955-05-16

Olga Korbut, Celebrity Boxing 2

1956-07-29

Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator

1957-02-15

Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst

1960-04-22

Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)

1960-05-17

Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

1962-04-16

Kevin Lazzari, The Boxing Day Classic

1962-10-16

Manute Bol, Celebrity Boxing 2

1965-09-02

Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

1966-05-03

M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Brooklyn New York, Cruiserweight boxing champion, (d. 2012)

1966-06-30

"Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

1967-08-10

Riddick Bowe, Brooklyn New York, HW boxing champ (Olympic-silver-1988)

1967-11-12

Michael Moorer, Brooklyn New York, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)

1968-02-03

Marque Henri, Boxing

1971-01-27

Chris Rose, Celebrity Boxing

1971-04-26

Julian Walker, Chess Boxing

1972-02-28

Tarick Salmaci, Celebrity Boxing

1973-05-28

Temple Brown, Boxing's Been Good to Me

1975-03-07

Edo Walker, Shadow Boxing

1975-11-23

Wendy Augustine, Perfect 10 Model Boxing

1976-02-15

Mike Gargiulo, Boxing's Been Good to Me

1976-10-16

Freeda Foreman, Boxing Luanne

1979-07-15

Ashley Degenford, Perfect 10 Model Boxing

1983-01-23

George Foreman III, Boxing

1984-9-06

Adam Perly, Boxing Will

1987-01-16

Matt Berry, Boxing Helena

Boxing - Notable Weddings

Jack DempseyOct 9, 1916

Sugar Ray RobinsonMay 29, 1944

Rocky MarcianoDec 31, 1950

Archie MooreAug 21, 1956

Muhammad AliNov 19, 1986

Mike TysonFeb 7, 1988

Evander HolyfieldOct 4, 1996

Lennox LewisJul 15, 2005

Boxing - Weddings
Date Event
1916-10-09

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

1925-02-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

1933-07-18

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

1944-05-29

Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

1950-12-31

Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

1956-08-21

Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

1965-05-25

Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

1986-11-19

Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

1988-02-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

1996-10-04

Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

2005-07-15

Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

2009-06-09

Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Boxing - Notable Divorces

Jack DempseyApr 2, 1919

Boxing - Divorces
Date Event
1919-04-02

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

1943-07-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Boxing - Notable Deaths

Sonny ListonDec 30, 1970

Ezzard CharlesMay 27, 1975

Joe LouisApr 12, 1981

Jack DempseyMay 31, 1983

Sugar Ray RobinsonApr 12, 1989

Tommy MorrisonSep 1, 2013

Boxing - Deaths
Date Event
1910-10-15

Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, heavy weight boxing champ, shot & killed

1917-04-20

David Craig Montgomery, Dancing Boxing Match, Montgomery and Stone

1918-02-02

John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59

1925-07-14

Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)

1930-12-19

Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns

1933-06-03

William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88

1937-11-05

Jack McAuliffe, Boxing

1947-04-18

Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51

1954-11-22

Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)

1959-11-21

Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49

1963-04-04

Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18

1967-01-18

Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57

1968-12-15

Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

1970-12-30

Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

1975-05-27

Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

1976-03-06

"Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, leight heavy weight boxing champ (1930-34), dies at 71

1978-11-07

Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80

1978-11-17

James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1981-04-12

Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

1983-05-31

Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

1989-04-12

Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

1992-02-12

Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies

1993-11-15

Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93

1995-01-08

Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52

1996-01-28

Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44

1996-09-14

Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80

2001-10-10

Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)

2006-08-21

Dannie Mac Grant, Boxing Gloves

2008-10-23

Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)

2009-01-24

Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)

2009-01-30

Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)

2009-03-02

Chris Finnegan, British Olympic Boxing Gold Medallist (b. 1944)

2010-06-19

Manute Bol, Celebrity Boxing 2

2012-02-01

Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90

2012-11-06

M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46

2012-11-07

Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85

2013-09-01

Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

2016-03-04

Boxing Scotland chairman Richard Thomas dies, aged 45

2016-07-23

Former British boxing champion Des Rea dies aged 72

2017-06-13

British boxing legend Errol Christie dies, aged 53

2017-06-19

Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies aged 34 after knockout in boxing fight


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