Harry Greb

Harry Greb Wins World Middleweight Title

Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 12:39 pm.

Boxing History: August 31, 1923 Harry Greb W 15 Johnny Wilson, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title. Edward Henry “Harry” Greb (June 6, 1894 – October 22, 1926) was an American professional boxer. He was the World Middleweight Champion from 1923 to 1926 and the American Light Heavyweight Champion from 1922 to 1923. He fought a :READ MORE…

John L. Sullivan

John L. Sullivan Wins World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 9:53 am.

Boxing History: August 29, 1885 John L. Sullivan W 6 Dominick McCaffrey, Cincinnati. Wins vacant Marquis of Queensberry World Heavyweight Title. In the early rounds, Sullivan dominated the action, taking McAffrey to the ropes on several occasions and dropping him multiple times before the close of the third round. As the fight progressed, however, both :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson Retains World Middleweight Title

Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 10:26 am.

Boxing History: August 25, 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KO 1 Jose Basora, Scranton. Retains Pennsylvania World Middleweight Title. Robinson ends matters in just 52-seconds. Robinson set the standard to witch all fighters would aspire, regarded by most as the best fighter ever to grace the ring. Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, :READ MORE…

Jack Britton

Jack Britton Retains World Welterweight Title

Posted on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 5:44 am.

Boxing History: August 23, 1920 Jack Britton D 12 Lou Bogash, Bridgeport, CT. Retains World Welterweight Title. 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 :READ MORE…

Davey Moore

Davey Moore Retains World Featherweight Title

Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 10:40 pm.

Boxing History: Davey Moore KO 11 Hogan (Kid) Bassey, Los Angeles. Retains World Featherweight Title. Last fight and death – Davey Moore Moore died March 25, 1963, as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos. Moore was scheduled to face Cuban-Mexican Sugar Ramos in July, 1962 at Dodger Stadium but a :READ MORE…

Sam Langford

Sam Langford vs. Jack O’Brien

Posted on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at 5:56 am.

Boxing History: August 15, 1911 Sam Langford KO 5 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, NYC. Referee: Charlie White.”Sam Langford, of Boston, with an advantage of about ten pounds in weight, brought ‘Philadelphia’ Jack O’Brien to a standstill in four and one-half rounds at the Twentieth Century Club in New York. Referee White prevented a knockout when he :READ MORE…

James J. Jeffries

James J. Jeffries Retains World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 4:46 pm.

Boxing History: August 13, 1903, James J. Jeffries KO 10 James J. Corbett, San Francisco. Retains World Heavyweight Title. James Jackson Jeffries (April 15, 1875 – March 3, 1953) was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion June 9, 1899–May 13, 1905 He was known for his enormous strength and stamina. Using a :READ MORE…

Archie Moore

Archie Moore Retains World Light Heavyweight Title

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 10:02 am.

Boxing History: August 12, 1959 Archie Moore KO 3 Yvon Durelle, Montreal. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Nicknamed “The Old Mongoose.” Moore held World Light Heavyweight Championship for ten years (December, 1952–May, 1962). Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131). He ranks #4 on The Ring’s list of “100 greatest punchers of :READ MORE…

Dick Tiger

Dick Tiger Retains World Middleweight Title

Posted on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at 12:28 pm.

Boxing History: August 10, 1963 Dick Tiger KO 7 Gene Fullmer, Ibadan, Nigeria. Retains World Middleweight Title. Dick Tiger CBE (born Richard Ihetu August 14, 1929 – December 14, 1971) was a boxer from Ubahu village, Amaigbo, Nigeria, who emigrated to Liverpool and later to the United States of America. Dick Tiger was one of :READ MORE…

Ken Norton

Ken Norton vs. Muhammad Ali

Posted on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am.

Boxing History: August 9, 1943 Ken Norton was born! Kenneth Howard Norton Sr. (born August 9, 1943, Jacksonville, Illinois) is an American former heavyweight boxer and former WBC Heavyweight Champion. He is best known for his 12-round victory over Muhammad Ali, when he famously broke Ali’s jaw, on March 31, 1973, becoming only the second :READ MORE…