FEBRUARY 18th

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FEBRUARY 18th

Post by Astor » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:20 pm

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February 18
Angel Mast W 4 Mona Nelson
Ocian Fagan TKO 4 Shelton Mosley
Abisai Orozco TKO 1 Rafael Torres
Frede Alexander KO 1 Ricky Jefferson
Sweet RC Fisher W 4 Charles Sims
Darrin Humphrey TKO 2 David Robinson
Gary Logan W 8 Matthew Tait
Matt Skelton TKO 4 Jacklord Jacobs
Chas Symonds TKO 2 Darren Goode
Ben Hudson W 6 Brian Coleman
Dafydd Carlin W 6 Peter McDonnagh
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Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:17 pm

February 18, 1959-

Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach, Florida-

Top ten heavyweight contenders Sonny Liston and Mike DeJohn faced off. Liston TKO'ed DeJohn at 2:43 of the 6th round.

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Post by straycat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am

1820-Dan Donnelly Dies (March 1788 – February 18, 1820) was a professional boxing pioneer and the first Irish-born heavyweight champion. He was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Pioneers Category in 2008
Donnelly was born in the docks of Dublin, Ireland in March, 1788, the ninth of his mother's 17 children. He had worked as a carpenter earlier in his adult life.
He fought at a time when boxing was of the bare-knuckles variety and bouts had no time limits. He took part in only three major fights, winning each of them. His first triumph was over Tom Hall at the Curragh of Kildare on September 14, 1814 in front of 20,000 spectators.
His second victory on December 13, 1815, at the same location and with a similarly-sized crowd, was his most celebrated and a source of Irish pride because his opponent, George Cooper, was from England, which still ruled Ireland at the time. Donnelly broke Cooper's jaw in the eleventh round of the 22-minute match, and collected the prize of sixty pounds. A squat, weather-beaten, gray obelisk surrounded by a short iron fence marks the exact site, which has been called Donnelly's Hollow since the bout. The inscription on the monument: DAN DONNELLY BEAT COOPER ON THIS SPOT 13TH DEC. 1815.
In his third and final fight on July 21, 1819, he defeated Tom Oliver in 34 rounds on English soil, at Crawley Down in Sussex.
He had a reputation for being a gambler, a womanizer and a drunkard. After his victory over Cooper, Donnelly was the proprietor of a succession of four Dublin pubs, all of them unprofitable. Fallon's Capstan Bar is the only one still in existence.
He died at Donnelly's Public House, the last tavern he owned, on February 18, 1820 at the age of 32. An oval wall plaque commemorates the site of his death. He was buried in an unmarked vault at Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham cemetery, which was once called Bully's Acre.
Almost two centuries after his death. Donnelly remains the subject of urban legend. One contends that he had the longest arms in boxing history, with the ability to touch his knees without bending down. Another claims that he was knighted by the Prince Regent. His arms were actually of normal length for a man of his size (six feet tall). No known documentation exists to support the latter.


1930- Jack Kid Berg becomes world Jr. Welterweight champion, knocking out Mushy Callahan in eleven rounds, London.
Jack Berg he knocked out the American champion Mushy Callahan to take the Light Welterweight Championship in London. The National Boxing Association (NBA) had stripped Callahan before this fight and Britain did not recognize this division, so only the New York State Athletic Commission recognized Berg as champion after this fight. The NBA only recognized Berg as champion after he beat Goldie Hess in January 1931


1969- Mando Ramos wins the world Lightweight title, knocking out Carlos Cruz in eleven rounds, becoming the youngest Lightweight Champion in history.


2006- After almost a ten month layoff, Antonio Margarito returned to the boxing ring, retaining his WBO world Welterweight title with a first round knockout of Manuel Gomez, who had lasted eleven rounds with Mosley for the IBF world Lightweight title eight and a half years before
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Post by straycat » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:47 am

Passed Away On This Day

1933- James J. Corbett (born James John Corbett in San Francisco California September 1, 1866 – February 18, 1933)
Heavyweight boxing champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He stood at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), with a reach of 73 inches (185 cm).
Dubbed by the media as "Gentleman Jim Corbett," he was rumored to have a college education. He also pursued a career in acting, performing at a variety of theatres. He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his scientific approach and innovations in technique. Some think that he changed prizefighting from a brawl to an art form.
1891 Corbett vs Jackson
On May 21, 1891, Corbett fought Peter "Black Prince" Jackson, a much-heralded bout between cross-town rivals, since Corbett and Jackson were boxing instructors at San Francisco's two most prestigious athletic clubs. They fought to a draw after 61 rounds.
On September 7, 1892 at the Olympic Club in New Orleans, Louisiana, Corbett won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship by knocking out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round. Corbett's new scientific boxing technique enabled him to dodge Sullivan's rushing attacks, and wear him down with jabs.
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In his only successful title defense, January 25, 1894 Corbett knocked out Charley Mitchell of Great Britain in three rounds. On September 7, 1894 he took part in the production of one of the first recorded boxing events, a fight with Peter Courtney. This was filmed at the Black Maria studio at West Orange, New Jersey, in the USA and was produced by William K.L. Dickson. It was only the second boxing match to be recorded.
Jim Corbett lost his championship to the Cornish British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City, Nevada. Corbett was dominant for most of the fight and Fitzsimmons was badly cut, when Mrs Fitzsimmons called out, "Hit him in the slats, Bob!" where "slats" meant the abdominal area. Fitzsimmons then winded Corbett with a hard punch to the solar plexus, and Corbett could not continue within the count.
James J. Corbett applying acting makeup.
Following his retirement from boxing, Corbett returned to acting, appearing in low-budget films and in minstrel shows, wearing blackface in skits and giving talks about pugilism. He authored his autobiography under the title "The Roar of the Crowd"; the story was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post in six weekly installments during October/November 1894. The following year, G.P. Putnam's Sons, published it in book form, marketing it as the "True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion." In 1942, the story was made into a Hollywood motion picture titled, Gentleman Jim, starring Errol Flynn as Corbett.
From 1903 until his death, Corbett lived in a three-story home in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens in New York City.
On his passing in 1933, Corbett was interred in the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. On its creation, he was elected posthumously to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Corbett's brother, Joe Corbett, was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Corbett was married to Olive Lake Morris from 1886 to 1895.
Corbett's great, great, great nephew, Dan Corbett, was a professional heavyweight boxer from San Antonio, Texas, who won the United States Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization's intercontinental heavyweight titles before retiring.
Films
* Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph, 1894
* Actor's Fund Field Day, 1910
* How Championships Are Won—And Lost, 1910
* The Man from the Golden West, 1913
* The Burglar and the Lade, 1915
* The Other Girl, 1915
* The Prince of Avenue A., 1920
* The Midnight Man, 1920
* The Beauty Shop, 1922
* James J. Corbett and Neil O'Brien, 1929
* At the Round Table, 1930


1930- Jackie "Kid" Berg KO 11 Mushy Callahan, London. Wins World Junior Welterweight Title.

1936- Freddie Miller W 12 Johnny Pena, Seattle. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1961- Vicente Saldivar KO 1 Baby Palacios, Oaxaca, Mexico. Bantamweight Bout. Saldivar’s pro debut.

1969- Mando Ramos KO 11 Carlos Teo Cruz, Los Angeles. Wins World Lightweight Title.

1972- Mando Ramos W 15 Pedro Carrasco, Los Angeles. Wins WBC World Lightweight Title.

1978- Sammy Serrano W 15 Mario Martinez, Hato Rey, PR. Retains Lineal, WBA, and Ring Magazine World Junior Lightweight Titles.

1979- Sammy Serrano W 15 Julio Valdez, San Juan. Retains Lineal, WBA and Ring Magazine World Junior Lightweight Titles.

1989- Simon Brown KO 3 Jorge Maysonet, Budapest. Retains IBF World Welterweight Title.

1989- Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker W 12 Greg Haugen, Hampton, VA. Wins IBF World Lightweight Title. (Rickey S. Jones: "This fight couldn’t have been more one-sided had it ended in the first round.")

1995- Oscar De La Hoya W 12 John-John Molina, Las Vegas. Retains WBO World Lightweight Titrle.

1995- Francisco Tejedor KO 7 Jose Luis Zepeda, Cartagena, Columbia. Wins vacant IBF World Flyweight Title.

1996- Henry Maske W 12 Duran Williams, Germany. Retains IBF World Light Heavyweight Title. 9th successful defense.

2005- Antonio Margarito KO 10 Sebastian Andres Lujan, Atlantic City. Retains WBO World Welterweight Title. Lujan’s left ear balloons to grotesque proportions, then starts to rip off before referee David Fields stops the fight.

2006- Antonio Margarito KO 1 Manuel "Shotgun" Gomez, Las Vegas. Retains WBO World Welterweight Title.

2006- Brian Viloria W 12 Jose Antonio Aquirre, Las Vegas. Retains WBC World Light Flyweight Title.

2006- Ivan Calderon W 12 Isaac Bustos, Las Vegas. Retains WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title.

2006- Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. W 6 Carlos Molina, Las Vegas. Welterweight Bout.

2009- Omar "Lobito" Soto W 10 Humberto Pool, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Flyweight Bout.

2009- Troy Ross W 5 Alinyemi Laleye, Singapore. Cruiserweight Bout; The Contender- Season 4 Semi-final.

2009- Ehinomen Ehikhamenor W 5 Rico Hoye, Singapore. Cruiserweight Bout; The Contender- Season 4 Semi-final.


Born On This Day

1908- Battling Battalino (born Christopher Battaglia in Hartford, Connecticut)
American former world featherweight boxing champion. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Battalino engaged in 87 bouts during his career, of which he won 57 (23 knockouts), lost 26, drew 3, and he fought 1 No Contest.
A good amateur boxer, Battalino won the National AAU featherweight championship in 1927. He had fifty-nine amateur bouts, knocking out forty-six of his opponents.
Battalino became a professional boxer in June 1927. His first big win came on July 26, 1929, when he upset bantamweight champion "Panama" Al Brown on a 10-round decision. The fight made him a contender and garnered him a title match with featherweight champion Andre Routis. The 21-year old Battalino made the most of his opportunity and defeated Routis over 15 rounds to win the world title.
During the next two years he successfully defended his crown by defeating Ignacio Fernandez, Earl Mastro, and Hall of Famers Kid Chocolate, Fidel LaBarba and Freddie Miller. Among his non-title victories during this time were wins over Bud Taylor, Bushy Graham, Lew Massey, Eddie Shea and Al Singer.
In January 1932 Battalino once again defended the title against Freddie Miller. The champion came in three pounds overweight and did not put up a good fight. After Battalino went down in the third round from an apparently harmless punch, the referee stopped the fight and declared Miller the winner. The National Boxing Association and the New York State Athletic Commission, however, overruled the referee and declared the bout a "no contest." They also declared that the title was vacant due to Battalino's inability to make the featherweight limit. To end any confusion about his championship status, Battalino voluntarily relinquished the title in March and began to fight at the lightweight limit. As a lightweight, he lost bouts with Hall of Famers Billy Petrolle and Barney Ross. His final bout was in 1940.
When Battalino retired, he settled in Hartford, Connecticut, and worked as a construction laborer. He died in Hartford on July 25, 1977.
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Post by KSTAT124 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:12 pm

A YEAR AGO:

February 18, 2012-

Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico-

Former IBF world junior middleweight champion Luis Ramon "Yory Boy" Campas won a 10-round, unanimous decision over Matt Vanda. This was the second time Campas and Vanda faced each other. In their first meeting, on June 24, 2005, Vanda won a somewhat controversial 12-round, split decision in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Post by DBO » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:00 pm

2006- Antonio Margarito KO 1 Manuel "Shotgun" Gomez, Las Vegas. Retains WBO World Welterweight Title.


A friend of mine, who coordinates 8CountNews, suggests this is the bout Margo started loading his gloves in.

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Post by straycat » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:12 am

2012:
Vitali Klitschko W 12 Derek Chisora, Munich, Germany. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Referee: Guido Cavalleri | judge: Robin Dolpierre 118-110 | judge: Bela Florian 118-110 | judge: Eddie Pappoe 119-111.

Tavoris Cloud W 12 Gabriel Campillo, Corpus Cristi, TX. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Referee: Mark Nelson | judge: Dennis Nelson 111-115 | judge: David Robertson 116-110 | judge: Joel Elizondo 114-112. Campillo down twice in 1st. round. Cloud cut over left eye in 4th round from a punch. Showtime's unofficial judge Chuck Giampa scored the bout 114-112 in favor of Campillo.
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Re: FEBRUARY 18th

Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:59 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 18, 1956-

Hollywood, California-

Veteran journeyman Billy Evans (28-36-19) scored a major upset by stopping featherweight contender Tommy Bain (26-4-3) in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

The two fought in a 10-round rematch on April 7, 1956. Bain won by unanimous decision.

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