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THIS DAY IN BOXING: November

by on Oct.31, 2010, under Guest Columnists, This Day in Boxing

Compiled by Richey S. Jones

November 1,

1886: George Dixon KO 3 Young Johnson, Halifax, N.S. Dixon’s pro debut.

1907: Frank Mantell KO 15 Honey Melody, Dayton, OH. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1908: Georges Carpentier WF 13 Ed Salmon, Mais-Laffitte, France. Carpentier’s pro debut.

1922: Mickey Walker W 15 Jack Britton, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1933: Davey Moore born.

1938: Solly Krieger W 15 Al Hostak, Seattle. Wins NBA Middleweight Title.

1940: Ken Overlin W 15 Steve Belloise, NYC. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1948: Duilio Loi W 6 Nino Frangioni, Genoa, Italy. Loi’s pro debut.

1951: Dado Marino W 15 Terry Allen, Honolulu. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1965: Ernie Terrell W 15 George Chuvalo, Toronto. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title.

1973: Bruno Acari KO 5 Jorgen Hansen, Copenhagen. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1976: Oscar Larios born.

1980: Jim Watt KO 12 Sean O’Grady, Glasgow. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. Referee: Referee: Raymond Baldeyrou 109-105 | Judge Harry Gibbs 108-104 | Judge: Arthur Mercante 104-103 all for O’Grady. O’Grady received death threats towards himself and his family during the days leading up to the fight.

1986: Khaosai Galaxy KO 5 Israel Contreras, Willemstad, Curacao. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1996: Danny Romero KO 12 Hipolito Saucedo, Indio, CA. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2002: Oscar Larios KO 1 Willie Jorrin, Sacramento, CA. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Time: 1:28

2003: Floyd Mayweather KO 7 Phillip Ndou, Grand Rapids, MI. Retains World Lightweight Title.

Juan Manuel Marquez Tech. Win 7 Derrick Gainer, Grand Rapids, MI. Unifies IBF & WBA Featherweight Title.

2008: Felix Sturm W 12 Sebastian Sylvester, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

Vic Darchinyan KO 9 Cristian Mijares, Carson, CA. Unifies WBC, WBA, & IBF World Super Flyweight Titles.

Nonito Donaire KO 6 Moruti Mthalane, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

November 2,

1900: (Terrible) Terry McGovern KO 7 Joe Bernstein, Louisville. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1903: Joe Gans ND 6 Jack Blackburn, Baltimore. Blackburn would go on to train Joe Louis.

1915: Ted (Kid) Lewis W 12 Milburn Saylor, Boston. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1944: Michael Buffer born.

1948: Victor Galindez born.

1967: Eric Griffin born.

1969: John Coward born.

1984: Carlos Santos W 15 Mark Medal, NYC. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1988: Brian Mitchell W 12 Jim McDonnell, Southwark, England. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1996: (Big) George Foreman W 12 Crawford Grimsley, Tokyo.

Luisito Espinosa KO 8 Nobutoshi Hiranaka, Fukuoka, Japan. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

2002: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Johnny Tapia, Las Vegas. Retains World Featherweight Title. Referee: Jay Nady. Judge: Chuck Giampa 116-112 | Judge: Bill Graham 118-110 | Judge: Dave Moretti 118-110.

2008: Ulises Solis W 12 Nerys Espinoza, Aguacalientes, Mexico. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

November 3,

1899: James J. Jeffries W 25 (Sailor) Tom Sharkey, Coney Island, NY. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Referee: George Siler. “From the first round to the twenty-fifth the sailor put up a battle that plainly demonstrated that he was a ‘pug’ of no mean ability, and the greater science, alone, of his opponent is all that won him the big fight on points. The club house was filled to its utmost capacity, and with few exceptions the decision was considered fair and equitable.” (Breckenridge Bulletin).

1930: Fidel La Barba W 10 Kid Chocolate, NYC. “The bout, which drew a capacity crowd of more than 20,000 to Madison Square Garden, was so one-sided it was uninteresting. The Cuban entered the ring an 8 to 5 favorite.” (UP)

1933: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Mickey Walker, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee Eddie Forbes voted for Walker, “to the surprise of everybody who learned of this vote before they left the Garden. The referee’s ballot, however, was not considered in the decision because of the unanimity of the two judges. Under the State Athletic Commission rules, when the judges agree their vote carries the decision…. Forbes said after the battle that he warned Rosenbloom repeatedly for holding, hitting on the break and striking with the open glove.” New York Times

Henry Armstrong D 10 Kid Moro, Pismo Beach, CA. “The 10-round bout between Henry Armstrong, 130, Los Angeles and Kid Moro, 130, Philippines, ended in a draw at Pismo Beach last night after a state commissioner present reversed a referee’s decision in favor of Armstrong. The referee, Freddie Gilmore, was given police protection as protests of fans ended in a near riot.” (Reno Gazette).

1934: Baby Arizmendi W 10 Henry Armstrong, Mexico City. Arizmendi’s superior boxing and effective body punching enabled him to win almost every round…Fighting with a broken left wrist from the second round, Arizmendi gave one of the most courageous exhibitions in Mexican ring history.” (UPI)

1939: Sammy Angott W 10 Baby Arizmendi, Chicago.

1949: Larry Holmes born.

1963: Steve Cruz born.

1964: Tim Littles born.

1973: Arnold Taylor KO 14 Romeo Anaya, Johannesburg. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

1979: Jim Watt KO 9 Roberto Vasquez, Glasgow. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

1984: Billy Costello W 12 Saoul Mamby, Kingston, NY. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

Jose Luis Ramirez KO 4 Edwin Rosario, San Juan. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.

Juan (Kid) Meza KO 1 Jaime Garza, Kingston, NY. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Upset of the year. Garza enters the bout with a 40-0 (38) record.

2001: Juan Carlos Gomez KO 6 Pietro Aurino, Lubek, Germany. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Kostya Tszyu KO 2 Zab Judah, Las Vegas. Wins vacant World Super Lightweight Title. Unifies WBC, WBA & IBF super lightweight titles. Judah attacks referee Jay Nady after the fight.

2007: Joe Calzaghe W 12 Mikkel Kessler, Cardiff, Wales. Retains World Super Middleweight Title. Referee: Mike Ortega | judge: Raul Caiz 117-111 | judge: John Stewart 116-112 | judge: Massimo Barrovecchio 116-112.

Juan Manuel Marquez W 12 Rocky Juarez, Tucson, Arizona. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title. Referee: Robert Ferrara | judge: Chris Wilson 120-108 | judge: Robin Dolpierre 118-110 | judge: Burt Clements 117-111.

Robert Guerrero KO 1 Martin Honorio, Tucson, Arizona. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

November 4,

1884: Owen Moran born.

1929: Jimmy McLarnin W 10 Sammy Mandell, Chicago.

1931: Battling Battalino W 10 Earl Mastro, Chicago. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1932: Tony Canzoneri W 15 Billy Petrolle, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title. Canzoneri was “squarely at his peak: a Canzoneri so magnificently conditioned, so beautifully attuned that even the old-timers at the ringside admitted he was worthy to stand alongside the lightweight giants of the past.” (United Press)

1934: Marcel Cerdan W 6 Marcel Bucchianer, Meknes, Morocco. Cerdan’s pro debut.

1959: Joey Giardello W 10 Dick Tiger, Cleveland.

1978: Betulio Gonzalez KO 12 Martin Vargas, Maracay. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1988: Thomas (Hitman) Hearns W 12 James Kinchen, Las Vegas.

Michael Nunn KO 8 Juan Roldan, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

Robert Hines W 12 Matthew Hilton, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.

Tacy Macalos W 12 Jum Hwan Choi, Seoul. Wins IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

1995: Riddick (Big Daddy) Bowe KO 8 Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield, Las Vegas.

Phillip Holiday W 12 Rocky Martinez, Sun City. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

Marco Antonio Barrera KO 7 Eddie Croft, Las Vegas.

1997: Antun Jospovic, who won the heavyweight gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, is shot and seriously wounded in Bosnia.

1999: The U.S. attorney for New Jersey indicts IBF President Robert W. Lee, 65, on racketeering charges, alleging that Lee and others accepted $338,000 in bribes to manipulate ratings. Also indicted are Robert Lee Jr., Donald William Brennan, and Francisco Fernandez.

2000: Sugar Shane Mosley KO 6 Antonio Diaz, NYC. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.

2004: Juan Diaz W 12 Julien Lorcy, San Antonio, TX. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Referee: Rafael Ramos | Judge: Ray Hawkins 119-109 | Judge: Glenn Feldman 118-110 | Judge: Hubert Earle 118-110.

2006: Shannon Briggs KO 12 Sergei Liakhovich, Phoenix, Az.

Floyd Mayweather W 12 Carlos Baldomir, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title. Referee: Jay Nady | Judge: Chuck Giampa 120-108 | Judge: John Keane 120-108 | Judge: Paul Smith 118-110.

Juan Diaz W 12 Fernando Angulo, Phoenix, Az. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Referee: Raúl Caíz Jr. | Judge: Gerald Maltz 118-109 | Judge: Luis Pabón 118-109 | Judge: Raúl Caíz 116-111.

Orlando Salido NC 12 Robert Guerrero, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Featherweight Title. Referee: Robert Byrd | Judge: Mark Green 115-113 | Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 118-110 | Judge: Dave Moretti 117-111   Salido’s post-fight urine sample tests positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone. Result changed to a no-contest.

2007: Takefumi Sakata D 12 Denkaosen Singwancha, Saitama, Japan. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

November 5,

1917: Pete Herman W 20 Frankie Burns, New Orleans. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1919: Harry Wills W 15 Sam Langford, Tulsa, OK.

1937: Jack McAuliffe, 71, dies.

1953: Dennis Andries born.

Hugo Corro born.

1959: Pascual Perez KO 13 Sadao Yaoita, Osaka. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1971: Pedro Carrasco W Disq. 11 Mando Ramos, Madrid. Wins vacant WBC Lightweight Title.

1974: Cassius Baloyi born.

1977: Rodrigo Valdez W 15 Bennie Briscoe, Campione d’Italia, Switzerland. Wins vacant World Middleweight Title.

Antonio Cervantes W 15 Adriano Marrero, Maracay. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1978: Miguel Barrera born.

1982: Santos Laciar KO 13 Stephen Muchoki, Copenhagen. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1988: Antonio Esparragoza KO 8 Jose Marmolejos, Marsala, Italy. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1989: Azumah Nelson KO 12 Jim McDonnell, London. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1990: Pedro Decima KO 4 Paul Banke, Inglewood. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1993: Katsuya Onizuka W 12 Thalerngsak Sithbaobey, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1994: George Foreman KO 10 Michael Moorer, Las Vegas. Regains World Heavyweight Title. At 45, Foreman is the oldest to ever win a heavyweight title fight.

Jorge Castro KO 2 Alex Ramos, Caleta Olivia, Argentina. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

2005: Jeff Lacy KO 2 Scott Pemberton, Stateline, NV. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Rafael Marquez KO 4 Silence Mabuza, Stateline, NV.  Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

November 6,

1908: Tony Canzoneri born.

1918: Jack Dempsey KO 3 Battling Levinsky, Philadelphia. Levinsky estimated he had about 250 bouts to this point, including about 60 under name Barney Williams. He also claimed that although he had been knocked down about 25 times, he had never taken a ten-count prior to this bout.

1957: Alphonse Halimi W 15 Raul Macias, Los Angeles. Unifies World Bantamweight Title.

1967: Paul Fujii KO 4 Willie Quatour, Tokyo. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1981: Larry Holmes KO 11 Renaldo Snipes, Pittsburgh. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Holmes again shows his grit by getting up from a knockdown in the 7th and surviving the remainder of the round.

Hilario Zapata KO 10 Netmoi S. Vorasingh, Korat, Thailand. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1982: Eleoncio Mercedes W 15 Freddy Castillo, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1988: Myung Woo Yuh KO 7 Udin Beharrudin, Seoul. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1993: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield W 12 Riddick (Big Daddy) Bowe, Las Vegas. Regains World Heavyweight Title. Judges Scoring: Jerry Roth 115-113, Patricia Morse Jarman 115-114, Chuck Giampa 114-114. The infamous fan man fight.

Orlin Norris KO 6 Marcelo Figueroa, Paris. Wins vacant WBA Cruiserweight Title.

1995: Daniel Zaragoza W 12 Hector Acero-Sanchez, Inglewood. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight for a third time.

1999: Derrick Jefferson KO 6 Maurice Harris, Atlantic City. Heavyweight fight of the Year!!

2004: Kostya Tszyu KO 3 Sharmba Mitchell, Glendale, AZ. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

November 7,

1951: Dan Duva born.

1952: Sammy Serrano born.

1967: Sammy Mandell, 63, dies.

1970: Carlos Monzon KO 12 Nino Benvenuti, Rome. Wins World Middleweight Title. 1970 Fight of the Year – Ring Magazine.

1971: Alfredo Marcano KO 4 Konji Iwata, Caracas. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1972: Hasim Rahman born.

Jongkwon Baek born.

1978: Gene Tunney, 81, dies.

1981: Michael Spinks KO 7 Vonzell Johnson, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Tadashi Mihara W 15 Rocky Fratto, Rochester. Wins vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1988: Sugar Ray Leonard KO 9 Don Lalonde, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight & newly created WBC Super Middleweight Title.

Roger Mayweather W 12 Vinny Pazienza, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title. Referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dalby Shirley 118-108 | judge: Lou Filippo 117-110 | judge: Vince Delgado 117-110.
         
Gilberto Roman W 12 Baby Sugar Rojas, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1989: Nana Konadu W 12 Gilberto Roman, Mexico City. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1992: Azumah Nelson W 12 Calvin Grove, Stateline, NV. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

2003: Glencoffe Johnson D 12 Clinton Woods, Sheffield, England. For vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

2009: David Haye W 12 Nicolay Valuev, Nuremburg, Germany. Wins WBA Heavyweight Title. Referee: Luis Pabon | judge: Stefano Carozza 116-112 | judge: Juan Manuel Garcia Reyes 114-114 | judge: Tom Miller 116-112.

November 8,

1868: Joe Choynski born Joseph Bartlett Choynski.

1913: Lou Ambers born Luigi Guiseppe D’Ambrosio.

1937: Billy Conn W 10 Young Corbett III, Pittsburgh.

1959: Tony Thorton born.

1963: Jesse Benevidas born.

1980: Hilmer Kenty W 15 Vilomar Fernandez, Detroit. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

Sergio Palma KO 9 Ulises Morales, Buenos Aires. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1985: Victor Callejas KO 7 Loris Stecca, Rimini, Italy. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1988: Sumbu Kalambay KO 7 Doug DeWitt, Monte Carlo. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

1989: Dave McAuley W 12 Dodie Penalosa, Wembley. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

1991: The date of the ill-fated Holyfield-Tyson fight.

1995: Hiroshi Kawashima KO 3 Boy Aruan Indio, Tokyo. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1997: Evander Holyfield KO 8 Michael Moorer, Las Vegas. Retains WBA/regains IBF Heavyweight Title.

Imamu Mayfield W 12 Uriah Grant, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Cruiserweight Title.

Fabrice Tiozzo W 12 Nate Miller, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Wilfredo Vasquez W 12 Genaro Rios, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Featherweight Title. Possibly the worst decision of the year.

1999: Hideki Todaka W 12 Akihito Nago, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

2002: Johnny Bredahl W 12 Leo Gamez, Copenhagen, Denmark. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

2003: Roy Jones Jr. W 12 Antonio Tarver, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

Winky Wright W 12 Angel Hernandez, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

2004: Mahyar Monshipour KO 6 Yoddamrong Sithyadthong, Paris. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

A federal jury in Las Vegas convicts manager Robert Mitchell, 42, and boxer Thomas Williams, 35, on one count of conspiracy to commit sports bribery and one count of sports bribery. According to Daniel G. Bogen, U.S. attorney for Nevada, Mitchell and Williams fixed fights from March 1995 to August 2000.

2008: Joe Calzaghe W 12 Roy Jones Jr., NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee: Hubert Earle | judge: Julie Lederman 118-109 | judge: Terry O’Connor 118-109 | judge: Jerry Roth 118-109. Calzaghe down in the first.

Arthur Abraham KO 6 Raul Marquez, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany. Retains IBF Middleweight Title. Fight is stopped between the 6th & 7th rounds.

November 9,

1910: Abe Attell ND 6 Owen Moran, Philadelphia.

1927: Tiger Flowers D 10 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom, Detroit.

1932: Lou Scozza KO 6 James J. Braddock, San Francisco. Referee: Benny Wagner.  Braddock stopped with a cut left eye; he had been cut in his previous fight against Tom Patrick 19 days earlier.

1936: John Henry Lewis W 15 Len Harvey, London. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1969: Hiroshi Kobayashi W 15 Carlos Canete, Tokyo. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1982: Sugar Ray Leonard announces his retirement for the very first time. Unless of course you include the time he told Howard Cosell he wouldn’t turn pro after the Montreal Olympics.

1984: Larry Holmes KO 12 Bonecrusher Smith, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title.

1989: Simon Brown W 12 Luis Santana, Springfield, MA. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

1993: Virgil Hill KO 10 Saul Montana, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1996: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield KO 11 Mike Tyson, Las Vegas. Regains WBA Heavyweight Title again. Judges scoring at time of stoppage: Dalby Shirley 96-92, Frederico Vollmer 100-93, Jerry Roth 96-92. Holyfield stuns the world by upsetting 25-1 odds!

Michael Moorer KO 12 Frans Botha, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title.

Steve Collins KO 6 Nigel Benn, Manchester, England.

Ronald (Winky) Wright W 12 Ensley Bingham, Manchester, England.

Antonio Cermeno KO 5 Eddy Saenz, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

Ricardo Lopez KO 6 Morgan Ndumo, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

2001: Irene Pacheco KO 4 Mike Trejo, San Antonio, TX. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

2002: Paul Spadafora W 12 Dennis Holbaek, Newell, WV. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.
      
November 10,

1910: Sam Langford KO  2 Jeff Clark, Joplin, MO. Langford defends world ‘colored’ heavyweight title claim
“Sam Langford won over Jeff Clark of Joplin in the second round of what was to have been a ten-round bout here tonight. The fight was stopped when Clark was all but out. Before he would fight Langford insisted that the ring be reduced to sixteen feet square. From the tap of the gong Langford rushed, showering short jabs to the body. The force of his onslaught rendered Clark powerless and he was knocked to the floor for the count of eight three times in the first round. He came back gamely, but after two minutes of the second round, after he had gone down twice, the referee stopped the fight, giving Langford the decision.” (Indianapolis Star).

1921: Johnny Buff  W 15 Jack Sharkey, NYC. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1931: James J. Braddock NC 2 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom, Minneapolis.

1965: Joey Archer W 10 Sugar Ray Robinson (44), Pittsburgh. Referee: Buck McTiernan. Robinson is floored in sixth. Robinson’s last fight. His final log reading 175-19-6 (109).

1968: Chartchai Chinoi W 15 Bernabe Villacampo, Bangkok. Retains World flyweight Title.

1972: Rodolfo Gonzalez KO 13 Chango Carmona, Los Angeles. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.

1978: Larry Holmes KO 7 Alfredo Evangelista, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title.

Alexis Arguello W 15 Arturo Leon, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1983: Marvelous Marvin Hagler W 15 Roberto Duran, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1985: Jung Koo Chang W 12 Jorge Cano, Daejon, S. Korea. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1990: Myung Woo Yuh W 12 Leo Gamez, Seoul. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1996: Yokthai Sith-Oar KO 2 Jack Siahaya, Province, Thailand. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

2000: Irene Pacheco W 12 Hawk Makepula, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

2001: Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO 9 Jesus Chavez, San Francisco. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

Manny Pacquiao Tech. Draw 6 Agapito Sanchez, San Francisco. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2006: Steve Molitor KO 5 Michael Hunter, Hartlepool, England. Wins vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2007: David Haye KO 7 Jean-Marc Mormeck, Paris. Wins World Cruiserweight Title. Haye down in the 4th.

Miguel Cotto W 12 Sugar Shane Mosley, NYC. Retains WBA Welterweight Title. Referee: Benjy Esteves Jr. | judge: Glenn Feldman 115-113 | judge: Wynn Kintz 116-113 | judge: Peter Trematerra 115-113.

Joel Casamayor W 12 Jose Armando Santa Cruz, NYC. Retains World Lightweight.Title. Referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Frank Lombardi 114-113 | judge: Ron McNair 114-113 | judge: Tony Paolillo 113-114.  Horrible decision.

November 11,

1901: Harry Forbes KO 2 Dan Dougherty, St. Louis.  Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1904: Jack Britton W 6 Jack Nelson, Milwaukee. Britton’s pro debut.

1924: Jimmy McLarnin D 4 Fidel laBarba, Vernon, CA.

1953: Jimmy Carter KO 5 Armando Savoie, Montreal. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1959: Carl Williams born.

1971: Kuniaki Shibata D 15 Ernesto Marcel, Matsuyama, Japan. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1972: Carlos Monzon W 15 Bennie Briscoe, Buenos Aires. Retains World Middleweight title. The fight was slightly closer than the scorecards revealed, 150-139, 149-139, and 149-143.  Monzon avenges a 10-round draw he fought with Briscoe on 5/6/1967.

1975: Jae Do Yuh KO 6 Masahiro Misako, Shizuoka, Japan. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1978: Hugo Corro W 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Buenos Aires. Retains World Middleweight Title. Referee: Stanley Christodoulou 149-140 | 150-143 | 150-140. Bizarre scores, and one boring ass “fight”! The once extremely formidable Valdez now is just a shell.

1982: Jiro Watanabe KO 12 Shoji Oguma, Hamanatsu, Japan.  Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1988: Virgil Hill KO 10 Willie Featherstone, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Jose Sanabria KO 6 Thierry Jacob, Gravelines, France. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1994: Julio Cesar Vasquez W 12 Tony Marshall, Tucuman, Argentina. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

2000: Lennox Lewis W 12 David Tua, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

2001: Jose Antonio Aguirre KO 3 Wolf Tokimitsu, Okayama, Japan. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

2006: Wladimir Klitschko KO 7 Calvin Brock, NYC. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title.

Hozumi Hasegawa W 12 Genaro Garcia, Tokyo. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

November 12,

1904: Dixie Kid ND 6 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Philadelphia.

1919: Pete Herman ND 6 Joe Lynch, Philadelphia.

1925: Jimmy McLarnin KO 2 Jackie Fields, Los Angeles.

1937: Mills Lane born.

1942: Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, 64, dies.

1943: Jake LaMotta W 10 Fritzie Zivic, NYC. Referee Eddie Joseph  & judge Marty Monroe score for La Motta 6-4, while judge  Jack Goodman scores 7-3 for Zivic. Unpopular decision.

Steve Riggio W 6 Rocky Graziano, NYC. Graziano falls to 17-3-3 (14)

1946: Ezzard Charles W 10 Jimmy Bivins, Pittsburgh. Charles was knocked down in the 3rd round for a nine-count.

1967: Michael Moorer born.

1972: Jesus Chavez born.

1976: Aaron Pryor KO 2 Larry Smith, Cincinnati. Pryor’s pro debut.

1978: Ricardo Cardona W 15 Soon Hyun Chung, Seoul. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1982: Aaron Pryor KO 14 Alexis Arguello, Miami. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title. A fight of the year candidate!

1987: Roger Mayweather KO 6 Rene Arredondo, Los Angeles. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1988: Yong Kang Kim W 12 Emil Matsushima, Chongiu, S. Korea. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1994: Orlin Norris KO 2 James Heath, Mexico City, MX. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Luis Santana W disq. 5 (Terrible) Terry Norris, Mexico City. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.

Genaro Hernandez W 12 Jimmy Garcia, Mexico City. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Ricardo Lopez KO 8 Javier Varguez, Mexico City. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

1995: Saman Sorjaturong KO 4 Yuichi Hosono, Ratchaburi, Thailand. Retains WBC/IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

1997: Chatchai ( Dutchboy Gym) Sasakul W 12 Yuri Arbachakov, Sapporo, Japan. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.

2004: Mikkel Kessler KO 8 Manny Siaca, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

November 13,

1886: John L. Sullivan KO 3 Paddy Ryan, San Francisco.

1910: Abe Attell D 15 Frankie Conley, McDonoghville, LA. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1925: Harry Greb W 15 Tony Marullo, New Orleans. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1953: Kid Gavilan W 15 Johnny Bratten, Chicago. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Jimmy Carruthers W 15 Pappy Gault, Sydney. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1961: Davey Moore W 15 Kazuo Yakayama, Tokyo. Retains world Featherweight Title.

1965: Carlos Ortiz W 15 Ismael Laguna, San Juan. Regains World Lightweight Title.

1974: Rodrigo Valdez KO 11 Gratien Tonna, Paris. Retains WBC Middleweight Title.

1975: Elisha Obed KO 11 Miguel de Oliveira, Paris. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.

1976: Danny (Little Red) Lopez W 15 David Kotey, Accra. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.

Carlos Zarate KO 4 Waruinge Nakayama, Culiacan, Mexico. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1982: Mike McCallum KO 7 Ayub Kalule, Atlantic City. McCallum moves his record to 17-0 (16).

Ray Mancini KO 14 Duk Koo Kim, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Five days after the fight Kim, 23, dies.

Leonardo Cruz KO 8 Benito Badilla, San Juan. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1991: Paul Hodkinson W 12 Marcos Villasana, Belfast. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.

1992: Riddick (Big Daddy) Bowe W 12 Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield, Las Vegas. Wins World Heavyweight Title. First of three epic wars between these two.

1993: Jose Luis Bueno W 12 Sung-Il Moon, Seoul. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1998: Ricardo Lopez W 12 Rosendo Alvarez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC/wins WBA Strawweight Title.

1999: Lennox Lewis W 12 Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield, Las Vegas. Retains (unifies) World Heavyweight Title.

Fabrice Tiozzo KO 7 Ken Murphy, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Sharmba Mitchell W 12 Elio Ortiz, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

Gustavo Serrano KO 10 Stefano Zoff, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

Paul Ingle W 12 Manuel Medina, Hull, England. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.

2004: Chris Byrd W 12 Jameel McCline, NYC. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title. Byrd down in the 2nd. Referee Wayne Kelly.  Judge Don Trella scores  115-112 for Byrd. Judge Luis Rivera scores 114-113 Byrd. Judge Glen Feldman 114-112 for McCline.

John Ruiz W 12 Andrew Golota, NYC. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title. Referee: Randy Neumann | Judge: Tom Shreck 114-111 | Judge: Frank Lombardi 113-112 | Judge: Oscar Perez 114-111

Larry Donald W 12 Evander Holyfield, NYC. Referee: Mike Ortega | Judge: Wynn Kintz 109-119 | Judge: Robert Gilson 109-118 | Judge: Melvina Lathan 109-119.

2006: Eagle Kyowa W 12 Lorenzo Trejo, Tokyo. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

November 14,

1888: Joe Choynski KO 2 George Bush, San Francisco. Choynski’s pro debut.

1916: Jack Britton D 12 Ted (Kid) Lewis, Boston. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1917: Mike O’Dowd KO 6 Al McCoy, Brooklyn. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1930: Tony Canzoneri KO 1 Al Singer, NYC. Wins World Lightweight Title. Canzoneri sets a record for the fastest KO in a lightweight title fight by flattening Singer in 66-seconds

1944: Manuel Ortiz KO 9 Luis Castillo, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1948: Jimmy Young born.

1951: Jimmy Carter W 15 Art Aragon, Los Angeles. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1966: Muhammad Ali KO 3 Cleveland Williams, Houston. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1967: Ken Norton KO 9 Grady Brazell, San Diego. Norton’s pro debut.

1971: Al Castro KO 2 Pipino Cuevas, Mexico City. Cuevas’ pro debut.

1980: Jeff Chandler KO 14 Julian Solis, Miami. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

1981: Aaron Pryor KO 7 Dujuan Johnson, Cleveland. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1995: Orzubek Nazarov W 12 Dindo Canoy, Iwaki City, Japan. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

1998: Fabrice Tiozzo KO 2 Ezequiel Paixao, Mont-de-Marsan, France. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Roy Jones Jr. KO 10 Otis Grant, Masnantucket, Conn. Retains WBC/WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Sugar Shane Mosley KO 9 Jesse James Leija, Mashantucket, Conn. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

2003: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam W 12 Hussein Hussein, Bangkok, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

2009: Yuri Forman W 12 Daniel Santos, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title. Referee: Jay Nady | judge: Robert Hoyle 117-109 | judge: Jerry Roth 117-109 | judge: Clark Sammartino 116-110.

Manny Pacquiao KO 12 Miguel Cotto, Las Vegas. Pacquiao more than establishes himself as a pound for pound all-time great!!!

November 15,

1888: Jack Dempsey (The Nonpareil) D 6 Mike Donovan, Brooklyn.

1901: James J. Jeffries KO 6 Gus Ruhlin, San Francisco. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1916: Benny Leonard ND 6 Johnny Dundee, Philadelphia.

1929: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 10 James J. Braddock, NYC.

1935: Sixto Escobar W 15 Lou Salica, NYC. Regains NBA Bantamweight Title.

1952: Jimmy Carruthers KO 1 Vic Toweel, Johannesburg, Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1962: Cassius Clay KO 4 Archie Moore, Los Angeles. Can you say Moore in four?

1967: Danell Nicholson born.

1968: Rudy Zavala born.

1970: Miguel Angel Gonzalez born.

1975: Antonio Cervantes KO 8 Hector Thompson, Panama City. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1984: Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Mark Breland, and Virgil Hill make successful pro debuts, at Madison Square Garden. All succeeded in winning multiple world titles.

1986: Miguel Lora W 12 Albert Davila, Barranquilla. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1991: James Warring KO 5 Donnell Wingfield, Roanoke, VA. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title.

1997: Vuyani Bungu W 12 Arnel Barotillo, Hammanskraal, SA. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2003: Manny Pacquiao KO 11 Marco Antonio Barrera, San Antonio, TX. Wins World Featherweight Title.

November 16,

1906: Abe Attell W 15 Billy DeCousey, San Diego. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1927: Tiger Flowers, 32, dies while undergoing surgery to remove scar tissue from around his eyes.

1932: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 10 John Henry Lewis, San Francisco. Rosenbloom won by a slim margin. Lewis was the aggressor and Rosenbloom fought his usual slapstick style. Lewis often made spurts but Maxie would meet him more than half way and generally got the better of these exchanges. It was an interesting fight. Attendance was nearly 8000 and the gross receipts were $5,909.

1934: Bob Olin W 15 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee: Arthur Donovan 8-5-2 for Rosenbloom | judge: Harold Barnes 9-5-1 for Olin | judge: Charley Lynch 8-6-1 for Olin.

James J. Braddock W 10 John Henry Lewis, NYC. Lewis down in the 5th.

1961: Frank Bruno born.

1963: Flash Elorde W Disq. 11 Love Allotey, Quezon City. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1968: Veerapol Sahaprom born.

1974: Wilfredo Gomez D 6 Jacinto Fuentes, Panama City. Gomez’ pro debut. Gomez would go undefeated, scoring all knockouts, in his next 32-outings.

1979: Alexis Arguello KO 8 Bobby Chacon, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1982: Nonito Donaire born.

1984: Dodie Penalosa W 15 Chum Hwan Choi, Quezon City, Phillipines. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

1996: Vitali Klitschko KO 2 Tony Bradham, Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko’s pro debut.

Wladimir Klitschko KO 1 Fabian Meza, Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko’s pro debut.

1998: Promoter Chris Dundee, 91, dies at a nursing home in Miami, Florida.

2001: Manuel Medina KO 6 Frankie Toledo, Las Vegas. Regains IBF Featherweight Title.

2002: Sven Ottke W 12 Rudy Markussen, Nurnberg, Germany. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Erik Morales W 12 Paulie Ayala, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBC Featherweight Title. Referee: Kenny Bayless | judge: John Keane 117-111 | judge: Burt Clements 117-111 | judge: Anek Hongtongkam 116-112.

Jorge Arce KO 3 Agustin Luna, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

November 17,

1913: Gunboat Smith W 12 Sam Langford, Boston. Referee Dick Fleming. Smith relied almost totally on a stiff left jab, but Langford seemed unfazed by it and bided his time, working to the body. Late in the fight he began a serious assault and had Smith bleeding freely. When referee Fleming raised Smith’s arm in victory, many ringsiders were surprised. (This “mixed bout” had previously been banned by the state of New York.)

1933: Barney Ross W 10 Sammy Fuller, Chicago. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1939: Billy Conn W 15 Gus Lesnevich, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1950: Kid Gavilan W 10 Billy Graham, NYC.

1954: Jimmy Carter KO 15 Paddy DeMarco, San Francisco. Regains World Lightweight Title.

1967: Dick Tiger KO 12 Roger Rouse, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1971: Muhammad Ali W 12 Buster Mathis, Houston. Retains NABF Heavyweight Title.

1972: Esteban DeJesus W 10 Roberto Duran, NYC. Non-title fight. Thirty seconds into the first round a DeJesus left hook drops Duran. DeJesus hands the reigning World Lightweight Champion his first defeat by scores of 6-3-1, 6-2-2, and 5-4-1. This was just the beginning of one of boxings’ greatest rivalries!

1979: Eusebio Pedroza KO 11 Johnny Aba, Papua, New Guinea. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

Luis Ibarra W 15 Betulio Gonzalez, Maracay. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1986: Koki Kameda born.

1993: Al Cole KO 5 Vince Boulware, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title

1995: Don King’s trial for insurance fraud ends in a mistrial when the jury informs Federal Judge Lawrence McKenna that it is irretrievably deadlocked.

2000: Larry Holmes KO 6 Mike Weaver, Biloxi, Mississippi. Twenty-one years after their first fight.

2001: Lennox Lewis KO 4 Hasim Rahman, Las Vegas. Regains World Heavyweight Title.

William Joppy W 12 Howard Eastman, Las Vegas.

Yober Ortega KO 4 Jose Rojas, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2006: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam W 12 Moneliso Mhikza Myekeni, Nakhon Ratchassima, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

November 18,

1895: Joe Gans D 10 Young Griffo, Baltimore.

1921: Johnny Dundee WF 5 George (KO) Chaney, NYC. Wins vacant World Super Featherweight Title.

1938: Fred Apostoli KO 8 Young Corbett, NYC. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1941: Jackie Wilson W 12 Richie Lemos, Los Angeles. Wins NBA Featherweight Title.

1960: Eder Jofre KO 6 Eloy Sanchez, Los Angeles. Wins vacant NBA Bantamweight Title.

1970: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 2 Bob Foster, Detroit. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Frazier nearly decapitates the reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion with that final left-hook (from hell !!!)

1973: Betulio Gonzalez KO 11 Alberto Morales, Caracas. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1981: Chul Ho Kim KO 9 Jackal Maruyama, Pusan, S. Korea. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1983: Hector Camacho KO 5 Rafael Solis, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1987: Kelvin Seabrooks KO 4 Ernie Cataluna, San Cataldo, Italy. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1989: Julio Cesar Chavez KO 10 Sammy Fuentes, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1991: Manuel Medina Tech. Dec. 9 Tom Johnson, Inglewood. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1992: Myung Woo Yuh W 12 Hiroki Ioka, Osaka. Regains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1994: Roy Jones Jr. W 12 James Toney, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Super Middleweight Title. What looks like on paper to be the fight of the year, turns out to be the rout of the year. A clean sweep for Jones, 12-rounds to nothing!

Oscar De La Hoya KO 3 Carl Griffith, Las Vegas.

1995: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker KO 6 Jake Rodriguez, Atlantic City. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Felix (Tito) Trinidad KO 4 Larry Barnes, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

1997: Bernard Hopkins W 12 Andrew Council, Upper Marlboro, MD. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

2006: Manny Pacquiao KO 3 Erik Morales, Las Vegas.

Omar Nino Romero D 12 Brian Viloria, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title. Judges scoring: Dave Moretti 115-112, Carol Castellano 113-113, Samuel Conde 113-113. Romero was ruled down in the 5th when his glove touched the canvas and was knocked down in the 9th.

November 19,

1916: Jack Dillon ND 10 Mike Gibbons, St. Paul, MN.

1926: Tod Morgan W 15 Carl Duane, NYC. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1940: Tony Zale W 10 Fred Apostoli, Seattle.

1943: Beau Jack W 15 Bob Montgomery, NYC. Regains New York World Lightweight Title.

1960: Tommy Gibbons, 69, dies.

1962: Troy Dorsey born.

1967: Jose Bonilla born.

1977: Pipino Cuevas KO 11 Angel Espada, San Juan. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

Samuel Serrano KO 10 Tao Ho Kim, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Jorge Lujan KO 10 Alfonso Zamora, Los Angeles. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title. Upset of the year candidate.

Guty Espadas KO 8 Alex Santana, Los Angeles. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1993: Charles Murray KO 5 Courtney Hooper, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title.

Zack Padilla KO 7 Efrem Calamati, Arezzo, Italy.

1994: Vuyani Bungu W 12 Felix Camacho, Hammanskraal, SA. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1999: Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson No-Contest 4 Raul Juarez, Washington, D.C. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2005: Roberto Vasquez W 12 Nerys Espinoza, Panama City, Panama. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

November 20,

1912: Johnny Coulon ND 10 Charley Goldman, Brooklyn. The same Goldman that would eventually train Rocky Marciano.

1931: Tony Canzoneri W 15 Kid Chocolate, NYC. Retains World Super Lightweight & Lightweight Titles.

1936: Jimmy McLarnin W 10 Lou Ambers, NYC.

1942: Willie Pep W 15 Chalky Wright, NYC. Wins World Featherweight Title.

1976: Miguel Canto W 15 Orlando Javierto, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1977: Victor Galindez W 15 Eddie Gregory, Turin, Italy. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Controversial decision.

1978: Miguel Canto W 15 Tacommon Vibonchai, Houston. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1980: Yasutsune Uehara W 15 Leonel Hernandez, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1982: Dwight Qawi KO 11 Eddie Davis, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1992: Genaro Hernandez KO 6 Yuji Watanabe, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1993: Orlando Canizales W 12 Juvenal Berrio, Hammanskraal, SA. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1997: Genaro Hernandez W 12 Carlos Hernandez, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

2004: Winky Wright W 12 Sugar Shane Mosley, Las Vegas. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

2009: Moruti Mthalane W 12 Julio Cesar Miranda, Johannesburg, South Africa. Wins vacant IBF Flyweight Title.

November 21,

1916: Jack Britton W 12 Charley White, Boston. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1929: Willie LaMorte KO 7 Frisco Grande, Patterson, NJ. Retains New York World Flyweight Title.

1930: Billy Petrolle W 10 Jimmy McLarnin, NYC.

1940: Lew Jenkins KO 2 Pete Lello, NYC Retains World Lightweight Title.

1959: Former heavyweight champion, Max Baer, 50, dies in Hollywood, CA.

1968: Antonio Tarver born.

1969: Willie Jorrin born.

1972: Muhammad Ali KO 8 Bob Foster, Stateline, NV. Retains NABF Heavyweight Title.

David Tua born.

1976: Luis Estaba KO 11 Valentin Martinez, Caracas. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1981: Alexis Arguello KO 7 Roberto Elizondo, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

1984: Khaosai Galaxy KO 6 Eusebio Espinal, Bangkok. Wins vacant WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1987: Virgil Hill W 12 Rufino Angulo, Paris. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Julian Jackson  KO 3 In Chul Baek, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 11 Edwin Rosario, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

1991: Gianfranco Rosi W 12 Gilbert Baptist, Perugia, Italy. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1997: Cory Spinks W 4 Hector Leguillow, Kansas City, MO. Spinks’ pro debut.

Former World Lightweight champion Joe Brown, 71, dies of cancer in New Orleans.

1999: Nestor Garza KO 12 Kozo Ishii, Nagoya, Japan. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2008: Celestino Caballero KO 4 Steve Molitor, Rama, Ontario, Canada. Retains WBA (wins IBF) Super Bantamweight Title.

2009: Zsolt Erdei W 12 Giacobbe Fragomeni, Kiel, Germany. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Andre Ward Tech Win 11 Mikkel Kessler, Oakland, CA. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Giovanni Segura KO 1 Sonny Boy Jaro, Merida, Mexico. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

Rodel Mayol KO 2 Edgar Sosa, Chiapas, Mexico. Wins WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

November 22,

1965: Muhammad Ali KO 12 Floyd Patterson, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1969: Nino Benvenuti KO 11 Luis Rodriguez, Rome. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1973: Wilfred Benitez KO 1 Hiram Santiago, San Juan, PR. Benitez’ (15-years old) pro debut.

1975: Carlos Palomino D 10 Hedgemon Lewis, Los Angeles.

1980: Aaron Pryor KO 6 Gaeton Hart, Cincinnati. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1986: Mike Tyson KO 2 Trevor Berbick, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Heavyweight Title. Tyson, 20, breaks Floyd Patterson’s record as the youngest man to win a world heavyweight title.

Bernardo Pinango KO 15 Simon Skosana, Johannesburg. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

Hi Sup Shin KO 13 Henry Brent, Chunchon, S. Korea. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

1989: Marco Antonio Barrera KO 2 David Felix, Mexico City. Barrera’s pro debut.

1990: Robert Daniels D 12 Taoufik Belbouli, Madrid. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

1991: Genaro Hernandez KO 9 Daniel Londas, Epernay, France. Wins vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1996: Roy Jones Jr. W 12 Mike McCallum, Tampa FLA. Wins “interim” (WHAT?) WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Junior Jones W DQ 5 Marco Antonio Barrera, Tampa, FL. Upset of the year contender!!

1997: Shannon Briggs W 12 (Big) George Foreman, Atlantic City. Horrible decision!

Joichiro Tatsuyoshi KO 7 Sirimongkol Singmanassak, Osaka, Japan. Regains WBC Bantamweight Title.

Jose Bonilla KO 6 Keiji Yamaguchi, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

2003: Javier Jauregui KO 11 Leavander Johnson, Los Angeles. Wins vacant IBF Lightweight Title.

Oscar Larios KO 10 Napapol Kiatisakchokchai, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2008: Hugo Garay W 12 Juergen Braehmer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Ricky Hatton KO 11 Paulie Malignaggi, Las Vegas. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

November 23,

1915: Ted (Kid) Lewis KO 1 Jimmy Duffy, Boston. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1943: Manuel Ortiz W 15 Benny Goldberg, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1974: Alexis Arguello KO 13 Ruben Olivares, Inglewood. Wins WBA Featherweight Title. Time: 1:20 | referee: Dick Young 8-3 | judge: Larry Rozadilla 6-5 | judge: George Latka 5-5. Olivares down twice in the thirteenth. Attendance: 14,313.

1980: Paul Malignaggi born.

1990: Christophe Tiozzo KO 2 Danny Morgan, Cergy Pontoise, France. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

1991: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield KO 7 Bert Cooper, Atlanta. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1992: Oscar De La Hoya KO 1 Lamar Williams, Inglewood, CA. De La Hoya’s pro debut.

1996: Virgil Hill W 12 Henry Maske, Munich, Germany. Retains WBA/ wins IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

1997: Gerry Penalosa KO 10 Young-Joo Cho, Songnam, S. Korea. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

2001: Super middleweight James Butler is charged with second-degree assault following a postfight attack on opponent Richard Grant after their bout at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. As soon as the decision was announced in Grants favor, Butler crossed the ring as if he were going to hug Grant in a show of sportsmanship. Instead, Butler punched Grant in the face with his ungloved fist. Butler was arrested in his dressing room. Grant was taken to the hospital and released after receiving stitches in his tongue.

2007: Ricardo Mayorga W 12 Fernando Vargas, Los Angeles, CA. Referee: Raul Caiz | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 114-112 | judge: David Mendoza 113-113 | judge: Max DeLuca 115-111. Vargas down in the 1st & 11th.

Kermit Cintron KO 10 Jesse Feliciano, Los Angeles, CA. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

November 24,

1933: Tony Canzoneri KO 2 Kid Chocolate, NYC.

1948: Carmen Basilio KO 3 Jimmy Evans, Binghamton, NY. Basilio’s pro debut.

1957: Pedro Fernandez born.

1959: Juan LaPorte born.

1964: Arthur Williams born.

1976: Dong Kyun Yum W 15 Royal Kobayashi, Seoul. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

Nestor Garza born.

1978: Dimitri Kirilov born.

1990: Julian Jackson KO 4 Herol Graham, Benalmadena, Spain. Wins vacant WBC Middleweight Title.

Sot Chitalada W 12 Jung Koo Chang, Seoul. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1996: Jose Bonilla W 12 Saen Sor Ploenchit, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO 2 Gustavo Vera, Udorn, Thailand. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.

2007: Firat Arslan W 12 Virgil Hill, Dresden, Germany. Wins vacant WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Edgar Sosa KO 4 Roberto Carlos Leyva, Veracruz, Mexico. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

November 25,

1874: Joe Gans born Joseph Gaines.

1905: Joe Jeanette WF 2 Jack Johnson, Philadelphia.

1908: Freddie Welsh W 15 Abe Attell, Vernon, CA. Non-title bout.

1927: Mickey Walker W 10 Paul Berlenbach, Chicago. Non-title fight.

1929: Jimmy Slattery W 10 (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom, Buffalo.

1940: Sammy Angott W 10 Bob Montgomery, Philadelphia.

1965: Orlando Canizalez born.

1970: Bruno Girard born.

1980: Carlos DeLeon W 15 Marvin Camel, New Orleans. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Maurice Hope W 15 Carlos Herrera, Wembley. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

Sugar Ray Leonard KO 8 Roberto Duran, New Orleans. Regains World Welterweight Title. The infamous “no mas” fight.

1983: Larry Holmes KO 1 Marvis Frazier, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Smokin’ Joe wanted it; Marvis got it!

Michael Spinks KO 10 Oscar Rivadeneyra, Vancouver. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1987: Joseph Walker  DQ 1 (Terrible) Terry Norris, Las Vegas. Norris disqualified for hitting Walker while he was down.

1995: Mbuleo Botile KO 2 Reynaldo Hurtado, East London, S. Africa. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

Alimi Goitia KO 5 Aquiles Guzman, Margarita Island, Venezuela. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1997: Sugar Shane Mosley KO 11 Max Gomez, El Paso, TX. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

2006: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk W 12 Steve Cunningham, Warsaw, Poland. Wins vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title

November 26,

1873: (Sailor) Tom Sharkey born Thomas J. Sharkey.

1903: Bob Fitzsimmons W 20 George Gardner, San Francisco. Wins World light Heavyweight Title. Having won world titles at middleweight and at heavyweight, Fitzsimmons becomes boxing’s first triple-crown champion.

1906: Jack Johnson D 10 Joe Jeanette, Portland, ME.

1908: Stanley Ketchel KO 11 Billy Papke, Colma, CA. Regains World Middleweight Title.

1910: Owen Moran KO 11 Battling Nelson, San Francisco.

1914: Sam Langford KO 14 Harry Wills, Los Angeles. Referee George Blake. Langford regains world ‘colored’ heavyweight title claim
“With a left swing to the jaw, Sam Langford of Boston knocked out Harry Wills, the giant New Orleans negro, in the fourteenth round of a scheduled twenty-round fight this afternoon at Vernon. Both men were knocked down repeatedly, Langford himself taking the count four times in the first two rounds. Langford early in the fight hurt his left ankle as he fell to the mat in a vicious breakaway. Wills’ effective straight-arm drives gave him an apparent even break in most of the rounds, but Langford fought with a superior knowledge of the game that gradually wore out Wills. As the soreness left Langford’s injured ankle, his footwork improved and the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth rounds showed Langford winning. His speed, judgment and force then enabled him to play with Wills. The final swing was delivered after a torrent of blows had left Wills staggering.” (Indianapolis Star)

1920: Benny Leonard KO 14 Joe Welling, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1946: Bob Montgomery KO 8 Wesley Mouzon, Philadelphia. Retains New York World Lightweight Title.

1952: Ezzard Charles W 10 Jimmy Bivins, Chicago. Bivins down in the first.

1954: Pascual Perez W 15 Yoshio Shirai, Tokyo. Wins World flyweight Title.

1958: James Warring born.

1966: Leonard Jackson born.

1969: Jamal Hinton born.

1971: Ronald (Winky) Wright born.

1977: Soo Hwan Hong KO 3 Hector Carrasquilla, Panama City. Wins vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1982: Larry Holmes W 15 Randall (Tex) Cobb, Houston. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. The final fight Howard Cosell would ever call.

1988: Daniel Zaragoza KO 5 Valerio Nati, Forti, Italy. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1993: Julio Cesar Barboa KO 5 Rolando Pascua, Hermosillo, MX. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

1994: John-John Molina KO 10 Wilson Rodriguez, Bayamon, PR. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1995: Antonio Cermeno W 12 Jesus Salud, Caracas. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1996: Mbulelo Botile W 12 Aristead Clayton, Baton Rouge, LA. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1998: Saman Sorjaturong W 12 Ladislao Vasquez, Pathum Thani, Thailand. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2002: Pongsaklek Wonjonkam W 12 Hidenobu Honda, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

2005: Ricky Hatton KO 9 Carlos Maussa, Sheffield, England. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

Wladimir Siderenko W 12 Jose Jesus Lopez, Leverkusen, Germany. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

November 27,

1935: Henry Armstrong W 10 Midget Wolgast, Oakland, CA.

Willie Pastrano born.

1936: Barney Ross W 15 Izzy Jannazzo, NYC. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1946: Willie Pep KO 3 Chalky Wright, Milwaukee. Non-title fight.

1948: Jack Delaney, 48, dies.

1964: Jose Torres KO 1 Carl (Bobo) Olson, NYC.

Eder Jofre KO 7 Bernardo Caraballo, Bogota. Retains World Bantamweight Title. Jofre improves to 46-0-3 (36)

1969: Ike Quartey born.

1978: Eusebio Pedroza W 15 Enrique Solis, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1980: Hugo Garay born.

1983: Payao Poontarat W 12 Rafael Orono, Pattaya, Thailand. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1987: Don Lalonde KO 2 Eddie Davis, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Wins vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Miguel Lora W 12 Ray Minus, Miami Beach. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1988: Sung Kil Moon KO 7 Edgar Monserrat, Seoul. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1989: Robert Daniels W 12 Dwight Qawi, Nogent-sur-Mame, France. Wins vacant WBA Cruiserweight Title.

1993: Miguel Angel Gonzalez KO 10 Wilfredo Rocha, Mexico City. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

1999: Sven Ottke W 12 Glen Johnson, Duesseldorf, Germany. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

2000: Promoter Cedric Kushner is fined $ 175,000.00 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for conduct discrediting boxing. The fine stemmed from Kushner’s testimony at the IBF trial, where he admitted making illegal payoffs to the ranking organization.

2004: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Erik Morales, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title. Referee: Kenny Bayless | judge: Jerry Roth 115-113 | judge: Paul Smith 114-114 | judge: Larry O’Connell 115-114  One of the greatest fights ever.

Oscar Larios W 12 Nedal Hussein, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Referee: Richard Steele | judge: Carol Castellano 118-110 | judge: Dalby Shirley 119-109 | judge: Chuck Hassett 120-108.

Rafael Marquez KO 8 Mauricio Pastrana, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

2008: Oleydong Sithsamerchai W 12 Pornsawan Kratingdaenggym, Phitsanulok, Thailand. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

2009: Oleydong Sithsamerchai W 12 Juan Palacios, Rangsit, Thailand. Retains WBC Minimumweight Title.
November 28,

1906: Tommy Burns D 20 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Los Angeles. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1912: Willie Ritchie WF 16 Ad Wolgast, Colma, CA. Wins World Lightweight Title.

1927: Frenchy Belanger W 10 Frankie Genaro, Toronto. Wins vacant NBA Flyweight Title.

1941: Tony Zale W 15 Georgie Abrams, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1951: Bobby Chacon born.

1959: Boone Pultz born.

1966: Curtis Cokes W 15 Jean Josslin, Dallas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Carlos Ortiz KO 14 Flash Elorde, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1969: Efren Torres W 15 Susumu Hanagata, Guadalajara. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1974: Ishimatsu Suzuki KO 13 Rodolfo Gonzalez, Osaka. Retains WBC lightweight Title.

1980: Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 4 Lotte Mwale, San Diego. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1982: Rafael Orono KO 6 Chul Ho Kim, Seoul. Regains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1987: Julio Gervacio W 12 Louie Espinoza, San Juan. Wins WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1998: Kostya Tszyu KO 5 Diobelys Hurtado, Indio, CA. Hurtado down in 1st; Tszyu down twice in 1st.

Luisito Espinosa KO 2 Kennedy McKinney, Indio, CA. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

2009: Lucian Bute KO 4 Librado Andrade, Quebec City, Canada. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Ali Funeka D 12 Joan Guzman, Quebec City, Canada. For vacant IBF Lightweight Title.

November 29,

1902: Tommy Loughran born

1906: Honey Mellody KO 12 Joe Walcott, Chelsea, MA. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1935: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 10 John Henry Lewis, San Francisco. Non-title fight.

1955: Oscar Muniz born.

1956: Bill Kozerski born.

1974: James J. Braddock dies.

1978: Samuel Serrano W 15 Takao Maruki, Nagoya. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1980: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad KO 4 Rudi Koopmans, Los Angeles. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1984: Jiro Watanabe KO 11 Payao Poontarat, Kumamoto, Japan. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1985: Ki Yung Chung KO 15 Min Keung Oh, Chonju, S. Korea. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.
           
1988: Orlando Canizales KO 1 Jimmy Navarro, San Antonio. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1990: Luisito Espinosa W 12 Thalerngsak Sithbaobay, Bangkok. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1991: Buddy McGirt W 12 Simon Brown, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1992: Phichit Sithbangprachan KO 3 Rodolfo Blanco, Bangkok. Wins IBF Flyweight Title.

1999: Stevie Johnston W 12 Billy Schwer, Wembley. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

2002: Irene Pacheco W 12 Alejandro Montiel, El Paso, TX. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

2007: Oleydong Sithsamerchai W 12 Eagle Kyowa, Bankok, Thailand. Wins WBC Strawweight Title.

2008: Edgar Sosa KO 7 Juanito Rubillar, Mexico City. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2009: Koki Kameda W 12 Daisuke Naito, Saitama, Japan. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.

November 30,

1889: Bob Fitzsimmons KO 1 Professor West, Sydney.

1897: James J. Jeffries D 20 Joe Choynski, San Francisco. The undefeated Jeffries’ 2nd consecutive draw. Jeffries said to have scaled 230lbs while Choynski’s seconds gave his weight as 167lbs-a 63lb difference. Source: LA Times In its preview the day of the fight, the San Francisco Examiner listed the weights as 217 lbs for Jeffries and 165 lbs for Choynski. These weights were repeated in the report of the fight on 12/1/1897.

1922: Mike O’Dowd WF 8 Dave Rosenberg, Brooklyn. Wins New York World Middleweight Title.

1955: Carmen Basilio KO 12 Tony DeMarco, Boston. Retains world Welterweight Title. The fight is stopped at 1:54, after DeMarco is dropped twice. The fight lasts exactly 2-seconds longer than their first fight.

1956: Floyd Patterson KO 5 Archie Moore, Chicago. Wins vacant World Heavyweight title. Floyd becomes the youngest heavyweight champion to date.

1964: Willie Pastrano KO 11 Terry Downes, Manchester. Retains world Light Heavyweight Title.

1965: Fighting Harada W 15 Alan Rudkin. Tokyo. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1976: Alfredo Escalera W 15 Tyrone Everett, Philadelphia. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title. The worst decision in boxing history! No-shit! Everett easily wins 11 of the 15 completed rounds. Even the judge from Philly (Everett’s hometown) scored for the champion.

1979: Marvin Johnson KO 11 Victor Galindez, New Orleans. Wins WBA Light Heavyweight Title

Vito Antuofermo D 15 Marvin Hagler, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title. Another “Vegas” decision! Hagler easily wins 10 or 11 of the 15-rounds.

Sugar Ray Leonard KO 15 Wilfred Benitez, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title. Leonard’s first of 6-world titles in 5-different weight divisions.

1982: Hilario Zapata KO 6 Tadashi Tomori, Tokyo. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1986: Myung Woo Yuh W 15 Mario DeMarco, Seoul. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1988: Jeff Fenech KO 5 George Navarro, Melbourne. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1990: Gianfranco Rosi W 12 Rene Jacquot, Marsala, France. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1995: Tom Johnson KO 9 Stephane Haccoun, Marseilles, France. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1996: Johnny Tapia W 12 Adonis Cruz, Albuquerque, NM.

1998: Laurent Boudouani KO 9 (Terrible) Terry Norris, Versailles, France. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title. Let’s hope this will be the last we’ll see of the shop worn, former great Norris in the ring. See you in Canastota Terry.

2001: Eric Lucas KO 8 Dignaan Thobela, Montreal, Quebec. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspends super lightweight Zab Judah’s boxing license for 6-months and fines him $75,000.00. The disciplinary action is the consequence of Judah’s actions after he was declared a TKO loser in the second round of his bout with Kostya Tszyu on November 3.                                                                   

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