February 23rd

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February 23rd

Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:17 pm

February 23, 1945-

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York-

Future champions and future Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta fought for the 4th time. Robinson won by a unanimous decision after 10 rounds.

They would fight two more times with Robinson winning both bouts- by a 12-round, split decision later in 1945 and by a TKO in the 13th round in 1951. Both of those fights were held in Chicago and by winning the latter, Robinson took LaMotta's world middleweight championship.



February 23, 1938-

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York-

Future Hall of Famer Joe Louis made his second successful defense of the world heavyweight title by knocking out Nathan Mann in the 3rd round.

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Post by RASTA666 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:40 pm

Dick Tiger keeps his world middleweight title with a 15 rd draw against Gene Fullmer in 1963.
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Post by straycat » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:49 pm

1900- Joe Walcott "The Barbados Demon" KO 7 Joe Choynski, NYC. Walcott weighed in at 147; Choynski at 163.

1906- Tommy Burns W 20 Marvin Hart, Los Angeles. Wins World Heavyweight Title.

1923- Gene Tunney W 15 Harry Greb, NYC. Regains U.S. Light Heavyweight Title.

1928- Albert "Chalky" Wright W 4 Nilo Balles, San Bernardino. Wright’s pro debut.

1938- Joe Louis KO 3 Nathan Mann, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1963- Dick Tiger D 15 Gene Fullmer, Las Vegas. Retains WBA World Middleweight Title and Ring Magazine World Middleweight Co-Championship (The Ring recognized both Tiger and lineal World Middleweight champion Paul Pender as "Co-Champions")

1969- Efren "Alacran" Torres KO 9 Chartchai Chionoi, Mexico City. Wins Lineal, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Flyweight Titles. Third time proves to be a charm for Torres.

1980- Saoul Mamby KO 14 Sang Hyun Kim, Seoul. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1985- Michael Spinks KO 3 David Sears, Atlantic City. Retains Lineal, WBA, WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine World Light Heavyweight Titles.

1991: Gilbert Dele KO 7 Carlos Elliot, Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Wins vacant WBA World Super Welterweight Title.

1991- Greg Haugen W 12 Hector Camacho, Las Vegas. Wins WBO World Junior Welterweight Title. A final round penalty point deduction costs Camacho the fight.

1991- Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker W 12 Anthony Jones, Las Vegas. Retains Lineal, IBF, WBC, and WBA World Lightweight Titles.

2002- Jean-Marc Mormeck KO 8 Virgil Hill, Marseille, France. Wins WBA World Cruiserweight Title.

2002- Mehdi Sahnoune W 12 Andrey Shkalikov, Marseille, France. Wins WBA World Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.

2002- Paulie Ayala W 12 Bones Adams, Las Vegas. Retains IBO Super Bantamweight Title/Wins vacant Ring Magazine World Junior Featherweight Title.

2002- Yo-Sam Choi KO 10 Shingo Yamaguchi, Tokyo. Retains WBC World Light Flyweight Title.

2002- Isaac Bustos KO 10 Valentin Leon, Mexico City. Retains NABF Strawweight Title.

2005- Robbie Peden KO 8 Nate Campbell, Melbourne, Australia. Wins vacant IBF World Junior Lightweight Title.

2005- Former IBF Lightweight Champion Paul Spadafora is sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his girlfriend.

2007- Robert Guerrero KO 9 Spend Abazi, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wins vacant IBF World Featherweight Title.

2007- Julio Cesar Miranda KO 10 Valentin Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. Flyweight Bout.

2007- Julio Zarate KO 6 Jose Navarrete, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Retains NABF Super Bantamweight Title.

2007- Daiki Kameda KO 3 Vicky Tahumil, Sapporo, Japan. Flyweight Bout. Kameda improves to 8-0 with 6 KOs; Tahumil falls to 33-1-2 with 12 KOs.

2007- Alvaro Perez W 10 Adonis Rivas, Managua, Nicaragua. Bantamweight Bout.

2007- Cecilio Santos TW 11 Luis Melendez, Miami, FL. Retains WBO Latino Junior Bantamweight Title.

2007- Panomroonglek Kratingdaenggym (now known as Panomroonglek Kaiyarn Hadaogym) KO 5 Richard Garcia, Bangkok, Thailand. Retains WBC Youth World Flyweight Title.

2007- Suriyan Petchpayarknum (later known as Suriyan Por Chokchai; now known as Suriyan Sor Rungvisai) W 10 Roel Gade, Bangkok. Flyweight Bout. Suriyan improves to 4-0.

2007- Wanheng Menayothin W 8 Danny Linasa, Bangkok. Minimumweight Bout. Menayothin improves to 2-0.

2007- Medgoen Singsurat (formerly Medgoen 3-K Battery; formerly Medgoen Toyota-Thailand) KO 4 Tarek Krab (AKA Tarek Krad; AKA Anthony Romphogym), Bangkok. Super Bantamweight Bout.

2008- Wladimir Klitschko W 12 Sultan Ibragimov, NYC. Retains IBF World Heavyweight Title/Retains IBO Heavyweight Title/Wins WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee: Wayne Kelly | judge: Don Ackerman 119-110 | judge: Chuck Giampa 117-111 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 118-110.

2008- Mean Joe Greene KO 10 Francisco Antonio Mora, NYC. Retains NABA Middleweight Title/Wins Vacant WBO NABO Middleweight Title.

2008- John Duddy W 10 Walid Smichet, NYC. Middleweight Bout.

2008- Johnathon Banks KO 1 Imamu Mayfield, NYC. Cruiserweight Bout.

2008- Reggie Johnson W 12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Lake Charles, LA. Wins Vacant IBA Light Heavyweight Title.

2008- Juan Manuel Lopez KO 3 Jonathan Oquendo, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Retains WBO Latino Junior Featherweight Title.

2008- Nelson Dieppa KO 9 Alex Sanchez, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Wins Vacant WBA Fedebol Light Flyweight Title.

2008- Roman "Rocky" Martinez KO 3 Jose Anibal Cruz, Caguas, Puerto Rico, Retains WBO Inter-Continental Junior Lightweight Title.

2008- Rodolfo Ezequiel Martinez W 11 Marcelo Martin Miranda, Mar de Ajo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wins Vacant WBA FEDELATIN Welterweight Title.

2008- Luis Lazarte NC 6 Juan Carlos Cejas, Mar de Ajo. Flyweight Bout. Both fighters were disqualified. This was the sixth time Lazarte was involved in a bout ending in disqualification. Previously, he had lost four bouts by DQ (including two world title bouts) and had won one when his opponent was DQ'ed.

2008- Victor Ramirez KO 4 Ivan Carlos Protti, Mar de Ajo. Cruiserweight Bout.

2008- Yuriy Barashian KO 8 Thomas Ulrich, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Wins EBU European Light Heavyweight Title.

2008- Alexander Alekseev KO 3 Talmadge Griffis, Halle an der Saale. Retains WBO Inter-Continental Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) Title.

2008- Dimirti Sartison KO 8 Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas, Haale an der Saale. Super Middlewight Bout.

2008- Alisher Rahimov KO 4 Thitichon Singwancha, Ekaterinburg, Russia. Retains WBO Asia-Pacific Junior Lightweight Title.

2008- Eduardo Garcia W 12 Nick Otieno, Ekaterinburg. Retained IBF International Bantamweight Title.

2008- Rustam Nagaev KO 7 Jose Antonio Izquierdo, Ekaterinburg. Wins Vacant IBA Lightweight Title.

2008- Grigory Drozd W 8 Michael Simms, Ekaterinburg. Cruiserweight Bout.

2008- Francisco Arce Draw 10 Marco Antonio Hernandez, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. Super Flyweight Bout.

2008- Walter Tello KO 7 Edwin Diaz, El Maranon, Panama. Wins Vacant WBO Latino Mini-Flyweight Title.

2008- William Gare KO 4 Maselino Masoe, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa, Wins Vacant World Boxing Foundation Super Middleweight Title.

2008- Munglisi Dlamini KO 1 Jairo Moura dos Santos, Bloemfontein. Retains World Boxing Foundation Lightweight Title.

2008- Tshifhiwa Munyai W 12 Julio Ler, Bloemfontein. Wins Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Bantamweight Title.

2009- Noe Gonzalez (Noe Tulio Gonzalez Alcoba) KO 2 Oscar Bruno Fuchs, Las Tunas, Canelones, Uruguay. Middleweight Bout.

2010- Paipharob Kokietgym (AKA Paipharob Por Nobnum) KO 8 Roemart "TI Yamagata" Sentillas, Chainart, Thailand. Retains PABA Interim Light Flyweight Title.

2010- Duangpetch Saengmorakot (AKA Duangpetch Kokietgym) W 6 Michael Rodriguez, Chainart, Super Flyweight Bout.

2010- Tepparith Singwancha (later known as Tepparith Kokietgym) KO 1 Apol Suico, Chainart. Non-title Flyweight Bout (Singwancha's PABA Interim Flyweight title was not on the line.)


Born On This Day

1984- Andre Ward (born in San Francisco, California)
American boxer, and current WBA World Super Middleweight champion. As an amateur Ward won Gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division, the first American boxing gold in 8 years. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in second place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.
His father Frank Ward inspired his son by regaling him with stories of hard fought battles and triumphant victories. Given the choice to fight or pursue other sports, the young Andre chose boxing and has poured his mind, body and soul to the sport & became a world champion.
Ward grew up in the East Bay in the Fairview neighborhood of Hayward, in California, where he attended Fairview Elementary, Bret Harte Junior High School and Hayward High School. At Hayward High he starred as a RB and Safety on the football team.
Ward started boxing in 1994 and had a record of 110-5 as an amateur. From 1998 to 2004 he didn't lose a single match. In 2002, he won the Under 19 National Championship and was also a two time U.S. National Champion in 2001 and 2003 at Middleweight.
Amateur Highlights
* 2001 United States Amateur Middleweight Champion
* 2002 Under 19 National Championship
* 2003 United States Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion
* Won the Light Heavyweight gold medal for the United States at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. His results were:
o 1st round - Bye
o 2nd round - Defeated Clemente Russo (Italy) 17-9
o Quarterfinals - Defeated Evgeny Makarenko (Russia) 23-16
o Semifinals - Defeated Utkirbek Haydarov (Uzbekistan) 17-15
o Gold Medal Match - Defeated Magomed Aripgadjiev (Belarus) 20-13
Ward made his pro debut on December 18, 2004 by scoring a second round TKO over Chris Molina. Ward dropped Molina in the first round with a straight left cross to the chin that drove him into the ropes and down on the second strand. Ward, continued to dominate the action and dropped Molina for the second and final time with another sharp left hook to the jaw. The referee waved off the bout at 40 seconds of the second round.
On February 5, 2005 Ward fought in his second pro fight against Kenny Kost. Ward overcame a rocky second round, in which he was hurt by a left hook, to win by unanimous decision. Ward defeated Roy Ashworth on April 7, 2005 by disqualification, after Ashworth committed numerous fouls on Ward, including shoving Ward to the canvas and hitting him in the back of his head.
Ward won his next three fights, all by knockout, before going up against Darnell Boone on November 19, 2005. Ward was knocked down for the first time in his career in round four. Despite the knockdown, Ward went on to win by unanimous decision.
After the fight with Boone, Ward went on to win his next six fights, including TKO victories over undefeated Andy Kolle and Francisco Diaz. On November 16, 2007 Ward beat undefeated Roger Cantrell by fifth round TKO in Saint Lucia.
On March 20, 2008, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Ward defeated Rubin Williams by seventh round TKO. Ward hit Williams with jabs and straight left hands almost at will, opening a bad cut over Williams' left eye in the process. The cut would force the referee to stop the fight.
Ward faced Jerson Ravelo on June 20, 2008, in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, for the vacant WBO NABO super middleweight title. Ward dominated Ravelo for the majority of the fight en route to a TKO victory in the eighth round, claiming the vacant WBO NABO super middleweight title.
On May 16, 2009, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Ward defeated Edison Miranda by unanimous decision. The scores were 116-112, 119-109, 119-109 for Ward. Ward showed he had an inside game as well as an outside game. Miranda couldn't stay up with Ward's versatility around the ring.
On September 12, 2009, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, Ward defeated Shelby Pudwill by TKO in the 3rd round.
Andre Ward defeated Mikkel Kessler on November 21, 2009 for the WBA Super Middleweight Championship in the Super Six World Boxing Classic. The fight was stopped in round 11 due to cuts on Kessler's face caused by what was deemed unintentional headbutts by Ward. The fight went to the scorecards and Ward was far ahead by scores of 98-92, 98-92, and 97-93 at the time of the stoppage. In January 2010 Jermain Taylor announced his exit from Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament. Allan Green was selected as his replacement and challenged World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Andre Ward on June 19. Ward defeated Green by unanimous decision on June 19, 2010.
On December 4th, the LA Times ran a story connecting Andre Ward with former convicted doping provider Victor Conte. Andre Ward was quoted saying:
"Victor, I like you man, but don't go down that road with me," Ward said he told Conte. "Victor's a brilliant guy when it comes to this stuff, but I was still going to be watchful. I did my due diligence. I read all the labels. And I feel he deserves to be forgiven."
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Post by KSTAT124 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:33 pm

A YEAR AGO:

February 23, 2011-

Chelyabinsk, Russia-

Anton Novikov knocked out defending champion Steve Maxwell in the seventh round to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council welterweight title.

In a non-title bout on the undercard, WBC Youth World welterweight champion Aslanbek Kozaev unanimously outpointed Kenya-based Tanzanian veteran Pascal Kimaru Bruno over 8 rounds.



FIFTY YEARS AGO:

February 23, 1962-

Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina-

Former longtime world flyweight champion Pascual Perez outpointed Urbino Bernal of Paraguay over 10 rounds.

Perez, a gold medalist at the 1948 Olympics, reigned atop the flyweight division from 1954 until 1960. He was inducted posthumously into both the International Boxing Hall Of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

Florence, Toscana, Italy-

Future two-time lineal, WBC, and WBA world junior middleweight champion Sandro Mazzinghi knocked out journeyman Gerhard Moll in the 5th round.

Mazzinghi reigned at 154 from 1963 to 1965 and in 1968.

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Post by DBO » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:16 am

1991: Gilbert Dele KO 7 Carlos Elliot, Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Wins vacant WBA World Super Welterweight Title.




Dele didn't have too many significant wins. He's best remembered by me as the guy who Vinny Pazienza beat to become a 154 pound champion. Vinny broke his neck soon after and never got to defend the title. However, Dele finished his career with two split decision losses to Gianfranco Rosi, a rugged Italian with a tendency to get dropped and foul. Rosi' fights with Vincent Pettway were pretty entertaining too.

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Re: February 23rd

Post by straycat » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:04 pm

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Ishe Smith W 12 Cornelius Bundrage, Detroit. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.
Referee: Sam Williams | judge: Herb Santos 116-111 | judge: Dave Hess 114-114 | judge: Gerard White 116-111.
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Re: February 23rd

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:03 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 23, 1956-[/i]

San Francisco, California-

Italian welterweight contender Giancarlo Garbelli (38-3-5) outpointed Dave Johnson (15-2-4) of San Francisco over 10 rounds.

Los Angeles, California-

In a battle between top ten heavyweight contenders, Johnny Summerlin (29-4-2) won a 10-round, unanimous decision over Young Jack Johnson (12-6-1).

This was the second time Summerlin had outpointed Johnson. He won a 10-round, majority decision over the California State champion on May 12, 1955. Johnson, in between his losses to Summerlin, had won four straight, outpointing Willie Bean and Marty Marshall and then stopping future World title challenger Zora Folley and former World champion and future Hall of Famer (IBHOF, WBHF) Ezzard Charles.

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