BOXING Today In History…………(INTERESTING)

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1896: Harry Harris W 5 Dennis Mahoney, Chicago. Harris’s pro debut.

1906: Sam Langford W 15 Joe Jeanette, Chelsea, MA.

1915: Jess Willard KO 26 Jack Johnson, Havana. Wins World Heavyweight Title. The longest heavyweight title fight of the 20th Century. Johnson made claims that he threw the fight until the day he died.

1929: Tod Morgan W 10 Santiago Zorilla, Los Angeles. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1943: Fighting Harada born Masahito Harada.

1946: Romeo Anaya born.

1949: Rinty Monaghan W 15 Maurice Sandeyron , Belfast. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1970: Yoshiaki Numata W 15 Rene Barrientos, Tokyo. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1981: Jeff Chandler D 15 Eijiro Murata, Tokyo. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1987: Seung Hoon Lee KO 10 Jorge Diaz, Seoul. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1991: Victor Cordoba KO 9 Christophe Tiozzo, Marseille. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

1997: Vuyani Bungu W 12 Kennedy McKinney, Hammanskraal, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2003: Markus Beyer W 12 Eric Lucas, Leipzig, Germany. Regains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

2005: Muhammad Rachman Tech. Draw 3 Fahlan Sakkreerin, Merauke City. Indonesia. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.

2008: Felix Sturm KO 7 Jamie Pittman, Dusseldorf, Germany. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

Steve Molitor W 12 Fernando Beltran Jr., Rama, Ontario. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

Ivan Calderon W 12 Nelson Dieppa, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retains World Junior Flyweight Title.

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