Boxing in History

Events in Sport

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  • 1681-01-06 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
  • 1733-05-06 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
  • 1743-08-16 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 1810-12-10 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • 1853-10-12 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
  • 1863-05-05 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
  • 1873-09-23 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1876-03-16 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
  • 1884-08-30 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves
  • 1885-08-29 Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
  • 1888-03-10 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • 1888-12-22 Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain
  • 1890-06-27 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • 1892-02-02 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • 1892-09-07 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1894-01-25 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1897-03-17 Bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1899-06-09 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1906-02-23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1906-10-02 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1906-11-28 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-05-08 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-07-04 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-12-02 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-12-07 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • 1908-02-10 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-03-17 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-04-18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-06-13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-08-24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-09-02 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-12-26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
  • 1909-05-19 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
  • 1909-06-30 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1909-09-09 Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
  • 1909-10-16 Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1910-07-04 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1912-07-04 Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1913-12-19 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1914-06-27 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1915-04-05 Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1915-12-14 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
  • 1916-03-25 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1916-03-25 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920-09-06 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920-12-14 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1921-04-11 KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
  • 1921-07-02 Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
  • 1922-05-23 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
  • 1923-07-04 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1923-09-14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1923-10-04 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
  • 1923-10-19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • 1924-11-04 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • 1926-09-23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1927-09-22 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight
  • 1928-07-26 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1930-06-12 Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931-07-03 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1932-02-15 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
  • 1932-06-21 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1933-06-29 Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1933-08-23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
  • 1933-10-22 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1934-03-01 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1935-06-13 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1935-07-02 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • 1936-04-03 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1937-06-22 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1937-08-30 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-02-11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1938-02-23 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-04-01 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-08-17 Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
  • 1939-01-25 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1939-02-23 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time
  • 1939-04-17 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1939-06-01 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939-06-23 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1843-02-12 John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
  • 1856-05-13 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • 1858-10-15 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • 1863-05-26 Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
  • 1866-03-24 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
  • 1876-05-26 Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
  • 1878-03-31 Jack Johnson,1st African American heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)
  • 1880-03-10 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1884-02-22 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • 1887-09-14 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • 1889-04-18 John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-06-24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1896-04-07 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • 1901-07-13 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • 1901-08-01 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1905-09-28 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • 1907-09-26 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)
  • 1907-10-01 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1908-01-17 Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
  • 1909-02-11 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • 1909-12-23 Barney Ross, American Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-08-09 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • 1912-12-22 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-12-13 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-01-31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-05-13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1915-02-22 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
  • 1920-04-09 F Don Miller, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956), born in Racine, Wisconsin

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-07-07 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-07-10 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1921-08-30 Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1923-10-12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
  • 1926-03-04 Pascual PĂ©rez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1931-02-11 Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
  • 1931-08-20 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • 1932-09-22 Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in New York City
  • 1936-05-09 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
  • 1936-11-12 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • 1940-02-24 Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942-01-17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-01-12 Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1944-06-05 Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947-11-16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-01-10 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-11-03 Larry Holmes, American heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1951-11-07 Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)
  • 1952-05-23 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1956-07-29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1957-02-15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1960-04-22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • 1960-05-17 Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1966-05-03 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-06-30 "Iron" Mike Tyson, American boxer and youngest ever heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-08-10 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-11-12 Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994), born in Brooklyn, New York

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-01-02 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1916-10-09 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-05-29 Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

1950-12-31 Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-08-21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-11-19 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-02-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

HeartWedding of Interest

1996-10-04 Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-07-15 Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 2009-06-09 Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1919-04-02 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1943-07-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1910-10-15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • 1918-02-02 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • 1925-07-14 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
  • 1933-06-03 William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • 1946-06-10 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1947-04-18 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • 1954-11-22 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • 1959-11-21 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50
  • 1963-04-04 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • 1967-01-18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 1968-12-15 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-12-30 Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-05-27 Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1976-03-06 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71
  • 1978-11-07 Gene Tunney, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion (1926-28), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981-04-12 Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-05-31 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-04-12 Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1992-02-12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
  • 1993-11-15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • 1995-01-08 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • 1996-01-28 Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • 1996-09-14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1998-12-09 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 2001-10-10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)
  • 2008-10-23 Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
  • 2009-01-24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009-01-30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2009-03-02 Chris Finnegan, British Olympic Boxing Gold Medallist (b. 1944)
  • 2012-02-01 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • 2012-11-06 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • 2012-11-07 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2013-09-01 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-06-03 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-70, 1974-80), dies from septic shock caused by respiratory illness at 74

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 2016-10-09 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • 2017-03-08 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, dies at 94