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, 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

Be sure to check out his “Today In Boxing History” and “Cooper’s Corner”

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