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 5 Mickey Ward, San Antonio, Texas.

Leonard Dorin W 12 Raul Balbi, San Antonio, Texas. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

2008: Paul Malignaggi W 12 Herman Ngoudjo, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title.

By: Aaron Cooper 

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