Boxers in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 1818-10-08 Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves
  • 1891-05-21 Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
  • 1900-06-18 Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
  • 1900-06-20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-05-13 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1915-12-14 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
  • 1923-10-04 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1936-06-19 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1938-08-17 Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-01-12 Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1968-05-24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • 1969-04-12 Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
  • 1980-03-14 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)

Film release premierFilm Release

1980-12-19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Actress
Cathy Moriarty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-01-16 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1983-04-13 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-09-21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-09-07 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988-09-22 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • 1991-10-12 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • 1994-07-05 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • 1995-03-25 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-02-15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1997-10-15 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-02-17 Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 254

  • 1831-02-12 John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
  • 1853-03-20 George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)
  • 1861-07-03 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)
  • 1863-05-26 Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
  • 1866-09-01 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • 1874-11-25 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1875-04-15 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio (d. 1953)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1877-05-04 Arthur Lang, US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1881-06-17 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1881-12-29 Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • 1883-03-04 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • 1887-03-18 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1887-09-14 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • 1892-05-15 Jimmy Wilde, boxer (d. 1969)

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
  • 1898-04-26 Edward PF Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • 1899-09-02 Hans Nielsen, Denmark, lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1901-08-01 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1902-10-26 Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
  • 1903-02-20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • 1903-09-17 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
  • 1905-12-06 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • 1906-02-04 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • 1906-11-01 Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
  • 1907-10-01 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1908-02-09 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1909-02-11 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • 1910-03-12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1910-07-04 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1913-05-29 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1913-07-26 Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)

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

1914-05-13 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
  • 1916-07-22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • 1917-10-08 Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • 1918-05-26 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
  • 1919-01-01 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • 1919-12-06 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-18 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-05-03 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

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

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

1923-09-01 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1924-09-22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1925-09-10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926-01-06 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1926-03-04 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1926-03-25 Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1927-04-02 Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927-07-22 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1929-04-19 Edward Crook, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929-08-14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1929-10-14 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-20 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • 1930-11-30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1930-12-25 Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian boxer and father of Andre Agassi
  • 1932-04-24 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1932-04-27 Charles Adkins, US, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932-05-08 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sand Slough, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 1932-08-11 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • 1933-07-17 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • 1933-08-04 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933-11-01 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1934-05-03 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in New York City
  • 1935-03-25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • 1935-10-10 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • 1937-02-08 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • 1937-03-23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Clifton, New Jersey, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison
  • 1937-08-14 Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)
  • 1937-09-12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
  • 1938-01-24 Gyula Torok, Hungary, Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • 1938-02-03 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, (d. 2013)
  • 1938-05-07 Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1938-06-24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1938-12-15 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-04 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-05-03 Jose Torres, US, boxer (Olympics)
  • 1939-09-09 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1940-10-19 Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-11-11 Barbara Boxer, (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993- )
  • 1941-08-04 Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)

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
  • 1942-08-07 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • 1943-03-05 Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1943-06-11 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1943-08-09 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-01-12 Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1944-06-17 Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)
  • 1945-02-07 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • 1946-09-15 Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • 1946-10-01 Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1947-11-01 Rolando Garbey, Oriente Cuba, light MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1948-06-21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer

Weddings in Sport


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

1971-12-24 Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

HeartWedding of Interest

1996-05-18 Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-05-10 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao

  • 2001-10-05 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

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

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-02-13 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 105

  • 1789-01-08 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • 1848-05-11 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1910-10-15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • 1917-10-22 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1925-07-14 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)
  • 1944-09-18 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
  • 1946-06-10 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1949-10-27 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-03-03 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-05-10 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1956-01-21 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1959-11-21 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50
  • 1962-04-03 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • 1963-03-25 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos
  • 1966-05-16 Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
  • 1966-08-08 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • 1967-06-15 Edward Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), dies at 69
  • 1967-06-29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • 1967-12-14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80

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
  • 1971-12-14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian-born boxer (b. 1929)
  • 1973-01-24 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • 1974-11-29 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)

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
  • 1975-10-28 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • 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
  • 1979-07-22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69

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
  • 1981-05-25 Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1982-08-12 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • 1982-11-17 Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead
  • 1984-02-08 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • 1985-10-31 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)
  • 1986-12-01 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American Pop and R&B singer ( "Working in the Coal Mine"), dies at 61
  • 1990-02-02 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • 1990-05-22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 1992-01-21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • 1992-05-17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992-08-08 Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
  • 1993-05-29 Billy Conn, boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994-02-25 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1994-07-24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • 1994-08-17 Joseph Paul Jack Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer, dies at 91
  • 1995-09-06 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • 1997-03-20 Tony Zale, American boxer (b. 1913)
  • 1997-12-21 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer, European Heavyweight Champion, dies at 76

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
  • 2001-06-02 Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2002-01-16 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2002-06-23 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • 2003-02-13 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2003-07-01 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • 2003-10-16 László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2004-08-16 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • 2004-10-28 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • 2005-02-02 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • 2005-02-14 Najai Turpin, American boxer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006-05-11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 2006-08-13 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • 2006-10-28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)
  • 2006-11-23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2007-05-07 Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
  • 2008-01-03 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)
  • 2008-08-15 Vic Toweel, South African boxer, bantamweight world champion
  • 2008-10-23 Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
  • 2009-01-04 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • 2009-01-16 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • 2009-01-30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2009-03-23 Raúl Macías, A famous Mexican boxer (b. 1934)
  • 2009-03-25 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2009-07-01 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
  • 2009-07-11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2009-07-25 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • 2009-09-14 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • 2010-01-08 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • 2010-01-11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • 2010-04-19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • 2011-05-08 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2011-11-07 Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 2012-01-09 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • 2012-03-03 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer, dies at 72
  • 2012-03-10 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer, dies from a hit and run at 35
  • 2012-06-11 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2012-07-04 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • 2012-07-13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 2012-09-23 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
  • 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
  • 2012-11-24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • 2013-01-15 Chucho Castillo, Mexican boxer, dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 2013-02-01 Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80
  • 2013-04-20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • 2013-07-23 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75

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
  • 2013-09-18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • 2014-01-12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • 2014-04-20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2014-05-06 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • 2014-12-16 Ernie Terrell, American boxer, dies at 75