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 Times.)

1964: Eddie Perkins KO 13 Yoshinori Takahashi, Tokyo. Retains world super-lightweight title.

1965: Ruben Olivares KO 1 Isidro Sotelo, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Olivares pro debut.

1972: John Ruiz born.

Salim Medjkoune born.

1978: Miguel Canto W 15 Shoji Oguma, Koriyama, Japan. Retains WBC flyweight title.

2003: Luis Perez W 12 Felix Machado, Washington D.C. Wins IBF Super Flyweight Title.

By: Aaron Cooper 

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