1962 – He was born on the 12th day of July this year in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. He grew up in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and lived in Mexicali, Baja California, for a few years. 1981 – He faced Miguel Ruiz in Culiacan. At the end of the first round, Chavez landed a blow that knocked ..
US (Canadian-born) heavyweight boxer champion – 1906-1908 1881 – Born- Canada 1904 – After starting his boxing career under his real name, Brusso took the Irish-sounding name of Tommy Burns. 1906 – Although only 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 175 pounds, size did not stop him from becoming the world ..
1905 – James Walter Braddock was born in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City on the 7th of June. 1928 – He pulled off a major upset by knocking out highly regarded Tuffy Griffiths. 1934 – Braddock was given a fight with the highly touted John "Corn" Griffin. Although Braddock was intended simply as a ..
1967 – Born on the 10th of August in Brooklyn, New York. 1984 – At the age of 17 he knocked out opponent James Smith in just 4 seconds. 1985 – In the National Golden Gloves championship he lost to Ft. Worth Lt. Hvy. wt. Donald Stephens. 1988 – He also won the silver medal ..
1955 – Billy Blanks born on the 1st of September in Erie, Pennsylvania, the fourth of fifteen children. As a child he suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia. He is a fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the inventor of Tae Bo. 1975 – Married to his high school sweetheart, Gayle Godfrey Blanks. Their daughter, Shellie, born ..
1938 – He was born on the 26th of April in Isola, Istria, and now Izola, Slovenia. 1960 – He joined the Olympic Games Welterweight division’s gold medal and the Val Barker trophy as the Games’ best boxer. 1961 – He defeated Ben Ali Allala, by decision in six rounds. 1963 – He won in ..
1921 – Born on the 1st of April in Augusta, Georgia. 1940 – Jack turned professional and began his career fighting in Massachusetts where he established a record of 27-4-2. 1941 – Moved to New York in August where he continued boxing. 1942 – Jack fight against Allie Stolz to decide who would challenge for ..
1909 – Born on the 11th of February in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. 1929 – Baer turned professional, progressing steadily through the ranks. 1930 – He fought Frankie Campbell on 25th of August, in San Francisco and in only 2 hits, knocked him out. 1933 – His motion picture debut was in The ..
1942 – Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942 by the name of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.. 1960 – He won his first professional fight on October 29, 1960. 1960-1963 – He amassed a record of 19-0, with 15 knockouts. 1964 – He had a fight with Sonny Liston which was ..