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Post by straycat » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:19 pm

1951- Ezzard Charles retains his world Heavyweight title with a fifteen round unanimous, but highly disputed by fans, decision over Jersey Joe Walcott, Detroit.

1987- Mike Tyson unifies the WBC and WBA world Heayweight titles with a twelve round unanimous decision win over James "Bonecrusher" Smith, in Las Vegas.

1988- Jeff Fenech becomes the eleventh boxer to win world titles in three different divisions, knocking out former world champion Victor Callejas in ten rounds at Sydney, Australia, for the vacant WBC world Featherweight title.
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Post by straycat » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:38 am

1913- Future World welterweight champion Jack Britton ND 10 Packey McFarland, NYC. Lightweight Bout.

1916- Sam Langford ND 10 Harry Wills, Brooklyn, NY. Wills easily won the newspaper decision as per the New York Times. Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim.

1951- Ezzard Charles W 15 Jersey Joe Walcott, Detroit. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1982- Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 1 William "Caveman" Lee, Atlantic City. Retains World Middleweight Title. The first 1st-round KO in any world title fight since Alexis Arguello starched Diego Alcala on June 3rd, 1978.

1987- Mike Tyson W 12 James (Bonecrusher) Smith, Las Vegas. Retains WBC World Heavyweight Title & wins the WBA World Heavyweight Title in a fight marred by Smith’s excessive holding.

1987- Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns KO 10 Dennis Andries, Detroit. Wins WBC World Light Heavyweight Title. Hearns’ 3rd world title.

1987- Azumah Nelson KO 6 Mauro Gutierrez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC World Featherweight Title.

1988- Jeff Fenech KO 10 Victor Callejas, Sydney. Wins vacant WBC World Featherweight Title. Fenech’s third world title in as many divisions.

1991- Lindell Holmes W 12 Antoine Byrd, Madrid. Retains IBF World Super Middleweight Title.

1995- Julian Jackson KO 2 Agostino Cardamone, Worcester, MA. Regains WBC World Middleweight Title.

1995- Ten days after his fight with Nigel Benn, Gerald McClellan starts to regain consciousness and is taken off a life support system. McClellan’s long-range prognosis remains ambiguous.

1998- Julio Cesar Chavez D 12 Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Mexico City. For the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Title.

1998- Ricardo Lopez Tech. Draw 7 Rosendo Alvarez, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Strawweight Title. Alvarez retains his WBA Minimumweight Title. (Both were champions at 105 but the respective organizations used- and still use- different names for the division. To make it worse, the IBF and the WBO refer to the 105-pound weight class as the mini-flyweight division.)

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1870- Jimmy Barry (born in Chicago, Illinois)
Irish-American boxer that fought out of Chicago as a bantamweight, and a flyweight, retiring with a record of 59-0. Along with Rocky Marciano, Ricardo Lopez, and Joe Calzaghe, Barry is one of only four boxing champions to retire undefeated. Barry won the Bantamweight Championship of the World match five times. On December 6, 1897 in London, England, Barry knocked out Walter Croot in the 16th round to claim the World Bantamweight title for the fifth time. Croot struck his head on the floor and died of a brain injury. Barry was exonerated, but he never knocked a fighter out again. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000.

1972- Nate Campbell (born Nathaniel Campbell in Jacksonville, Florida)
American professional boxer in the Junior Welterweight division. He is a former unified WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight champion.
Prior to Nate Campbell turning professional he tried out for the United States Boxing 2000 Olympic team. During the trials, Campbell lost a controversial bout which eliminated him from being on the 2000 team. The match was a close one which could have easily been decided for or against him. After the match, Campbell told an insider "my amateur days are over, I can't support a family if I don't go professional."
Prior to his first match, Nate Campbell trained in Tallahassee, Florida with the Seminole Boxing Club in downtown Tallahassee. The Seminole Boxing Club was trained by Frank Jimenez.
Campbell turned professional in 2000 in Tallahassee and quickly stormed through his opponents. He won his first 23 bouts, setting up a bout with cagey veteran Joel Casamayor in 2003.
Casamayor won a unanimous decision. Despite losing a unanimous decision against Casamayor, many commentators including the HBO commentators that night believed that Nate Campbell had fought a much closer match then what the scorecards indicated. Some commentators even stated that Nate Campbell had won that closely fought match.
After the loss Campbell slipped into obscurity after two losses to Robbie Peden and a loss to Francisco Lorenzo. The first match against Peden saw arguably one of the most bizarre endings in a boxing fight, when in the fifth round Campbell dropped his hands and stuck out his chin in a showboat, offering Peden to take a shot. Peden took the opportunity and knocked out Campbell with a huge left hook. After these losses, many in the boxing world believed that Nate Campbell's boxing days were over.
Nonetheless, Campbell stormed back on the scene in 2005 with a big win over undefeated prospect Kid Diamond. In 2006 he lost a split decision to Isaac Hlatshwayo, but won an IBF title eliminator against Matt Zegan. Instead of a title shot, Campbell's next bout was another eliminator, which he won over Ricky Quiles. After knocking out Wilson Alcorro, his next bout was a split decision victory over the undefeated Juan Díaz on March 8, 2008 to become the new IBF, WBA, and WBO unified World Lightweight Champion. Nate Campbell was the underdog coming into the fight against Juan Díaz. Juan Díaz was considered too strong and too technically sound against the likes of Campbell. Nate Campbell surprised the boxing world by controlling the tempo of the fight. The first 7 rounds were heavily contested but from the 8th round afterwards, Campbell completely controlled the fight as Diaz's eyes began swelling.
Campbell's first defense of his recently won WBA, WBO and IBF titles was to be against Joan Guzmán who just moved up from the Super Featherweight division. The fight was to take place at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi, United States on September 13, 2008. But because Guzman weighed in more than 3 pounds above the weight limit, Campbell's titles weren't staked. Unfortunately, due to Guzman being dehydrated after trying to make the weight, the Guzman camp backed out and the fight was cancelled.
On January 10, 2009, Campbell vacated his WBA lightweight title because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses.
Just as Guzman had trouble making weight, Campbell experienced a similar problem as he was supposed to defend his IBF and WBO lightweight crowns against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009. On weigh-in however, Campbell was more than 2 pounds over the weight limit. As a result, he was removed of both titles. The fight still went on as scheduled, Funeka could have claimed the IBF and WBO titles with a victory. However, Campbell won a majority decision by the scores of 114-112, 115-111, and 113-113. Despite the win, Campbell was ineligible to regain the titles, which are now vacant. Campbell stated that he will be moving up to the 140 pound junior welterweight division after the bout.
On August 1, 2009, Campbell took on 140 lbs. titlist Timothy Bradley. The Jacksonville native moved up to the light welterweight division after he failed to make the lightweight limit in his last fight agains Ali Funeka. The WBO light welterweight title was at stake. The bout was held at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.
The fight with Bradley only lasted three rounds after Campbell was unable to continue due to an internal eye injury caused by an unintentional headbutt from Bradley. Bradley was initially awarded a TKO victory by California referee David Mendoza.[6] However, a replay showed that the injury was in fact caused by an accidental clash of heads, and should thus be ruled a no decision. Since then, the decision has been overruled to a No Contest after review by the California State Athletic Commission.
In December of 2009 Campbell was granted a release from Don King Productions, and signed a new promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Campbell's lead trainer is former world champion John David Jackson, and his business advisor is One Punch Productions.
Campbell fought Victor Ortíz on May 15, 2010 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The former undisputed champion entered the ring as the underdog and eventually lost the bout by unanimous decision. On November 27, 2010, Campbell lost an eight round decision on the Juan Manuel Marquez undercard in Las Vegas to Walter Estrada, a journeyman whose record included only three wins over winless fighters in twelve bouts between 2008-2010. With the loss, Campbell's career would seem to have been over. On November 29, 2010, Nate Campbell announced his retirement from boxing but his retirement was shortlived.
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Re: March 7th

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:30 pm

straycat wrote:1951- Ezzard Charles retains his world Heavyweight title with a fifteen round unanimous, but highly disputed by fans, decision over Jersey Joe Walcott, Detroit.

1987- Mike Tyson unifies the WBC and WBA world Heayweight titles with a twelve round unanimous decision win over James "Bonecrusher" Smith, in Las Vegas.

1988- Jeff Fenech becomes the eleventh boxer to win world titles in three different divisions, knocking out former world champion Victor Callejas in ten rounds at Sydney, Australia, for the vacant WBC world Featherweight title.
Little known fact: James "Bonecrusher" Smith was the first college graduate to hold a world heavyweight title. He earned an associate's degree in Business Administration from James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina in 1973 and in 1975, he earned a bachelor's degree, also in Business Administration, from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Re: March 7th

Post by KSTAT124 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:39 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO:

March 7, 1956-

Syracuse, New York, USA-

Middleweight Johnny Sullivan, a last minute substitute, won a 10-round, split decision over Jackie LaBua. Sullivan subbed for future two-time World middleweight champion and future Hall of Famer (IBHOF, WBHF) Gene Fullmer who had been signed as a substitute for LaBua's originally scheduled opponent, future Hall of Famer (WBHF) Joey Giambra.

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