Boxers in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 255

  • 1948-06-21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
  • 1948-09-03 Ronald W Harris, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-08-26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-12-12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-03-13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • 1950-05-07 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor
  • 1950-06-27 Benjamin Peterson, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1951-04-18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • 1951-05-27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • 1951-06-16 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • 1951-08-17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1952-03-29 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
  • 1952-04-12 Alexis Arguello, featherweight boxer (1974 champ), born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 1952-08-02 Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953-11-09 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1954-04-12 Marvin Johnson, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1955-01-29 John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1955-03-16 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • 1955-04-13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
  • 1955-08-01 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-05-17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Rocky Mount North Carolina, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)
  • 1956-07-20 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
  • 1956-07-22 Michael Spinks, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956-08-24 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • 1956-10-29 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1957-01-07 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1957-03-10 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1958-01-26 Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • 1958-04-09 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • 1958-09-12 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • 1958-09-19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
  • 1958-10-18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer
  • 1959-05-15 Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
  • 1959-12-14 Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
  • 1960-03-04 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer

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1960-10-18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1960-12-22 Tyrell Biggs, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-02-28 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
  • 1961-03-04 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
  • 1961-06-15 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer

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1961-11-16 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

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1962-10-19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • 1962-11-19 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer
  • 1963-01-24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-12-09 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
  • 1964-01-02 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • 1964-01-06 Henry Maske, German boxer
  • 1964-01-08 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1964-05-28 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1964-06-14 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-10-19 Jorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban-born American boxer
  • 1965-01-15 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1965-07-11 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer

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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
  • 1965-12-14 Lawrence Clay-Bey, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965-12-16 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-01-07 Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
  • 1966-05-03 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1966-06-23 Vladislav Neiman, Israel, Men's flyweight boxer (Oly-1996)

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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
  • 1966-08-03 Eric Esch, American boxer
  • 1966-08-08 Chris Eubank, English boxer
  • 1967-01-04 Johnny Nelson, English boxer
  • 1967-01-06 Larry Donald, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967-01-14 Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
  • 1967-05-11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Chicago, Illinois

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

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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
  • 1969-01-16 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1969-02-16 Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969-03-17 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-04-27 Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer
  • 1970-07-07 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • 1970-08-06 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-09-11 William Joppy, American boxer
  • 1970-10-25 Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • 1970-10-27 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1970-11-20 Delia Gonzalez, American-Mexican boxer, born in Anthony, New Mexico
  • 1971-01-17 Ann Wolfe, female boxer
  • 1971-02-15 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer
  • 1971-02-27 Ivan Robinson, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-05-29 Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
  • 1971-07-19 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1971-08-10 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • 1971-08-28 Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
  • 1971-11-26 Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
  • 1971-12-04 Shannon Briggs, American boxer

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 105 of 105

  • 2015-11-21 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", dies at 76
  • 2015-12-30 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic-silver-1976), dies at 59
  • 2016-02-25 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78

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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