Heavyweight Boxing in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 273

Boxing Title Fight

1947-06-25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

Sports History

1947-11-21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

  • 1947-12-05 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1948-06-25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1949-03-01 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires with a 66-3-0 record including 52 KOs; defended the title a record 25 times

Boxing Title Fight

1949-06-22 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Boxing Title Fight

1951-07-18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

Boxing Title Fight

1951-10-26 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano defeats former champion Joe Louis by TKO in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden

  • 1952-01-09 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
  • 1952-02-13 Future world champion Rocky Marciano knocks out Italian heavyweight boxer Gino Buonvino in the 2nd round at Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence for his 40th straight win
  • 1952-03-09 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1952-06-05 1st sporting event televised nationally - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1952-09-23 Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1953-05-15 In his first world heavyweight title defence, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium
  • 1953-09-24 Rocky Marciano TKOs home town favourite Roland LaStarza in 11 at NYC's Polo Grounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1954-06-17 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles by unanimous points decision in his 3rd world heavyweight boxing title defence at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1954-09-17 In a quick re-match at Yankee Stadium, NYC, Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in the 8th round to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Title Fight

1955-01-07 20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Boxing Title Fight

1962-09-25 Challenger Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of round 1 at Comiskey Park, Chicago to win the world heavyweight boxing title

  • 1963-07-22 In their second clash Sonny Liston once again KOs Floyd Patterson in round 1 at the Convention Center, Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Title Fight

1964-02-25 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] wins his first world heavyweight boxing title when Sonny Liston fails to come out for round 7 at the Convention Center, Miami Beach

  • 1964-05-20 Buster Mathis beats future world heavyweight champion Joe Frazer on points at trials in Flushing, NY to qualify for US Olympic boxing team; Mathis injures thumb, replaced by Frazier who wins gold medal

Olympic Gold

1964-10-23 Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominates German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo

  • 1965-02-01 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.
  • 1965-03-05 Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in Chicago, Illinois to win vacant WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1965-05-25 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston at 2:12 of round 1 at Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1965-11-01 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
  • 1965-11-22 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship
  • 1966-03-29 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966-05-21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966-06-28 Ernie Terrell beats Doug Jones by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in Houston to retain his WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966-08-06 Muhammad Ali knocks out English boxer Brian London in round 3 at Earl's Court in London to retain his undisputed world heavyweight title
  • 1966-09-10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966-11-14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
  • 1967-02-06 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well
  • 1967-03-22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1968-03-04 Joe Frazier takes his record to 20-0 and captures vacant world heavyweight boxing title; stops Buster Mathis in 11th round TKO at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1968-06-24 Joe Frazier stops Mexican challenger Manuel Ramos in 2nd round TKO at NYC's Madison Square Garden in his first heavyweight boxing title defence
  • 1968-09-14 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Olympic Gold

1968-10-26 Future world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman wins the Olympic heavyweight gold medal when the final against Jonas Čepulis (Soviet Union) is stopped in round 2 at the Mexico City Games

  • 1968-12-10 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969-04-22 American Joe Frazier KOs American Dave Zyglewick in 1st round to retain heavyweight boxing title, in Houston, Texas
  • 1969-06-23 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970-02-16 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970-11-18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1971-01-05 Body of former world heavyweight boxing champion Charles "Sonny" Liston (40) is found by his wife Geraldine at their Las Vegas home; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days; foul play suspected

Sinatra Snaps the Fight of the Century

1971-03-08 Joe Frazier ends Muhammad Ali's 31-fight winning streak at Madison Square Garden, NYC; retains heavyweight boxing title by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in the "Fight of the Century"

  • 1971-12-26 Muhammad Ali finishes off German Jürgen Blin with a thundering right cross for a 7th-round knockout in a non-title heavyweight boxing contest in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1972-01-15 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier stops Terry Daniels in 4 rounds in New Orleans to retain his WBC and WBA titles
  • 1972-05-25 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
  • 1972-05-26 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1972-09-10 Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb
  • 1973-01-22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win WBC & WBA heavyweight boxing titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Frazier knocked down 3 times in both 1st & 2nd rounds
  • 1973-02-14 Muhammad Ali beats British heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in 12 rounds at Las Vegas Convention Centre
  • 1973-09-01 In his first title defence George Foreman retains his WBC & WBA heavyweight crowns when he KOs Jose "King" Roman of Puerto Rico in round 1 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1974-03-26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1974-10-30 "The Rumble in the Jungle": Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire; regains world heavyweight boxing title with famous "rope-a-dope" tactic
  • 1975-03-24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1975-05-16 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1975-06-30 Muhammad Ali retains world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1975-10-01 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title
  • 1976-01-24 Former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; Foreman knocked down twice in 4th; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year
  • 1976-04-30 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1976-05-24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich
  • 1976-09-28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1977-05-16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1977-09-29 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
  • 1977-09-29 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers by unanimous decision over 15 rounds in NYC for WBA, WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles
  • 1978-09-15 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1978-11-10 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-03-23 Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-06-22 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-06-27 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)
  • 1979-09-28 Larry Holmes beats Earnie Shavers by TKO in 11th round in Las Vegas for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-10-20 American John Tate beats local favourite Gerrie Coetzee by UD in 15 rounds in Pretoria, South Africa for vacant WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-02-03 Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-03-31 Almost concurrent heavyweight boxing championship fights: Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for WBC title in Las Vegas, NV whilst Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for WBA belt in Knoxville, TN
  • 1980-07-07 American boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defence of his WBC heavyweight title

Birthdays in Sport


Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport