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Welterweight
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Welterweight - Historical Events
Date Event
1962-03-24

Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

1980-06-20

Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision

1980-11-25

Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

1982-12-03

Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez

2012-12-09

Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

2013-05-04

Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

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

2017-07-02

Jeff Horn stuns Manny Pacquiao to win WBO welterweight world title

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Welterweight - Notable Birthdays

Sugar Ray RobinsonMay 3, 1921

Welterweight - Birthdays
Date Event
1901-07-13

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

1907-12-19

Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)

1909-12-23

Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934)

1909-12-23

Barney Ross, Barney Ross of Chicago, in Defense of His World's Championship Welterweight Title Against Henry Armstrong of California, Featherweight Champion, Held at the Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, New York

1912-12-22

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

1921-05-03

Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], Ailey, Georgia, middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989)

1932-04-24

Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)

1932-04-27

Charles Adkins, US, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)

1937-08-14

Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)

1940-10-19

Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)

1946-09-15

Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer

1960-04-22

Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)

1963-05-11

Mark Breland, Brooklyn New York, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)

1967-05-11

Kenneth Gould, Chicago Illinois, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)

1976-06-07

David Diaz, Chicago Ill, light welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1977-12-07

Fernando Vargas, Oxnard Ca, welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)

Welterweight - Deaths
Date Event
1962-04-03

Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24

1967-01-18

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

1981-04-28

Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79

1994-07-24

Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26

2012-01-09

Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74

2012-07-13

Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71

2016-07-24

Former British light welterweight champion Des Rea dies, aged 72

2016-10-10

Former world light-welterweight champion Aaron Pryor dies aged 60


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