February 28th & February 29th

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February 28th & February 29th

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February 28
Terrence Lewis (31-12-1) D 10 Friday Ahunanaya (17-1-1)
Humberto Soto (26-5-2) TKO 7 Cesar Figueroa (24-2-2)
Belinda Cooper TKO 2 Reiko Muruyama
Jesse Feliciano W 6 Alphonso Gomez
Steve Marquez W 4 Leodegario Capilla
Dewey Cooper W 6 Robert Green
Michael Rush (25-6-1) W 10 Derrick Whitley (19-19-2)
Ali Tareh KO 6 Hugo Vargas
Jose Navarro W 10 Keyri Wong
Enrique Ornelas W 8 Tim Shocks
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Feb 28 1947. Gus Lesnevich retains his world light heavyweight title with a tenth round KO over Billy Fox. That's the same Billy Fox against whom Jake La Motta admitted taking a dive in order to land a shot at the world middleweight title.

Also on this day in 1949, Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim by majority decision after 10 rounds.
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February 28th:

1908- Abe Attell KO 7 Eddie Kelly, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1913- Freddie Welsh W 20 Young Nipper, London, England. Non-title Lightweight Bout. Neither Welsh's British version of the World Lightweight title nor his European Lightweight Title were on the line.

1916- Pete Herman ND 6 Lew Tendler, Philadelphia. Bantamweight Bout. (Tendler won the "unofficial" newspaper decision.)

1916- Benny Leonard ND 10 Rocky Kansas, Buffalo, NY. Lightweight Bout. (Leonard won the "unofficial" newspaper decision.)

1933- Freddie Miller W 10 Baby Arizmendi, Los Angeles. Retains NBA World Featherweight Title/Wins California version of World Featherweight Title.

1938- Henry Armstrong KO 2 Charley Burns, Minneapolis. Lightweight Bout. Armstrong’s 27th consecutive knockout victory.

1947- Gus Lesnevich KO 10 Billy Fox, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1949- Ezzard Charles W 15 Joey Maxim, Cincinnati. Heavyweight Bout.

1962- Cassius Clay KO 4 Don Warner, Miami Beach. Heavyweight Bout. Clay moves to 12-0 (9).

1964- Sugar Ramos KO 6 Mitsunori Seki, Tokyo. Retains Lineal, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Featherweight Titles. (Moderator's Note: The Cyber Boxing Zone and The Ring Record Book and Boxing Encyclopedia of 1986-1987 list this bout as taking place on 2/28/64 while BoxRec lists it as taking place on 3/1/64.)

1964- Nicolino Locche W 10 Raul Santos Villalba, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lightweight Bout.

1964- Antonio Cervantes W 4 Rodolfo Marquez, Valledupar, Colombia. Featherweight Bout. "Kid Pambele" improves to 2-0. This was the first of five times Marquez would lose to Cervantes.

1964- Nino Benvenuti KO 5 Memo Ayon, Rome. Middleweight Bout.

1964- Gaspar Ortega W 10 Domenico Tiberia, Rome. Welterweight Bout.

1964- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter W 10 Jimmy Ellis, NYC. Middleweight Bout.

1971- Shozo Saijyo W 15 Frankie Crawford, Utsonomiya, Japan. Retains WBA World Featherweight Title.

1973- Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles KO 7 Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez, Inglewood, California. Retains Lineal, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Welterweight Titles. Napoles, who had successfully defended his titles against Lopez in 1970, proves even more devastating in the rematch!!

1973- Bobby Chacon KO 5 Jose Luis Martin Del Campo, Inglewood. Featherweight Bout.

1974- Kuniaki Shibata W 15 Ricardo Arredondo, Tokyo. Wins WBC World Junior Lightweight Title.

1974- Guts Ishimatsu KO 4 Gener Cruz, Tokyo. Lightweight Bout.

1976- Elisha Obed KO 2 Tony Gardner, Nassau. Retains WBC World Junior Middleweight Title.

1981- Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 11 Vonzell Johnson, Atlantic City. Retains WBC World Light Heavyweight Title.

1981- Bobby Berna KO 11 Ronaldo Sumalis, Manila. Wins Philippines Games and Amusement Board Bantamweight Title.

1987- Khaosai Galaxy KO 14 Elly Pical, Jakarta. Retains WBA World Super Flyweight Title. (Pical's IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title was not on the line but as a result of this loss, he was stripped of that title.)

1992- Muangchai Kittikasem KO 9 Sot Chitalada, Sumut Prakan, Thailand. Retains Lineal and WBC World Flyweight Titles.

1993- Al "Ice" Cole W 12 Uriah Grant, Atlantic City. Retains IBF World Cruiserweight Title.

1995- Greg Richardson W 12 Edel Geronimo, Honolulu. Wins Vacant WBA Penta-Continental Bantamweight Title.

1997- Ruben Sanchez Leon KO 7 Albrto Marinez, Mexicali, Baja California. Retained World Boxing Board Flyweight Title.

1997- Carlos Murillo W 12 Virgilio Chifundo, Colon, Panama. Regained WBA FEDELATIN Light Flyweight Title.

1998- Stevie Johnston W 12 George Scott, Atlantic City. Retains WBC World Lightweight Title.

1998- Floyd Mayweather, Jr. KO 2 Sam Girard, Atlantic City. Super Featherweight Bout.

1998- Lamon Brewster KO 1 Artis Pendergrass, Atlantic City. Heavyweight Bout.

1998- Jose Antonio Aguirre KO 2 Martin Acevedo, Mexico City. Wins NABF Strawweight Title.

1998- Axel Schulz W 12 Julian Francis, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Wins EBU European Heavyweight Title Eliminator.

2003- Humberto Soto KO 7 Cesar Figueroa, Las Vegas. Featherweight Bout.

2004- Markus Beyer W 12 Andre Thysse, Mehrzweckhalle, Dresden, Germany. Retains WBC World Super Middleweight Title.

2004- Nikolay Valuev KO 1 Dicky Ryan, Dresden. Heavyweight Bout.

2004- Arthur Abraham KO 2 Steve Walker, Dresden. Middleweight Bout.

2004- Miguel Cotto KO 4 Victoriano Sosa, Las Vegas. Retains WBC International Super Lightweight Title. The highly touted Cotto improves to 19-0 (16).

2004- Erik Morales W 12 Jesus Chavez, Las Vegas. Wins WBC World Super Featherweight Title. Morales joins Julio Cesar Chavez as the only two Mexican fighters to win the WBC belt in 3 weight classes.

2008- Dimitri Kirilov D 12 Cecilio Santos, NYC. Retains IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title.

2009- Juan Manuel Marquez KO 9 Juan Diaz, Houston. Retains Ring Magazine World Lightweight Title/Wins Vacant WBO World Lightweight Title/Wins Vacant WBA World Lightweight Super Championship. The bout was held in the Toyota Center, in Houston and drew 14,571 spectators. This bout is later named the Fight of the Year.

2009- Chris John D 12 Rocky Juarez, Houston. Retains WBA World Featherweight Title. Referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Tom Miller 114-114 | judge: Raul Caiz 114-114 | judge: Gale Van Hoy 114-114.

2009- Roman Gonzalez W 12 Francisco Rosas, Oaxaca, Mexico. Retains WBA World Minimumweight Title.

2009- Donnie Nietes W 12 Erik Ramirez, Oaxaca, Mexico, Retains WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title.

2009- Simpiwe Nongqayi W 12 Francisco Arce, Los Mochis, Mexico. Wins IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title Eliminator.

2009- Sebastian Sylvester KO 7 Gaetano Nespro, Neubrandenburg, Germany. Wins Vacant IBF International Middleweight Title.

2009- Karo Murat KO 10 Cristian Sanavia, Neubrandenburg, Germany. Retains EBU European Super Middleweight Title.

Born On This Day

1918- Peter Kane (born Peter Cain in Heywood, Lancashire, England)
One of England's greatest flyweight boxers and a world champion in the 1930s. Kane was born in Heywood, Lancashire, on February 28, 1918, but grew up in the town of Golborne, Lancashire, after his family moved there before his first birthday.
He was a two-fisted fighter, renowned for his punching power. Fifty-three of his eighty-eight wins were by knockout.
He made his professional debut in December 1934, at the age of sixteen. He fought and beat Joe Jacobs in Liverpool, where he was to have many of his fights. The fight was stopped in the fifth.
He went on to record a string of forty-one consecutive wins, before challenging Benny Lynch for the World flyweight title, at the age of nineteen. The fight, in October 1937, was staged at Shawfield Park, Glasgow in front of a crowd of over 40,000, and was one of the finest flyweight battles of all time. Lynch retained his title by knocking Kane out in the thirteenth round.
Kane had a re-match with Lynch in March 1938, and fought a draw over fifteen rounds in Liverpool. Lynch could not make the flyweight limit and had to pay a forfeit. In his next fight, against Jackie Jurich, Lynch was again overweight despite winning the fight and forfeited his World flyweight title. The British Boxing Board of Control declared the title vacant.
The American, Jurich and Kane were regarded as the chief contenders for the vacant World flyweight title, and a fight was arranged between them in September 1938, in Liverpool. Kane won on points after putting Jurich down five times during the fight.
He was now World flyweight champion, but he was finding it increasingly difficult to get down to the flyweight limit. In 1939, Kane announced that he was going to fight as a bantamweight in future, and at the end of that year, the National Boxing Association, of America stripped him of his title. He continued to be recognised as World flyweight champion by the International Boxing Union, in Europe.
Kane continued to fight recording a string of victories with only the occasional defeat, but most of his fights were at bantamweight.. Although he was the World flyweight champion, the British and Commonwealth titles were held by the Scotsman, Jackie Paterson. In June 1943, a fight was arranged at Hampden Park, Glasgow, with all three titles at stake. Kane managed to make the flyweight limit for the fight but was knocked out in the first round. The fight lasted only a minute.
Kane continued to fight but concentrated on the bantamweight division from now on, again winning most of his fights.
In September 1947, he fought the Frenchman, Theo Medina for the European bantamweight title. The fight was at Belle Vue, Manchester, and Kane won on points to become European bantamweight champion.
In December 1947, he defended the title against Belgian, Joe Cornelis, at Belle Vue, and again won on points.
In February 1948, he defended his European title against Italian, Guido Ferracin, at Belle Vue, and this time, lost on points.
He had a re-match with Ferracin, in July 1948, at Belle Vue again. This time Kane was forced to retire in round five.
He had only two more fights, losing on points to Stan Rowan, and knocking out a boxer called Johnny Conn, who was making his debut, in April 1951.
He worked throughout his career as a blacksmith in the village of Lowton, which neighbours Golborne. Throughout his adult life and boxing career, he lived in Liverpool Road, Pewfall, between Haydock and Ashton. He died on July 23, 1991. Ironically, he disliked Wigan, always considering himself a Warringtonian, even though he lived most of his life in nearby Pewfall, near St. Helens in Lancashire.

1961- Barry McGuigan (born Finbarr Patrick McGuigan in Clones, Ireland)
Known as The Clones Cyclone, Barry is a former Irish professional boxer who became a world featherweight champion.
McGuigan was born in Clones, Ireland, son of singer Pat McGuigan (died 1987). He represented Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games at Edmonton 1978 and represented Ireland at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Pat McGuigan sang "Danny Boy" before several of his son's fights. This fact inspired the Hacienda Brothers' song "If Daddy Don't Sing Danny Boy", written by boxer and musician Chris Gaffney.
During his career, McGuigan fought at a number of venues in both parts of Ireland and in Great Britain. He attracted an enormous and loyal following in the mid-1980s, particularly to the King's Hall in Belfast which he normally packed to the rafters. This, and the media attention that surrounded him, is evidence that not since Rinty Monaghan in the 1940s had the city seen such a popular boxer.
McGuigan is a Roman Catholic, and at a time when Roman Catholics and Protestants were clashing during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, McGuigan married a Protestant woman, Sandra, and they have been married for 28 years. A saying was coined: "Leave the fighting to McGuigan" in part because of his insistence on being non-sectarian. As a non-sectarian sporting ambassador for Northern Ireland, even though he was from the republic of Ireland, he drew on the experience of George Best and would later be emulated by Eddie Irvine. He and his wife are both active patrons for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
McGuigan took out British citizenship so that he could compete for British domestic titles.
McGuigan's brother Dermott committed suicide in 1994.
McGuigan is interested in etymology.
McGuigan started his juvenile boxing career at the Wattlebridge Amateur Boxing Club, Co. Fermanagh and later moved to the Smithborough Amateur Boxing Club, Co. Monaghan. Under the guidance of trainers Danny McEntee and Frank Mulligan he rapidly established himself as a exceptional boxer. He won the All Ireland Amateur Championship in 1976 having defeated Martin Brereton.
He started his professional boxing career on 10 May 1981, beating Selwyn Bell by a knockout in two rounds in Dublin. After another win, he suffered his first setback, losing a hotly disputed decision (which had him in tears) to Peter Eubank (brother of Chris Eubank) over eight rounds at Wembley, England.
After his first loss, McGuigan notched up two more wins, including one over Terry Pizzarro, and then he was given a rematch with Eubank. The second time around, McGuigan prevailed, by a knockout in the eighth round.
In 1982, McGuigan won eight fights, seven by knockout. One of these, however, almost destroyed his career and his life. Opposed by Young Ali, on 14 June 1982, McGuigan won by a knockout in six rounds; Ali fell into a coma from which he never recovered. According to the book The Ring: Boxing The 20th Century, this affected McGuigan so much that he wasn't sure he wanted to keep on boxing. He also defeated Paul Huggins and Angelo Licata during this period. In 1983, he won four fights,winning the British Title against Vernon Penprase, and including his first trip to fight outside Europe (when he beat Samuel Meck by a knockout in six in Ontario, Canada), before getting his first try at a European title. On 16 November, Italy's Valerio Nati defended his European Featherweight belt versus McGuigan in Belfast, and McGuigan won the crown with a knockout in the sixth round. He then became the number one Featherweight challenger in the World Boxing Association. In 1984, he won six bouts, all by knockout. Among the fighters he beat were former world title challengers Jose Caba and Felipe Orozco. He also beat contenders Paul DeVorce and Charm Chiteule and retained his British and European titles against Clyde Ruan and the latter belt against Esteban Eguia to keep his chance at a World Championship attempt alive.
In 1985, McGuigan met former world Featherweight champion Juan Laporte and won by a decision after ten rounds. Following one more win (a defence of his European Title against Farid Gallouze), he finally got his world title try when the long reigning WBA world featherweight champion, Eusebio Pedroza of Panama, came to London to put his title on the line at Loftus Road football stadium. McGuigan became the champion by dropping Pedroza in round seven and winning a unanimous fifteen-round decision in a fight refereed by hall of fame referee Stanley Christodoulou. McGuigan and his wife were feted in a public reception through the streets of Belfast that attracted several hundred thousand spectators. Later that year, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, becoming the first person not born in the United Kingdom to win the award.
McGuigan made his first defence against American Bernard Taylor, who was stopped in the ninth round, and then against Danilo Cabrera, who got knocked out in fourteen rounds. This proved to be a controversial stoppage: The fight was stopped after the challenger bent over to pick up his mouthpiece after losing it, a practice that is allowed in many countries but not in Ireland. Cabrera was not aware of this, and the fight was stopped. Although Cabrera's corner protested the outcome, McGuigan remained the winner by a knockout.
For his next defence, he went to Las Vegas in June 1986, where he faced the relatively unknown Stevie Cruz from Texas in what proved a gruelling fifteen-round title bout under a blazing sun. McGuigan held a lead halfway through, but suffered dehydration because of the extreme heat and wilted near the end, being dropped in rounds ten and fifteen. He eventually lost a close decision and his world belt, which he was never to reclaim. After the fight, McGuigan required hospitalisation because of his dehydrated state.
After that fight he retired, partly due to the death of his father in 1987. He used to say his father was his greatest inspiration and, after his death, apparently felt no reason to continue boxing. However, he returned to the ring between 1988 and 1989, beating former world title challengers Nicky Perez and Francisco Tomas Da Cruz as well as contender Julio Cesar Miranda before losing to British future World Title challenger Jim McDonnell by a technical knockout (cuts) in four rounds. McGuigan then retired permanently from boxing. His record was 32 wins and 3 losses, with 26 wins by knockout. In January 2005, McGuigan was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Some experts have questioned the level of competition he fought during his career, observing that he did not meet the WBC Champion Azumah Nelson of Ghana, whom commentator Jack McGowan of the Belfast Telegraph has stated that McGuigan would not have beaten.
McGuigan attempted to establish an association to protect the rights of boxers against what he, and others, considered omnipotent managers and promoters. In this regard, he had had a difficult time during his own career. A very close relationship with his manager deteriorated badly over time and led to a successful libel case against him by his former manager several years later. In the 1980s he was a chat show host on BBC1.
McGuigan currently lives near Whitstable, Kent with his wife and children. He currently works as a boxing commentator for ITV. He has tried his hand at acting, appearing in the movie Malicious Intent in 2000. Two biographies of McGuigan have been written. More recently, fellow Clones native and boxer Kevin McBride has honoured McGuigan by adopting the nickname The Clones Colossus.
McGuigan appeared in the third series of ITV's Hell's Kitchen in September 2007, where he was eventually crowned the winner after winning the public vote.
McGuigan is the Chairman of the Professional Boxing Association, an organisation he has wanted to set up for over a decade, with the intention of teaching boxers the importance of education, and indeed educating them.
In August 2009, he co-presented Charity Lords of the Ring with Lucy Kennedy.
Other recognition
* Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame
* Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005
* Fought in Ring Magazine's 1986 Fight of the Year
* Title character in the 8-bit computer game, Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing
* Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1985
* Honoured in an Irish ballad song released in 1984 entitled Clones Cyclone written by Johnny McCauley and sung by Big Tom

1980- Lucian Bute (born in Pechea, Galaţi, Romania)
Romanian-Canadian professional boxer living and fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bute is the current IBF Super Middleweight champion.
As an amateur, Bute won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Houston, Texas and the Gold Medal at the 2001 Francophone Games.
Bute has a professional record of 27 wins (22 KOs), 0 losses and 0 draws. He is trained by Stéphan Larouche, who also trained former world champions Éric Lucas and Leonard Doroftei.
On June 15, 2007, Bute faced super middleweight contender and former Olympian Sakio Bika at the Bell Centre in Montreal in an elimination bout for the IBF title. Bute beat Bika by unanimous decision (116-111, 118-109, 118-109) and, as a result, he got his shot at the IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro Berrio on October 19, 2007. Bute beat Berrio via TKO in the 11th round. With this victory, Bute became the third Romanian professional boxing world champion after Leonard Doroftei and Mihai Leu.
On October 24, 2008, Bute defeated Mexico's Librado Andrade by unanimous decision but the end of the fight was marred with controversy. While Bute dominated his opponent through most of the fight, he nearly lost the title when he was knocked down by Andrade with two seconds left in the 12th and final round. When the referee, Marlon B. Wright, reached the eight count, the bell sounding the end of the match rang. However, the referee, stopped the count temporarily, when he signaled Andrade to return to his corner.
Bute defeated three-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zúñiga on March 13, 2009. In round four, Bute knocked Zúñiga down with a left uppercut to the body. Zúñiga got up, but Bute continued the assault, eventually leading to a stoppage by the referee.
On November 29, 2009, Lucian Bute fought Andrade in a rematch and won with a fourth-round KO at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada. Bute retained his IBF super middleweight title with the victory and is ready to unite the title.
On April 17, 2010, Bute stopped Edison Miranda at 1:22 of the third round to retain his IBF super middleweight title in Montreal. The result was a technical knockout.
On October 15, at the Bell Center in Montréal, Lucian Bute IBF super middleweight champion scored an impressive ninth round KO over mandatory challenger Jesse Brinkley. It was mostly a tactical fight until Bute dropped Brinkley with a left uppercut to the body in round five. Brinkley barely beat the count. Bute floored Brinkley for the second time in round eight and knocked him out with an uppercut in round nine. It was Bute’s sixth title defense.

Also to cover the following day in a leap year.
February 29th

1912- Georges Carpentier KO 2 Jim Sullivan, Monte Carlo. Wins European Middleweight title. (Carpentier also claims the World Middleweight Title.)

1916- Billy Miske W 15 Dick Gilbert, Denver, Colorado. Miske weighed in at 173; Gilbert at 180.

1924- Billy Petrolle KO4 Irish Kennedy, Fargo, North Dakota. Lightweight Bout.

1928- Dave Shade W 10 Charley Long, Oakland, California. Middleweight Bout.

1932- Primo Carnera W 10 Pierre Charles, Paris. Heavyweight Bout.

1932- Benny Leonard W 10 Billy McMahon, NYC. Welterweight Bout.

1936- Al Delaney W 6 "Two Ton" Tony Galento, Brooklyn, NY. Heavyweight Bout. The 235-pound Galento outweighed Delaney by 56 pounds.

1940- Tony Zale KO 4 Enzo Iannozzi, Youngstown, OH. Middleweight Bout.

1940- Jackie "Kid" Berg WF 6 Eddie Ryan, London. Welterweight Bout.

1940- Teddy Yarosz W 10 Willie Muldune, Cleveland. Light Heavyweight Bout.

1944- Jimmy Bivins W 10 Lee Q. Murray, Cleveland. Heavyweight Bout.

1944- Henry Armstrong KO 4 Jackie Byrd, Des Moines, Iowa. Welterweight Bout.

1944- Jackie Graves KO 4 Cecil Bradley, Des Moines, Iowa. Featherweight Bout. Graves improves to 2-0 with 2 KOs.

1948- Joe Brown Draw 10 Bobby McQuillar, New Orleans. Lightweight Bout.

1952- Virgil Akins KO 9 Henry Davis, Hollywood, California. Lightweight Bout.

1952- Chico Vejar W 10 Fitzie Pruden, NYC. Welterweight Bout.

1988- Azumah Nelson W 12 Mario "Azabache" Martinez, Inglewood. Wins vacant WBC World Super Featherweight Title.

1988- Daniel Zaragoza KO 10 Carlos Zarate, Inglewood. Wins vacant WBC World Super Bantamweight Title.

2000- Judge Graham Mullen sentences former World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, 32, to 30 days in prison for kidnapping his wife and five children. Mullen also orders Bowe to get treatment for the brain injuries that resulted from blows to the head during his boxing career.

2008- Lucien Bute KO 10 William Joppy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Retains IBF World Super Middleweight Title.

2008- Robert Guerrero KO 8 Jason Litzau, Lemoore, CA. Retains IBF World Featherweight Title.
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Additional February 28 and February 29 highlights:

February 28:

2012- Nihito Arakawa UD 12 Ryuji Migaki, Tokyo. Retained OPBF Lightweight Title.

February 29:

1956- John Holman UD 10 Joey "Irish Joe" Rowan, Miami, Florida. Heavyweight Bout.

1960- Isaac Logart TKO 1 Peter Schmidt, New York, New York. Welterweight Bout.

1964- Bunny Grant UD 10 Kid Banga, Kingstin, Jamaica. Junior Welterweight Bout.

1964- Billy Backus KO 7 Davey Hilton (Davey Hilton, Sr.), Syracuse, New York. Junior Welterweight Bout.

1968- Roberto Davila TKO 6 Brian London, Liverpool, England. Heavyweight Bout.

1968- Pete Riccitelli KO 2 Doyle Shiver, Portland, Maine. Light Heavyweight Bout.

1968- Willie Warren PTS. 10 Bob Harrington, St. Louis, Missouri. Middleweight Bout.

1968- Boone Kirkman KO 2 Mike Lanum, St. Louis, Missouri. Heavyweight Bout.

1972- George Foreman KO 2 Joe Murphy Goodwin, Austin, Texas. Heavyweight Bout.

1972- Raul Cruz PTS. 10 Godfrey Stevens, Tijuana, Mexico. Featherweight Bout.

1976- Soo-Hwan Hong KO 4 Shinobu Fujita, Busan, South Korea. Bantamweight Bout.

1976- Angel Oquendo PTS. 10 Bily Wagner, Commack, New York. Light Heavyweight Bout.

1976- Larry Stanton PTS. 6 George Farakas, Commack, NY. Junior Welterweight Bout. Stanton improved to 10-1.

1980- Teodoro Osuna PTS. 10 Larry Stanton, Commack, NY. Junior Welterweight Bout.

1980- Claude Noel UD 10 Jerome Artis, Mucurapo, Trinidad and Tobago. Lightweight Bout.

1980- Patrick Ford PTS. 10 Fernando Jimenez, Mucurapo, Trinidad and Tobago. Junior Lightweight Bout.

1980- Rocky Fratto UD 8 Sammy Masias, Rome, Italy. Junior Middleweight Bout.

1980- Gabriel Bernal KO 5 Armando Perez, Acapulco, Mexico. Flyweight Bout.

1980- Marcos Villasana KO 4 Jorge Morales, Apatzingan, Mexico. Featherweight Bout.

1984- Rene Busayong UD 12 Ric Barimbad, Paranaque, Metro Manila. Won Philippines Flyweight Title.

1992- Morris East KO 12 Pyong Sup Kim, Bucheon, South Korea. Won OPBF Super Lightweight Title.

1992- Aguiles Guzman TKO 10 Ivan Morales, Turmero, Venezuela. Won Vacant WBA FEDELATIN Flyweight Title.

1992- Jeff Mayweather UD 10 Oldemar Soto, Las Vegas. Lightweight Bout.

1996- Carlos Gerena TKO 4 John Bronson, Condado, Puerto Rico. Won Vacant WBA FEDELATIN Super Featherweight Title.

1996- Tony Miller TKO 12 Darrell Hiles, Melbourne, Australia. Won Vacant Australian Lightweight Title.

2000- Davey Hilton (Davey Hilton, Jr.) UD 10 Eddie Hall, Montreal, Canda. Middleweight Bout.

2000- George Arias TKO 4 Laerte Resende, Sao Paulo. Retained Brazilian Heavyweight Title.

2004- Takashi Kunishige Unan. Tech. Dec. 9 Tomoyoshi Nakayama, Osaka, Japan. Light Flyweight Bout.

2004- Waenpetch Chuwatana UD 12 Shin Ogata, Nagoya, Japan. Won Vacant OPBF Super Flyweight Title.

2008- Lucas Matthysse TKO 4 Jorge Luis Noriega Medrano, Ascension, Argentina. Junior Welterweight Bout.

2008- Renan St. Juste TKO 5 Mohamad Said, Montreal. Won Vacant WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.

2008- Vitali Tajbert UD 12 Jesus Garcia Escalona, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany. Won EBU Eurpean Union Super Featherweight Title.

2008- Gennady Golovkin KO 1 Tshepo Mashego, Alsterdorf. Middleweight Bout.

2008- Raul Garcia UD 12 Ronald Barrera, La Paz, Mexico. Won IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title Eliminator.

2008- Sammy Gutierrez UD 10 Ivan Meneses, LaPaz. Mini-Flyweight Bout.

2008- Ramon Garcia (Ramon Garcia Hirales) KO 4 Felipe Montiel,La Paz. Super Flyweight Bout.

2008- Travis Walker TKO 2 TJ Wilson, Lemoore, California. Won Vacant NABF Interim Heavyweight Title.

2008- Giuseppe Lauri TKO 6 Peter McDonagh, Milan, Italy. Retained EBU European Super Lightweight Title.

2008- Gianluca Branco PTS. 8 Nico Salzmann, Milan. Super Lightweight Bout.

2008- Odlanier Solis KO 3 Adrian Rajkai, Milan. Heavyweight Bout.

2008- Giovanni Caro TKO 9 Oscar Ibarra, Chihuahua, Mexico. Bantamweight Bout.

2008- Jhonny Gonzalez TKO 2 Giovanny Urbina, Chihuahua, Super Bantamweight Bout.

2008- Miguel "Mickey" Roman UD 10 Fermin de los Santos, Chihuahua. Featherweight Bout.

2008- Victor Zaleta UD 10 Jose Albrto Cuadras, Chihuahua. Super Flyweight Bout.

2008- Roman Gonzalez UD 10 Javier Murillo, Managua, Nicargua. Light Flyweight Bout.

2008- Yader Escobar UD 10 Miguel Tellez, Managua. Light Flyweight Bout.

2008- Sonny Boy Jaro TKO 4 Julius Alcoa, Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines. Retained Philippines Games and Amusement Board Light Flyweight Title.

2008- Marvin Sonsona TKO-4 Edwin Picardal, Binangonan. Flyweight Bout.

2008- Ryo Miyazaki Tech. Draw 3 Keisuke Akagi, Osaka, Japan. Flyweight Bout.

2012- Nobuhisa "Coronita" Doi UD 8 Hirofumi Maenosono, Tokyo. Super Bantamweight Bout.

2012- Masahiro Ishida SD 8 Taishi Torimoto, Tokyo. Super Bantamweight Bout.

2012- Sho Arai UD 8 Koji Nakano, Tokyo. Super Featherweight Bout.
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1993- Al "Ice" Cole W 12 Uriah Grant, Atlantic City. Retains IBF World Cruiserweight Title.

Significant win for Cole, whom I assert is the second best cruiserweight of all-time.
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Re: February 28th & February 29th

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February 28, 1956-

Kensington, London, England-

Future World heavyweight title challenger Henry Cooper stopped Maurice Mols in the 4th round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA-

Future World heavyweight title challenger Zora Folley knocked out veteran Watson Jones, a late substitute for Sonny Andrews, in the third round of a scheduled 10 round contest.

Miami Beach, Florida, USA-

Heavyweight contenders Bob Satterfield and Harold Carter fought to a 10-round draw.

Portland, Oregon, USA-

German middleweight contender Peter Mueller won his rematch with Arizona's Jimmy Martinez via a 10-round unanimous decision. Martinez had stopped Mueller in the 5th round two weeks earlier.

On the undercard, future heavyweight contenders Amos "Big Train" Lincoln and Roger Rischer battled to an 8-round draw.

February 29, 1956-

Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain-

Morocco-born Spanish featherweight Luis Romero posted his 145th win (145-18-4) by out[pointing fellow Spaniard Pedro Paris over 10 rounds.

Miami, Florida-

Heavyweight contender John Holman unanimously outpointed Joey "Irish Joe" Rowan over 10 rounds.

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