Sixto Escobar

Sixto Escobar Retains NBA Bantamweight Title

Posted on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 6:14 am.

Boxing History: August 8, 1934 Sixto Escobar W 15 Eugene Huat, Montreal. Retains NBA Bantamweight Title. Sixto Escobar (March 23, 1913 – November 17, 1979) was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Competing in the bantamweight division, he became Puerto Rico’s first world champion. Escobar was born in Barceloneta and raised in San Juan. After gathering :READ MORE…

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Retains World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 7:49 am.

Boxing History: August 6, 1966 Muhammad Ali KO 3 Brian London, London. Retains World Heavyweight Title. On August 6, 1966 at Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, England, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, from Louisville, Kentucky, defended his title against Brian London, from Blackpool, England. Ali was undefeated at 24-0 coming in. London was 35-13. The fight :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson’s second consecutive victory

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 1:15 pm.

Boxing History: July 31, 1942 Sugar Ray Robinson W 10 Sammy Angott, NYC. Non-title fight. Robinson’s second consecutive victory over the reigning world lightweight champion. Robinson had been a pro for less than two years at the time! Robinson at that time was known as the uncrowned king of the welterweights and the lighter Sammy :READ MORE…

Freddie Cochrane

Freddie Cochrane Wins world welterweight title

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 5:16 am.

Boxing History: July 29, 1941 Freddie Cochrane W 15 Fritzie Zivic, Newark, NJ. Wins world welterweight title. Freddie ‘Red’ Cochrane (born May 6, 1915 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, and died January 1, 1993), was a professional boxer in the welterweight (147lb) division who became World Champion in 1941 in that class. Cochrane was :READ MORE…

Henry Jackson Jr.

Henry Armstrong’s pro debut

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 11:06 am.

Boxing History: July 28, 1931 Henry Armstrong’s pro debut. Al Lovino KO 3 Henry Armstrong, Braddock, PA. 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 Henry :READ MORE…

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston Retains world heavyweight title

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am.

Boxing History: July 22, 1963 Sonny Liston KO 1 Floyd Patterson, Las Vegas. Liston Retains world heavyweight title. Fifty years ago today in Las Vegas, Charles “Sonny” Liston defended his heavyweight title by knocking out former champ Floyd Patterson at 2:10 of the first round. The bout lasted four seconds longer than their first fight :READ MORE…

Al Singer

Al Singer Wins world lightweight title

Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 5:42 am.

Boxing History: July 17, 1930 Al Singer KO 1 Sammy Mandell, Bronx, NY. Wins world lightweight title. Al Singer (“The Bronx Beauty) (September 6, 1909 – April 20, 1961) was an American boxer. He was born in the Lower East Side in New York City. Singer captured the World Lightweight Championship in July, 1930, with :READ MORE…

Jack Delaney

Jack Delaney Wins world light-heavyweight title

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 1:59 pm.

Boxing History: July 16, 1926 Jack Delaney W 15 Paul Berlenbach, Brooklyn. Wins world light-heavyweight title. Jack Delaney (March 18, 1900 – November 27, 1948) was a light heavyweight boxing champion of the world and contender for the heavyweight crown. One of the most popular fighters of the 1920s, the handsome French Canadian was born :READ MORE…

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate Wins world super-featherweight title

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 7:32 am.

Boxing History: July 15, 1931 Kid Chocolate KO 7 Benny Bass, Philadelphia. Wins world super-featherweight title. Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo (January 6, 1910 – August 8, 1988), better known as Kid Chocolate, was a Cuban boxer who enjoyed wild success both in the boxing ring and in society life during a span of the 1930s. Eligio :READ MORE…

Maxie Rosenbloom

Maxie Rosenbloom Retains world light-heavyweight title

Posted on Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 3:58 pm.

Boxing History: July 14, 1939 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Lou Scozza, Buffalo. Retains world light-heavyweight title. Rosenbloom’s Record: 274 fights, 207-39-26 (19 KO’s) World Light Heavyweight champion 1930-34 He was nicknamed “Slapsie Maxie” by Damon Runyon for slapping opponents with an open glove. Using an open glove was later banned by the New York :READ MORE…