Benny Paret

Benny Paret Regains World Welterweight Title

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 10:43 pm.

Boxing History: September 30, 1961 Benny (Kid) Paret W 15 Emile Griffith, NYC. Regains World Welterweight Title. Benny “the Kid” Paret, born Bernardo Paret (March 14, 1937 – April 3, 1962), born in Santa Clara, Cuba, was a Cuban welterweight boxer. Paret won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s and died in :READ MORE…

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston wins World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 6:41 am.

Boxing History: September 25, 1962 Sonny Liston KO 1 Floyd Patterson, Chicago. Liston wins World Heavyweight Title. With an arrest record as long as his list of knockout victims, Sonny Liston was fearsome both out of the ring and in. The surly challenger had boasted that he would blast Floyd Patterson from his heavyweight throne :READ MORE…

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano Wins World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 4:36 am.

Boxing History: September 23, 1952 Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, PA Marciano WINS World Heavyweight Title. With one deep-dish beauty of a right hand at 43 seconds of the 13th round, Rocky Marciano almost tore the head off defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott, knocking his crown off in the process — :READ MORE…

Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney Retains World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 5:53 am.

Boxing History: September 22, 1927 Gene Tunney W 10 Jack Dempsey, Chicago. Retains World Heavyweight Title. The famous Battle of the Long Count. James Joseph “Gene” Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1926–28. Having defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and :READ MORE…

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali KO 7 Floyd Patterson

Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 9:13 am.

Boxing History: September 20, 1972 Muhammad Ali KO 7 Floyd Patterson, NYC. Floyd’s final fight. On September 20, 1972 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (38-0-0) from Louisville, Kentucky, defended his NABF title against former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson. The two men first fought in 1965 and there was :READ MORE…

Ken Norton

Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 2:47 am.

Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year, according to his friend and manager Patrick Tenore. Norton was 70 and had congestive :READ MORE…

Joe Louis

Joe Louis Retains World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 2:24 pm.

Boxing History: September 18, 1946 Joe Louis KO 1 Tami Mauriello, Bronx, NY. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Born on May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama, Joe Lewis went on to become the heavyweight champion of the world. Twenty-five consecutive title defenses. A world record. Twelve consecutive years as a world champion. Another world record. Three :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard Unifies the World Welterweight Title

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 9:20 am.

Boxing History: September 16, 1981 Sugar Ray Leonard KO 14 Thomas (Hitman) Hearns, Las Vegas. Unifies the World Welterweight Title. This incredible fight more than transcended the pre-fight hype. Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns are considered to be two of the best boxers of all-time. They fought twice, this fight in 1981 and once :READ MORE…

Teddy Yarosz

Teddy Yarosz wins World middleweight title

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Boxing History: September 11, 1934 Teddy Yarosz SD 15 Vince Dundee Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Yarosz wins NYSAC and National Boxing Association World middleweight titles Teddy Yarosz (24 June 1910 – 29 March 1974) was an American athlete in boxing. He held the world middleweight boxing championship during 1934–1935. Born: Thaddeus Yarosz in Pittsburgh, :READ MORE…

Jersey Joe Walcott

Jersey Joe Walcott pro debut

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 3:48 pm.

Boxing History: September 9, 1930 Jersey Joe Walcott KO 1 Cowboy Wallace, Vineland, NJ. This was Walcott’s pro debut. Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994), better known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was a world heavyweight boxing champion. He broke the world’s record for the oldest man to win the world’s Heavyweight :READ MORE…