Frankie Neil

Frankie Neil KO 2 Harry Forbes

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 6:06 am.

111 years ago today in Boxing History: August 13, 1903 Frankie Neil KO 2 Harry Forbes, San Francisco. Neil wins World Bantamweight Title. On August 13, 1903 at Mechanic’s Pavilion in San Francisco world bantamweight champion Harry Forbes defended his title against an old foe, Frankie Neil. Neil knocked Forbes out in the 2nd round :READ MORE…

Ken Norton

Ken Norton was born

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 6:06 am.

Boxing History: August 9 ,1943 Ken Norton was born! Kenneth Howard “Ken” Norton, Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American heavyweight boxer. He is a former WBC world heavyweight champion. Norton fought in one of the classic eras of heavyweight boxing, and competed against many of the best boxers in the :READ MORE…

Harry Greb

Light Heavyweight Champion Harry Greb

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 6:21 am.

Boxing History: August 6, 1894 Light Heavyweight Champion Harry Greb was born! Nicknamed “The Pittsburgh Windmill”, Harry Greb had a remarkable career, finishing with over 200 total bouts. In 1913 he had been laying tin roofs in Pittsburgh for $12 a week, thinking he was making good money. By 1917 he reportedly was making $33,000 :READ MORE…

Slapsy Maxie

Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Jimmy Slattery

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 5:04 pm.

Boxing History: August 5, 1931 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Jimmy Slattery, Brooklyn. Rosenbloom 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 :READ MORE…

Jack Dempsey

130 Years ago

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 6:24 am.

130 years ago today in Boxing History: July 30, 1884 The first bout under the Marquis of Queensberry rules was fought in Staten Island, New York! Jack Dempsey (The Nonpareil) KO 22 George Fulljames. Dempsey becomes the first recognized world middleweight champion! The fight took place on July 30th 1884 in Great Kills, Staten Island :READ MORE…

Lou Brouillard

Lou Brouillard W 10 Mickey Walker

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 5:47 am.

boxing history: July 6, 1933 Lou Brouillard W 10 Mickey Walker, Boston. The crowd of 16,000 broke all Boston Garden boxing attendance records for the previous two years. New York Times. Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, (May 23, 1911 – September 14, 1984), was a Canadian professional boxer who held the World :READ MORE…

Ingemar Johannson

Ingemar Johannson KO 3 Floyd Patterson

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 6:28 am.

Boxing History: June 26, 1959 Ingemar Johannson KO 3 Floyd Patterson, NYC. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Ingemar floors Floyd 7-times in the fateful third. Jens Ingemar Johansson (September 22, 1932 – January 30, 2009) was a Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world. Johansson was the fifth heavyweight champion born outside the United :READ MORE…

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Charles W 15 Jersey Joe Walcott

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 5:41 am.

Boxing History: June 21, 1949 Ezzard Charles W 15 Jersey Joe Walcott, Chicago. Charles wins vacant World Heavyweight Title. 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. He retired with a record of :READ MORE…

Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta KO 10 Marcel Cerdan

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 4:18 am.

Boxing History: June 16, 1949 Jake LaMotta KO 10 Marcel Cerdan, Detroit. LaMotta wins World Middleweight Title. After 9-rounds LaMotta led 51-39, 48-42, 49-41. The fight was postponed one day because of rain. Cerdan was a 2 to 1 favorite. There was a crowd of 22,183 at Briggs Stadium. The gross gate was $150,762 and :READ MORE…

James J. Braddock

James J. Braddock W 15 Max Baer

Posted on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 11:10 am.

Boxing History: June 13, 1935 James J. Braddock W 15 Max Baer, Long Island. Braddock wins World Heavyweight Title. Scoring: Referee McAvoy scored 9-5-1; Lynch 11-4; Kelly 7-7-1. Upset of the Year! James Walter “Cinderella Man” (June 7, 1905 – November 29, 1974) was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935–37. :READ MORE…