On This Day

Events in Sport in February 1938

  • Feb 11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out Nathan Mann in round 3 at Madison Square Garden, New York; second defence by Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Feb 26 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)