Today in World Boxing Association History

Events in Sport

  • 1966-06-28 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-12-01 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-02-16 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
  • 1986-12-12 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995-03-04 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1996-04-08 Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
  • 2013-10-05 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • 2013-10-12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • 2015-11-29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1907-05-06 Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets)
  • 1939-04-04 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-02-24 Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-06-17 Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-06-13 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Deaths in Sport

  • 2014-05-06 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74