FEBRUARY 26th

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FEBRUARY 26th

Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:52 pm

February 26, 1943-

Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan-

Only 3 weeks after suffering his first career loss, Sugar Ray Robinson avenges that loss by winning his rubber match with Jake LaMotta via a 10-round, unanimous decision.

The two future Hall of Famers would fight another 3 times. Robinson won all 3 including their February 14, 1951 bout in which Robinson took the world middleweight title from LaMotta, stopping him in the 13th round.

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Post by RASTA666 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:19 am

1954 and Lulu Perez beats Willie Pep via 2nd round ko. It is widely felt that Pep took a dive. Sports Illustrated reported he did dive for 16 grand and Pep sued them for 75 mil. I don't know what the outcome was. Pep was down 3 times in rd 2 for an auto stop. All reports suggest a fix was in.



Fight is in Tokyo so it was on this day in 1968 we have an interesting Australian stat. Lionel Rose beats World Bantamweight champ Fighting Harada via a 15 round, unanimous decision to become boxing's first aboriginal champ in history.
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Post by straycat » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:25 am

1968- in Tokyo, Japan Australia's Lionel Rose beats world Bantamweight champion Fighting Harada by a fifteen round unanimous decision to become boxing's first aborigine world champion in history,
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Post by straycat » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:57 am

Passed Away On This Day

1918- Terry McGovern (born born John Terrence McGovern in Johnstown, Pennsylvania March 9, 1880–February 22, 1918)
Known as Terrible Terry he was a boxer who held the world bantamweight and featherweight titles
McGovern won the bantamweight crown in 1899 when he knocked out Pedlar Palmer in 1 round. He never defended the title and relinquished it in 1900.
He then moved up in weight and captured the featherweight crown from George Dixon on January 9, 1900, by scoring a technical knockout in the eighth round. As a featherweight, McGovern was involved in some controversial bouts. For example he is credited with knocking out Aurelio Herrera in defense of his crown in 5 rounds. Herrera afterwards claimed he had been doped during the fight. McGovern is also credited with scoring a 2 round knockout over Joe Gans. Gans claimed that he threw the fight.
McGovern lost his crown when he was stopped by Young Corbett II in 2 rounds on November 28, 1902. Corbett also won their rematch
McGovern finished his career with a record of 65 wins (42 KOs) 5 losses and 5 draws. As was common in that era, he also engaged in many No Decision bouts. In 2003, McGovern was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Boxing historian Nat Fleischer ranked McGovern as the greatest featherweight of all time.
McGovern spent much of his later life in mental institutions. He died of pneumonia and kidney ailment in the charity ward of King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA, on February 22, 1918.

1903- Jack Johnson W 20 Sam McVey, Los Angeles. Retains World "Colored" Heavyweight Title.

1903- Young Corbett D 20 Eddie Hanlon, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1911- Johnny Coulon W 20 Frankie Conley, New Orleans. Wins Lineal World Bantamweight Title. (There were other claimants recognized by the British boxing authorities and by the IBU.)

1925- Jackie "Kid" Berg KO 9 Billy Streets, London, England. Featherweight Bout.

1925- George Godfrey KO 5 Tut Jackson, NYC. Heavyweight Bout.

1925- Jack Delaney KO 4 Tiger Flowers, NYC. (Delaney weighed in at 164 1/2; Flowers at 166 1/4.)

1926- Tiger Flowers W 15 Harry Greb, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1934- Marcel Thil W 15 Ignacio Ara, Paris. Retains IBU and Ring Magazine World Middleweight Titles.

1943- Sugar Ray Robinson W 10 Jake La Motta, Detroit. Robinson weighed in at 145; La Motta at 160 3/4. The second fight in 21-days between these two. The third to date. Robinson wins by the scores of 51-49 (5-3-2 in rounds), 53-47 (6-2-2), and 56-44 (8-1-1). Robinson leads 2-1.

1951- Charley Humez W 15 Gilbert Lavoine, Paris. Regained French Welterweight Title.

1951- Willie Pep KO 2 Eddie Webb, Sarasota, Florida. Pep weighed in at 128 1/2; Webb at 134.

1951- Rex Layne KO 3 Bill Petersen, Salt Lake City, Utah. Heavyweight Bout.

1957- Vince Martinez W 10 Kid Gavilan, Newark, New Jersey. Welterweight Bout.

1957- Roy "Cut and Shoot" Harris W 10 Joey Rowan, Houston, Texas. Heavyweight Bout.

1960- Nicolino Locche W 10 Jaime Gine, Mendoza, Argentina. Lightweight Bout. Locche improves to 9-1-3 with 1 NC; Gine loses for the first time in 77 professional bouts, slipping to 69-1-7.

1960- Spider Webb W 10 Rory Calhoun, San Francisco, California. Middleweight Bout. Webb, the #1 contender for NBA world middleweight champion Gene Fullmer's title, wins an unpopular split decision.

1960- Roger Rischer KO 4 Frankie Haynes, San Francisco. Heavyweight Bout.

1960- Eddie Machen KO 9 Billy Hunter, NYC. Heavyweight Bout.

1965- Zora Folley W 10 Oscar Bonavena, NYC. Heavyweight Bout.

1965- Jose Legra W 10 Mario Sitri, Madrid, Spain. Featherweight Bout.

1965- Luis Folledo W 10 Bob Cofie, Madrid. Middleweight Bout.

1968- Ismael Laguna W 10 Ray Adigun, Paris, France. Lightweight Bout.

1968- Lionel Rose W 15 Fighting Harada, Tokyo. Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1973- Hector Thompson W 15 Manny Santos, Brisbane, Australia. Retains Austalasian Lightweight Title.

1973- Irish Pat Murphy Draw 10 Edwin "Chu Chu" Mulave, NYC. Welterweight Bout.

1979- Bobby Chacon KO 5 Shig Fukuyama, Los Angeles. Super Featherweight Bout.

1979- Eddie Gregory (later known as Eddie Mustafa Muhammad) W 10 Pat Cuillo (AKA Vic Valentino), NYC. Cruiserweight Bout.

1979- Gerry Cooney KO 1 Charlie Johnson, NYC. Heavyweight Bout.

1979- Ralph Racine KO 10 Ezequiel "Cocoa" Sanchez, NYC. Lightweight Bout.

1984- Rocky Lockridge KO 1 Roger Mayweather, Beaumont, TX. Wins WBA World Junior Lightweight Title. (Richey S. Jones: "90-seconds and the extremely cocky and overconfident Mayweather is out cold, and an ex-champ.")

1984- Vinny Pazienza KO 4 David Bell, Beaumont, TX. Junior Welterweight Bout.

1984- Barry Michael W 10 Jerome Artis, Melbourne, Australia. Lightweight Bout.

1987- Paul Hodkinson KO 4 Kamel Djadda, Bethnal Green, London, England. Junior Lightweight Bout. Hodkinson improves to 6-0.

1990- Edward "Pee Wee" Parker NC 12 Refugio Rojas, Inglewood, California. For Parker's WBA Americas Featherweight Title. Parker wins by unanimous decision but tests positive for cocaine. The California State Athletic Commission changes the result to a no-contest.

1990- Quincy Taylor W 10 Gilbert Baptist, Inglewood. Junior Middleweight Bout.

1993- Tom "Boom Boom" Johnson W 12 Manuel Medina, Melun, France. Wins IBF World Featherweight Title.

1993- Cesar Bazan KO 3 Rafael Vargas, Melun, France. Lightweight Bout.

1993- Vincent Boulware W 12 Dale Jackson, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Wins Inaugural IBC Cruiserweight Title Bout.

1994- Steve Little W 12 Michael Nunn, Kensington, London. Wins Lineal and WBA World Super Middleweight Titles.

1994- Nigel Benn W 12 Henry Wharton, Kensington, London. Retains WBC World Super Middleweight Title.

1994- Lloyd Honeyghan KO 6 Kevin Adamson, Kensington, London. Retains Commonwealth Light Middleweight Title.

1994- Dennis Andries W 10 Mike Peak, Kensington, London. Non-title Cruiserweight Bout. (Andries' BBBofC British Cruiserweight title was not on the line.)

1994- Oliver McCall KO 1 Dan Murphy, Kensington, London. Heavyweight Bout.

1994- Orlando Canizales KO 4 Gerardo Martinez, San Jose, CA. Retains IBF World Bantamweight Title.

2000- Oscar De La Hoya KO 7 Derrell Coley, NYC. Wins Vacant IBA Welterweight Title/Wins WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator.

2000- Arturo Gatti KO 2 Joey Gamache, NYC. Junior Welterweight Bout. (Richey S. Jones: "The knockout of the year.")

2000- Lamon Brewster W 10 Richard Mason, NYC. Heavyweight Bout.

2000- Vernie Torres W 12 Genaro "Poblanito" Garcia, Biloxi, Mississippi. Wins Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Junior Bantamweight Title.

2000- Clifford Etienne KO 2 James Jones, Boloxi, Mississippi. Heavyweight Bout.

2000- Denkaosan Kaovichit KO 3 Johnny Binge, Koh Samui, Thailand. Retains PABA Flyweight Title.

2000- Kompayak Porpramook W 6 Denpipop Kengkarun, Koh Samui, Thailand. Minimumweight Bout. Kompayak improves to 2-0.

2003- Daisuke Naito KO 2 Manop Sithgorson, Tokyo. Super Flyweight Bout.

2004- Joan Guzman KO 7 Agapito Sanchez, San Diego, California. Retained WBO World Junior Featherweight Title.

2004- Daniel Ponce De Leon KO 6 Cesar Figueroa, San Diego. Junior Featherweight Bout.

2005- Fabrice Tiozzo KO 6 Dariusz Michalczewski, Hamburg, Germany. Retains WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.

2005- Zsolt Erdei W 12 Hugo Hernan Garay, Hamburg, Germany. Retains Lineal and WBO World Light Heavyweight Titles.

2005- Wladimir Sidorenko W 12 Julio Zarate, Hamburg, Germany. Wins Vacant WBA World Bantamweight Title.

2006- Daiki Kameda KO 1 Samart Sithsaithong, Yokohama, Japan. Super Flyweight Bout. Kameda's pro debut.

2009- Suriyan Por Chokchai (AKA Suriyan Petchpayarknum; now known as Suriyan Sor Rungvisai) W 12 Irfan Ogah, Bangkok, Thailand. Wins Vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Flyweight Title.

2009- Alexander Ustinov KO 5 Maksym Pediura, Kiev, Ukraine. Wins Vacant European Boxing Association Heavyweight title.

2010- Zolani Tete W 12 Richard Garcia, Johannesburg, South Africa. Wins IBF Flyweight Title Eliminator.

2010- Antonio Escalante W 10 Miguel Roman, El Paso, Texas. Featherweight Bout.

2010- Danny Garcia W 10 Ashley Theophane, El Paso. Super Lightweight Bout.

2010- Masayuki Kuroda KO 4 Yasuaki Sato, Tokyo. Light Flyweight Bout.

2010- Wale Omotoso JO 7 Ray Musson, St Johns, New Zealand. Non-title Welterweight Bout. (Omotoso's OPBF welterweight title was not on the line.)

Born On This Day

1967- Vuyani Bungu (born in Mdantsane, South Africa)
Known as "Carousel Kid" or "The Beast", Bungu was a force in the super bantamweight division throughout the 1990s.
Bungu turned pro in 1987 and in 1994 captured the International Boxing Federation Super Bantamweight Title with a shocking upset victory over Kennedy McKinney, a fight named 1994 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year. After the victory, Bungu defended the title an impressive 13 times before relinquishing the belt in 2000 to move up to featherweight to take on Naseem Hamed. Hamed destroyed the super bantamweight legend, TKO'ing Bungu in the 4th round. In 2002, he was beaten by Lehlohonolo Ledwaba and retired in 2005 after losing to Thomas Mashaba. He compiled a career record of 39-5-0.
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Post by KSTAT124 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:20 am

February 26, 2011-

- Brandon Rios TKO-10 Miguel Acosta, Las Vegas, Nevada. Won WBA World Lightweight Title.

- Julio Cesar Miranda TKO-4 Ardin Diale, Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico. Retained WBO World Flyweight Title.

- Gilberto Keb Baas TKO-9 Jose Antonio Aguirre, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Retained WBC World Light Flyweight Title.

- Wilbert Uicab UD 12 Edwin Diaz, Merida. Retained WBC Silver Flyweight Title.

- Juan Carlos Salgado UD 10 Guadalupe Rosales, Merida. Lightweight Bout.

- Robinson Castellanos UD 12 Christopher Perez, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Won Vacant WBC FECOMBOX Title.

- Ermano Fegatilli UD 12 Stephen Foster, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Won EBU European Super Featherweight Title.

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Post by DBO » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 pm

2000- Arturo Gatti KO 2 Joey Gamache, NYC. Junior Welterweight Bout. (Richey S. Jones: "The knockout of the year.")


Crushing, crushing KO.

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Re: FEBRUARY 26th

Post by straycat » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:11 am

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Re: FEBRUARY 26th

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:03 am

SIXTY YEARS AGO:

February 26, 1956-

Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France-

Gerhard Hecht (51-66) retained the EBU European light heavyweight title by stopping French champion Charles Colin (38-4-3) in the 13th round.

Paris, Paris, France-

Valere Benedetto (41-17-9) retained the French welterweight title by stopping Jacques Herbillon (66-8-4) in the 9th round of a scheduled 15-rounder.

On the undercard, future World bantamweight champion Alphonse Halimi improved to 10-0 by knocking out journeyman Pierre Gress Gyde (10-25-2) in the second round of a scheduled ten-round bout.

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