Welterweight Boxing in History

Events in Sport

  • 1962-03-24 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later
  • 1980-06-20 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
  • 1980-11-25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
  • 1982-12-03 Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez

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2012-12-09 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

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2013-05-04 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

  • 2013-10-12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • 2013-11-23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title
  • 2014-04-13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title
  • 2015-05-02 Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title
  • 2015-07-06 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay his $200,000 & vacate his light middleweight title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901-07-13 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • 1907-12-19 Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • 1909-12-23 Barney Ross, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-12-22 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)

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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
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Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 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)
  • 1937-08-14 Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-10-19 Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1946-09-15 Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • 1960-04-22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-05-11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976-06-07 David Diaz, light welterweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-12-07 Fernando Vargas, Oxnard Ca, welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1962-04-03 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • 1967-01-18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 1981-04-28 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79
  • 1994-07-24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • 2012-01-09 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • 2012-07-13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71