Heavyweight Boxing in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

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Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980-10-25 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981-04-11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1982-06-11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 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 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
  • 1984-03-10 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

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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
  • 1986-03-22 Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick upsets Pinklon Thomas by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to win WBC heavyweight 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
  • 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 heavyweight boxing title
  • 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 Centre, Atlantic City to retain the 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair

Sport defeatBoxing 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

  • 1993-02-06 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-05-08 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-05-22 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1993-10-01 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1993-11-06 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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
  • 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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