On This Day

March 4, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player