This day in boxing history

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  1. Absolut

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    January 2

    1957: Gene Fullmer W 15 Sugar Ray Robinson, NYC. Wins world middleweight title.
    1964: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker born.
    1969: Glen Johnson born.


    January 3
    1916: Harry Wills W 20 Sam Langford, Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim.
    1999: Jerry Quarry, 53, dies.
    2004: Acelino Freitas W 12 Arthur Grigorian, Ledyard,
    2007: Edwin Valero KO 1 Michael Lozada, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.


    January 4
    1935: Floyd Patterson born.
    1940: Henry Armstrong KO 5 Joe Ghnouly, St. Louis. Retains world welterweight title.
    1972: John Ruiz born.


    January 5

    1953: Dwight Muhammad Qawi born Dwight Braxton.
    1968: Andrew Golota born.

    2002: Jesse James Leija Tech. Win 5 Mickey Ward, San Antonio, Texas.
     
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    2007: Samuel Peter W 12 James Toney, second fight.

    say what you want, James Toney had balls
     
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    sweetviolenturg Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Because Thursday was Jerry Quarry's birthday I decided to go ahead & get the book HARD LUCK: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF "IRISH" JERRY QUARRY. I began reading it earlier today & it's really quite good.
     
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    1975: Ivan Calderon born. Former flyweight champ. Did he not know about the millions in coke found in one of his houses?
    1976: Vic Darchinyan born. The man could crack.

    2006: Carlos Baldomir W 12 Zab Judah, NYC. Wins World Welterweight Title. -- Funny how much his chicken dance resurfaced after Floyd's recent fight.
     
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    Kid Chocolate was born on Jan, 6th... An overlooked boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson was influenced by him.
     
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    January 8

    1995 Carlos Monzón killed in a car crash returning to jail after a furlough. Great fighter, less so a human being.

    2000: Johnny Tapia W 12 Jorge Julio, Albuquerque. Enjoyed watching him fight, really had his own personal demons from early childhood that he never overcame.
     
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    1942: Joe Louis KO 1 Buddy Baer (Max’s younger, but considerably larger (250lbs.) brother), NYC. Retains world heavyweight title. Baer down 3 times.
    1999: Roy Jones Jr. KO 2 Rick Frazier, Pensacola, Fla. Retains world light-heavyweight title.
    Sugar Shane Mosley KO 7 Golden Johnson, Pensacola, Fla. Retains IBF lightweight title.

    Two hall of famers on one card!


    2000: The WBC strips Featherweight Champion Naseem Hamed of his title. Hamed wanted a super fight with Barrera, a fight he ultimately lost. Reportedly Manny Steward was worried about Hamed not taking his training seriously, while MAB was in the best shape of his life. MAB won on all three cards, despite losing a point in the 12th. Hamed was one of the most talented fighters I've seen.
     
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    Nice work. Little tidbits for each day :)
     
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    You keep forgeting the great cuban fist fighters... Kid Gavilan also born on Jan, 6th.

    It's interesting how much stance and positioning has changed over the decades:

    [​IMG]
     
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    guilty!
     
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    January 10
    1949: George Foreman born.
    1973: Felix (Tito) Trinidad born.
    1992: Iran Barkley KO 2 Darrin Van Horn, NYC. Wins IBF super-middleweight title.



    that first knockdown was brutal.
     
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    1904: Joe Gans W 10 Willie Fitzgerald, Detroit. Retains world lightweight title. Fitzgerald was knocked down four times


    1907: Sam Langford D 12 Joe Jeanette, Lawrence.


    1991: (Merciless) Ray Mercer KO 9 Francesco Damiani, Atlantic City.



    1997: Daniel Zaragoza (age 39) W 12 Wayne McCullough, Boston. Retains WBC super-bantamweight title. Larry Merchant forced to use strong-arm tactics against McCullough fan during post fight interview.


    (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 10 Nick Rupa, Nashville. Retains WBC/IBF super-welterweight title.
     
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    1900: Kid McCoy KO 4 Joe Choynski, NYC. GREAT POSTER!!!

    1944: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier born Joseph William Frazier.



    1953: Carmen Basilio W 10 Ike Williams, Syracuse. Entertaining interview if you've never seen it.



    1956: The great Sam Langford dies at age 72.

    1980: Alexis Arguello KO 11 Ruben Castillo, Tucson. Retains WBC super-featherweight title. Good win for Alexis.

    Cosell calling the fight and of course a young Don King is everywhere
     
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    1922: Gene Tunney W 12 Battling Levinsky, NYC. Wins US light-heavyweight title.



    1948: Ezzard Charles KO 8 Archie Moore, Cleveland.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTtzltIK2ng

    If you’ve never watched Moore v. Durelle, its one of the craziest HW title fights ever.

    1976: Bobby (Boogaloo) Watts W 10 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Hagler’s first loss.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUeKdLEuRHY

    4 years later haggler stopped him in 2, not leaving it with the judges.
     
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    Langford was always so short as a heavyweight, but his arms went into next week and he had - from what little I know - real skills and power. Harry was a big boy.
     
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    1891: Bob Fitzsimmons KO 13 Jack Dempsey (The Nonpareil), New Orleans. Wins world middleweight title.

    1944: Jake LaMotta W 10 Fritzie Zivic, Detroit.


    1947: (Rockabye) Ruben Olivares born.




    1979: Wifred Benitez (age 20) W 15 Carlos Palomino, San Juan, PR.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUrDQqHY-E



    1984: Ray Mancini KO 3 Bobby (Schoolboy) Chacon, Reno. Retains WBA lightweight title.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvTnP4zat_M
    some great footage of fighting in a phone booth at the end of this fight



    1995: Vinny Pazienza W 12 Roberto Duran, Atlantic City.
     
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    1929: Dr. Martin Luther King born.


    1923: Harry Greb ND 10 Tommy Loughran, Pittsburgh. Honestly, the Pittsburgh windmill vs. the Phantom of Philly. Can you get better nicknames? Seriously, nicknames today suck.

    1965: Bernard (The Executioner) Hopkins born.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMYiB0ueAu8&t=242s

    1972: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 4 Terry Daniels, New Orleans.


    1990: (Big) George Foreman KO 2 Gerry Cooney, Atlantic City. Brutal KO. Cooney collapsed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDd3IRMw_Us
     
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    1942: Sugar Ray Robinson KO 10 Fritzie Zivic, NYC.
    1950: Willie Pep KO 5 Charley Riley, St. Louis. Retains world featherweight title.
    1969: Roy Jones Jr. born.

    1993: George Foreman KO 8 Pierre Coetzer, Reno. BEST MUSTACHE EVER
    1999: Mike Tyson KO 5 Frans Botha, Las Vegas.
    Robert Garcia W 12 John-John Molina, Las Vegas. Retains IBF super-featherweight title

    incredible comeback by Molina


     
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    Why did you mention Martin Luther King being born?

    Nothing to do with boxing at all
     
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    Hah! somebody is looking. Because he is awesome.
     
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