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Today In Boxing History: January 11th

Photo courtesy of the IBHOF  January 11th  1904: Joe (The Old Master) Gans W 10 Willie Fitzgerald, Detroit. Retains world lightweight title. Fitzgerald was knocked down four times Sam Langford ND 6-draw Jack Blackburn, Philadelphia. […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 10th

January 10th  1939: Henry Armstrong W 10 Baby Arizmendi, Los Angeles. Retains world welterweight title. Referee: George Blake.  The 5th fight between these two; Hank breaks the tie, winning his 3rd straight against Arizmendi. 1949: (Big) George Foreman […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 9th

January 9th  1900: (Terrible) Terry McGovern KO 9 George Dixon, NYC. Wins World Featherweight Title. Dixon’s corner threw in the sponge. McGovern becomes the undisputed champion. National Police Gazette. 1917: Pete Herman W 20 Kid Williams, […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 6th

January 6th  1909: George Dixon, 38, dies. 1910: Kid Chocolate born Eligio Sardinias-Montalbo. 1926: Kid Gavilan born Gerardo Gonzalez. 1928: Tommy Loughran W 15 Leo Lomski, NYC. Retains world light-heavyweight title. Loughran visited the canvas […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 5th

January 5th 1931: Benny Bass W 10 Lew Massey, Philadelphia. Retains world super-featherweight title. 1953: Dwight Muhammad Qawi born Dwight Braxton. 1963: Freddie Pendleton born 1968: Andrew Golota born. 2002: Jesse James Leija Tech. Win […]

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Today In Boxing History

January 4th 1935: Floyd Patterson born. 1940: Henry Armstrong KO 5 Joe Ghnouly, St. Louis. Retains world welterweight title. Ghnouly down three times in the first round and again in the fourth. (The New York […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 3rd

January 3 1916: Harry Wills W 20 Sam Langford, New Orleans. Referee Tommy Burns. Wills defends his World ‘colored’ heavyweight title claim. “…At the end Burns caught Langford’s hand and said to him, Sam, this is […]

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Today In Boxing History: January 2nd

Today In Boxing History  January 2nd 1957: Gene Fullmer W 15 Sugar Ray Robinson, NYC. Wins world middleweight title. 1964: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker born. 1969: Glen Johnson  born. 1973: Masao Ohba KO 12 Chatchai Chionoi, […]

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“Robinson’s Premonition”

                          “Robinson’s Premonition”   June 25 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson knocked out opponent Jimmy Doyle in a Welterweight championship fight. Doyle never regained […]