This Day in Boxing August 31, 1969 Marciano Dies

Rocky Marciano, 46, dies in an airplane crash in Iowa Rocky Marciano (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano; September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969) was an undefeated American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956. Marciano is the...

Mike Tyson’s Amateur Days

Is there a kid in this 1981 group of amateurs that might make it?  

This Day in Boxing August 30, 2008 Valuev beats Ruiz

Giant Champ Valuev retains the heavyweight title John Ruiz 239 Nikolay Valuev 317¾ Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany L UD 12/12 referee: Derek Milham   judges: Ove Ovesen 111-116, Antonio Requena 113-116, Takeshi Shimakawa 113-114 vacant WBA World heavyweight...

This Day in Boxing August 29, 1992 Toney Beats McCallum

James Toney retains the middleweight crown James Toney 158¾ Mike McCallum 158 Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, USA W MD 12/12 referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Doug Tucker 117-110, Tom McDonough 117-110, Phil Newman 114-114 IBF World middleweight title

Cus D’amato Catskill boxing Gym 1974

Rare film of Cus working with fighters The two gyms Cus had upstate were in remote areas. Only a handful of fighters ever trained there. It’s amazing that with so few fighters to work with he developed three world champions, Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres, and me. The two gyms Cus...

Michael Clarke Duncan’s Inspirational Last Film

Duncan stars as a boxing trainer in “The Challenger” Kent Moran’s directorial debut, “The Challenger,” is partnering with Regal Cinemas for a limited theatrical release in 30+ theaters nationwide this September. Moran stars in the film and plays...

This Day in Boxing August 25, 1978 Benitez Stops Shields

Wilfred Benitez score TKO over tough Randy Shields Wilfred Benitez 145½ Randy Shields 141 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA W RTD 6/10 referee: Harold Valan Shields did not answer the bell for the 7th round.

This Day in Boxing August 23, 1977 Hagler KOs Monroe

Marvin Hagler closing in on the middleweight crown Marvin Hagler 159 Willie Monroe 160 Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W TKO 2/10 time: 1:46   referee: Tommy Reid  

This Day in Boxing August 22, 1981 Laporte KOs Lockridge

Laporte wins USBA featherweight title Juan Laporte 126 Rocky Lockridge 126 20 1 0 Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W KO 2/12 time: 2:52   referee: Davey Pearl  

This Day in Boxing August 21, 1981 Sanchez Stops Gomez

Salvador Sanchez wins battle of “Little Giants” Salvador Sanchez 126 Wilfredo Gomez 126 Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W TKO 8/15 time: 2:09   referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Duane Ford 67-65, Henry Elesperu 67-66, Chuck Minker 67-65 WBC World...
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