Beau Jack

Beau Jack Wins vacant New York World Lightweight Title

Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 10:12 am.

Boxing History: Beau Jack KO 3 Tippy Larkin, NYC. Wins vacant New York World Lightweight Title. Sidney Walker, better known as Beau Jack, (April 1, 1921 – February 9, 2000), was an American lightweight boxer, he was a world champion twice. One of the most popular fighters during the war years, he headlined at Madison :READ MORE…

Dick Tiger

Dick Tiger Wins World Light Heavyweight Title

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 10:35 am.

Boxing History: December 15, 1966 Dick Tiger W 15 Jose Torres, NYC. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title. The 37-year old Tiger captures his second world title by scores of 10-5, 10-4-1, and 8-6-1. Dick Tiger, a gentle lunch pail workman challenged Jose “Chegui” Torres for the title. Tiger wasn’t supposed to win. The odds were :READ MORE…

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins retains World Middleweight Title

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am.

Boxing History: December 13, 2003 Bernard Hopkins W 12 William Joppy, Atlantic City. Hopkins retains World Middleweight Title. Against the former world titlist, Hopkins would break the CompuBox Middleweight record for total landed power punches (375) en route to a one-sided unanimous decision victory. Longest reign as World Middleweight Champion (10 years, 2 months, and :READ MORE…

Archie Moore

Archie Moore Retains World Light Heavyweight Title

Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 8:59 am.

Boxing History: December 10, 1958 Archie Moore KO 11 Yvon Durelle, Montreal. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Moore broke Young Stribling’s knockout record (126), by stopping Durelle in the 11th-round. Archibald Lee Wright was born on Dec. 13, 1913, in Benoit, Miss. (according to Moore’s mother and Ring magazine). Or maybe Dec. 13, 1916 in :READ MORE…

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson Retains World Heavyweight Title

Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 9:51 am.

Boxing History: December 4, 1961 Floyd Patterson KO 4 Tom McNeeley, Toronto. Retains World Heavyweight Title. On December 4, 1961 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, (37-2-0) originally from Waco, North Carolina, defended his title against Tom McNeeley (23-0-0) from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The champ was 37-2 going in, McNeeley :READ MORE…

Harry Greb

Harry Greb Retains World Middleweight Title

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 7:18 am.

Boxing History: December 3, 1923 Harry Greb W 10 William Bryan Downey, Pittsburgh. Retains World Middleweight Title. First card under McBride law that legalized 10-round decisions in Pennsylvania. Greb was conservative at the start, boxing well within the rules. But Downey provoked him in the third round and Harry reverted to his old style and :READ MORE…

Bob Foster

Bob Foster Retains World Light Heavyweight Title

Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 4:41 am.

Boxing History: December 1, 1973 Bob Foster W 15 Pierre Fourie, Johannesburg, South Africa. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Bob Foster (born April 27, 1938) is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA whom many boxing critics consider to be one of the greatest Light Heavyweight world champions in history. As an amateur he won :READ MORE…

Mike O'Dowd

Mike O’Dowd Wins New York World Middleweight Title

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 8:56 am.

Boxing History: November 30, 1922 Mike O’Dowd DQ 8 Dave Rosenberg, Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA. referee: Patsy Haley Wins New York World Middleweight Title. Mike “St. Paul Cyclone” O’Dowd (April 5, 1895 in St. Paul, Minnesota – July 28, 1957) was the Middleweight Champion of the World from 1917 to 1920. O’Dowd :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray Leonard Regains World Welterweight Title

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 3:19 pm.

Boxing History: November 25, 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 8 Roberto Duran, New Orleans. Regains World Welterweight Title. The infamous “no mas” fight. Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. He was given the birth name Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother’s favorite singer, :READ MORE…

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Retains NABF Heavyweight Title

Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 10:23 am.

Boxing History: November 21, 1972 Muhammad Ali KO 8 Bob Foster, Stateline, NV. Retains NABF Heavyweight Title. Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, NABF heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, from Louisville, Kentucky, fought WBC/WBA light heavyweight Bob Foster, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ali was 39-1 at the time, his only loss coming at the hands of :READ MORE…