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    Default Re: This day in boxing. A look back.

    How dare you run on with all this "history"

    Actually bud this is one of the more rewarding and informative threads I've seen in a long time. Great memories some of these, tons of flashbacks. Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli View Post
    How dare you run on with all this "history"

    Actually bud this is one of the more rewarding and informative threads I've seen in a long time. Great memories some of these, tons of flashbacks. Keep up the great work.

    Lol why thank-you kind sir. Since I dont have kids, its my only hope for immortality.

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    Dec 5


    Fight of the day


    1973: Antonio Cervantes vs Lion Furuyama



    1910: Digger Stanley W 20 Johnny Condon, London. Retains British World Bantamweight Title.

    1938: Henry Armstrong KO 3 Al Manfredo, Cleveland. Retains World Welterweight Title.

    -Sammy Angott W 10 Freddie Miller, Louisville.

    1947: Joe Louis W 15 Jersey Joe Walcott, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-7-2 | Judge: Frank Forbes 8-6-1 | Judge: Marty Monroe 9-6. Controversial decision. Louis’ 24th defense.I have pieced together this fight with the pieces of footage that is available and there is little doubt from what I have seen that Walcott won the fight.

    1949: Ike Williams W 15 Freddie Dawson, Philadelphia. Retains World Lightweight Title. Scoring: 9-6, 8-7, 8-7.

    1966: Bennie Briscoe KO 9 George Benton, Philadelphia, PA. Benton fails to come out for round 10.

    1973: Antonio Cervantes W 15 Lion Furuyama, Panama City. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

    1978: Mike Rossman KO 6 Aldo Traversaro, Philadelphia. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

    1981: Arturo Frias KO 8 Claude Noel, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

    -Rafael Pedroza W 15 Gustavo Ballas, Panama City. Wins WBA Super Flyweight Title.

    1986: Duane Thomas KO 3 John Mugabi, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBC Super Welterweight Title.

    -Greg Haugen W 15 Jimmy Paul, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Lightweight Title.

    1987: Evander Holyfield KO 4 Dwight Qawi, Atlantic City. Retains IBF/WBA Cruiserweight Title.

    1992: Miguel Angel Gonzalez W 12 Darryl Tyson, Mexico City. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

    -Tracy Patterson D 12 Daniel Zaragoza, Berck-Sur-Mer, France. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

    -Wilfredo Vasquez KO 8 Thierry Jacob, Berck-Sur-Mer, France. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

    1997: Keith Holmes KO 11 Paul Vaden, Pompano Beach, FL. Retains WBC Middleweight Title.

    1998: James Page W 12 Jose Luis Lopez, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

    -Johnny Tapia W 12 Nana Konadu, Atlantic City. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

    2000: Veerapol Sahaprom KO 5 Oscar Arciniega, Bangkok, Thailand. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

    2002: Yodsanan Nanthachai KO 9 Lamont Pearson, Bangkok. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

    2009: Amir Khan KO 1 Dmitriy Salita, Newcastle, England. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

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    Dec 6


    Fight of the day. Two mints in one,


    1997: Keith Mullins vs Terry Norris



    2008: Carl Froch vs Jean Pascal



    One should have been upset of the year and the other fight of the year.



    1949: Sandy Saddler W 10 Orlando Zulueta, Cleveland. Wins vacant World Super Featherweight Title.

    1968: Lionel Rose W 15 Chucho Castillo, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

    1975: John H. Stracey KO 6 Jose (Mantequilla) Napoles, Mexico City, MX. Wins World Welterweight Title. Napoles last fight. His final ledger reads 77-7 (54), with two title runs and 13 defenses.

    -Alfonso Zamora KO 2 Socrates Batoto, Mexico City. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

    1979: Ayub Kalule W 15 Steve Gregory, Copenhagen. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

    1980: Thomas Hearns KO 6 Luis Primera, Detroit. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

    1985: Donald Curry KO 2 Milton McCrory, Las Vegas. Unifies IBF/WBC/WBA Welterweight Title.

    1987: Chong Pal Park KO 2 Jesus Gallardo, Pusan, S. Korea. Wins newly created WBA Super Middleweight Title.

    1990: Leopard Tamakuma W 12 Jesus Rojas, Aomori, Japan. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

    1996: Marcelo Dominguez KO 7 Jose Arimateia Da Silva, Buenos Aires. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

    1997: Keith Mullins KO 9 Terry Norris, Atlantic City. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.

    -Yory Boy Campas KO 8 Raul Marquez, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.

    -Oscar De La Hoya KO 8 Wilfredo Rivera, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.

    -Luisito Espinosa KO 6 Carlos Rios, Manila. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

    2000: Keitaro Hoshino W 12 Joma Gamboa, Tokyo. Wins WBA Strawweight Title.

    2001: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam KO 2 Luis Lazarte, Pattaya, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

    2003: Lorenzo Parra W 12 Eric Morel, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

    2008: Carl Froch W 12 Jean Pascal, Nottingham, England. Wins vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title.

    -Manny Pacquiao KO 8 Oscar De La Hoya, Las Vegas. Non-title fight. De La Hoya quits on his stool after the 8th round.

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    Froch v Pascal was very entertaining
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Froch v Pascal was very entertaining

    You being a huge Norris fan most likely never enjoyed the Mullins fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamInuit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Froch v Pascal was very entertaining

    You being a huge Norris fan most likely never enjoyed the Mullins fight.
    Norris was shot by then and run out of legs in that fight. Sad day.
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    December 7


    Fight of the day


    1970: Muhammad Ali vs Oscar Bonavena






    1906: Abe Attell KO 8 Jimmy Walsh, Los Angeles. Retains World Featherweight Title.

    1925: Rocky Kansas W 15 Jimmy Goodrich, Buffalo. Wins vacant World Lightweight Title. Referee: Jim Crowley
    In a stirring fifteen round bout replete with action every second, the veteran challenger outscored the champion and achieved the goal he set himself to win more than twenty years ago
    . (AP)

    1929: Young Stribling WF 7 Primo Carnera, Paris. Pretty sure Strib fought 55 times in one year but will have to check.

    1948: Joey Maxim W 10 Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland.

    -Sandy Saddler KO 2 Eddie Giosa, Cleveland.

    1957: Pascual Perez KO 3 Young Martin, Buenos Aires. Retains World flyweight Title.

    1963: Joey Giardello W 15 Dick Tiger, Atlantic City. Wins World Middleweight Title.

    1970: Muhammad Ali KO 15 Oscar Bonavena, NYC. Ali’s second comeback fight.

    -Erbito Salavarria KO 2 Chartchai Chionoi, Bangkok. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.

    1974: Victor Galindez KO 13 Len Hutchins, Buenos Aires. Wins vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

    -Rodolfo Martinez KO 4 Rafael Herrera, Yucatan. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

    1986: Hilario Zapata W 15 Claudemir Dias, Salvador, Brazil. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

    -Jum Hwan Choi W 15 Cho Woon Park, Pusan, S. Korea. Wins vacant IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

    1989: Sugar Ray Leonard W 12 Roberto Duran, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

    1991: George Foreman KO 3 Jimmy Ellis, Reno. Not the former WBA Heavyweight Champion Ellis but the 1982 NFL Ellis

    -Rafael Pineda KO 9 Roger Mayweather, Reno. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.

    1992: Humberto Gonzalez W 12 Melchor Cob Castro, Inglewood. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

    1996: Wilfredo Vasquez KO 5 Bernardo Mendoza, Indio, CA. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

    -Ricardo Lopez KO 1 Myung Sup Park, Indio, CA. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

    2002: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Jose Luis Castillo, Las Vegas. Retains World Lightweight Title.

    2007: Joachim Alcine W 12 Alfonso Mosquera, Montreal, Canada. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

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    Dec 8


    Fight of the day.


    1984: Azumah Nelson vs Wilfredo Gomez



    1903: Sam Langford W 15 Joe Gans, Boston. Non-title fight. Interesting side note to this fight. The night before Gans fought Dave Holly in Philly and then jumped on the train to Boston that evening and made the trip to Boston.

    1913: Jack Britton ND 10 Packey McFarland, Milwaukee. Milwaukee Free Press scores for McFarland.


    1933: Vince Dundee W 15 Andy Callahan, Boston. Retains NBA & New York World Middleweight Title.


    1962: Emile Griffith KO 9 Jorge Fernandez, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

    1979: Marvin Camel D 15 Mate Parlov, Split, Yugoslavia. For the newly created WBC Cruiserweight Title.

    -Pipino Cuevas KO 10 Angel Espada, Los Angeles. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

    1984: Azumah Nelson KO 11 Wilfredo Gomez, San Juan, PR. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.

    -Santos Laciar W 15 Hilario Zapata, Buenos Aires. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

    1985: Myung Woo Yuh W 15 Joey Olivo, Taegu, S. Korea. Wins WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

    1990: Mike Tyson KO 1 Alex Stewart, Atlantic City. Mike’s last fight for HBO.

    -Massimilliano Duran W Disq. 12 Anaclet Wamba, Ferrara, Italy. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

    -Julio Cesar Chavez KO 3 Kyun Duk Ahn, Atlantic City. Retains WBC/IBF Super Lightweight Title.

    -Michael Carbajal KO 4 Leon Salazar, Scottsdale, AZ. Retains IBF Junior flyweight Title.

    2007: Arthur Abraham KO 5 Wayne Elcock, Basel, Switzerland. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

    -Floyd Mayweather KO 10 Ricky Hatton, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

    -Brahim Asloum W 12 Juan Carlos Reveco, Alpes-Maritimes, France. Wins WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

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    Hatton did well for 6 rounds. The most trouble Floyd has had since Oscar.
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    Today marks the two year anniversary of Marquez putting Pacquiao in a coma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VG_Addict View Post
    Today marks the two year anniversary of Marquez putting Pacquiao in a coma.
    How did that get by me...damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Thanks mate, did not know most of this. Jack Johnson was a legend.
    As a boxing pioneer for coloureds, he was a legend. He was also ahead of his time.

    In one of those rare moments of reflection lol
    "Enough with the games mate! Your messing with the Grand Master!"

    Lennox Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Thanks mate, did not know most of this. Jack Johnson was a legend.
    As a boxing pioneer for coloureds, he was a legend. He was also ahead of his time.

    In one of those rare moments of reflection lol
    He is not coloured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Thanks mate, did not know most of this. Jack Johnson was a legend.
    As a boxing pioneer for coloureds, he was a legend. He was also ahead of his time.

    In one of those rare moments of reflection lol
    He is not coloured.
    What you mean this Jack Johnson?


    http://media-1.web.britannica.com/eb...4-0A761D34.jpg

    Well that's one hell of a tan he's got cranking there, especially for a century ago.

    Seems boxing isn't the ONLY "lost art". Beauty therapy also has regressed over the years lol
    "Enough with the games mate! Your messing with the Grand Master!"

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