Boxing in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

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Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979-06-22 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-06-27 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980-03-31 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1980-07-07 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-09-27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • 1980-10-02 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-10-25 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-04-11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-10-03 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-11-06 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-06-11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-11-13 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
  • 1982-11-18 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 1983-01-13 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
  • 1983-02-13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • 1983-03-27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-05-20 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-05-20 Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-09-10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-09-23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • 1983-11-25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-03-09 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-08-31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-11-09 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-12-01 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-03-15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-04-29 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-05-20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-06-15 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-09-21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • 1986-01-17 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986-02-09 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986-03-22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986-03-22 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986-04-19 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986-07-19 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1986-09-06 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986-11-22 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990-10-25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1992-11-13 Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993-05-08 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994-04-22 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994-11-05 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-11-23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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


Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport