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 for nine-counts twice in the first round.

1928: James J. Braddock W 8 Paul Swiderski, NYC
1947: Jersey Joe Walcott W 10 Joey Maxim, Philadelphia. Referee: Charlie Daggert. Scoring: 6-4, 6-3-1, 5-5.

1947: Harold Dade W 15 Manuel Ortiz, San Francisco. World Bantamweight Title
1960: Anaclet Wamba born.

1964: Henry Maske born
1970: Johnny Famechon KO 14 Fighting Harada, Tokyo. Retains WBC featherweight title.

1991: Virgil Hill W 12 Mike Peak, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA light-heavyweight title. What an absolute yawner.

 1985: Joo Do Chun KO 15 Kwang Gu Park, Ulsan, S. Korea. Retains IBF super-flyweight title.

2001: Joel Casamayor KO 9 Roberto Garcia, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

2007: Samuel Peter W 12 James (Lights Out) Toney, Hollywood, FL. Referee: Jorge Alonso | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 118-110 | judge: John Keane 118-110 | judge: Peter Trematerra 119-108. Toney down in the 2nd.

Travis Simms KO 9 Jose Antonio Rivera, Hollywood, FL. Regains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

 

By: Aaron Cooper 

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