Boxer Events in History



2013 Event - American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision

2004 Death - Robert Pastorelli, actor/boxer, Murphy Brown, dies at 49

2003 Death - Trevor Goddard, actor/boxer, JAG, dies at 37

1997 Death - Bruce Woodcock, boxer, British and Empire heavyweight champion 1945 - 1950, dies at 76

1997 Event - New York jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

1995 Death - Buster Mathis, heavyweight boxer, dies at 52

1995 Event - Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

1994 Death - Joseph Paul Jack Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer, dies at 91

1994 Death - Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer, Gold Medal 1988 Olympics, dies at 26

1994 Event - Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma

1994 Death - Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

1993 Death - Billy Conn, boxer (fought Joe Louis 1951), dies of pneumonia at 75

1993 Death - Billy Conn, boxer/actor (Pittsburgh Kid), dies at 75

1992 Death - Arthur Lang, U.S. boxer/businessman, dies at 115

1992 Death - Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34

1992 Death - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, U.S. boxer/pianist, dies at 81

1990 Death - Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock and Roll), dies

1990 Death - Rocky Graziano, boxer, dies at 71, of heart failure

1989 Event - Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens

1988 Event - South Korean coaches attack New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in

1988 Event - New York Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist

1986 Death - [Irving] Lee Dorsey, Kid Chocolate, U.S. boxer/singer, dies at 59

1983 Event - Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault

1982 Death - Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead

1982 Event - Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini

1981 Death - Roy James Brown, U.S. boxer/singer (Good rockin' tonight), dies at 55

1981 Event - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth

1979 Death - Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69

1977 Birthday - Fernando Vargas, Oxnard California, welterweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1977 Birthday - Floyd Mayweather, Grand Rapids, Michigan, featherweight boxer, Bronze Medal 1996 Olympics

1976 Birthday - Rhoshii Wells, born in Austin, Texas, middleweight boxer 1996 Olympics bronze

1976 Birthday - Zahir Raheem, Philadelphia, bantamweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1976 Birthday - David Diaz, born in Chicago, Illinois, light welterweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1976 Birthday - Terrance Cauthen, Trenton, New Jersey, lightweight boxer 1996 Olympics bronze

1976 Birthday - Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics

1975 Birthday - Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics

1975 Birthday - Eric Morel, PR, U.S. flyweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1975 Birthday - Troy Amos Ross, born in Georgetown, Guyana, Canadian boxer 1996 Olympics

1975 Birthday - Hercules Kyvelos, born in Montreal, Quebec, boxer 1996 Olympics

1974 Birthday - Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics

1973 Birthday - Garth John Da Silva, Auckland New Zealand, heavyweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1973 Birthday - David Reid, Philadelphia, light middleweight boxer, 1996 Olympics gold

1973 Birthday - Jean Francois Bergeron, born in St. Jerome, Quebec, boxer 1996 Olympics

1973 Birthday - Oscar de la Hoya, born in Los Angeles, California, boxer, light middleweight, Mexican-American, nicknamed 'The Golden Boy', defeated 17 world championships, won 10 world titles in six different weight classes

1972 Birthday - Nate Jones, born in Chicago, Illinois, heavyweight boxer 1996 Olympics bronze

1971 Birthday - David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer, 1996 Olympics silver

1971 Birthday - Raul Marquez, Mexico, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Ivan Robinson, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics

1971 Death - Sonny Liston, World Champ hw boxer (1962-64), found dead at 36

1970 Death - Charles "Sonny" Liston, heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64), dies

1970 Birthday - Mike Strange, born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics

1969 Event - Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"

1969 Birthday - Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics

1969 Birthday - Claude Lambert, born in Montreal, Quebec, boxer 1996 Olympics

1969 Birthday - Roy Jones, Pensacola, Florida, Light-MW boxer 1988 Olympics silver

1968 Birthday - Antonio Tarver, Orlando, Florida, light heavyweight boxer, Olympics-br-96

1968 Birthday - Ritchie Woodhall, born in Woodside, Telford, England, boxer, athlete, television and radio broadcaster, bronze medal winer, 1988 Seoul Olympics, 1990 Gold Commonwealth Games

1967 Death - Edward Eagan, boxer, bobsledder, Gold Medal 1920, 1932 Olympics, dies at 69

1967 Birthday - Kenneth Gould, born in Chicago, Illinois, Welterweight boxer 1988 Olympics bronze

1967 Birthday - Emily Watson, actress, Breaking the Waves, Boxer

1967 Event - Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

1967 Birthday - Larry Donald, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics

1966 Death - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63

1966 Birthday - Mike Tyson, born in Brooklyn, New York, professional boxer, youngest man to win WBC, WBA IBF world heavyweight titles, nickname 'Iron Mike'

1966 Birthday - Vladislav Neiman, born in Israel, Men's flyweight boxer, 1996 Olympics

1966 Death - Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home

1965 Birthday - Romallis Ellis, Washington D.C., lightweight boxer 1988 Olympics bronze

1965 Birthday - Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford, Connecticut, super heavyweight boxer 1996 Olympics

1965 Birthday - Lennox Lewis, born in West Ham, England, professional boxer, won World heavyweight championship three times, 1988 Olympic Games gold medalist

1964 Birthday - Randall Thompson, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, boxer 1996 Olympics

1964 Birthday - Jeff Fenech, born in Marrickville, Australia, professional boxer, boxing trainer, world champion, represented Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

1964 Birthday - Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer 1984 Olympics silver

1964 Birthday - Pernell Whitaker, boxer, Olympic-gold

1963 Birthday - Mark Breland, born in Brooklyn, New York, welterweight boxer 1984 Olympics gold

1963 Death - David Moore, U.S. feather weight boxer, dies at 29

1962 Birthday - Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer, Olympic-bronze-1988, champ, 1990 - 1992

1962 Death - Benny "Kid" Paret, U.S. welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24

1961 Birthday - Frank Bruno, British boxer, European champ

1961 Birthday - Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer, killed a boxer in the ring

1960 Birthday - Tyrell Biggs, Philadelphia, super HW boxer 1984 Olympics gold

1960 Event - Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer

1960 Birthday - Barry McGuigan, born in Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, professional boxer, world featherweight champion, number one featherweight challenger in the World Boxing Association

1958 Birthday - Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer, world champ at 17y176d

1958 Birthday - Tony Sibson, born in Leicester, England, professional boxer, Middleweight, Light heavyweight, during the 1970's and 1980's

1957 Birthday - Adolfo Horta, born in Camaguey, Cuba, HW boxer, 1980 Olympics silver

1956 Birthday - Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer, U.S. Olympics team 1980

1956 Birthday - Michael Spinks, U.S., middleweight boxer 1976 Olympics gold

1956 Birthday - Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer, 1983

1956 Birthday - Howard Edward Davis, Jr., Glen Cove, New York, lw boxer 1976 Olympics silver

1955 Birthday - John Tate, U.S., heavyweight boxer 1968 Olympics bronze

1953 Birthday - Mickey Rourke, boxer/actor, Wild Orchid, Barfly

1952 Birthday - Angel Herrera, born in Cuba, FW/LW boxer, Gold Medals 1976, 1980 Olympics

1952 Birthday - Alexis Arguello, born in Managua, Nicaragua, featherweight boxer, 1974 champ

1952 Birthday - Teofilo Stevenson, born in Cuba, heavyweight boxer, Gold Medal 1972, 1976, 1980 Olympics

1951 Birthday - Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer 1972 Olympics bronze

1951 Birthday - Roberto Duran, boxer, fists of stone

1951 Birthday - John Conteh, born in Liverpool, England, athlete, former British boxer, world light-heavyweight boxing champion

1950 Birthday - Benjamin Peterson, U.S., heavyweight boxer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1950 Birthday - Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer, European Champ 1971

1949 Birthday - Ricardo Luis Carreras, New York City, bantamweight boxer 1972 Olympics bronze

1949 Birthday - John Baldwin, Detroit, light middleweight boxer 1968 Olympics bronze

1948 Birthday - Ronald W. Harris, born in Canton, Ohio, lightweight boxer, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics

1947 Birthday - Rolando Garbey, Oriente Cuba, light MW boxer, Silver Medal 1968 Olympics

1946 Birthday - Alfred Jones, born in Grace, Mississippi, middleweight boxer 1968 Olympics bronze

1946 Birthday - Fighting Mack, Edwin Alberto, Antillian welterweight boxer

1945 Birthday - Pete Postlethwaite, actor, The Boxer

1944 Death - Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem

1944 Birthday - Joe Frazier, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, heavyweight boxer, 1964 Olympic gold medal, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1968 - 1973

1942 Birthday - Carlos Monzon, boxer/actor, La Mary, Sonar Sonar

1942 Birthday - Muhammad Ali, heavyweight champ boxer, 1964 - 1967 1974 - 1978

1941 Birthday - Quincey Daniels, born in Biloxi, Mississippi, boxer 1960 Olympics bronze

1941 Birthday - Major Lance, U.S. boxer, dancer and singer, Hey Little Girl

1940 Birthday - Barbara Boxer, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-California, 1983 - 1992 and Senator-D-CA, 1993 -

1940 Birthday - Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer, Gold Medals 1964, 1968 Olympics

1939 Birthday - Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer, Silver Medal 1960 Olympics

1939 Birthday - Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer 1960 Olympics silver

1939 Birthday - Charles Brown, Cin, Ohio, featherweight boxer 1964 Olympics bronze

1938 Birthday - Boris Lagutin, U.S.S.R., light-middleweight boxer, Gold Medals 1964, 1968 Olympics

1938 Birthday - Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer 1956 Olympics bronze

1937 Birthday - Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor, Boxer

1936 Event - German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

1936 Birthday - Jose Torres, U.S., boxer, Olympics

1933 Birthday - Nathan Eugene Brooks, born in Cleveland, Ohio, flyweight boxer 1952 Olympics gold

1932 Birthday - Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer

1932 Birthday - Charles Adkins, U.S., light welterweight boxer 1952 Olympics gold

1930 Birthday - James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, light HW boxer 1956 Olympics gold

1929 Birthday - Edward Crook, born in Detroit, Michigan, middleweight boxer 1960 Olympics gold

1928 Birthday - Hans Nielsen, Denmark, lightweight boxer 1924 Olympics gold

1927 Birthday - George Hunter, born in South Africa, light heavyweight boxer, Gold Medal 1948 Olympics

1926 Birthday - Laszlo Papp, born in Hungary, Olympic Boxer, Gold-1948, 1952, 1956

1925 Birthday - Roy James Brown, New Orleans, boxer/soul singer, Good Rockin' Tonight

1924 Birthday - Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer 1952 Olympics gold

1923 Birthday - Rocky Marciano, heavyweight champion boxer, 1952 - 1956

1921 Birthday - Bruce Woodcock, born in England, boxer, British and Empire heavyweight champion 1945 - 1950, European heavyweight champion 1946 - 1949, events attracted sellout crowds

1920 Birthday - Sugar Ray Robinson, Walter Smith, middle/welterweight boxer, champ

1913 Birthday - Lou Salica, U.S., flyweight boxer, Olympic-bronze-1932

1910 Birthday - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, U.S. boxer/slaughterhouse pianist

1910 Birthday - Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, born in Orange, New Jersey, boxer/actor, On the Waterfront

1908 Birthday - Jackie Fields, U.S., featherweight boxer 1924 Olympics gold

1906 Birthday - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer, champ-1933

1905 Birthday - Laszlo Papp, Hungary, middleweight boxer, Gold Medals 1948, 1952, 1956 Olympics

1903 Birthday - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer

1902 Birthday - Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer

1901 Event - Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China

1901 Death - Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded

1901 Death - Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded

1900 Event - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion

1900 Event - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians

1900 Event - U.S. troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion

1898 Birthday - Eddie Eagan, born in Denver, boxer, bobsledder, Gold Medals 1920, 1932 Olympics

1877 Birthday - Arthur Lang, U.S., boxer/businessman, Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115

1866 Birthday - James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer, 1892-97

1853 Birthday - George Godfrey, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, heavyweight boxer, Old Chocolate

1831 Birthday - John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track













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