Boxing in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

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  • 1977-02-05 Future 5-division world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard makes his professional debut with a 6-round unanimous decision over Luis Vega at Baltimore’s Civic Center

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1977-05-16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978-02-15 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978-06-09 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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
  • 1979-09-28 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-10-20 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for 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
  • 1980-09-27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.

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
  • 1980-11-25 Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight boxing crown when Roberto Durán quits in the 8th round of infamous “no mas” fight at the Superdome, New Orleans

  • 1981-04-11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-11-06 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-11-14 In the first world championship fight between 2 Puerto Ricans in boxing history, WBC Super Welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez beats Carlos Santos in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1982-01-30 WBC super welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez of Puerto Rico defeats boxing legend Roberto Durán of Panama in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1982-06-11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-11-12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • 1982-12-03 After losing his world welterweight boxing titles to Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns wins WBC Super Welterweight crown in a majority points decision over Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans
  • 1982-12-09 World Boxing Council first to reduce the length of championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order standing 8-count for fighters in trouble
  • 1983-01-13 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
  • 1983-03-27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 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
  • 1983-11-10 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion
  • 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
  • 1984-08-11 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 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

  • 1985-03-15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-04-29 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for 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 Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986-02-09 Marvin Johnson stops Leslie Stewart in 7 rounds in Indianapolis to win WBA light heavyweight boxing title; record 3rd time he regains a version of light heavyweight crown
  • 1986-03-22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986-03-22 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987-03-07 Mike Tyson beats James 'Bonecrusher' Smith in 12 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1987-05-30 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 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 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time
  • 1987-08-17 Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
  • 1987-10-16 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987-10-29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecedented 4th different weight boxing title
  • 1988-01-22 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 in Atlantic City to retain his undisputed heavyweight boxing title; 38-year old former champion floored 3 times in 4th before fight stopped
  • 1988-03-20 Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for 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
  • 1989-02-24 Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán wins 4th world title in different weight divisions when he beats Iran Barkley in a 12 round split decision in Atlantic City; 37 year old Durán wins WBC middleweight title
  • 1989-02-25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1989-07-21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

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

  • 1991-04-19 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1991-06-08 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • 1991-11-23 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1992-03-01 In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson KOs Australian Jeff Fenech in 8th round in Melbourne
  • 2013-07-15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • 2013-10-05 In an all-Russian boxing contest, Wladimir Klitschko beats Alexander Povetkin in 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles
  • 2013-10-12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2014-04-13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2015-05-02 Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in world welterweight unification fight, shatters all financial records for a boxing match

  • 2015-07-06 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles
  • 2018-07-15 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-08-26 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul

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