June 22, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)