On This Day

January 22, 1988 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Greg Oden, American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York