January 2, 1973 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Japanese boxer Masao Ohba retains his WBA flyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Chartchai Chionoi of Thailand in Tokyo; Ohba dies three weeks later in a car accident

Birthdays in Sport

  • Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner