On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 40-year old South African boxer ‘Baby Jake’ Matlala ends his 22-year career with a 7th-round TKO win over Columbia’s Juan Herrera to retain his WBU junior flyweight title in Johannesburg
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: US conventional forces first deployed as part of Operation Anaconda