Heavyweight Events in History



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

1996 Event - Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

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

1995 Event - Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995 Event - Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1995 Event - George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995 Event - Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995 Event - British heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital

1994 Event - Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1994 Event - Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 Event - Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 Event - Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 Event - Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 Event - Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1992 Event - Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

1991 Event - Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1990 Event - Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1990 Event - James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown

1990 Event - Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1989 Event - Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

1989 Death - Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

1989 Event - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1988 Event - Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1988 Event - Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

1988 Event - Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 Event - Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1986 Event - Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas

1986 Event - Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title

1986 Event - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985 Event - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes to become Heavyweight Boxing Champ

1985 Event - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985 Event - Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1985 Event - Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985 Event - Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1984 Event - Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

1984 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1984 Event - Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page

1984 Event - Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 Event - Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 Event - Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio

1983 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 Event - Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 Event - Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1982 Event - Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

1982 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1982 Birthday - Robert Anthony, born in Chicago, Illinois, ring name, 'Egotistico Fantastico', professional wrestler, athlete, World Junior Heavyweight Champion, Iron Man Champion, AAW Heavyweight Championship

1982 Death - Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

1981 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1981 Event - Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1981 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

1981 Death - Joe Louis, also known as the 'Brown bomber', U.S. heavyweight champ 1937 - 1949, dies at 66

1981 Event - Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1979 Event - John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1979 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1979 Event - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final

1979 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1979 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 Death - James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1978 Event - Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 Death - Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80

1978 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 Event - Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 Event - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1977 Event - Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

1977 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976 Event - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich

1976 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1976 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976 Event - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1975 Event - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla

1975 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1975 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1975 Event - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

1975 Death - Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies at 53

1975 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1975 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1974 Event - George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1973 Event - George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1973 Event - 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)

1973 Event - George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1972 Event - Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1972 Event - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1972 Event - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

1971 Event - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title

1971 Event - U.S. heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found

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

1970 Event - Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1970 Event - Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1969 Death - Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

1969 Event - Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1969 Event - Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1968 Death - Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

1968 Event - Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1968 Event - Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1968 Event - Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1968 Birthday - Akira Nogami, born in Narashino, Chiba, professional Japanese wrestler, actor, wrestled for the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, NJPW, in 1991, reigned as IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, in 2000, appeared in television show, Kamen Rider Kuuga, competed part-time after 2004, regularly wrestling with Keiji Mutoh's All Japan Pro Wrestling

1968 Event - Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 Birthday - Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ, defeated Holyfield-1994

1967 Event - Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 Birthday - Colleen Rosensteel, S Greensburg, Pennsylvania, heavyweight judoka 1996 Olympics

1967 Event - Heavyweight Cassius Clay beats Ernie Terrell in Houston

1967 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 Birthday - Manabu Nakanishi, born in Kyoto, Japan, professional wrestler, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, wrestler for New Japan Pro Wrestling, competed in 1992 Summer Olympics

1966 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

1966 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1966 Event - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London

1966 Event - Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

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 Event - Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title

1966 Event - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London

1966 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1966 Event - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1965 Event - Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1965 Event - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas

1965 Event - Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing

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

1965 Event - Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1965 Event - Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1964 Event - Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1963 Event - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1962 Event - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1961 Event - Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1960 Event - Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

1960 Birthday - Damon Keeve, born in San Francisco, California, heavyweight, 209 lbs, judoka, 1992, 1996 Olympics

1960 Event - Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johnstown (New York City)

1959 Death - Max Baer, U.S., heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49

1959 Event - Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1958 Event - Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1957 Event - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1957 Event - Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1956 Event - Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1956 Event - Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1955 Event - Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in 9

1955 Event - Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1955 Birthday - Norio Honaga, born in Japan, athlete, professional wrestler, junior heavyweight three-time, New Japan Pro Wrestling Champion in IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, retired and became referee in 1988

1955 Event - Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in San Francisco

1955 Event - Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1954 Event - Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1954 Event - Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1953 Event - Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1953 Birthday - Hulk Hogan, Georgia, WWF heavyweight champion, 1984-89

1953 Birthday - Leon Spinks, U.S., heavyweight boxing champ, 1978, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics

1953 Event - Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Walcott in Chicago

1953 Birthday - Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo, Gold Medal 1980 Olympics

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

1952 Event - Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

1952 Event - Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

1951 Event - Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

1951 Event - Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1951 Event - Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 Event - Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title

1950 Event - Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 Event - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title

1950 Event - Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 Birthday - Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight, 1980 Olympics gold

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

1949 Event - Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

1949 Birthday - Larry Holmes, heavyweight boxing champ, 1978 - 1985

1949 Event - Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1949 Event - Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1949 Event - Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1949 Birthday - George Foreman, born in Houston, Texas, world heavyweight boxing champ, 1973 - 1974, 1995

1948 Event - Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1947 Event - Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1947 Event - Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

1946 Event - Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1946 Death - Jack Johnson, 1st black heavyweight champion, dies in car accident

1946 Event - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1945 Event - Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1945 Birthday - Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist, Gong Show

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

1942 Event - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York City)

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

1942 Event - Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 Event - Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1940 Event - Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

1940 Event - Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1940 Event - Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

1940 Birthday - Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ, 1968-70

1940 Event - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1939 Event - Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1939 Event - Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1939 Event - Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1939 Event - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 Event - Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 Event - Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1937 Birthday - Aleksandr Medved, born in U.S.S.R., super heavyweight, Gold Medals 1964, 1968, 1972 Olympics

1937 Event - Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1937 Event - Joe Louis KOs James J. Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

1935 Event - James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1935 Birthday - Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ 1956 - 1959, 1960 - 1962, Gold Medal 1952 Olympics

1934 Birthday - John V. Tunney, born in New York City, New York, heavyweight boxing champion, Representative-D-California 1965-1971 and Senator-D-California 1971 - 1977

1934 Birthday - Sonny Liston, U.S. heavyweight boxing chmap, 1962-64

1934 Event - Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1933 Event - Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1933 Event - Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1933 Death - James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies

1932 Birthday - Paul Anderson, U.S., light super heavyweight lifter 1956 Olympics gold

1932 Birthday - Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ, 1952

1932 Event - Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)

1932 Event - Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1932 Birthday - Anatoliy Roschin, born in U.S.S.R., super heavyweight wrestler, 1972 Olympic gold

1931 Event - Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1930 Event - Heavyweight Max Schmeling KOs Jack Sharkey in New York City

1928 Birthday - Rudolph Plukfelder, U.S.S.R., light heavyweight 1964 Olympic gold

1928 Event - Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1927 Event - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1926 Event - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1924 Birthday - Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight, Gold Medal 1956, 1960 Olympics

1924 Birthday - Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight 1952 Olympics gold

1923 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1923 Event - Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1921 Birthday - Ezzard Charles, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1949-51

1921 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

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 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1920 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

1919 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

1919 Event - Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana

1918 Death - John L Sullivan, Massachusetts, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59

1916 Event - Heavyweight Jess Willard and Franc Moran fight to no decision in New York City

1915 Event - Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion

1915 Event - Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title

1915 Birthday - Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ, 1947 fight of year

1914 Event - Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1914 Birthday - Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1937 - 1949

1914 Birthday - Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ, 1951-52

1913 Event - Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris

1913 Event - Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris

1912 Event - Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1910 Event - Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1909 Event - Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1909 Birthday - Max Baer, Omaha Nebraska, heavyweight boxing champ, 1934-35

1908 Event - Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Event - Jack Johnson KO Tommy Burns and becomes 1st black heavyweight champ

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Birthday - Louis Hostin, born in France, Light Heavyweight, Gold Medals 1932, 1936 Olympics

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Event - Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hours

1908 Event - Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Birthday - Kristian Palusalu, born in Finland, heavyweight wrestler, 1936 Olympic gold

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1907 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1907 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1907 Event - Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1906 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1906 Event - Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1905 Birthday - Max Schmeling, Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ, 1930-32

1905 Event - Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1905 Event - Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ

1904 Birthday - Maxie Rosenbloom, born in New York City, light heavyweight boxing champ, 1930-34

1904 Event - James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1903 Birthday - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer

1902 Event - James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1901 Event - James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1900 Event - James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1899 Event - James J. Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

1898 Birthday - Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1926-30

1895 Birthday - Jack Dempsey, born in Manassa, Colorado, 'Manassa Mauler', heavyweight boxing champion, 1919 - 1926

1894 Event - James J. Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1892 Event - James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title

1888 Event - Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

1885 Event - Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves and 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan and Dominick McCaffrey

1880 Birthday - Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler, Olympic-bronze-1908

1878 Event - Jack Johnson is 1st black to hold a heavyweight boxing title

1878 Birthday - Jack Johnson, 1st black heavyweight boxing champ, 1908 - 1915

1876 Birthday - Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion

1873 Event - Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title

1870 Event - Jem Mace and defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hour and 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punch

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

1858 Birthday - John L Sullivan, Massachusetts, heavyweight boxing champ, 1882-92

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













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