Today In Boxing History
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, Tokyo. Retains WBA flyweight title. 3 weeks later Ohba is killed as a result of a car accident. Ohba was 23 years old when he died with a career mark of 35-2-1 (15).
Roman Karmazin born.
1978: Guty Espadas KO 7 Kimio Furesawa, Tokyo. Retains WBA flyweight title.
1985: Gabriel Elorde, 49, dies.
2000: In-Joo Cho W 12 Gerry Penalosa, Seoul. Retains WBC Super flyweight Title.
By: Aaron Cooper
Aaron is the UK Correspondent and author of multiple columns for 3KingsBoxing.com
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