On This Day

Events in Sport in December 1907

  • Dec 2 Association of Football Players' and Trainers' Union (English Professional Football Players' Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 2 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns retains his title; KOs Englishman Gunner Moir in 10th round at the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Dec 7 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • Dec 30 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball