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Heavyweight - Notable Historical Events

james j jeffriesJun 9, 1899

Tommy BurnsFeb 23, 1906

Jack DempseyJul 4, 1919

Joe LouisJun 22, 1937

Ezzard CharlesAug 10, 1949

Jersey JoeJul 18, 1951

Rocky MarcianoSep 23, 1952

Archie MooreSep 21, 1955

Floyd PattersonNov 30, 1956

Sonny ListonSep 25, 1962

Muhammad AliFeb 25, 1964

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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Heavyweight - Historical Events
Date Event
1870-05-10

Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch

1873-09-23

Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title

1885-08-29

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

1888-12-22

Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

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

1900-05-11

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

1905-05-19

Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ

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

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

1908-02-10

Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-03-17

Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)

1908-03-17

Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1908-04-03

Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs

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

1909-10-16

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

1913-11-28

Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris

1913-12-09

Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris

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

Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC

1919-07-04

Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

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

1921-07-02

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

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

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

1932-06-21

Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)

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

1933-10-22

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

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

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

1939-06-28

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)

1945-10-01

Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1946-06-09

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1946-09-18

Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1947-06-25

Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

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

1949-03-01

Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

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

1950-08-15

Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1950-09-27

Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1950-09-27

Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.

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

1951-05-30

Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1951-07-18

Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

1952-01-09

Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

1952-03-09

Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

1952-09-23

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

1953-05-15

Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

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

1954-09-17

Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1955-05-16

Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

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

1955-09-21

Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

1956-04-27

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

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

1958-08-18

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

1959-06-26

Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1960-06-20

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1960-09-05

Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

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

1962-09-25

Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1963-07-22

Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1964-02-25

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship 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

1966-08-06

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

1966-11-14

Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight 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

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

1971-01-05

US heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found

1971-03-08

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

1972-01-15

Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

1972-05-25

Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

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

1973-08-31

1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)

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

1975-06-30

Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

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

Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

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

1979-06-27

Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

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

1980-10-02

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

1982-12-10

Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

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

1983-09-10

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

1983-09-23

Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio

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

1984-03-10

Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page

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

1986-03-23

Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas

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

1987-10-16

Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight 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

1991-06-03

Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title

1991-11-23

Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1992-06-19

Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1992-10-12

Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight 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

1994-09-25

Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1995-08-19

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

1996-03-16

Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

1996-06-22

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

2002-06-21

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

2011-04-23

Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.

2012-12-22

Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2013-03-09

Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF Light Heavyweight title

2013-10-05

Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship

2016-04-10

Ruthless Joshua claims IBF world heavyweight crown

2016-12-11

Anthony Joshua KOs Eric Molina in third round to retain IBF heavyweight title

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Heavyweight - Notable Birthdays

James J. JeffriesApr 15, 1875

Jack DempseyJun 24, 1895

Archie MooreDec 13, 1913

Jersey JoeJan 31, 1914

Joe LouisMay 13, 1914

Ezzard CharlesJul 7, 1921

Rocky MarcianoSep 1, 1923

Sonny ListonMay 8, 1932

Floyd PattersonJan 4, 1935

Muhammad AliJan 17, 1942

George ForemanJan 10, 1949

Larry HolmesNov 3, 1949

Mike WeaverJun 13, 1951

Leon SpinksJul 11, 1953

Hulk HoganAug 11, 1953

Lennox LewisSep 2, 1965

Mike TysonJun 30, 1966

Michael MoorerNov 12, 1967

Heavyweight - Birthdays
Date Event
1853-03-20

George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)

1858-10-15

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

1861-07-03

Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)

1866-09-01

James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)

1875-04-15

James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

1876-05-26

Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion

1878-03-31

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

1880-11-03

Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1908)

1881-06-17

Tommy Burns, World's Heavyweight Championship Between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson

1895-06-24

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

1898-05-25

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

1903-02-20

Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer

1903-10-01

"Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)

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)

1908-03-10

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)

1908-04-21

Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)

1909-02-11

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

1912-06-03

Ivan Rasputin, Requiem for a Heavyweight

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)

1914-08-29

John Condon, Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton

1915-02-22

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

1915-02-22

Gus Lesnevich, Requiem for a Heavyweight

1917-10-08

Billy Conn, World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn

1919-12-06

Jimmy Bivins [James], Cleveland, Ohio, Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, (d. 2012)

1921-07-07

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

1923-09-01

Rocky Marciano, Brockton, Massachusetts, heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), (d. 1969)

1924-05-30

Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1952)

1924-10-01

Bob Geigel, WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship

1924-10-08

Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)

1927-07-22

George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)

1928-09-06

Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

1932-03-10

Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)

1932-05-08

Sonny Liston, Sand Slough Arkansas, American heavyweight boxer

1932-09-22

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

1932-10-17

Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)

1932-9-22

Ingemar Johansson, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe

1933-10-19

Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1960)

1934-06-26

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

1934-9-29

Rory Calhoun, Requiem for a Heavyweight

1935-01-04

Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

1935-01-04

Floyd Patterson, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe

1935-03-25

Alex Miteff, Requiem for a Heavyweight

1937-09-16

Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

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)

1945-08-09

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

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)

1950-06-27

Benjamin Peterson, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)

1950-07-06

Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)

1951-06-13

Mike Weaver, Gatesville Texas, WBA World Heavyweight Champion

1952-03-29

Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)

1953-01-03

Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)

1953-07-11

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

1953-08-11

Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], Augusta Ga, WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89)

1955-01-29

John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1956-08-24

Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)

1960-08-27

Damon Keeve, SF California, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96)

1961-05-09

Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)

1965-09-02

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

1965-12-14

Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford Ct, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1966-01-07

Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)

1966-06-30

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

1967-03-13

Colleen Rosensteel, S Greensburg PA, heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)

1967-11-12

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

1968-05-28

Sandra Bacher, Long Island NY, half-heavyweight judoka (Oly-92, 96)

1968-11-21

Antonio Tarver, Orlando Fla, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96)

1970-03-06

Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title

1972-08-18

Nate Jones, Chicago Ill, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)

1973-12-28

Garth John Da Silva, Auckland NZ, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1976-07-30

Julio Gonzalez, Baja California, Mexico, light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), (d. 2012)

1980-09-06

Samuel Peter, Nigerian heavyweight boxer

Heavyweight - Notable Weddings

Jack DempseyOct 9, 1916

Rocky MarcianoDec 31, 1950

Sonny ListonSep 3, 1957

Muhammad AliAug 14, 1964

Mike TysonFeb 7, 1988

Tommy MorrisonMay 18, 1996

Evander HolyfieldOct 4, 1996

Lennox LewisJul 15, 2005

Heavyweight - 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)

1950-12-31

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

1957-09-03

World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

1964-08-14

World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

1988-02-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

1996-05-18

Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

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

2006-03-14

OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui

2006-05-06

Former WWF Women's Champion Sable (38) weds IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (28) in Medina, Minnesota

Heavyweight - Notable Divorces

Jack DempseyApr 2, 1919

Heavyweight - 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

Heavyweight - Notable Deaths

James J. JeffriesMar 3, 1953

Rocky MarcianoAug 31, 1969

Sonny ListonDec 30, 1970

Ezzard CharlesMay 27, 1975

Joe LouisApr 12, 1981

Jack DempseyMay 31, 1983

Sugar Ray RobinsonApr 12, 1989

Joe FrazierNov 7, 2011

Tommy MorrisonSep 1, 2013

Heavyweight - Deaths
Date Event
1918-02-02

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

1933-02-18

James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies

1946-06-10

Jack Johnson, 1st black heavyweight champion, dies in car accident

1953-03-03

James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

1955-05-10

Tommy Burns, World's Heavyweight Championship Between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson

1959-11-21

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

1966-08-08

Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63

1968-12-15

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

1969-08-31

Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

1970-12-30

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

1974-11-29

James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)

1975-05-27

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

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

1984-10-24

Sascha Laurence, Requiem for a Heavyweight

1988-02-15

Rory Calhoun, Requiem for a Heavyweight

1989-04-12

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

1989-10-13

John Condon, Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton

1993-05-28

Billy Conn, World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn

1995-09-06

Buster Mathis, heavyweight boxer, dies at 52

2005-02-02

Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99

2006-05-11

Floyd Patterson, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe

2009-01-30

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

2009-01-30

Ingemar Johansson, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe

2011-11-07

Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

2012-03-10

Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer, dies from a hit and run at 35

2012-06-11

Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60

2013-09-01

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

2013-09-18

Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70

2014-10-30

Bob Geigel, WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship

2015-11-15

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2015-11-16

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2016-06-04

Legendary Heavyweight Boxer Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

2016-11-10

Former British heavyweight champion Jack Bodell dies aged 76


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