Featherweight Boxing in History

Events in Sport

  • 1949-02-11 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
  • 1994-08-20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
  • 2015-12-13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1889-04-18 John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)
  • 1899-09-02 Hans Nielsen, Denmark, lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1908-02-09 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1932-04-16 Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 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)
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-11-24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1940-10-21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1952-04-12 Alexis Arguello, featherweight boxer (1974 champ), born in Managua, Nicaragua

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977-02-24 Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer (Oly-br-96), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • 1963-03-23 Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
  • 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