Michael Spinks

Michael Spinks KO 8 Jim MacDonald

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 6:07 pm.

Boxing History: June 6, 1985 Michael Spinks KO 8 Jim MacDonald, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Michael Spinks was an Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Nicknamed Jinx, which spawned the nickname of his right hand: The Spinks Jinx, he is the brother of former heavyweight champion :READ MORE…

Stanley Ketchel

Stanley Ketchel W 10 Billy Papke

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 9:10 pm.

Boxing History: June 3, 1908 Stanley Ketchel W 10 Billy Papke, Milwaukee. Ketchel retains World Middleweight Title. One of the real “characters” of boxing, Stanley Ketchel was a fearless man whose personality was perfectly reflected by his in-the-ring savagery and dramatic life. The first two-time middleweight champ of the gloved era, he is also considered :READ MORE…

Paul Berlenbach

Paul Berlenbach W 15 Mike McTigue

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 9:48 am.

Boxing History: May 30, 1925 Paul Berlenbach W 15 Mike McTigue, Bronx, NY. Berlenbach wins World Light Heavyweight Title. Paul Berlenbach (February 18, 1901 – September 30, 1985) was the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world from May 30, 1925. Known as the “Astoria Assassin”, Berlenbach was known for his punching power. The New :READ MORE…

Jimmy McLarnin

Jimmy McLarnin KO 1 Young Corbett III

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 6:21 pm.

Boxing History: May 28, 1933 Jimmy McLarnin KO 1 Young Corbett III, Los Angeles. McLarnin wins World Welterweight Title. Referee: George Blake. The “most spectacular upset the welterweight division has known in many years.” After Corbett had been floored twice and had his back to McLarnin, the “Irishman rushed across the ring and punched Corbett :READ MORE…

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier KO 5 Ron Stander

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 6:29 am.

Boxing History: May 26, 1972 “Smokin’” Joe Frazier KO 5 Ron Stander, Omaha. Frazier retains World Heavyweight Title. Joseph William “Joe” Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), also known as Smokin’ Joe, was an American professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, :READ MORE…

Muhammad Ali KO 6 Henry Cooper

Muhammad Ali KO 6 Henry Cooper

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am.

Boxing History: May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali KO 6 Henry Cooper, London. Ali retains World Heavyweight Title. 46,000 spectators turned out for England’s first Heavyweight Championship bout in 58 years. It ain’t no jive, Henry Cooper will go in five!” – Clay’s prediction Clay and Cooper fought before a crowd of 35,000 at Wembley Stadium. :READ MORE…

Sam McVey

Sam McVey was born Samuel E. MacVea

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 6:46 am.

Boxing History: May 17, 1884 Sam McVey was born Samuel E. MacVea. McVey was a Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer who ranked alongside Jack Johnson, Joe Jeanette, Sam Langford and Harry Wills as one of the top black heavyweights of their generation. All of them, with the exception of Johnson, were denied at shot at :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson D 10 Jose Basora

Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 4:41 am.

Boxing History: May 14, 1945 Sugar Ray Robinson D 10 Jose Basora, Philadelphia. Robinson, regarded as the best welterweight in the world, sees his record go to 54-1-1 (35). 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 :READ MORE…

Carlos Monzon

Carlos Monzon KO 3 Nino Benvenuti

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 12:53 pm.

Boxing History: May 9, 1971 Carlos Monzon KO 3 Nino Benvenuti, Monte Carlo. Retains World Middleweight Title. Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 8, 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years. He successfully defended his title 14 times and is widely regarded as one of :READ MORE…

Roy Jones Jr-2

Roy Jones Jr. KO 2 Ricky Randall

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 11:59 am.

Boxing History: May 6, 1989 Roy Jones Jr. KO 2 Ricky Randall, Pensacola. Jones’ pro debut! Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American professional boxer, rapper and actor. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. He is the only :READ MORE…