Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano KO 8 Joe Louis

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 5:22 am.

Boxing History: October 26, 1951 Rocky Marciano KO 8 Joe Louis, NYC. Louis’s final fight. Scoring at the time of the knockout, referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-2-1 judge: Joe Agnello 5-2 judge: Harold Barnes 4-3 all for Marciano. Marciano holds the record with heavyweight Brian Nielsen for the longest undefeated streak by a heavyweight. UNDEFEATED RECORD: :READ MORE…

Lou Brouillard

Lou Brouillard Wins World Welterweight Title

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 5:39 am.

Boxing History: October 23, 1931 Lou Brouillard W 15 Young Jack Thompson, Boston. Wins World Welterweight Title. Boston’s first championship bout since 1920, and the first time since boxing was legalized in the State that a 15-round bout was held. Brouillard became Connecticut’s second world champion, joining Bat Battalino. New York Times According to an :READ MORE…

Jack Britton

Jack Britton three-time world welterweight boxing champion

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:04 pm.

Jack Britton (October 14, 1885 – March 27, 1962) was three-time world welterweight boxing champion, born William J. Breslin in Clinton, New York. His professional career lasted for 25 years beginning in 1905. The website boxrec.com lists his record as 239 wins, 57 losses and 44 draws, including newspaper decisions. He holds the world record :READ MORE…

Stanley Ketchel

Stanley Ketchel is shot to death by Walter A. Dipley

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 5:24 am.

Boxing History: October 15, 1910: World Middleweight Champion Stanley Ketchel, 24, is shot to death by Walter A. Dipley. At the Missouri ranch, where Ketchel was relaxing after numerous bouts; both Ketchel and Dipley were amorously infatuated with kitchen cook, Goldie Smith. This led to Dipley shooting Ketchel in the back while eating breakfast. Both :READ MORE…

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Charles Retains NBA Heavyweight Title

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 2:47 pm.

Boxing History: October 14, 1949 Ezzard Charles KO 8 Pat Valentino, San Francisco. Retains NBA Heavyweight Title. “One great fight” Eddie Muller, San Francisco Examiner. Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921–May 28, 1975) was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion. Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. :READ MORE…

Henry Armstrong

Henry Armstrong Retains World Welterweight Title

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 12:53 pm.

Boxing History: October 9, 1939 Henry Armstrong KO 4 Al Manfredo, Des Moines, IA. Retains World Welterweight Title. RECORD: 181 Fights: 150-21-10 with 101 KOs Henry Jackson Jr. (December 12, 1912, Columbus, Mississippi – October 22, 1988, Los Angeles, California) was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name :READ MORE…

Tommy Loughran

Tommy Loughran Wins World Light Heavyweight Title

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 4:00 am.

Boxing History: October 7, 1927 Tommy Loughran W 15 Mike McTigue, NYC. Wins vacant World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee: Lou Magnolia. Throughout the entire fight the veteran McTigue (174½), who had been handed the title by the NYSAC and was making his first defence, carried the fight to Loughran (175), only to be picked off :READ MORE…

Sandro Mazzinghi

Sandro Mazzinghi Retains World Super Welterweight Title

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 11:18 am.

Boxing History: October 3, 1964 Sandro Mazzinghi KO 12 Tony Montano, Genoa. Retains World Super Welterweight Title. Alessandro Mazzinghi, known as Sandro (born in Pontedera, Province of Pisa, October 3, 1938) is an Italian former professional boxer. Sandro entered the world of professional boxing in 1961, in the Super Welter division. As European and World :READ MORE…

The Thrilla in Manila

The Thrilla in Manila

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 12:34 pm.

Boxing History: October 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali KO 14 (Smokin’) Joe Frazier, Manila Retains World Heavyweight Title. The Thrilla in Manila was a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City of the Philippines on October 1, 1975. The bout is often ranked as one of the :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 am.

Boxing History: October 2, 1942 Sugar Ray Robinson W 10 Jake LaMotta, NYC. The first in a 6-fight series between these two. Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson’s performances in the welterweight :READ MORE…