On This Day In Boxing History




JULY 24 -JULY 30








July 24


1902: Oakland, CA. World Lightweight Championship. Joe Gans KO 15 Rufe Turner. Retains title.

1925: Tony Canzoneri pro debut in Rockaway, NY. Tony Canzoneri KO 1 Jack Gardner.

1963: Perry Kid Graves dies in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

1968: Porthcawl, Wales. WBC World Featherweight Championship. Jose Legra KO 5 Howard Winstone. Wins title.

1982: Merida, Mexico. WBC World Flyweight Championship. Freddie Castillo W 15 Prudencio Cardona. Wins title.

1982: Warren, Ohio. WBA World Lightweight Championship. Ray Mancini KO 6 Ernesto Espana. Retains title.

1986: Tokyo, Japan. WBC World Light Welterweight Championship. Tsuyoshi Hamada KO 1 Rene Arredondo. Wins title.

1988: Pohang, S. Korea. WBC World Flyweight Championship. Yong Kang Kim W 12 Sot Chitalada. Wins title.

1993: Atlantic City, NJ. IBF World Light Welterweight Championship. Charles Murray W 12 Juan LaPorte. Retains title.

1994: Los Angeles, CA. Zach Padilla KO 10 Juan LaPorte.

1999: Las Vegas, NV. WBA World Welterweight Championship. James Page KO 11 Freddie Pendleton. Retains title.

1999: Las Vegas, NV. IBF World Light Welterweight Championship. Terron Millett KO 12 Virgil McClendon, Retains title.

2004: Atlantic City, NJ. Arturo Gatti KO 2 Leonard Dorin.

2004: Atlantic City, NJ. Jesse James Leija W 10 Francisco Bojado.

2004: Seoul, South Korea. WBC World Featherweight Championship. In Jin Chi KO 10 Eiichi Sugama. Retains title.


July 25


1902: San Francisco. World Heavyweight Championship. James J. Jefferies KO 8 Bob Fitzsimmons. Retains title.

1921: Brooklyn, NY. World Bantamweight Championship. Pete Herman W 15 Joe Lynch. Regains title.

1929: Detroit, Michigan. World Welterweight Championship. Jackie Fields WF 2 Joe Dundee. Retains title.

1953: NY State Welterweight Championship. Carmen Basilio D 12 Billy Graham, Syracuse. Retains title.

1967: Glenwood Brown born in Plainfield, NJ.

1966: Ricardo Lopez born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

1968: Devarryl Williamson born in Washington, DC.

1976: Toshiaki Nishioka born in Kakogawa, Hyogo, Japan.

1981: Atlantic City, NJ. WBA World Bantamweight Championship. Jeff Chandler KO 7 Julian Solis. Retains title.

1987: Key Biscayne, FL. WBC World Bantamweight Championship. Miguel Lora KO 4 Antonio Avelar. Retains title.

2009: Vernon Forrest dies in Atlanta, Georgia, shot to death while in pursuit of armed robbers.


July 26


1923: New York City, NY. World Featherweight Championship. Johnny Dundee W 15 Eugene Criqui. Wins title.

1928: New York City, NY. World Heavyweight Championship. Gene Tunney KO 11 Tom Heeney. Retains title. Tunney’s final fight.

1928: Chicago, Illinois. Billy Petrolle D 10 Jack “Kid” Berg.

1933: Kansas City, Missouri. World Light Welterweight Championship. Barney Ross KO 6 Johnny Farr.

1939: Torpedo Billy Murphy dies in Auckland, New Zealand.

1938: Seattle, Washington. NBA World Middleweight Championship. Al Hostak KO 1 Freddie Steele. Wins title.

1948: London, England. World Light Heavyweight Championship. Freddie Mills W 15 Gus Lesnevich. Wins title.

1967: Bangkok, Thailand. WBC Flyweight Championship. Chartchai Chionoi KO 3 Puntip Keosuriya. Retains title.

1971: Houston, TX. NABF World Heavyweight Championship. Muhammad Ali KO 12 Jimmy Ellis. Wins title.

1973: Juan Carlos Gomez born in Havana, Cuba.

1977: Philadelphia, PA. NABF Light Heavyweight Championship. Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 12 Marvin Johnson. Wins title.

1978: New York City, NY. Vilomar Fernandez W 10 Alexis Arguello.

1981: Las Vegas, NV. WBC World Bantamweight Championship. Lupe Pintor KO 8 Jovito Rengifo. Retains title.

1983: Larry Gains dies at the age of 81 years old.

1986: Glen Falls, NY. Mike Tyson KO 1 Marvis Frazier.

1987: Kwangiu, S. Korea. IBF World Super Middleweight Championship. Chong Pal Park KO 4 Emmanuel Otti. Retains title.

1987: Houston, TX. WBA World Featherweight Championship. Antonio Esparragoza KO 10 Pascual Aranda. Retains title.

1997: Yokohama, Japan. WBA World Super Bantamweight Championship. Antonio Cermeno KO 12 Yuichi Kasai. Retains title.

1997: Yokohama, Japan. WBC World Lightweight Championship. Stevie Johnston W 12 Hiroyuki Sakamoto. Retains title.

1998: Verona, NY. IBF World Flyweight Championship. Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson W 12 Luis Rolon. Retains title.

1998: Nagoya, Japan. WBA World Super Flyweight Championship. Satoshi Iida W 12 Joma Gamboa. Retains title.

1999: Mateo Baring, 31, dies from a brain injury suffered in his seventh-round knockout loss at the hands of Fabio Marfa in the Philippines.

2003: Los Angeles, CA. IBF Super Bantamweight Championship. Manny Pacquiao KO 3 Emmanuel Lucero. Retains title.

2008: Las Vegas, NV. WBA World Welterweight Championship. Antonio Margarito KO 11 Miguel Cotto. Wins title.

2013: Craig “Gator” Bodzianowski dies in Orland Park, Illinois.

2014: NYC, New York. IBO and WBA World Middleweight Championships. Gennady Golovkin W KO 3 Daniel Geale. Retains titles.


July 27


1918: Harrison, NJ. Jack Dempsey KO 1 Fred Fulton.

1921: Cleveland, Ohio. World Middleweight Championship. Johnny Wilson WF 7 William Bryan Downey. Retains title.

1922: Jersey City, NJ. Benny Leonard ND 12 Lew Tendler.

1937: Philadelphia, PA. Henry Armstrong KO 4 Benny Bass.

1961: Rene Jacquot born in Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

1964: Tokyo, Japan. World Junior Lightweight Championship. Flash Elorde KO 12 Teruo Kosaka. Retains title.

1971: Lehlo Ledwaba born in Soweto, South Africa.

1979: Jorge Arce born in Los Mochis, Mexico.

1980: Daniel Ponce De Leon born in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico.

1981: Paul Williams born in Augusta, Georgia.

1985: Sun City, South Africa. WBA World Cruiserweight Championship. Dwight Qawi KO 11 Piet Crous. Wins title.

1990: Capo d’Orlando, Italy. WBC World Cruiserweight Championship. Massimilliano Duran WF 11 Carlos DeLeon. Wins title.

1991: Capo d’Orlando, Italy. WBC World Super Middleweight Championship. Mauro Galvano W 12 Ron Essett. Retains title.

1991: Norfolk, Virginia. WBC/IBF World Lightweight Championships. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker W 12 Poli Diaz. Retains titles.

1992: Capo d’Orlando, Italy. IBF World Featherweight Championship. Manuel Medina KO 10 Fabrizio Cappai. Retains title.

1992: Tuxtla, Mexico. WBC interim Bantamweight Championship. Victor Rabanales KO 4 Luis Alberto Campo. Retains title.

2002: Las Vegas, NV. WBA World Heavyweight Championship. John Ruiz W disq. 10 Kirk Johnson. Retains title.

2002: Las Vegas, NV. WBA World Super Middleweight Championship. Byron Mitchell KO 4 Julio Cesar Green. Retains title.

2002: Las Vegas, NV. IBF World Bantamweight Championship. Tim Austin KO 10 Adan Vargas. Retains title.

2013: Macao, SAR China. IBF World Featherweight Championship. Evgeny Gradovich W 12 Mauricio Javier Munoz. Wins title.

2013: Macao, SAR China. WBA World Super World Flyweight / WBO World Flyweight Championships. Juan Francisco Estrada W 12 Milan Melindo. Retains titles.


July 28


1921: Bobby Fuller born in Coledale, New South Wales, Australia.

1931: Braddock, PA. Henry Armstrong’s Pro Debut! Al Iovino KO 3 Henry Armstrong.

1934: Raton Macias born in Mexico City, Mexico.

1961: Rene Jacquot born in Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

1967: John Scully born in Hartford, Connecticut.

1969: Sydney, Australia. WBC World Featherweight Championship. Johnny Famechon W 15 Fighting Harada. Retains title.

1974: Cartagena, Colombia. World Light Welterweight Championship. Antonio Cervantes KO 2 Victor Ortiz. Retains title.

1975: Takanori Hatakeyama born in Aomori City, Aomori, Japan.

1979: Seoul, South Korea. WBC World Junior Flyweight Championship. Sung Jun Kim W 15 Siony Carupo. Retains title.

1980: Mike “Mile High” Alvarado born in Denver, Colorado.

1980: Caracas, Venezuela. WBC World Super Flyweight Championship. Rafael Orono D 15 Willie Jensen. Retains title.

1980: Tokyo, Japan. WBC World Flyweight Championship. Shoji Oguma W 15 Sung Jun Kim. Retains title.

1985: Miami, Florida. WBA World Light Middleweight Championship. Mike McCallum KO 8 David Braxton. Retains title.

1985: Seoul, South Korea. WBA World Junior Flyweight Championship. Joey Olivo W 15 Moon Jin Choi. Retains title.

1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF World Middleweight Championship. Michael Nunn KO 9 Frank Tate. Wins title.

1989: Adrien “The Problem” Broner born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1990: Melbourne, Australia. WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship. Dennis Andries KO 7 Jeff Harding. Retains title.

1990: Tokyo, Japan. WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship. Leopard Tamakuma KO 10 Yul Woo Lee. Wins title.

2001: Los Angeles, California. World Light Heavyweight Championship. Roy Jones Jr. W 12 Julio Gonzalez. Retains title.

2001: Los Angeles, California. WBA World Welterweight Championship. Andrew Lewis NC 2 Ricardo Mayorga. Retains title.

2001: Los Angeles, California. WBC World Featherweight Championship. Erik Morales W 12 In Jin Chi. Retains title.

2007: Tacoma, Washington. WBC World Light Middleweight Championship. Vernon Forrest W 12 Carlos Baldomir. Wins vacant title.

2007: Cancun, Mexico. WBC World Junior Flyweight Championship. Edgar Sosa W DQ 10 Luis Lazarte. Retains title.


July 29


1870: George “Little Chocolate” Dixon born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1903: Doc Snell born in Perth, Kansas.

1927 Freddie Welsh, 41, dies in Manhattan, in New York City.

1941: Newark, NJ. World Welterweight Championship. Freddy Cochrane W 15 Fritzie Zivic. Wins title.

1956: Teddy Atlas born on Staten Island, New York City, NY.

1957: New York City, NY. World Heavyweight Championship. Floyd Patterson KO 10 Tommy Jackson. Retains title.

1971: Aomori, Japan. WBA World Junior Lightweight Championship. Alfredo Marcano KO 10 Hiroshi Kobayashi. Wins title.

1978: Caracas, Venezuela. WBC World Junior Flyweight Championship. Netmoi Vorasingh KO 5 Luis Estaba. Retains title.

1979: Kitakyushu, Japan. WBA World Junior Flyweight Championship. Yoko Gushiken W 15 Rafael Pedroza. Retains title.

1981: Pusan, S. Korea. WBC World Super Flyweight Championship. Chul Ho Kim KO13 Willie Jensen. Retains title.

1982: Osaka, Japan. WBA World Super Flyweight Championship. Jiro Watanabe KO 10 Gustavo Ballas. Retains title.

1988: Atlantic City, New Jersey. WBC World Welterweight Championship. Lloyd Honeyghan KO 5 Yung Kil Chung. Retains title.

1988: Atlantic City, New Jersey. WBA World Welterweight Championship. Tomas Molinares KO 6 Marlon Starling. Wins title.

1989: Surin, Thailand. WBA World Super Flyweight Championship. Khaosai Galaxy KO 10 Alberto Castro. Retains title.

1990: Petersburg, FL. IBF World Cruiserweight Championship. Jeff Lampkin KO 8 Siza Makhathini, St. Retains title.

1990: Phoenix, Arizona. IBF World Junior Flyweight Championship. Michael Carbajal KO 7 Muangchai Kittikasem. Wins title.

1994: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF World Super Middleweight Championship.James Toney KO 12 Charles Williams. Retains title.

1994: Las Vegas, Nevada. Oscar De La Hoya KO 2 Jorge Paez.

1995: San Antonio, Texas. IBF World Flyweight Championship. Danny Romero KO 6 Miguel Martinez. Retains title.

2000: Phoenix, AZ. WBC World Light Welterweight Championship. Kostya Tszyu KO 6 Julio Cesar Chavez. Retains title.

2002: Yokohama, Japan. WBA World Strawweight Championship. Noel Arambulet W 12 Keitaro Hoshino. Regains title.

2006: Johannesburg, South Africa. IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship. Gary St. Clair W 12 Cassius Baloyi. Wins title.

2011: Homebush, NSW, Australia. IBF World Featherweight Championship. Billy Dib W 12 Jorge Lacierva. Wins title.

2011: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBA World Light Heavyweight/ IBA Light Heavyweight Championships. Beibut Shumenov KO 9 Danny Santiago. Retains titles.


July 30


1884: The first match under the Marquis of Queensberry rules. Jack Dempsey “The Nonpareil” is recognized as the first World middleweight champion. Jack Dempsey “The Nonpareil” KO 22 George Fulljames.

1917: Pittsburgh, PA. Harry Greb ND 10 Jack Dillon.

1931: Waterbury, CT. NBA World Flyweight Championship. Frankie Genaro KO 6 Jackie Harmon. Retains title.

1939: Ignacio Beristáin, boxing trainer and manager, born in Actopan, Mexico.

1944: Tony Doyle born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1972: Panama City, Panama. WBC/WBA World Bantamweight Championship. Enrique Pinder W 15 Rafael Herrera. Wins title.

1977: Monte Carlo, France. World Middleweight Championship. Carlos Monzon W 15 Rodrigo Valdez. Retains title.

1979: Chicago, Illinois. WBA World Welterweight Championship. Pipino Cuevas W 15 Randy Shields. Retains title.

1988: Atlantic City, NJ. WBA World Light Middleweight Championship. Julian Jackson KO 3 Buster Drayton. Retains title.

1989: Atlantic City, NJ. WBA World Light Middleweight Championship. Julian Jackson KO 2 Terry Norris. Retains title.

1990: Tevin Farmer born in Philadelphia, PA.

1992: London, England. IBF World Cruiserweight Championship. Al Cole W 12 James Warring. Wins title.

1994: Alfred Kotey W 12 Rafael Del Valle.

1995: Nagoya, Japan. WBC World Bantamweight Championship. Wayne “Pocket Rocket” McCullough W 12 Yasuei Yakushiji. Retains title.

2004: Louisville, KY. Danny Williams KO 4 Mike Tyson.

2006: Fukuoka, Japan. WBC World Featherweight Championship. Rudy Lopez KO 7 Takashi Koshimoto. Wins title.

2008: Tokyo, Japan. WBC World Flyweight Championship. Daisuke Naito KO 10 Tomonobu Shimizu. Retains title.

2008: Tokyo, Japan. WBA World Flyweight Championship. Takefumi Sakata W 12 Hiroyuki Hisataka. Retains title.

2011: West Jakarta, Indonesia. WBA World Minimumweight Championship. Pornsawan Porpramook W 12 Muhammad Rachman. Wins title.

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