FEBRUARY 25th

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FEBRUARY 25th

Post by KSTAT124 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:34 pm

February 25, 1964-

Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida-

Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali) won the world heavyweight title when defending champion Sonny Liston was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round.

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Post by straycat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:28 am

2006- Edwin Valero set a new world record by winning his first 18 fights as a professional by first-round knockout (that record has since been broken by Tyrone Brunson). The previous record for consecutive first-round knockouts was 15 by Young Otto (record), who accomplished the feat in 1905. In Valero's nineteenth fight (March 25, 2006), Genaro Trazancos ended the first-round knockout streak by surviving until the second round.
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Post by straycat » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:09 am

Missed this one earlier fellas.

1989- Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 to retain the lineal, WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight boxing titles.
Tyson faced the popular British boxer in a fight where Bruno managed to stun Tyson at the end of the 1st round, although Tyson went on to knock out Bruno in the fifth round.
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Post by straycat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:57 pm

The following entries have been merged into this thread from another one.
scappoosejohn in 2009 wrote:From East Side Boxing:

I shook up the world, I’m a bad man'

by John Carter - “ I’m king of the world, I am the greatest. I shook up the world, I’m king of the world, I’m pretty, I’m pretty, I’m a bad man. I’m king of the world. I’m 22 years old and I ain’t got a mark on my face. I’m pretty”

45 years ago today, Cassius Marcellus Clay of Louisville Kentucky shook up the world after being crowned Heavyweight Champion by beating Sonny Liston in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history..

Clay was a heavy underdog leading up to the fight, with odds of 7/1, 8/1 against, offered on Clay to win the fight. Liston had built his fearsome reputation on two first round knockouts of Floyd Patterson and the boxing press thought him invincible. Clay in his previous fight had been decked by Coopers famous left hook, ‘Henry’s Hammer’ and was seen as fodder for Sonny Liston.

Leading up to the fight the brash and cocky Clay had openly challenged Liston and berated him at will:

“Why Chump, I bet you scare yourself to death just starin’ in the mirror. You ugly bear! You ain’t never fought nobody but tramps and has been’s. You call yourself a world champion? Your too old and slow to be world champion”

Liston was a daunting character; muscular build, menacing look and his two periods in jail and alleged connections to the mob added to his aura. Liston had also knocked out Folley, Valdes, Willliams and knocked down Harris three times before the KO win. He was an early Mike Tyson if ever there was one.

In the build up to the fight Clay had taunted Liston relentlessly, even driving to his house late at night to continue his tirade. Many openly thought Clay was scared of Liston and that he was indeed a lunatic, engaging a Champion like Liston in such a way.

The fight was held on the 25th February 1964 in Miami with only half the seats sold due to Liston being the overwhelming favourite. Tension before the fight increased tenfold when Sugar Ray Robinson took Clay’s side while Joe Louis walked with Liston.

In the first round Clay, who had been expected to dance his way through the early part of the fight stood right in front of his opponent and used his superior quickness to frustrate Liston and avoid his famed left hook. Liston who was known as the “dark destroyer” managed to pin his opponent to the ropes during round two but in round three the champion was being forced to retreat by the skill, speed and youth of Clay. By the end of the 4th round Clay was playing with the ponderous Liston and even the Liston corner believed the fight was slipping from them. Then the first controversy occurred. Clay came back to his corner complaining that his eyes were burning. Although never proved, it is thought ointment was applied to Liston’s gloves. Clay was advised by Dundee to ‘dance’ his way through the round.

By the end of the sixth Liston was finished. Before the start of the seventh round, a battered and humiliated Liston told his corner he did not want to continue, citing an injured shoulder. Hysteria took over and Clay in the centre of the ring did his mini shuffle and a legend was born. Not long after Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

After the fight, there were allegations that the fight had been fixed by the mafia who had those close links to Liston. An investigation by Florida state found no evidence of wrongdoing. A rematch took place in the May of 1965 and ended in even greater controversy when Liston was knocked out in the first round by a “phantom punch”.

“ The boxer, using his skills with aplomb and courage and forethought, confounded and defeated the slugger” Sports Illustrated 1964.
Walstan86 in response to Scapp wrote:To be honest, reading the article (I didn't finish it) reminds me just how much Ali is responsible for the reprehensible explosion of obnoxious, trash-talking athletes that followed in his wake. Damn him for that.
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Post by straycat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:06 pm

Passed Away On This Day

1994- Jersey Joe Walcott (born Arnold Raymond Cream in Merchantville, New Jersey January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994)
Was a world heavyweight boxing champion. He broke the world's record for the oldest man to win the world's Heavyweight title when he earned it at the age of 37 years,168 days.
Walcott was born in Merchantville, New Jersey, the son of immigrants from Barbados. Walcott's father died when he was 13 years old, so he quit school and took a job working in a soup factory to support his mother and 11 siblings. He also began training as a boxer. He took the name of his boxing idol, Joe Walcott, the welterweight champion from Barbados, hence his nickname, "Jersey Joe".
He debuted as a professional boxer on September 9, 1930, fighting Cowboy Wallace and winning by a knockout in round one. After five straight knockout wins, in 1933, he lost for the first time, beaten on points by Henry Wilson in Philadelphia.
He built a record of 45 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw before challenging for the world title for the first time. Walcott lost early bouts against world-class competition. He lost a pair of fights to Tiger Jack Fox and was knocked out by contender Abe Simon. But that would change in 1945 when Walcott beat top heavyweights such as Joe Baksi, Lee Q. Murray, Curtis Sheppard and Jimmy Bivins. He closed out 1946 with a pair of losses to former light heavyweight champ Joey Maxim and heavyweight contender Elmer Ray, but promptly avenged those defeats in 1947.
On December 5, 1947, he fought Joe Louis, at thirty three years of age breaking the record as the oldest man to fight for the world heavyweight title. Despite dropping Louis in round one, and once again in round four, he lost a 15 round split decision. Most ringside observers and boxing writers felt Walcott deserved the win, and so there was a rematch on June 25, 1948, when Louis prevailed once again, this time by a knockout in round 11.
June 22 of 1949, Walcott got another chance to become world heavyweight champion, when he and Ezzard Charles met for the title left vacant by Louis. However, Charles prevailed, winning by decision in 15 rounds. Walcott, disappointed but eager to see his dream of being a champion come true, went on, and in 1950, he won four of his five bouts, including a three round knock-out of future world light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson.
On March 7 of 1951, he and Charles fought for a second time and once again Charles won a 15 round decision to retain his world title. But on July 18, he joined a handful of boxers who claimed the world title in their fifth try, when he knocked out Charles in seven rounds in Pittsburgh, to finally become world's heavyweight champion, at the relatively old age of 37.[1] This made him the oldest man ever to win the world heavyweight crown (a distinction he would hold until George Foreman won the title at age 45 in 1994).
Walcott retained the title with a 15 round decision victory against arch-enemy Charles. On September 23, 1952, in spite of having a comfortable lead on his challenger, he lost his title to Rocky Marciano by knockout in round 13. There was a rematch in Chicago, on May 15, 1953, and the second time around, Walcott was again defeated by Marciano by a knockout in the first round.
He did not go away from the celebrity scene after boxing. In 1956, he co-starred with Humphrey Bogart and Max Baer in the boxing drama The Harder They Fall. In 1963, he tried professional wrestling, losing to Lou Thesz. Thesz pinned Walcott in the fifth round, but has stated that Walcott knocked him (Thesz) down and most likely out in that fifth round. As he fell to the floor, he relied on instinct, grabbing Walcotts knees, taking him down with him and stretching him out for the pin.
In 1965, he refereed the controversial world heavyweight championship bout between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Walcott lost the count as Ali circled around a floored Liston and Walcott tried to get him back to a neutral corner. Then Walcott looked outside the ring (presumably to the ringside count keeper) as Ali and Liston went at each other before Walcott instructed them to keep on fighting, then Walcott approached the fighters and abruptly stopped the fight. Walcott would never be appointed as a referee after this bout. It should be said, however, that most of the controversy surrounding this fight had nothing to do with Walcott, as this was the famous fight with the "phantom punch".
Walcott became Sheriff of Camden County in 1972 and then chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission in 1975 until 1984, when he stepped down at the mandatory retirement age of 70. Walcott was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota.

1928- Gipsy Ganiels KO 1 Max Schmeling, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany. Light Heavyweight Bout.

1946- Jersey Joe Walcott W 10 Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland. Heavyweight Bout.

1946- Manuel Ortiz KO 13 Luis Castillo, San Francisco. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1946- Carl "Bobo" Olson KO 3 Delaware Bradby, San Francisco. Middleweight Bout.

1946- Aaron Perry W 10 Fritzie Zivic, Washington, DC. Welterweight Bout.

1946- Phil Palmer W 10 Lenny Mancini, New York, NY. Welterweight Bout.

1955- Sandy Saddler W 15 Teddy (Red Top) Davis, New York, NY. Retains World Featherweight Title. Saddler easily retains the title by scores of 11-3-1, 12-3, and 9-6.

1964- Cassius Clay KO 7 Sonny Liston, Miami Beach. Wins World Heavyweight Title. The next morning Clay announces he has embraced the Muslim faith and changes his name to Cassius X. Soon afterwards he changes his name again. Thi time to Muhammad Ali. The rest is HISTORY!

1976- Jeff Chandler D 4 Mike Dowling, Scranton, PA. Bantamweight Bout. Chandler’s pro debut.

1976- Salvador Sanchez KO 7 Javier Solis, Mexico City. Bantamweight Bout.

1978- Carlos Zarate KO 8 Albert Davila, Inglewood, CA. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1978- Joey Olivo W10 Candy Iglesias, Inglewood, CA. Junior Flyweight Bout.

1978- Lupe Pintor W 10 Gerald Hayes, Inglewood, CA. Junior Fetaherweight Bout.

1984- Michael Spinks W 12 Eddie Davis, Atlantic City. Retains Lineal, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Light Heavyweight Titles/Wins Inaugural IBF World Light Heavyweight Title Bout. Judge Carol Castellano's 115-114 score in favor of Spinks reflects how close the fight actually was. The scores, 119-109 and 118-111, on the cards turned in respectively by judges Joe Cortez and Larry Hazzard indicate the fight was one-sided. It wasn't.

1984- Soon-Chun Kwon Tech. Win 12 Roger Castillo, Seoul. Retains IBF World Flyweight Title.

1986- Azumah Nelson W 12 Marcos Villasana, Inglewood. Retains WBC World Featherweight Title.

1989- Mike Tyson KO 5 Frank Bruno, Las Vegas. Retains Lineal, WBC, WBA, IBF, and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Titles.

1989- Julian Jackson KO 8 Francisco DeJesus, Las Vegas. Retains WBA World Super Welterweight Title.

1989- Azumah Nelson KO 12 Mario Martinez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC World Super Featherweight Title.

1989- James "Buster" Douglas W10 Trevor Berbick, Las Vegas. Heavyweight Bout.

1989- Elly Pical W 12 Mike Phelps, Podium Block, Singapore. Retains IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title.

1990- Virgil Hill W 12 David Vedder, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.

1991- Greg Richardson W 12 Raul Perez, Inglewood. Wins WBC World Bantamweight Title.

1992- Genaro Hernandez W 12 Omar Catari, Inglewood. Retains WBA World Super Featherweight Title.

1995- Mike McCallum KO 7 Carl Jones, London. Retains WBC World Light Heavyweight Title.

1995- Nigel Benn KO 10 Gerald McClellan, London. Retains WBC World Super Middleweight Title. McClellan would suffer massive brain damage as a result of this fight.

1995- Hyung-Chul Lee KO 12 Tamonori Tamura, Pusan, South Korea. Retains WBA World Super Flyweight Title.

1995- Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO 3 Jerry Pahayahay, Rangsit, Thailand. Retains IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title.

1995- Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO 10 Pirus Boy, Rangsit, Thailand. Retains IBF Intercontinental Junior Bantamweight Title.

1997- Jose Bonilla KO 7 Hiroki Ioka, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBA World Flyweight Title.

2000- Medgoen 3-K Battery (AKA Medgoen Toyota-Thailand; AKA Medgoen Singsurat) W 12 Masaki Kawabata, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Retains Lineal and WBC World Flyweight Titles.

2000- Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (AKA Pongsaklek Sitkanongsak) W 8 Joven Simbajon, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Flyweight Bout.

2004- Daisuke Naito KO 2 Takahiro Uryu, Tokyo. Super Flyweight Bout.

2004- Denkaosan Kaovichit W 12 Celso Danggod, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Retains PABA Interim Flyweight Title.

2005- Omar "Lonito" Soto W 12 Daniel Reyes, Las Vegas, NV. Wins IBF Mini-FlyweightTitle Eliminator.

2006- Sugar Shane Mosley KO 10 Fernando Vargas, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title Eliminator.

2006- Jhonny Gonzalez KO 8 Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson, Las Vegas. Non-title Bout. Gonzalez was to defend his WBO world bantamweight title against Johnson but Johnson weighed in over the bantamweight limit.

2007- Jackson Osei Bonsu KO 8 Nordine Mouchi, Elancourt, Yveslines, France. Wins Vacant WBU European Welterweight Title.

2009- Troy Ross KO 4 Ehinomen Ehikhamenor, Mashantucket, CT. Cruiserweight Bout- The Contender- Season 4- Championship Final.

2009- Rico Hoye W 8 Akinyemi "AK 47" Laleye, Mashantucket, CT. Cruiserweight Bout- The Contender- Season 4- Third Place Bout.

2009- Felix Cora, Jr, KO 3 Tim Flamos, Mashantucket, CT. Cruiserweight Bout.

2009- Ryan Coyne W 6 Richard Gingras, Mashantucket, CT. Cruiserweight Bout.

2009- Alfredo Escalera, Jr. KO 6 Erick Vega, Mashantucket, CT. Cruiserweight Bout.

2010- Yodkhunpol Nakornluang (AKA Bandung Patavikorngym) W 12 Jemmy Gobel, Petchaboon, Thailand. Retains WBC Asian Boxing Council Bantamweight Title.

2010- Suriyan Por Chokchai (formerly Suriyan Petchpayarknum; now Suriyan Sor Rungvisai) KO 2 Agus Alor, Petchaboon, Thailand. Non-title Flyweight Bout. (Suriyan's WBC Asian Boxing Council flyweight title was not on the line.)
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Post by KSTAT124 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:26 am

February 25, 2011-

- Sofiane Sebihi KO 11 Vigan Mustafa, Florence, Toscana, Italy. Wins Vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight Title.

- Nikola Sjekloca W 12 Roberto Santos, Novi Sad, Serbia. Retains WBC International Super Middleweight Title.

- Tomas Kovacs W 12 Hamza Wandera, Nitra, Slovakia. Wins Vacant WBO Europe Light Heavyweight Title.

February 25, 1963-

- Rocky Gattelari KO 7 Jackie Treschman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Retains Australian Flyweight Title.

- Robert Cleroux KO 6 Garvin Sawyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Heavyweight Bout.

- Yvon Durelle KO 7 Cecil Gray, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Heavyweight Bout.

- Sugar Ray Robinson KO 4 Bernie Reynolds, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Middleweight Bout.

- Vicente Rivas W 10 Daniel Berrios, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Lightweight Bout.

- Hector "Chino" Diaz W 12 Alejandro Gonzalez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Retains Dominican Republic Lightweight Title.

- Joey Giardello W 10 Wilf Greaves, Jacksonville, FL. Middleweight Bout.

- Dave Charnley KO 6 Joe "Old Bones" Brown, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Lightweight Bout. (Note: Brown, while the world lightweight champion- 1956-1962- successfully defended the title against Charnley twice, stopping him in six in 1959 and outpointing him over 15 rounds in Ring Magazine's 1961 Fight of the Year.)

- Eddie Perkins W 10 Angel Robinson Garcia, Paris, France. Junior Welterweight Bout.

- Claude Saluden W 10 Jean Josselin, Paris, France. Welterweight Bout.

- Mike De John KO 1 Earl Atley, North Miami Beach, FL. Heavyweight Bout.

- Curtis Cokes KO 5 Joey Parks, Wichita Falls, TX. Welterweight Bout.

- Joey Lopes W 10 Henry Barrera, Sacramento, CA. Lightweight Bout.

- Randy Sandy W 10 Mel Fulgham, Lewiston, ME. Middleweight Bout.

- Leotis Martin W 6 Buddy Moore, Philadelphia, PA. Light Heavyweight Bout. (Martin improves to 5-0.)

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Post by DBO » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:31 pm

1991- Greg Richardson W 12 Raul Perez, Inglewood. Wins WBC World Bantamweight Title.


Nice comeback win for Richardson. He's a Youngstown fighter too.

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Re: FEBRUARY 25th

Post by straycat » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:56 am

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Alexander Povetkin W 12 Marco Huck, Stuttgart, Germany.
Referee: Luis Pabon | judge: Philippe Verbeke 114-114 | judge: John Coyle 116-113 | judge: Stanley Christodoulou 116-112.
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Post by straycat » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:58 am

Clay/Liston

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Re: FEBRUARY 25th

Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:34 am

SIXTY YEARS AGO:

February 25, 1956-

Liege, Liege, Belgium-

Jean Renard (27-1-1) retained the Belgian bantamweight title by outpointing Pierre Cossemyns (32-6-2) over 12 rounds.

Milan, Lombardia, Italy-

Former World middleweight title challenger Tiberio Mitri (82-6-6) won a 10-round decision over Jean Ruellet (42-21-10).

Italian lightweight champion Bruno Visitin (30-3) outpointed Morlay Kamara (11-24-7) in a non-title ten-rounder.

San Nicolas, Aruba-

Middleweight Sugar Boy Nando (26-7-2) outpointed Ivelaw Stevenson (3-1) over 10 rounds.

Lansing, Michigan-

Future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Lane (139 1/2; 37-5) unanimously outpointed Ike Vaughn (136; 10-6-1) over 10 rounds.

Yama Bahama (149; 38-4-2) outpointed Carlo Sarlo (147; 19-5-1) over 10 rounds.

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