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Post by KSTAT124 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:51 pm

1991: Las Vegas, Nevada-

Mike Tyson stopped Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in the 7th round of their first fight.

On the same card, Simon "Mantequilla" Brown unified the IBF and WBC welterweight titles by stopping his good friend Maurice Blocker in the 10th round. Julio Cesar Chavez retained the WBC and IBF titles at 140 pounds by stopping John Duplessis in the 4th round. Pat Lawlor upset Roberto Duran who could not continue after dislocating his shoulder in the 6th round. In addition, former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page TKO'ed Mark Young in the 3rd round, future middleweight and light heavyweight kingpin Bernard Hopkins halted Steve Langley also in the 3rd round, and future super featherweight title challenger Justin Juuko stopped Gilberto Diaz in 3 as well.


1957: Holyoke, Massachusetts-

Longtime heavyweight contender Bob Baker won a 10-round, unanimous decision over Springfield, Mass. prospect Jeff Dyer. On the undercard, future heavyweight contender Alonzo Johnson outpointed journeyman Ollie Wilson.


1947: Los Angeles, California-

Future light heavyweight champion Archie Moore rose from a third round knockdown and went on to knock out Jack Chase with a right uppercut in the 9th. This was the sixth and final meeting between the two.

On November 27, 1942, Moore outpointed Chase over 10 rounds. On May 8, 1943, Moore won a unanimous 15-round decision over Chase to capture the latter's California State middleweight title. Three months later, on August 2, Chase turned the tables, regaining the California State belt with a 15-round unanimous verdict. Moore then won a 10-round, majority decision over Chase on November 26, 1943 in a non-title bout.

While their first four meetings were fought in the middleweight division, their last two were fought as light heavyweights. Their fifth fight, which took place on November 6, 1946, resulted in a 10-round draw.


1935: Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain-

Panama Al Brown, the reigning lineal and (original) IBU world bantamweight champion, who had formerly been recognized by numerous other organizations including the National Boxing Association and the New York State Athletic Commission, fought to a 10-round draw with Baltazar Sangchili in a non-title bout. Brown would be dethroned by Sangchili via a 15-round decision on June 1 of the same year.


1922: Brooklyn, New York-

Former undisputed world middleweight champion Mike O'Dowd, who would go on to win the New York State Athletic Commission version of the world middleweight title, outpointed old foe Soldier Bartfield over 12 rounds.

The two had fought four times previously, all in No-Decision bouts which went the distance. One, on September 19, 1919, was, according to BoxRec but not according to the Cyber Boxing Zone, for O'Dowd's world title. Press accounts had O'Dowd as the winner in that bout and in two of their earlier encounters (on November 12, 1915 and April 12, 1917). Their June 28, 1917 match resulted in what could be interpreted, through newspaper articles, as a majority decision draw, with the dissenting account having Bartfield as the winner.

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Post by straycat » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:15 am

1959- Davey Moore wins the world Featherweight title, knocking out Hogan Bassey, at Los Angeles in round fourteen.

1978- Recognition of World Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks is withdrawn by the World Boxing Council after Spinks elected to fight Muhammad Ali in a rematch rather than face the organization's #1 contender, Ken Norton. In an unprecedented step, the WBC immediately announces its recognition of Norton as champion, and orders him to fight the highest ranked contender available (Larry Holmes) not later than June 17.

1983- Michael Spinks unifies his WBA world Light Heavyweight title with the WBC one, defeating the WBC's world champion, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, by a unanimous decision in fifteen rounds at Atlantic City.
After four successful defenses in 1982, including a knockout win in eight in a rematch with Murray Sutherland, Spinks had become a superstar, at least in the boxing world. He began appearing on the covers of boxing magazines and boxing fans started clamoring for a unification fight with WBC world champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi. Tragedy struck his life, however, when in January 1983, his 24-year old wife died in a car crash, leaving Spinks the single parent of his two-year-old daughter.
Meanwhile, the fight all the fans wanted was being asked for by boxing critics and magazine editors, too. On March 18, two months after his wife's death, Spinks and Qawi met in a boxing ring. The fight was broadcast by HBO World Championship Boxing, and, according to the book The Ring: Boxing the 20th Century, Spinks had a very tough moment to overcome before it even started: His daughter asked him, while he was in his dressing room, if her mother would come to watch the fight. Spinks almost broke into tears, but soon had to recover and get into the ring, where he and Qawi fought to unify the crown. Spinks was nearly floored in round eight, but he stayed upright and won a 15 round unanimous decision to become the undisputed world Light Heavyweight champion.

2006- James Toney fights Hasim Rahman for Rahman's WBC World Heavyweight title. The fight ends in a draw. Toney weighed a career-high 237 lb for his lackluster performance.

2006- Somsak Sithchatchawal KO 10 Mahyar Monshipour, Levallois-Perret, France. Wins WBA World Super Bantamweight Title.
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2006- Orlando Salido TKO 5 Rogers Mtagwa, Evansville, Indiana. Wins IBF World Featherweight Title Eliminator.

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Antonio Margarito in Torrance, California,
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1900- Jack Delaney born Ovila Chapdelaine.

1932- George Nichols W 10 Dave Miller, Chicago. Wins vacant NBA World Light Heavyweight Title.

1959- Davey Moore KO 14 Hogan (Kid) Bassey, Los Angeles. Wins World Featherweight Title.

1978- Carlos Palomino KO 9 Mimoun Mohatar, Las Vegas. Retains Lineal, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Welterweight Titles.

1978- Jorge Lujan KO 11 Roberto Rubaldino, San Antonio. Retains Lineal, WBA, and Ring Magazine Bantamweight Title.

1979- Chan Hee Park W 15 Miguel Canto, Pusan, South Korea. Wins Lineal, WBC, and Ring Magazine World Flyweight Titles. Canto loses his title after a then record 14-successful defenses.

1983- WBA World Light Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks W 15 WBC and Ring Magazine World Light Heavyweight champion Dwight Qawi, Atlantic City. Unifies WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine Titles/Wins Vacant Lineal World Light Heavyweight Title.

1991- Mike Tyson TKO 7 Donovan "Razor" Ruddock, Las Vegas. Heavyweight Bout. Ruddock down in second and third rounds. Unpopular Stoppage.

1991- IBF World Welterweight champion Simon Brown KO 10 Lineal and WBC World Welterweight champion Maurice Blocker, Las Vegas. Unifies World Welterweight Titles.

1991- Julio Cesar Chavez KO 4 John Duplessis, Las Vegas. Retains Lineal & IBF World Junior welterweight and WBC World Super Lightweight Titles.

1994- Juan Martin Coggi KO 3 Eder Gonzalez, Las Vegas. Retains WBA World Super Lightweight Title.

1995- Roy Jones Jr. KO 1 Antoine Byrd, Pensacola, FL. Retains IBF World Super Middleweight Title.

1995- Steve Collins W 12 Chris Eubank, Millstreet, Ireland. Wins WBO World Super Middleweight Title.

1995- Harold Grey W 12 Orlando Tobon, Cartagena, Colombia. Retains IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title.

2000- Diego Corrales KO 3 Derrick Gainer, Las Vegas. Retains IBF World Junior Lightweight Title/Wins Vacant IBA World Junior Lightweight Title.

2000- Floyd Mayweather W 12 Gregorio "Goyo" Vargas, Las Vegas. Retains Lineal World Junior Lightweight and WBC World Super Featherweight Titles.

2000- Acelino Freitas KO 1 Javier Jauregui, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Retains WBO World Junior Lightweight Title.

2006- Hasim Rahman D 12 James (Lights Out) Toney, Atlantic City. Retains WBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee: Eddie Cotton | Judge: Tom Kaczmarek 114-114 | Judge: John Stewart 117-111 | Judge: Nobuaki Uratani 114-114.

2006- Somsak Sithchatchawal KO 10 Mahyar Monshipour, Levallois-Perret, France. Wins WBA World Super Bantamweight Title. Fight of the Year!

2006- Orlando Salido TKO 5 Rogers Mtagwa, Evansville, Indiana. Wins IBF World Featherweight Title Eliminator.

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1978- Antonio Margarito (born Antonio Margarito Montiel in Torrence California)
Mexican-American professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organization Welterweight champion. Margarito's reputation was tarnished by an incident in which his corner is alleged to have tampered with his hand wraps prior to his bout with Shane Mosley, which were found by the CSAC to contain sulfur and calcium which, when combined with oxygen, forms "Plaster of Paris". He's trained by former IBF Super Featherweight Champion Roberto García. Antonio also manages IBF Lightweight Champion Miguel Vazquez. Margarito resides in Tijuana, Mexico with his wife Michelle Margarito. He is known for his iron chin and his brawler-like fighting style.
Margarito compiled a record of 18-3 in his relatively brief amateur career, indicating that he may have turned pro quickly due to financial concerns.
Margarito made his debut at the age of 15, beating Jose Trujillo in Tijuana by decision. On April 25, he achieved his first knockout, defeating Victor Angulo in the second round. On October 17 he suffered his first defeat, a six round decision to Victor Lozoya. Over the next six bouts he went 4-2. Following that he went 28-2-1, with notable wins over Alfred Ankamah, Juan Soberanes, future world Middleweight Champion Sergio Gabriel Martinez, Buck Smith, David Kamau and Frankie Randall, a former World Jr. welterweight champion who became the first man to beat Julio César Chávez in 91 fights.
On July 21, 2001, he got his first world title try against southpaw Daniel Santos for the WBO World Welterweight crown, at Bayamón, Puerto Rico's Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum. The fight had to be stopped in the first round as a consequence of a clash of heads that opened deep gashes on both fighters and sent them both to a nearby hospital. Because the fight had not gone four rounds or more for a technical decision to be awarded, it was declared a no contest, and Santos retained the belt.
Santos then vacated the WBO World Welterweight title to go up in weight and pursue the WBO's world Jr. Middleweight championship, and Margarito was assigned to fight Antonio Díaz for the vacant world crown, in front of an HBO Boxing audience. On March 16, 2002, Margarito crowned himself world champion, beating Diaz by knockout in round ten. He defended that crown with a decision in twelve over Danny Perez Ramírez and a knockout in two over former WBA world champion Andrew Lewis. Lewis was a southpaw and a hard puncher, but had been exposed as having a weak chin. Margarito proved that he has a world class chin. He publicly asked for a unification bout with then WBC and WBA world champion Ricardo Mayorga.
At this point Margarito considered going up in weight, to try to lure Fernando Vargas, Oscar De La Hoya or Shane Mosley into a lucrative fight, or Santos into a rematch at the Jr. Middleweight division. On October 17, 2003, Margarito made his Jr. Middleweight division debut with a two round knockout win over Maurice Brantley in Phoenix, Arizona.
On January 31, 2004, and back in the Welterweight division, he retained his title with a second round knockout of Canada's previously undefeated Hercules Kyvelos.
Margarito did face Daniel Santos in a rematch on September 11 of the same year, at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, for Santos' WBO world Jr. Middleweight title. The rematch also ended because of a headbutt, but this time, as the fight had already reached the four rounds mark needed for fights like these to be decided by judges, Margarito lost by a split ten round technical decision. He was down on two scorecards when the fight was stopped.
On April 23, 2005, Margarito retained his WBO world Welterweight title against another Puerto Rican, undefeated world class puncher Kermit Cintron, dropping him four times on his way to a fifth round knockout. This was regarded as one of his best wins.
After almost a ten month layoff, Margarito returned to the boxing ring on February 18, 2006, retaining his title with a first round knockout of Jaime Manuel Gomez, who had lasted eleven rounds with Mosley for the IBF world Lightweight title eight and a half years before.
On December 2, 2006, Margarito defeated future champion Joshua Clottey by a twelve round unanimous decision. Margarito set a Compubox all-time record of 1675 total punches thrown in a twelve round bout.
On July 14, 2007, Margarito lost a unanimous 12 round decision to undefeated challenger Paul Williams, losing his WBO belt. After the bout Margarito heavily disputed the decision, claiming that he had landed the most meaningful punches. Williams, however, landed the most punches (outhitting Margarito by almost a 2-1 ratio, and throwing an average of over 100 punches per round) according to compubox.
On April 12, 2008, Margarito engaged in a rematch with Cintron, who had won the IBF welterweight title belt following his loss to Margarito in 2005. In the early rounds, Cintron struck Margarito with several flush power shots to the head, but Margarito remained unhurt and continued to execute a game plan of continuously moving forward and pressuring Cintron. In the sixth round, Margarito landed a liver shot, knocking Cintron out and taking the IBF title. As the referee counted Cintron out, HBO cameras captured Margarito, from a neutral corner, gesturing upward with his arms and urging Cintron to get up so that the two men could continue fighting for a longer period of time.
Following his successful rematch with Cintron, the IBF ordered him to fight a mandatory defense against the organization's number-one contender, Joshua Clottey, whom Margarito had previously defeated in 2006. Rather than agreeing to a rematch with Clottey, Margarito vacated the IBF title and agreed to a fight with undefeated WBA titlist Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. The Cotto-Margarito match took place on July 26, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Margarito won in the 11th round via TKO. Margarito had lost almost all the early rounds, but he came back with relentless pace, eventually winning in the 11th round in which was one of the fights of the year. At the time of the TKO Margarito was ahead by two rounds on two judges' scorecards, with one judge having it even. Prior to his fight with Shane Mosley, Margarito had a record of 37 wins, 5 losses and 1 no contest, with 27 wins by knockout.
Margarito fought Shane Mosley on January 24, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. He was battered and outclassed by Mosley and lost the fight and his WBA title by 9th round TKO.
Controversy erupted before the fight when Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson, observed that Margarito had a pasty white substance in his handwraps. One doctor described this material as plaster hidden in the wrapped hands of Margarito, leading to accusations that he may have been trying to cheat. At Richardson's insistence, California State Inspector Dean Lohuis called for Margarito's hands to be rewrapped. According to Judd Burstein, the attorney for Mosley, Margarito had wet pads in the wrapping. Mosley's doctor, Robert Olvera, likened the material to the type of plaster used to make casts. Burstein said he seized the pad removed from the wrapping and another pad found in Margarito's dressing room. Both were placed in a sealed box that was given to Lohuis for further study. The California Department of Justice laboratory later confirmed the substance to be similar in nature to plaster of Paris.
In late January, the California State Athletic Commission suspended Margarito and his trainer, Javier Capetillo, pending investigation. At the hearing, Margarito claimed he did not know what was in the wraps, while Capetillo admitted to making "a big mistake" by placing the wrong inserts into Margarito's hand wraps. The commission voted unanimously to revoke Margarito and Capetillo's licenses for at least one year. While it found Margarito did not know about the gloves, it took the line that as head of the team, he was responsible for Capetillo's actions. Since state boxing commissions generally honor suspensions imposed in other states, this action effectively banned Margarito from boxing in the United States.
In November 2009, it emerged that red stains on the hand wraps Margarito used in the Cotto fight were similar to the stains on the inserts seized before the Mosley fight. This has raised suspicions that Margarito's gloves were loaded for that fight, and possibly others as well.
Main articleMargarito was scheduled to return to the ring on March 13, 2010 against Carson Jones, pending his relicensing, on the Pacquiao-Clottey undercard. But for reasons unspecified, promoter Top Rank announced he would not return. Margarito expressed interest in fighting Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao if the latter's bout with Floyd Mayweather did not materialize.
His comeback fight was postponed until May 8 and was held at Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he faced light middleweight contender Roberto García (21-2) Margarito won a ten round unanimous decision over Garcia to capture the vacant WBC International Light Middleweight title. The judges’ score cards were 99-89, 100-88 and 99-90, all in favor of Margarito.
On July 23, 2010, Bob Arum announced that Margarito would face Manny Pacquiao for the WBC Super Welterweight Championship, the belt that was vacated by current undisputed Middleweight Champion Sergio Gabriel Martinez. The fight took place on Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas as Margarito got a license in Texas, United States. In his Camp for this fight, Margarito had four southpaw sparring partners who are the undefeated; Karim Martínez‎, Cleotis Pendarvis, number one mandatory for the WBA World Light Middleweight Championship Austin Trout‎, and U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams. Despite having a 17 pound weight advantage, a 4.5 inch height advantage, and a six inch reach advantage, Margarito was dominated by Pacquiao and took a heavy beating. The fight wound up being a unanimous decision loss for Margarito, with the judges' scorecards being 120-108, 119-109, and 118-108. Margarito was taken to the hospital directly after the fight where it was discovered that his right orbital bone had been fractured. Surgery had to be postponed to three days later as his face was too swollen to operate on.
Five weeks before the fight Margarito and boxer Brandon Rios were interviewed by Elie Seckbach and the video taken showed the group mocking Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, Roach has Parkinson's disease. On the Thursday before the fight, Margarito publicly apologized to Roach and to everyone suffering from Parkinson's.[
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Re: MARCH 18th

Post by straycat » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:03 am

Monday, March 18, 2013-

Bangkok, Thailand-

Non-title Bantamweight Bout-
WBC Asian Boxing Council champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (WBC #2, The Ring #3, WBO #7- all at 115; TTR #4 at 118; 25-5-1, 10 KOs)
KO-3
unknown
- Suriyan fought on the undercard of:
WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) Flyweight Title-
Champion Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (AKA Nawaphon Por Chokchai; WBC #23; 13-0, 10 KOs)
KO-4 2:05
Joan Imperial (9-2-5, 4 KOs)
- Imperial was a late substitute for Rodel Tejares (ABCO #9; 20-25-4, 5 KOs)

Sunday, March 18, 2012-

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan-

OPBF Bantamweight Title-
Champion Rolly Matsushita (Rolly Lunas; TTR #9, WBC #11; 30-8-1, 18 KOs)
KO-1 1:30
Ji-Hwan Lee (5-2-1, 2 KOs)
- Matsushita is in his second reign as the OPBF bantamweight champion. He has also held the Philippines Games and Amusement Board and PABA flyweight titles and the OPBF super bantamweight title during his 12-year career.
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Post by KSTAT124 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:57 pm

SIXTY YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 18, 1956-

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico-

Two shocking upsets!

Reigning EBU European flyweight champion and future World flyweight title challenger Young Martin (46-9-3) was knocked out in the first round of a scheduled ten-round, non-title bout by reigning North American flyweight champion Memo Diez (15-5-3). The Ring ranked Martin #1 and Diez #8 going into the bout.

On the same card, future World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Kid Azteca (185-46-10) was knocked out in the fifth round of a scheduled 10-round welterweight bout by Joe Borrell (1-3 as per BoxRec; record may be incomplete also as per BoxRec). By scoring his totally unexpected knockout win, Borrell evened the score with Azteca who had KOed Borrell in the fifth round on September 15, 1953.

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