Heavyweight Boxing in History (Part 3)

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  • 1980-08-02 Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow

Boxing Title Fight

1980-10-02 38 year old Muhammad Ali comes out of 2-year retirement to challenge undefeated world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Ali pounded unmercifully for 10 rounds before corner throws in towel

Boxing Title Fight

1980-10-25 American Mike Weaver KOs local favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 13 rounds in Sun City, South Africa for WBA heavyweight boxing title

  • 1981-04-11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-10-03 After a year's inactivity, American boxer Mike Weaver outpoints countryman James 'Quick' Tillis in 15 rounds in Chicago to retain his WBA heavyweight title
  • 1981-11-06 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Title Fight

1981-12-11 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight; loses to Trevor Berbick by unanimous decision in 10 rounds at Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas

  • 1982-06-11 Defending champion Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles at Caesars Palace, LV, Nevada
  • 1982-12-10 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
  • 1983-03-27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-05-20 American heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes beats countryman Tim Witherspoon by split decision to retain his WBC title at the Dunes Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
  • 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 of South Africa KOs American Michael Dokes in 10 rounds in Richfield. Ohio for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 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
  • 1984-03-10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • 1984-06-01 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg
  • 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 American boxer Greg Page KOs home town favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 8th round to win WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, South Africa

Boxing Title Fight

1985-03-06 Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes at 1:47 in round 1 of 4 in Albany, NY in his first professional fight

  • 1985-03-15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-04-29 Tony Tubbs beats defending champion Greg Page by unanimous decision in 15 rounds at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo for WBA 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 defending champion Tony Tubbs by majority decision in 15 rounds at The Omni, Atlanta for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986-03-22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament

Boxing Title Fight

1986-03-22 Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick upsets Pinklon Thomas by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to win WBC heavyweight title

Boxing 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
  • 1986-11-22 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title
  • 1987-03-07 Mike Tyson beats James 'Bonecrusher' Smith by unanimous decision in 12 rounds in Las Vegas for WBC / WBA heavyweight boxing titles
  • 1987-05-30 Mike Tyson beats Pinklon Thomas by TKO in round 6 in Las Vegas to retain WBC / WBA heavyweight boxing titles
  • 1987-05-30 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987-06-15 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for The Ring heavyweight boxing title at Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 1987-08-01 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 rounds in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas; first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF simultaneously
  • 1987-10-16 Defending champion Mike Tyson beats Tyrell Biggs by TKO in round 7 at Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey; retains unified heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988-01-22 Defending champion Mike Tyson beats former titleholder Larry Holmes by TKO in round 4 at Convention Centre, Atlantic City to retain his undisputed heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988-03-20 Defending champion Mike Tyson beats Tony Tubbs by TKO in round 2 at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo for the undisputed world heavyweight boxing title

Olympic Gold

1988-10-02 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO

Boxing Title Fight

1990-01-15 42 year old former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman stops Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City in a non-title bout; Cooney's last fight

  • 1990-02-11 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Title Fight

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

Boxing Title Fight

1992-10-12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title

Boxing Title Fight

1992-11-13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

  • 1994-05-06 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1994-09-25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1994-11-05 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship
  • 1995-04-08 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1995-04-22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas
  • 1995-08-19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1995-09-02 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title
  • 1996-03-16 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title
  • 1996-06-22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title
  • 1996-11-09 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times
  • 1997-07-01 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June
  • 2002-06-01 In a battle of former heavyweight boxing champions in Atlantic City, Evander Holyfield beats Hasim Rahman by TKO; fight stopped 1:40 into 8th round because of giant welt above Rahman's left eye

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