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FEBRUARY 20TH

Post by RASTA666 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:25 pm

1933. Battling Shaw wins world junior welterweight title over 10 against Johnny Jadick.

In 1938, Sixto Excobar retains his world Bantamweight title beating Harry Jeffra in 15rds.

Sadly on this day in 1949, Ezzard Charles stops Sam Baroudi in rd 10. Baroudi would later die and Ezzard would never be the same. Man I like that guy. one of the most underrated all time.
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On this day in 1999, Felix Trinidad successfully defended his IBF Welterweight title with a 12-round decision over Pernell Whitaker at Madison Square Garden.

Trinidad, a champion in three weight classes, had held the WBC Welterweight title from 1993 to 1997. The latter year was a very rough time for him. In April of 1997 he lost his title via a unanimous decision to Oscar De La Hoya. Then in October, a decision victory over Andrei Pestriaev in a WBA title eliminator bout was changed to a no contest because Whitaker tested positive from cocaine. He did not fight for all of 1998, and had been absent from the ring for 16 months going into the Trinidad bout.

Trinidad won the IBF title in 1993 with a second-round knockout of Maurice Blocker. He then had ripped through the welterweight division, scoring knockout wins and establishing himself as one of the best and most popular fighters in boxing.

The 35-year-old Whitaker was unable to put much of a fight together against a prime Trinidad. While he lost a lopsided decision and his first unquestionable defeat, Whitaker finished the fight on his feet, something that Trinidad’s previous 10 opponents were unable to do.

Whitaker fought once more before retiring in 2001. Trinidad unified his welterweight title in September of 1999 with a 12-round decision over WBC champ De La Hoya.

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Post by straycat » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:24 pm

2005- Jimmy Young Dies On This Day (November 14, 1948 – February 20, 2005)
Jimmy was a skilled Philadelphia heavyweight boxer who had his greatest success during the 1970s. His career record was 34-19-2 with 11 knockouts. He died of of a heart attack. It was reported that he suffered from pugilistic dementia in his later years.
His career highlights.

Early fights
In his 11th professional fight, Young was matched against contender Earnie Shavers, who had a 42-2 record at the time and suffered his first KO loss. After this Young went undefeated for three years which included a win over contender Ron Lyle and a draw in a re-match with Shavers. It would not be the last time Young lost a decision in a big fight. It was still enough to earn him a title fight with Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali.
The Young-Ali Fight
Young made his name when he fought Muhammad Ali in Landover, Maryland in April 1976 for the world heavyweight title. Ali weighed in at 230 pounds, the highest for any of his fights up to that point (he would weigh 236.25 pounds in his fight against Trevor Berbick), and was consequently slow and immobile by his standards throughout the bout. Six years younger and 25 pounds lighter, Young adopted a strategy of fighting aggressively from a distance, landing numerous light blows while dodging and parrying Ali's counterpunches, and using his signature "pit pat" body blows, which had little power behind them but were effective at scoring points. At close quarters, however, Ali's strength was dominant, Young would turn passive. He retreated whenever possible, and often kept his head ducked very low to avoid serious blows when Ali would fight from the inside (the notion is that boxers are not permitted to hit in the back of the head, and due to how low Jimmy ducked there was really no way for either fighter to hit the other until the ref would restart the fight, but at that point Ali wasn't on the inside anymore), and on several occasions when Ali was inside and Young had his back to the ropes, Young would intentionally put his head or upper body out of the ring to compel the referee to separate the fighters. To some, Young's was a brilliant strategy of neutralizing his opponent's strengths and forcing the bout to be fought on his own terms; to others, it was boring and unworthy of a championship bout.[citation needed] The referee did at one point during the fight initiate a count due to Jimmy Young being outside the ropes. The fight went the full 15 rounds with a controversial one-sided unanimous decision going to Ali. Referee Tom Kelly scored it 72-65; judges Larry Barrett and Terry Moore had it 70-68 and 71-64, respectively.
Most viewers thought the fight was closer than the scorecard made it appear usually scoring the fight even (plus or minus one), Ken Norton (a rival of Ali) who was commentating at ringside had the fight even on his own scorecard. Some claimed that Young's performance should have earned him a rematch, however the boxing commission only saw a boring fight where no fighter was in danger and the final bell was a relief to everyone in attendance.[citation needed]
The Young-Foreman Fight
In November 1976 Young beat top contender Ron Lyle for the second time, winning 11 of 12 rounds on one judge's card. In March 1977, Young then fought George Foreman in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Foreman was on his own 5-0-0 comeback after losing the title to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle", including victories over top contenders Ron Lyle and Joe Frazier.
The Young-Foreman fight was somewhat lackluster until the sixth round when Foreman started throwing more power into his punches. Not to be outdone, Young did the same, showing his power in one of the few times in his career and stunning Foreman in that round. Through the remainder of the fight the two fighters often took turns throwing punches until their arms were weary, while the other would 'rest his arms' while taking blows. Young even knocked Foreman down to a knee while Foreman was off balance in the final round while earning a win by 12-round decision. Ring Magazine named the Young-Foreman bout its 1977 "Fight of the Year".
Late-career
Young's next opponent was Norton - he had won five straight since his loss to Ali. In November 1977, Young lost a split decision in Las Vegas. The winner of the fight was later awarded the WBC championship belt. Young struggled afterward, losing his next 3 fights. A couple of those losses were to top heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney and future heavyweight champion Michael Dokes.
Young began a comeback, going 5-0-0 including a TKO over previously unbeaten Gordon Racette. In 1982, Young's comeback was cut short when he was defeated by future champion Greg Page. He became a "trial horse" for emerging contenders, dropping decisions to future champions Tony Tucker and Tony Tubbs. He continued fighting with mixed results until 1988.

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Passed Away On This Day

2005- Jimmy Young (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 14, 1948 – February 20, 2005)
Skilled Philadelphia heavyweight boxer who had his greatest success during the 1970s. His career record was 34-19-2 with 11 knockouts.
In his 11th professional fight, Young was matched against contender Earnie Shavers, who had a 42-2 record at the time and suffered his first KO loss. After this Young went undefeated for three years which included a win over contender Ron Lyle and a controversial draw in a re-match with Shavers (many observers scored the bout for Young). It would not be the last time Young lost a decision in a big fight. It was still enough to earn him a title fight with Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali.
Young made his name when he fought Muhammad Ali in Landover, Maryland in April 1976 for the world heavyweight title. Ali weighed in at 230 pounds, the highest for any of his fights up to that point (he would weigh 236.25 pounds in his fight against Trevor Berbick), and was consequently slow and immobile throughout the bout. Six years younger and 25 pounds lighter, Young adopted a strategy of fighting aggressively from a distance, landing numerous light blows while dodging and parrying Ali's counterpunches, and using his body blows, which had little power behind them but were effective at scoring points. At close quarters, Young would turn passive. He retreated whenever possible, and often kept his head ducked very low to avoid serious blows when Ali would fight from the inside. Despite his passivity, Young clearly outlanded and outworked Ali, who was unable to land more than a few solid blows all night.
On several occasions when Ali was inside and Young had his back to the ropes, Young would intentionally put his head or upper body out of the ring to compel the referee to separate the fighters. Ali's numerous illegal tactics in the bout also went unpunished. To some, Young's was a brilliant strategy of neutralizing his opponent's strengths and forcing the bout to be fought on his own terms, exposing Ali's inability to fight a counterpuncher. To others, it was boring and unworthy of a championship bout.
The referee did at one point during the fight initiate a count due to Jimmy Young being outside the ropes. The fight went the full 15 rounds with a controversial one-sided unanimous decision going to Ali. Referee Tom Kelly scored it 72-65; judges Larry Barrett and Terry Moore had it 70-68 and 71-64, respectively.
Ken Norton (a rival of Ali) who was commentating at ringside had the fight even on his own scorecard. Lester Bromberg (former Ring magazine editor) called the decision a "travesty". New York Daily News reporter Dick Young said: "[Ali won] by the grace of three hero worshipping fight officials. I believe many people, the voting officials among them, refuse to believe what they see when one of their super-heroes doesn't function as expected."[2] According to boxing historian Monte Cox, Young ought to have been declared winner based on "clean punching, defense and ring generalship"[3] Some claimed that Young's performance should have earned him a rematch.
In November 1976 Young beat top contender Ron Lyle for the second time, winning 11 of 12 rounds on one judge's card. In March 1977, Young then fought George Foreman in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Foreman was on his own 5-0-0 comeback after losing the title to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle", including victories over top contenders Ron Lyle and Joe Frazier.
The Young-Foreman fight was somewhat lackluster until the sixth round when Foreman started throwing more power into his punches. Not to be outdone, Young did the same, showing his power in one of the few times in his career and stunning Foreman in that round. Through the remainder of the fight the two fighters often took turns throwing punches until their arms were weary, while the other would 'rest his arms' while taking blows. Young even knocked Foreman down to a knee while Foreman was off balance in the final round while earning a win by 12-round decision. Ring Magazine named the Young-Foreman bout its 1977 "Fight of the Year".
Young's next opponent was Norton - he had won five straight since his loss to Ali, including another unanimous decision over Ron Lyle. In November 1977, Young lost a split decision in Las Vegas. The winner of the fight was later awarded the WBC championship belt. Demoralised at having lost another close decision, Young went on a downward spiral, losing his next 3 fights. A couple of those losses were to top heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney and future heavyweight champion Michael Dokes.
Young began a comeback, going 5-0-0 including a TKO over previously unbeaten Gordon Racette. In 1982, Young's comeback was cut short when he was defeated on points by future champion Greg Page. He became a "trial horse" for emerging contenders, dropping decisions to more future champions in Tony Tucker and Tony Tubbs. He continued fighting with mixed results until 1988.
Young died on this day, 2005 of a heart attack.

1909- Sam McVey W 20 Joe Jeannette, Paris. Wins Vacant World "Colored" Heavyweight Title.

1933- Battling Shaw W 10 Johnny Jadick, New Orleans. Wins World Junior Welterweight Title.

1938- Sixto Escobar W 15 Harry Jeffra, San Juan. Regains World Bantamweight Title.

1948- Ezzard Charles KO 10 Sam Baroudi, Chicago. Light Heavyweight Bout. The next morning at 5:48 a.m. Baroudi, 20, was pronounced dead. Those who knew Charles best, say that despite winning the World Heavyweight Title and making 9-defenses, he was never the same fighter after Baroudi’s death.

1976- Muhammad Ali KO 5 Jean-Pierre Coopman, San Juan, P.R. Retains Lineal, WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Titles.

1976- Alfredo Escalera KO 13 Jose Fernandez, Hato Rey, PR Retains WBC World Junior Lightweight Title.

1983- Juan LaPorte W 12 Ruben Castillo, Hato Rey, PR. Retains WBC World Featherweight Title.

1985- Sot Chitalada KO 5 Charlie Magri, London. Retains Lineal, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Flyweight Titles.

1988- Elly Pical W 15 Raul Diaz, Pontianak, Indonesia. Retains IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title.

1993- Virgil Hill KO 11 Adolpho Washington, Fargo, ND. Retains WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.

1993- Chris Eubank W 12 Lindell Holmes, London. Retains WBO World Super Middleweight Title.

1993- Michael Nunn KO 1 Danny Morgan, Mexico City. Retains WBA World Super Middleweight Title.

1993- "Terrible" Terry Norris KO 2 Maurice Blocker, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Welterweight Title.

1993- Julio Cesar Chavez KO 5 Greg Haugen, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Lightweight Title. The largest live crowd ever; with 132,247 in attendance.

1993- Azumah Nelson W 12 Gabriel Ruelas, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Featherweight Title.

1997- Gerry Penalosa W 12 Hiroshi Kawashima, Tokyo. Wins WBC World Super Flyweight Title.

1997- Former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe is discharged from the U.S. Marines because he can not handle the boot camp regimen at Paris Island, South Carolina.

1998- Jacob Matlala Tech. W 8 Jose Victor Burgos, Baton Rouge, LA. Retains IBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1998- Jorge Fernando Castro W 10 John David Jackson, Cipolletti, Rio Negro, Argentina. For Vacant WBA FEDELATIN Super Middleweight Title. Castro had lost the title on the scale. With Castro winning, title remained vacant. Castro would regain title later in 1998 with a win over Sandro Abel Vazquez.

1999- Felix "Tito" Trinidad W 12 Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker, NYC. Retains IBF World Welterweight Title. (Richey S. Jones: "The 35 year old Whitaker’s first actual, legitimate defeat.")

1999- Terronn Millett KO 5 Vince Phillips, NYC. Wins IBF World Junior Welterweight Title.

1999- Pichitnoi C. Siriwat W 12 Joma Gamboa, Sanui, Thailand. Retains WBA World Junior Flyweight Title.

2000- Yodsanan 3-K Battery (later known as Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai) KO 4 Kanat Sikhimbayev, Lop Buri, Thailand. Retains PABA Super Featherweight Title.

2000- Yoddamrong Sithyodthong KO 8 Gayni Ashkeyev. Lop Buri, Thailand. Retins PABA Interim Super Bantamweight Title.

2000- Yokthai Sithoar W 8 Marlon Arlos, Lop Buri, Thailand. Super Flyweight Bout.

2001- Souleymane M'baye KO 4 Ashley Whiteboy, Helsinki, Finland. Welterweight Bout.

2003- Giuseppe Lagana W 12 Luis Lazarte, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Campania, Italy. Retains WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight Title.

2004- Oleydong Sithsamerchai W 10 Philip Parcon, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand. Retains WBC Asian Boxing Council and WBC Youth World Strawweight Titles.

2004- Michael Katsidis W 10 Fred Kinuthia, Red Hill, Queensland, Australia. Won Vacant Australian Light Welterweight Title.

2006- Alexander "Sasha" Bakhtin W 10 Yasuo Kojima, Tokyo, Japan. Retains Japanese Bantamweight Title.

2006- Pigmy Muangchaiyaphum (now fighting as Pigmy Kokietgym) W 12 Richard Garcia, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Won Vacant World Boxing Foundation International Strawweight Title.

2009- Krzysztof Bienias KO 9 Sven Paris, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Wins Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Title.

2009- Marco Antonio Hernandez W 12 Francisco "Trompito" Marquez, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Retained Mexican Super Flyweight Title.

2009- Gennady Martirosyn KO 9 Kiatchai Singwancha, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Wins Vacant PABA Middleweight Title.

2009- Thangthong Kiattaweesuk W 12 Wido Paez, Ranod, Songkhla, Thailand. Retains IBF Pan Pacific Bantamweight Title.

2009- Fahsai Sakkreerin KO 4 Irvan Bone, Ranod, Songkhla, Thailand. Non-title featherweight bout; Sakkreerin's IBF Pan Pacific featherweight title was not on the line.

2009- Breidis Prescott DQ 10 Humberto Toledo, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Lightweight Bout.

2009- Yuriorkis Gamboa KO 1 Walter Estrada, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Super Featherweight Bout.

2009- Erislandy Lara KO 1 Keith Gross, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Super Welterweight Bout. Lara improves to 4-0 with 3 KOs.

2009- Byron Mitchell KO 6 Zach Walters, Buffalo, NY. Wins Vacant NABA USA Light Heavyweight Title.

2010- Elio Rojas W 12 Guty Espadas, Jr., Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Retains WBC World Featherweight Title.

2010- Gilberto Keb Baas KO 4 Elfego Sierra, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Flyweight Bout.

2010- Giovani Segura KO 3 Walter Tello, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Retains WBA World Light Flyweight Title.

2010- Eric Ortiz KO 2 Gabriel Lopez, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Super Flyweight Bout.

2010- Daniel Ponce De Leon KO 3 Orlando Cuz, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Wins Vacant WBO Latino Featherweight Title.

2010- Lucas Matthysse KO 4 Vivian Harris, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Non-title Welterweight Bout; Matthysse' WBO Latino Interim junior welterweight title was not on the line.

2010- Takefumi Sakata KO 1 Eric Diaz Siregar, Tokyo, Japan. Flyweight Bout.

2010- Harry Simon KO 5 Daniel Wanyonyi, Nairobi, Kenya. Light Heavyweight Bout.

2010- Fres Oquendo KO 9 Demetrice King, Hammond, IN. Retains NABA Heavyweight Title and Wins Vacant USBA Heavyweight Title.


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1978- Cory Spinks (born Corey A. Calvin in St. Louis, Missouri)
Former IBF Light middleweight champion, and a former Undisputed Welterweight Champion.
Spinks is the son of former heavyweight champion of the world Leon Spinks and the nephew of former light heavyweight and heavyweight world champion Michael Spinks. Cory was born five days after his dad defeated Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight world title in 1978. He is one of three boxing brothers: older brother Leon Calvin was a top St. Louis amateur and 2-0 as a pro when he was murdered in 1990, older brother Darrell Spinks is a retired pro.
He's a southpaw with good skills, handspeed, and mobility. He's known for keeping a busy pace, keeping his opponents off-balance, and outworking them. Spinks also has a good amateur background. He won in first major title in March 2003, when he defeated Michele Piccirillo by unanimous decision for the WBC Welterweight Championship.
Spinks started boxing at the age of 7 for the North Side Bombers boxing team in St.Louis, MO. Charles Hamm (the owner and coach for the team) introduced him and his two older brothers to the sport. Hamm trained Cory well into his professional career. His current trainer and former St. Louis policeman Kevin Cunningham, opened a boxing gym in the basement of an old police building, where Hamm took them to train until his retirement. Cunningham was also a former boxer in the Army.
Spinks won the National Police Athletic League (PAL) Jr. championships in 1993. He was hospitalized when he was 17 years old suffering from gun shot wounds to the upper torso. He recovered from his injuries, becoming the 1997 National Golden Gloves champion at 147 pounds, and the 1997 National PAL champion at 147 pounds. In the National PAL finals, Spinks won a 4-1 decision against Dante Craig, who went on to make the 2000 US Olympic team.
Spinks reportedly had 81 amateur bouts (78-3).
Spinks rose to boxing stardom by unifying the WBC, WBA, IBF, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles on December 13, 2003, when he defeated Ricardo Mayorga by majority decision. Spinks was a 5 to 1 underdog going into the fight with Mayorga. The judges scored the fight 114-112, 117-110, 114-114, favoring Spinks.
Spink' first Welterweight title defense came on April 10, 2004, against former world champion Zab Judah. Spinks controlled the action over the first four rounds. In the later rounds, however, Judah's quick left hands began to find their target. Both men hit the deck late, but all three scorecards favored Spinks, as the champion won with scores of 116-111, 114-112, 114-112.
Spink's second Welterweight defence came when the two fighters met in a February 2005 rematch. The second fight was the first major bout in St. Louis in more than 40 years, and it was a 22,000+ sellout at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Spinks received star treatment during introductions, with rapper Nelly accompanying him into the ring and leading the crowd in a singalong.
Midway through round 9, Judah landed a huge left that hurt Spinks, with a follow-up putting him on the canvas. Spinks rose, but Judah rushed in with a series of hard punches that left Spinks defenseless on the ropes. Judah tried to get the official to step in, but the bout continued until another right-left sent Spinks sprawling into the ropes, where the official finally halted the bout with 11 seconds left, transferring the undisputed Welterweight Championship to Judah.
On July 8, 2006, Spinks earned his fifth world title, the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship (also called Super Welterweight by some sanctioning bodies), in a fight with reigning champion Roman Karmazin at the Savvis Center. Despite having some rough moments in the bout, Spinks beat Karmazin by majority decision with final scorecards of 114-114, 115-113, and 115-113.
On May 19, 2007, Spinks moved up one weight class to Middleweight with a challenge against World Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Taylor held on to the title, defeating Spinks in a split decision.
On March 27, 2008, in a fight with Verno Phillips at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Spinks lost the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship in a split decision.
On April 24, 2009, Spinks reclaimed the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight Championship in a close split-decision victory over fellow St. Louis native Deandre Latimore. Spinks fought back after suffering a 1st round knockdown to win by the scores of 115-112 Spinks, 115-112 Latimore and 114-113 Spinks. The fight was held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
On August 7, 2010, after a five month delay due to scheduling conflicts, Spinks lost the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship in a fight with mandatory challenger Cornelius Bundrage at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The fight was decided by a technical knockout in the fifth round.
Spinks and his wife Christy have a daughter together named Chloe Leona Spinks, named after her grandfather and former heavyweight champion of the world Leon Spinks.
Spinks and his ex-wife Kimberly King have one daughter, Brianna Calvin. King was charged with domestic assault in the first degree and armed criminal action, in 2005, for stabbing Spinks, then her husband, in the shoulder and abdomen during a domestic dispute. Spinks was taken to Christian North East hospital (St Louis, MO) and later released with what his trainer described as "minor" wounds. Spinks's brothers Darrel and Steve are also fighters, and his eldest brother Leon Jr., was also a fighter before his death.

1980- Arthur Abraham (born Avetik Abrahamyan in Yerevan, Armenia)
Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin, Germany. He was IBF world middleweight champion from 2005 to 2009, making ten successful defences of his title. As of the end of 2009, The Ring has ranked Abraham as the 14th best boxer in the world.
Abraham boxed as an amateur in Bamberg and later in Nuremberg. He was German junior welterweight champion in 1997. He fought 90 matches as an amateur, winning 81, with 6 draws and 3 defeats.
Abraham started his professional career in 2003. Sauerland-promoted Abraham bested Ian Gardner, Hector Velazco and contender Howard Eastman in the build-up and won the vacant title on December 10, 2005, in Leipzig, Germany against Kingsley Ikeke by a 5th round knock-out. On September 23, 2006, Abraham won a decision against undefeated contender Edison Miranda despite having his jaw broken in two places. Miranda was deducted five points by landing repeated low blows as well as intentionally headbutting Abraham in the 5th round. After the Miranda bout, he was praised for his ability to finish the fight despite his injury.
Abraham defeated Canadian Sébastien Demers and made the fifth defense of his title by defeating fellow Armenian Khoren Gevor by 11th round technical knockout.
On December 8, 2007, Abraham defeated Wayne Elcock to make his sixth defense of his title by TKO in the 5th round.
During two of his matches, Arthur Abraham was accompanied by live performances of the Scorpions and is currently accompanied by the track "Ready For The Fight" by The Young Punx.
On March 29, 2008, Abraham defeated American Elvin Ayala via 12th round KO after connecting with a devastating left hook which sent his opponent crashing to the canvas face first. This was Abraham's 7th successful title defence.
On June 21, 2008, the fight took place at a catchweight of 166 lbs. Abraham's IBF middleweight title was not on the line. Abraham immediately backed Miranda up with hard right jabs before backing off himself behind a high, tight guard. A Miranda right hand landed off the gloves of Abraham as he came out more measured than he had the first time around. Abraham set in to work the body but a stray shot brought a low blow warning from the referee. Miranda made the fight throughout the second round as Abraham did little in the way of punching. Thudding body shots landed on Abraham, but Miranda could get little past the gloves upstairs. A low blow landed from Miranda in the final thirty seconds that brought a brief halt to the action; Abraham calmly caught his breath before returning to his defensive posture.
Abraham waved Miranda forward after another barrage of shots bounced off his gloves before landing two body shots and a hard right hand for his best work of the bout. Miranda drew a warning for holding and hitting before another right hand from Abraham buckled his knees. Abraham stepped back rather than following up, choosing to maintain a methodical game plan. The game plan was sound. In the first minute of the fourth round, a perfectly timed right hand-left hook sent Miranda to the floor. Miranda rose, clearly hurt, and this time Abraham would not fail to press the advantage.
Another left hook would drop Miranda along the ropes and Miranda would again rise but his legs were clearly gone and the end was at hand. Abraham would land a final striking right hand for the round's third knockdown as the referee leapt in to halt the action before Miranda could attempt to rise again.
On November 8, 2008, "King Arthur" Abraham (28-0, 22 KOs), 28, defeated Raúl Márquez (41-4-1, 29 KOs), 37, by a 6th round technical knockout, at the Bamberg's Jako Arena, the 8th defense of his IBF middleweight boxing title. He retained his IBF-Title on March 14, 2009 against Lajuan Simon, his first fight over 12 rounds since his legendary battle against Edison Miranda. The 10th and last defense of his middlweight title took place in Berlin against Turkish-German boxer Mahir Oral, Abraham won this fight by a 10th round technical knockout.
After failing to secure a match-up with WBO/WBC champion Kelly Pavlik he announced that he would change his weight class to compete at super middleweight. Abraham is participating in the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament for the WBA and WBC super middleweight title. In his first match of the tournament he faced Jermain Taylor in October 2009, and defeated him via a devastating knockout in the 12th round. He lost his next fight by disqualification due to hitting Andre Dirrell while he was down in the 11th round. At the point of the disqualification, the scores were 97-92, 98-91, and 97-92 all in favor of Dirrell. He then lost to Carl Froch for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title in his third fight of the tournament, as he was dominated from start to finish, losing a unanimous decsion. The scores given by the judges were 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108, which reflected the one sided nature of the bout.
Success
As an amateur:
* 1997: International German master in the middleweight
As a professional:
* 2004: WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title, three successful defenses
* 2005: IBF title carrier, title so far 10 times defended
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Post by KSTAT124 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:35 pm

A YEAR AGO-

February 20, 2011-

Viktoria, Beryozovo, Russia-

Ruslan Provodnikov (142 3/4) TKO-3 Vyacheslav Yakovenko (142 3/4)

Provodnikov bounced back from his first loss, a 12-round decision to Mauricio Herrera on January 7, 2011, to improve to 18-1 with 12 KOs.

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Post by DBO » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:52 pm

1993- Michael Nunn KO 1 Danny Morgan, Mexico City. Retains WBA World Super Middleweight Title.

1993- "Terrible" Terry Norris KO 2 Maurice Blocker, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Welterweight Title.

1993- Julio Cesar Chavez KO 5 Greg Haugen, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Lightweight Title. The largest live crowd ever; with 132,247 in attendance.

1993- Azumah Nelson W 12 Gabriel Ruelas, Mexico City. Retains WBC World Super Featherweight Title.




And that was ALL on the same card!

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Post by KSTAT124 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:19 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TOMORROW:

February 20, 1956-

San Francisco, California-

Reigning World light heavyweight champion Archie Moore won a 10-round, unanimous decision over heavyweight Howard King. Future Hall of Famer (Ring Magazine, WBHF, IBHOF) Moore floored King in the first and ninth rounds.

New Orleans, Louisiana-

Future World junior middleweight champion and future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Dupas won a 10-round, split decision over Hoacine Kalfi.

Dupas, unsuccessfully challenged for the World lightweight title in 1958 and the World welterweight title in 1962, won the World junior middleweight title in 1963. He defended it successfully once beforing losing it in his second defense later that year.

New York, New York-

Middleweight contender Rory Calhoun remained unbeaten by stopping Angelo DiFendis in the fifth round of the scheduled ten-round main event at the St. Nicholas Arena.

Tyler, Texas-

Undefeated future World heavyweight title challenger Roy "Cut 'N' Shoot" Harris knocked out Don Howard Tucker in the third round of a scheduled ten-rounder.

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