On This Day

January 22, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win WBC & WBA heavyweight boxing titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Frazier knocked down 3 times in both 1st & 2nd rounds

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Birthdays in Sport

  • Deon Minor, American 400m runner, born in Paris, Texas
  • George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Reggie Barlow, American football wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer, born in ParanĂ¡, Brazil
  • Said Larossi, Dutch soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse), born in Veenendaal, Netherlands