March 22nd

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Post by straycat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:58 am

1967- Muhammad Ali retains his world Heavyweight title with a seventh round knockout of Zora Folley in what would be his last fight in three years, at New York. Ali would be stripped of his title the following month for refusing to be drafted into the Army and had his professional boxing license suspended.

1981- Salvador Sanchez KO 10 Roberto Castanon, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1986- James Shuler dies only twelve days after fighting Thomas Hearns, in a motorcycle accident, in Pennsylvania. Hearns presented the NABF Championship belt to Shulers family at his funeral saying he deserved to keep the belt as he had held it longer than Hearns.

1986- In the continuation of Don King's Heavyweight tournament, Trevor Berbick wins the WBC world title with a twelve round decision over Pinklon Thomas at Las Vegas. In the same boxing card, Carlos De León becomes the first man to be three times Cruiserweight world champion, defeating the WBC world champion Bernard Benton by decision.

1986- Dwight Muhammad Qawi KO 6 Leon Spinks, Reno. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title

1997- Genaro Hernandez W 12 Azumah Nelson, Corpus Cristi, TX. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title. Despite Hernandez’ impressive showing, long periods of inactivity and father time are the real conquerors of the Canastota bound Nelson.

2003- Cory Spinks W 12 Michele Piccirillo, Campione D’Italia, Italy. Wins IBF Welterweight Title. Spinks, son of former World Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks.

2008- Joel Casamayor defeats Michael Katsidis by tenth round technical knockout to defend the Ring Magazine Lightweight championship. In a thrilling back and forth fight, Casamayor knocked down Katsidis twice in the opening round, only to have Katsidis comeback with a knockdown in the sixth. Casamayor knocked Katsidis down again in the tenth, hurting him in the process, in which the referee called a halt to the contest.

2008- Andreas Kotelnik KO 12 Gavin Rees, Cardiff, Wales. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.
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Post by straycat » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:21 am

1898- James J. Jeffries KO 3 Peter Jackson, San Francisco. Jackson, 36, was dying from tuberculosis.

1926- Jack Delaney W 10 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom, Philadelphia.

1933- Barney Ross W 10 Billy Petrolle, Chicago.

1967- Muhammad Ali KO 7 Zora Folley, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. This would be Ali’s last fight for 3 ½ years.

1981- Salvador Sanchez KO 10 Roberto Castanon, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1986- Trevor Berbick W 12 Pinklon Thomas, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Heavyweight Title.

1986- Carlos De Leon W 12 Bernard Benton, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.

1986- Dwight Muhammad Qawi KO 6 Leon Spinks, Reno. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

1993- Carlos "Bolillo" Gonzalez KO 1 Tony Baltazar, Los Angeles. Retains WBO Junior Welterweight Title.

1997- Genaro Hernandez W 12 Azumah Nelson, Corpus Cristi, TX. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title. Despite Hernandez’ impressive showing, long periods of inactivity and father time are the real conquerors of the Canastota bound Nelson.

1997- Ratanapol Sow Voraphin KO 4 Luis Doria, Saraburi, Thailand. Retains IBF Min-Flyweight Title.

2003- Cory Spinks W 12 Michele Piccirillo, Campione D’Italia, Italy. Wins IBF Welterweight Title. Spinks, son of former World Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks.

2008- Andreas Kotelnik KO 12 Gavin Rees, Cardiff, Wales. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.

2008- Joel Casamayor KO 10 Michael Katsidis, Cabazon, CA. Retains World Lightweight Title.

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1980- Joseph Agbeko (born Accra, Ghana)
Professional boxer from Ghana with a record of 27-2 (22 KO). He is the former IBF Bantamweight world champion. He dethroned Luis Alberto Perez on September 29, 2007. Agbeko was inactive for 1 year, 2 months and 11 days before defending his title on December 11, 2008. In a fight that had been repeatedly postponed, he defeated William Gonzalez by majority decision. On July 11, 2009, Agbeko successfully defended his IBF bantamweight title by scoring a unanimous decision win over former two division champion Vic Darchinyan. On Halloween night, October 31, 2009, Agbeko lost his IBF title by 12 round unanimous decision to 20-0 Columbian challenger Yonnhy Pérez. He lost a rematch against Perez on December 11, 2010.
He is tentatively scedules to fight Abner Mares on May 23'd of this year.
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Re: March 22nd

Post by straycat » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:16 pm

Here is a piece on Shuler.
http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com/figh ... son_01.htm
I'll have to make it a point to add his wiki entry soon.
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Re: March 22nd

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:03 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 22, 1956-

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

Reigning British Empire featherweight champion and future World featherweight champion Hogan 'Kid' Bassey (46-10-2) stopped Louis Cabo (28-21-4) in the 4th round of a scheduled 10-round, non-title bout.

On the undercard, future two-time World middleweight champion, future World light heavyweight champion, and future Hall of Famer (IBHOF; WBHF) Dick Tiger (14-7) lost an 8-rounder on points to middleweight George Roe (34-26-1).

San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina-

Future FAB Argentine and future South American welterweight champion and future World welterweight title challenger Luis Federico Thompson (71-7-6) stopped Miguel Amatti in the 9th round.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-

In a bout between future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductees, Glen Flanagan (79-21-2) knocked out Jackie Graves (82-11-2) in the 3rd round of a scheduled 10-round lightweight bout.

Graves announced his retirement shortly after this bout.

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Former World lightweight champion and future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Lauro Salas (72-41-8) stopped Ralph Capone (12-9-2) in the third round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico-

Future World bantamweight champion and future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Jose Becerra (27-1-2) stopped German Ohm (17-4-1) in the 5th round.

In the card's co-feature, lightweight contender Baby Vasquez (52-12-2) won a 10-round, split decision over Humberto Carrillo (63-15-8).

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Re: March 22nd

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:46 pm

FORTY-NINE YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 22, 1967-

New York, New York, USA-

At the Madison Square Garden prior to the current Madison Square Garden, the one that was located on 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, Muhammad Ali (29-0) retained the World heavyweight title by knocking out then #1 contender, veteran Zora Folley (74-8-4) in the 7th round of a scheduled 15 round bout.

On the undercard, future WBA World heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis (23-5) demolished Johnny "Pep" Persol (17-4-1) in the first round of a bout slated for 10.

In addition, in one of the card's 4-rounders, future World heavyweight title challenger Joe "King" Roman (13-0) won a split decision over Don Waldheim (2-2-2). During the bout, Roman won over the crowd by breaking into the "Ali Shuffle."

I was there that night. The Ali-Folley fight remains one of my favorite sports memories. Besides what I witnessed in the ring, part of what made it so special was that I met Luis Rodriguez, the former World welterweight champion, future World middleweight title challenger, and future IBHOF enshrinee. Fortunately I had read a little blurb in a newspaper the day before and I was able to congratulate him for the unanimous decision win he scored two nights earlier in Philadelphia over future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Bennie Briscoe.

That was a long time ago. I was 18 at the time!

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