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Post by straycat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:27 am

1944- Bob Montgomery beats Beau Jack in third chapter of their rivalry, via a fifteen round decision, at New York.

2007- Rafael Márquez moves up in weight class and defeats Ring Magazine and WBC Super Bantamweight champion Israel Vázquez by 7th round technical knockout. Vazquez did not answer the bell after badly breaking his nose, having trouble breathing in the later rounds.
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Passed Away On This Day

1953- James J. Jeffries (born James Jackson Jeffries in in Carroll, Ohio April 15, 1875 – March 3, 1953)
Known as the Boiler Maker & The Great White Hope, and was a world heavyweight boxing champion.
His greatest assets were his enormous strength and stamina. Using a technique taught to him by his trainer, former welterweight and middleweight champion Tommy Ryan, Jeffries fought out of a crouch with his left arm extended forward. He was able to absorb tremendous punishment while wearing his opponents down. A natural left-hander, he possessed one-punch knockout power in his left hook.
Jeffries stood 6 ft (183 cm) tall and weighed 225 pounds (102 kg) in his prime. He could run 100 yards (91 m) in just over ten seconds, and could purportedly high jump over 6 feet (180 cm).
In 1891, his father moved his family from their Ohio farm to Los Angeles, California.
As a powerfully built and athletic teenager, Jeffries boxed as an amateur until age 20, when he started fighting professionally. On his way to the title in 1898, Jeffries knocked out Peter Jackson, the great black boxer whom John L. Sullivan had refused to fight, in three rounds. On June 9, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York he defeated Bob Fitzsimmons to win the Heavyweight championship of the world. That August, he embarked on a tour of Europe putting on exhibition fights for the fans. Jeffries was involved in several motion pictures recreating portions of his championship fights. Filmed portions of his other bouts and of some of his exhibition matches survive to this day.
Jeffries has the record for the quickest KO in a heavyweight title fight ever, which was 55 seconds against Jack Finnegan. During his reign as champion, Jeffries defended his title seven times, including two knockout victories over former champion James J. Corbett. He won a 25 round decision over Tom Sharkey. Jeffries broke the ribs of three opponents in title fights: Jim Corbett, Gus Ruhlin, and Tom Sharkey. Jeffries retired undefeated in May 1905. He served as a referee for the next few years, including the bout in which Marvin Hart defeated Jack Root to stake a claim at Jeffries' vacated title.
An example of Jeffries' ability to absorb punishment and recover from a severe battering to win a bout came in his rematch for the title with Fitzsimmons, who is regarded as one of the hardest punchers in boxing history. The rematch with Jeffries occurred on July 25, 1902 in San Francisco. To train for the bout Jeffries' daily training included a 14-mile (23 km) run, 2 hours of skipping rope, medicine ball training, 20 minutes sparring on the heavy bag, and at least 12 rounds of sparring in the ring. He also trained in wrestling.
For nearly eight rounds Fitzsimmons subjected Jeffries to a vicious battering. Jeffries suffered a broken nose, both his cheeks were cut to the bone, and gashes were opened over both eyes. It appeared that the fight would have to be stopped, as blood freely flowed into Jeffries' eyes. Then in the eighth round, Jeffries lashed out with a terrific right to the stomach, followed by a left hook to the jaw which knocked Fitzsimmons unconscious.
Sam Langford, the great light-heavyweight fighter, advertised in newspapers his willingness to fight any man in the world, except Jim Jeffries.
James Jeffries during his fight with Jack Johnson
Six years after retiring, Jeffries made a comeback on July 4, 1910 at Reno, Nevada. He fought champion Jack Johnson, who had staked his claim to the heavyweight championship by defeating Tommy Burns at Rushcutters Bay in Australia in 1908.
The fight, which was promoted and refereed by legendary fight promoter Tex Rickard, and became known as "The Fight of the Century", soon became a symbolic battleground of the races. The media, eager for a "Great White Hope", found a champion for their racism in Jeffries. He said, "I am going into this fight for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a Negro." A furor was created at the fight, as a ringside band played Ernest Hogan's "All Coons Look Alike to Me."
The fight was stopped after the 15th round when Jeffries' corner threw in the towel. Jeffries made no excuses at the time.
In his later years, Jeffries trained boxers and worked as a fight promoter. He promoted many fights out of a structure known as "Jeffries Barn", which was located on his alfalfa ranch at the southwest corner of Victory Boulevard and Buena Vista, Burbank, California. (His ranch house was on the southeast corner until the early 1960s.) Jeffries Barn is now part of Knott's Berry Farm, a Southern California amusement park. On his passing in 1953, he was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
James J. Jeffries was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

1996- Gregorio Benitez
The father and trainer of three-divison world champion Wilfred Benitez. He was known to have a volatile relationship with his son, which symbolized some of the worst traits associated with father-son training relationships in boxing. He also trained Alfredo Escalera and Esteban De Jesus.

1908- Sam Langford D 12 Joe Jeanette, Boston. Heavyweight Bout.

1908- Battling Nelson ND 10 Jimmy Britt, Los Angeles. Lightweight Bout.

1941- Jake LaMotta W 4 Charley Mackley, NYC. Light Heavyweight Bout. LaMotta’s pro debut.

1941- Willie Pep W 6 Ruby Garcia, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Featherweight Bout.

1041- Bob Pastor KO 6 Mike Alfano, Newark, New Jersey. Heavyweight Bout.

1944- Bob Montgomery W 15 Beau Jack, NYC. Regains New York State Athletic Commission World Lightweight Title.

1970- Ismael Laguna KO 10 Mando Ramos, Los Angeles. Wins Lineal, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Titles.

1971- Hiroshi Kobayashi W 15 Ricardo Arredondo, Tokyo. Retains Lineal, WBA, and Ring Magazine World Junior Lightweight Titles.

1990- Mark Breland KO 3 Lloyd Honeyghan, London. Retains WBA World Welterweight Title.

1996- Daniel Zaragoza KO 11 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBC World Super Bantamweight Title.

1998- Former World Lightweight, Super Lightweight, Welterweight, and Super Welterweight Champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, 34, announces he has entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Thus canceling his scheduled fight with reigning WBA Welterweight Champion Ike Quartey.

1999- Juan Carlos Gomez W 12 Marcelo Dominguez, Lubeck, Germany. Retains WBC World Cruiserweight Title.

2000- Felix "Tito" Trinidad W 12 David Reid, Las Vegas. Wins WBA World Super Welterweight Title. Trinidad, now 3-0 against U.S. Olympic gold medalists is dropped in the 3rd, but returns the favor in the 7th and decks Reid 3-more times in the 11th. Trinidad prevails by score’s of 114-106 and 114-107 twice.

2000- Paul Spadafora W 12 Victoriano Sosa, Verona, NY. Retains IBF World Lightweight Title. Spadafora is dropped twice in the third and lucky to survive the round.

2001- John Ruiz W 12 Evander Holyfield, Las Vegas. Wins WBA World Heavyweight Title.

2001- Byron Mitchell KO 12 Manuel Siaca, Las Vegas. Regains WBA World Super Middleweight Title.

2001- Tim Austin KO 6 Jesus Perez, Las Vegas. Retains IBF World Bantamweight Title.

2001- Rosendo Alvarez W 12 Bebis Mendoza, Las Vegas. Wins WBA World Light Flyweight Title.

2006- Vic Darchinyan KO 8 Diosdado Gabi, Santa Ynez, CA. Retains IBF and IBO World Flyweight Titles.

2007- Alejandro Berrio KO 3 Robert Stieglitz, Rostock, Germany. Wins vacant IBF World Super Middleweight Title.

2007- Miguel Cotto KO 11 Oktay Urkal, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retains WBA World Welterweight Title.

2007- Chris John W 12 Jose "Cheo" Rojas, Jakarta, Indonesia. Retains WBA World Featherweight Title.

2007- Rafael Marquez KO 7 Israel Vasquez, Carson, CA. Wins Lineal and Ring Magazine World Junior Featherweight Titles/WBC World Super Bantamweight Title.

2007- Vic Darchinyan KO 12 Victor Burgos, Carson, CA. Retains IBF and IBO World Flyweight Titles.

Born On This Day

1955- James "Bonecrusher" Smith (born in Magnolia, North Carolina)
Former American boxer who was briefly WBA heavyweight champion in the late 1980s. He is the first heavyweight champion with a college degree.
Smith was born in Magnolia, North Carolina. After graduating from high school in Warsaw, North Carolina, he attended James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina, earning an associate's degree in Business Administration in 1973. Two years later, he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
After serving in the US military (where he first played around with boxing in the gym) and working as a prison guard, Smith competed in a few amateur fights before turning professional in November 1981, at the late age of 28.
He lost his first fight against James "Broad-Axe" Broad, a vastly experienced world class amateur and qualifier for the 1980 Olympics who was 2–0 as a pro. The fight was broadcast on ESPN, and Smith had come in on short notice and was not in great shape, looking out of depth against the skilled Broad. Smith was dropped in 4 rounds with body shots, and counted out.
The following year Smith upset future cruiserweight world champion and southpaw Ricky Parkey, then 2–0 as a pro, by winning a 6 round points decision. After scoring two knockouts, Smith followed up the Parkey win with another upset, an 8 round points decision over Chris McDonald, who was 8–0–1 as a pro and had been a top amateur. He went on to score nine straight knockouts, before traveling to the UK in 1984 to fight a world title eliminator against the hard hitting undefeated British prospect Frank Bruno, who was 21–0 (21 KO). Once again Bonecrusher would throw a spanner in the works. Having been outboxed with relative ease by Bruno for the first nine rounds, he unleashed a salvo of power punches to KO Bruno in the tenth and final round, and qualified for a world title shot. The fight showed all his strengths and weaknesses — he couldn't box with the best, but had a decent chin and world class power in his right hand.
In November 1984 he fought the long reigning Larry Holmes for the IBF heavyweight championship. Holmes had a record of 45–0 and had won eighteen straight world title fights. After rocking Holmes several times, a waning Smith was stopped on advice of the doctor in the 12th round, due to a bad cut. He again was vastly behind on points.
Smith came back in 1985 relegated to fighting on Don King undercards. He lost a 10 round decision to 19–0 amateur star and future world champ Tony Tubbs in an eliminator, won a 10 round decision over 18–1 Cuban contender Jose Ribalta, but then dropped a wide 12 round decision to ex-world champ Tim Witherspoon in a bid for Witherspoon's NABF belt.
1986 started no better as he dropped Marvis Frazier, also breaking Frazier's jaw, but still lost the 10 round decision. At this time Bonecrusher began consulting a psychiatrist. In his next fight he demolished hard-punching ex-world champ Mike Weaver in one round. He followed it up with two 10 round decisions over Jesse Ferguson (14–2) and David Bey (15–2), arguably his most important decision wins.
In December 1986, while preparing for a fight with the erratic Mitch "Blood" Green, Don King informed him at short notice that Tony Tubbs had dropped out of his upcoming challenge to reigning WBA champ Tim Witherspoon, and now Smith would be getting a rematch with his former conqueror, his second world title fight.
Knowing of Witherspoon's mental weariness and lack of passion due to a never ending legal war with King, and with a million dollar shot at WBC champ Mike Tyson looming for the winner, Smith came out fast. He dropped the usually durable Witherspoon three times in the opening round, scoring a shocking first round knockout and winning the WBA title. After the Bruno fight it was the second biggest win of his career.
In March 1987 Smith put up his WBA belt against Tyson's WBC belt in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of a unification tournament. Tyson tried to throw bombs, and Smith held excessively, losing nearly every round in a boring fight. However it was in the final 30 seconds of the fight that Smith finally decided to let his hands go. A desperation right hand seemed to freeze Tyson, yet it was too late. Smith lost his world title on a wide points decision.
He returned to the ring for a few months. He took on Brazilian contender Adilson "Maguila" Rodrigues in São Paulo, but dropped a very controversial decision.
In 1989, now aged 36, he took on the young power-punching Jamaican-Canadian Donovan (Razor) Ruddock. Smith's own punch power was still evident as he decked Ruddock hard in the 2nd round, but seemed to punch himself out trying to finish Ruddock, who was a crafty survivor. The next few rounds saw Smith tire, as Ruddock's youth and power overwhelmed him, knocking him clean out in the 7th round for the full 10 count. Ruddock would go on to become a star and feature in several high profile fights. Smith's career appeared to be over. He announced his retirement after the loss and said he would now pursue politics.
Smith was back in the ring only two months later, KOing journeyman Calvin Jones jaw and followed up with three more knockouts before being matched with former victim Mike Weaver in a battle of hard hitting ex-champs. This time Smith was resigned to having to win a dull 12 round points decision over Weaver, although he did score a knockdown in a brief moment of excitement. He also earned the superfluous WBA Americas belt, and a world ranking.
After a year layoff he was back, now aged 38, and scored six knockouts, including a notable 8 round knockout of the cement-skulled journeyman Everett (Bigfoot) Martin (who had just taken George Foreman the distance), and a first round knockout of equally hard hitting ex-contender Jeff Sims.
However he lost his world ranking and all his momentum in November 1991 when he dropped a shocking 10 round decision to club fighter Levi Billups who had a patchy 15–5 record. Smith looked under-prepared as he was banged around and generally outhustled by Billups. He rallied to knock down the underdog in the 9th, however it was too little too late.
Still active in 1992, now aged 39 and with a 33–9–1 record, Smith regained some credibility with a 10 round decision over Mark Wills. His old agitator Don King gave him another opportunity on one of his undercards and matched him with fellow aging warhorse Greg Page, in a battle of two ex-champs. In the opening round Bonecrusher tried to rush Page as he had done Witherspoon, however was decked himself for his efforts, and was outpunched easily by Page over the 10 round distance.
In 1993 Smith lost to undefeated southpaw and #1 contender Michael Moorer. The paying audience jeered the two passive fighters through to the 10 round finish, where Smith lost a lopsided decision.
It seemed at this point Smith was boxing now purely for the payday. He competed in the One-Night Heavyweight Tournament in Bay St Louis (not included in the official record, counted as show), where a group of heavies of varying quality would fight a series of 3 round fights with the winner being awarded one million dollars. He beat Lester Jackson and Marshall Tillman, before losing in the semi-final to Romanian prospect Dan Dancuta. Smith's old buddy Tony (TNT) Tubbs eventually won.
In 1994 he was matched with power punching Tyson-lookalike Lionel Butler, who was highly ranked and on a red hot string of knockouts. Smith collapsed in 3 rounds, having offered little resistance.
Later that year he traveled to Europe to drop a points decision to German Axel Schulz, and then Denmark where he was stopped in 5 rounds due to a cut from a headbutt, courtesy of Brian Nielsen. Smith was overweight for both of these fights, and his days as a contender were definitely over.
He fought on and off for a few more years. In 1998 he traveled to Australia to battle fellow relic Joe Bugner for an obscure belt, but had to retire after one round when his shoulder popped out. The same injury ended a fight in 1999 with yet another aged fighter, old buddy Larry Holmes. After this Smith finally saw sense and hung up the gloves, aged 46 and with a record of 44–17–1 (32 KOs).
In 1995, James helped establish the North Carolina Boxing Commission. He served as its first chairman.
Smith became an ordained minister in 1996 and dedicated his life to helping young people stay clear of crime and drugs. Three years later, he retired from boxing.
In 2002 Smith started the non-profit organization Champion For Kids Inc. to provide scholarships to high school students.
Smith began working as a recruiter and the Director of Intramural Athletics for Sandhills Community College in June 2005.[2]
He now works for the Working Families Party in New York City
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Post by KSTAT124 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:22 am

Other March 3 Results:

2009- Yota Sato TKO-1 Kazuaki Shirai, Tokyo, Japan. Super Flyweight Bout.

2011- Yodchanchai Nakornloung Promotion TKO-2 Edwin Tumbaga, Prasamutjaedee, Samut Prakan, Thailand. Wins Vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) Bantamweight Title.

2011- Suriyan Por Chokchai (AKA Suriyan Sor Rungvisai) KO-5 Javier Malulan, Prasamutjaedee. Non-title Flyweight Bout (Suriyan's WBC ABCO flyweight title was not on the line).

2011- Napapol Sor Rungvisai (AKA Napapol Kiatischokchai) TKO-2 Kongthawat Por Wisanuthep, Prasamutjaedee. Non-title Super Featherweight Bout. (Napapol's WBC ABCO super featherweight title was not on the line.)

2011- Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (AKA Srisaket Sithsaithong) KO-3 Monsawan Sor Singdech, Prasamutjaedee. Super Flyweight Bout.

2011- Michael Clark MD 8 Brian Camechis, Columbus,Ohio. Wins Vacant Ohio (USA) State Welterweight Title.

And:

Saturday, March 3, 2012-

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan-

OPBF Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Ryo Akaho (WBC #6, WBA #7; 18-0-2, 11 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Yoshihito Ishizaki (6-4-1, 4 KOs)

Bantamweight Bout-
Malcolm Tunacao (WBC #3, IBF #7, The Ring #8, WBA #8, TTR #11; 30-2-3, 19 KOs)
TKO-4 1:29
Yuki Takemoto (11-16-2, 5 KOs)
- Since losing the lineal and WBC world flyweight titles to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam on March 2, 2001, "Eagle Eye" has gone 19-1-2 and has reigned as the WBC International super flyweight champion (2003), the Philippines Games and Amusement Board bantamweight champion (2008), and the OPBF bantamweight champion (twice- 2005-2007; 2010-2011).

Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany-

IBF, IBO, WBO, and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Titles/WBA World Heavyweight Super Championship-
Champion Wladimir Klitschko (TTR #1, TTR #7 P4P, The Ring #7 P4P; 57-3, 50 KOs
TKO-4
Jean-Marc Mormeck (IBF #9, WBA #10, WBO #10; 36-5, 22 KOs)
- Mormeck was ranked #9 by the IBO.
- Klitschko decked Mormeck in the second round and again in the fourth.

Vacant WBO Interim Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) Title-
Ola Afolabi (WBO #1, WBA #4, The Ring #6, TTR #7, WBC #7, IBF #7; 19-2-3, 9 KOs)
TKO-5 3:00
Valery Brudov (WBO #8, WBA #14, WBC #18; 39-4, 28 KOs)

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England-

EBU European Bantamweight Title-
Champion Jamie McDonnell (WBC #2, IBF #12; 19-2-1, 8 KOs)
KO-2 2:11
Ivan Pozo (32-8-1, 20 KOs)

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa-

IBO Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Thomas Oosthuizen (The Ring #6, IBF #7, TTR #8, WBC #9; 18-0-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-6 0:47
Serge Yannick (WBA #13; 14-2, 7 KOs)
- Yannick, the reigning PABA champion, was ranked #27 by the IBO.

Vacant IBO Junior Welterweight Title-
Kaizer Mabuza (24-8-3, 15 KOs)
TKO-6 0:40
Steven Wills (16-1-2, 9 KOs)
- Coming into the fight, Mabuza and Wills were ranked #19 and #25 respectively by the IBO.

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-

Light Flyweight Bout-
Raul Garcia (The Ring #4, WBO #4, TTR #6, WBC #17- all at 105; 32-2-1, 20 KOs)
TKO-3 2:44
Michael Landero (WBO #13, WBC #21- both at 105; 15-6-4, 5 KOs)
- Landero was originally scheduled to challenge WBO world mini-flyweight champion Moises Fuentes (The Ring #3, TTR #5- both at 105; 14-1, 6 KOs) but Fuentes suffered an injury while training. Garcia took the bout as a late substitute.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Tomas Rojas (The Ring #6 at 115; 38-13-1, 1 NC, 25 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Julio Zarate (28-6-2, 17 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 122 1/4.

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Fernando Montiel (WBO #6, WBC #8; 47-4-2, 37 KOs)
KO-9 2:32
Angky Angkota (25-7, 14 KOs)

Light Flyweight Bout-
Sammy Gutierrez (IBF #8, WBC #15; 31-7-2, 21 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz (WBO #7, IBF#11, WBC #18; 11-1, 7 KOs)
- Ruiz was a late substitute. Gutierrez was originally slated to fight former two-time WBC world light flyweight champion Omar Nino (Omar Nino Romero; 31-4-2, 1 ND, 13 KOs).

Light Flyweight Bout-
Juan Hernandez (TTR #2, WBC #4 at 105; 19-2, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Ulises Lara (9-11-2, 5 KOs)
- Lara was a late substitute. Hernandez was originally scheduled to fight veteran Lorenzo Trejo (30-24-1, 17 KOs).

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Post by DBO » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:48 pm

2007- Rafael Marquez KO 7 Israel Vasquez, Carson, CA. Wins Lineal and Ring Magazine World Junior Featherweight Titles/WBC World Super Bantamweight Title.



One of my favorite fights ever!

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Re: March 3rd

Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:05 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 3, 1956-

Milan, Lombardia, Italy-

Reigning EBU European featherweight champion Fred Galiana of Spain and lightweight contender and future World lightweight title challenger Orlando Zulueta of Cuba fought to a controversial 10-round draw. Most in attendance felt that Zulueta had won handily.

Former long-time EBU European featherweight champion Ray Famechon of France, in his first bout since losing the EBU title to Galiana, stopped future Australian and Italian lightweight champion Aldo Pravisani in the 5th round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Hollywood, California, USA-

Neal Rivers won the vacant California State middleweight title via a 12-round, split decision over Charley Green.

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