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This Day in Boxing History: February

by on Jan.31, 2011, under This Day in Boxing

Compiled by Richey S. Jones

February 1,

1900: (Terrible) Terry McGovern KO 5 Eddie Santry, Chicago. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1904: Abe Attell KO 5 Harry Forbes, St. Louis. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1923: Irving Ungerman born.

1938: Henry Armstrong KO 3 Albert (Chalky) Wright. Los Angeles.

1946: Marty Servo KO 4 Freddie Cochrane, NYC. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1961: Duane Thomas born.

1965: Floyd Patterson W 12 George Chuvalo, NYC. 1965 Fight of the Year – Ring Magazine. Floyd scores a unanimous decision, 6-5-1, 7-5, and 8-4. With a live gate of $ 166,423.00 and $ 600,000.00 from theater TV, this, to date, was the richest non-title fight in history.

1970: Bruno Acari W 15 Pedro Adigue, Rome. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1978: Soo Hwan Hong W 15 Yu Kasahara, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1980: Rafael Orono W 15 Seung Hoon Lee, Caracas. Wins newly created WBC Super Flyweight Title. Referee: Alfredo Fernandez 150-145 | Judge: Yong-Soo Chung 147-148 | Judge: Ladislao Sanchez 148-143.

1997: Yong Soo Choi W 12 Lakva Kim, Songnam, South Korea. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

2002: Vassiliy Jirov W 12 Jorge Castro, Phoenix, AZ. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title.

2003: Carlos Hernandez KO 8 David Santos, Las Vegas. Wins vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.

Juan Manuel Marquez KO 7 Manuel Medina, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.

February 2,

1891: Jack Dillon born Ernest Cutler Price.

1904: Sammy Mandell born Salvador Mandala.

1913: Fred Apostoli born.

1923: Johnny Dundee W 15 Elino Flores, NYC. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1948: Angel Espada born.

1970: Carlos Monzon KO 6 Antonio Aguilar, Rosario, Argentina. Retains Argentina Middleweight Title.

Carlos Zarate KO 3 Luis Castaneda, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Zarate’s pro debut.

1973: Ike Ibeabuchi born.

1980: Salvador Sanchez KO 13 Danny (Little Red) Lopez, Phoenix. Wins WBC Featherweight Title. Referee: Waldemar Schmidt. Judge: Lou Filippo 119-110 | Judge: Chuck Hassett 118-111 | Judge: Jorge L. Velasco 120-108.

Azumah Nelson KO 3 Nii Nuer, Accra. Nelson’s 2nd pro fight.

1982: Davey Moore KO 6 Tadashi Mihara, Tokyo. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title. Referee: Carlos Berrocal 49-47 | Judge: Harmodio Cedeno 49-46 | Judge: Ismael W. Fernandez 49-46.

1985: Eusebio Pedroza W 15 Jorge Lujan, Panama City. Retains WBA Featherweight Title. Referee: Rudy Jordan 146-141 | Judge: Rodolfo Hill 148-139 | Judge: Humberto Figueroa 147-140.

Victor Callejas W 15 Seung Hoon Lee, Hato Rey, PR. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title. Referee: Larry Rozadilla 145-141 | Judge: Fernando Viso 146-142 | Judge: Antonio Requena 147-141.

2002: Roy Jones Jr. KO 7 Glenn Kelly, Miami. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

Bernard (The Executioner) Hopkins KO 10 Carl Daniels, Reading, PA. Retains World Middleweight Title.

Ronald (Winky) Wright KO 5 Jason Papillion, Miami. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

February 3,

1912: Johnny Coulon W 20 Frankie Conley, Vernon, CA.

1938: Emile Griffith born Emile Alphonse Griffith.

1939: Melio Bettina KO 9 Tiger Jack Fox, NYC. Wins vacant New York World Light Heavyweight Title.

1966: Jimmy Thunder born.

1980: Larry Holmes KO 6 Lorenzo Zanon, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title.

Wilfredo Gomez KO 7 Ruben Valdez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1981: Shoji Oguma W 15 Chan Hee Park, Tokyo. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1987: Bernardo Pinango W 15 Frankie Duarte, Inglewood. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1990: Mike McCallum W 12 Steve Collins, Boston. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker W 12 Freddie Pendleton, Atlantic City. Retains WBC/IBF Lightweight Title.

1991: Kiyoshi Hatanaka KO 8 Pedro Decima, Nagoya, Japan. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1993: Paul Hodkinson KO 4 Ricardo Cepeda, London. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1996: Marco Antonio Barrera KO 12 Kennedy McKinney, Inglewood. The debut event of HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

2001: Kostya Tszyu KO 7 Sharmba Mitchell, Las Vegas. Retains WBC, wins WBA, Super Lightweight Title.

2007: Chad Dawson W 12 Tomasz Adamek, Kissimmee, FLA. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Corey Spinks W 12 Rodney Jones, Kissimmee, FLA. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

Julio Diaz KO 3 Jesus Chavez. Kissimmee, FLA. Wins IBF Lightweight Title.
February 4,

1909: Abe Attell KO 7 Eddie Kelly, New Orleans. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1927: Charley Phil Rosenberg W 15 Bushy Graham, NYC. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1952: Kid Gavilan W 15 Bobby Dykes, Miami. Retains World Welterweight Title. Boxings first racially mixed bout in Florida. Gavilan wins by split scores of 142-141, 145-139, 141-142.

1960: Carlos Ortiz KO 10 Battling Torres, Los Angeles. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

Jose Becerra KO 9 Alphonse Halimi, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1973: Oscar De La Hoya born.

1979: Alexis Arguello KO 13 Alfredo Escalera, Rimini, Italy. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1984: Donald Curry W 15 Marlon Starling, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1989: Marlon Starling KO 9 Lloyd Honeyghan, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title.

Mark Breland KO 1 Seung Soon Lee, Las Vegas. Regains (vacant) WBA Welterweight Title.

1990: Jorge Paez W 12 Troy Dorsey, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

Hiyong Choi W 12 Leo Gamez, Ulsan, South Korea. Wins WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1998: Don King is robbed of a $100,000 diamond-encrusted Rolex watch when four armed men stop the promoter’s car in Mexico City.

2007: Lovemore N’dou KO 11 Naoufel Ben Rabah, Sydney, Australia. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.

February 5,

1934: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom D 15 Joe Knight, Miami. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1943: Jake LaMotta W 10 Sugar Ray Robinson, Detroit. After 40-straight pro victories, and an 85-0 amateur record, Robinson suffers his first defeat.
 
Beau Jack W 10 Fritzie Zivic, NYC.

1961: Tony Baltazar born.

1967: Dick Tiger W 15 Jose Torres, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. All three judges score the fight 8-7 in rounds. Two for Tiger, and one for Torres.

1970: Chatchai Dutchboy Gym born.

1972: Antonio Gomez KO 7 Raul Martinez, Maracay. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1974: Koichi Wajima W 15 Miguel de Oliveria, Tokyo. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

1977: Carlos Zarate KO 3 Fernando Cabenela, Mexico City. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
         
Sugar Ray Leonard W 6 Luis Vega, Baltimore. Leonard’s pro debut.

1980: Wandee Chor Chareon born.

1988: Marlin Starling W 12 Fujio Ozaki, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1989: Darrin Van Horn W 12 Robert Hines, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1994: Chris Eubank W 12 Graciano Rocchigiani, Berlin. A match-up of unbeaten fighters.

1996: Yuri Arbachakov W 12 Raul Juarez, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1998: Two-time former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, 31, files a $100-million lawsuit against Don King in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Alleging that his longtime promoter systematically defrauded him of tens of millions of dollars over a 10-year period.

Middleweight Reuben Bell, 24, is shot to death by an unknown assailant in the lobby of Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute, where he was being treated for colon cancer.

1999: Antonio Cermeno KO 2 Eddie Saenz, Miami. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

2002: Willie Jorrin D 12 Osamu Sato, Tokyo, Japan. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2005: Zab Judah KO 9 Cory Spinks, St. Louis, MO. Wins World Welterweight Title.

February 6,

1931: Tommy Loughran W 10 Max Baer, NYC.

1963: Carlos Monzon KO 2 Ramon Montenegro, Rafaela, Argentina. Monzon’s pro debut.

1967: Muhammad Ali W 15 Ernie Terrell, Houston. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Ali tortures the over matched Terrell for refusing to acknowledge his Muslim name.

1982: Amado Urzua KO 2 Hilario Zapata, Panama City. Wins WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1987: Mark Breland KO 7 Harold Volbrecht, Atlantic City. Wins vacant WBA Welterweight Title.

1988: Greg Haugen W 15 Vinny Pazienza, Atlantic City. Regains IBF Lightweight Title.

Kelvin Seabrooks KO 2 Fernando Beltran, Paris. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1992: Mauro Galvano W 12 Juan Carlos Gimenez, Marchino, Italy. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

1993: Riddick (Big Daddy) Bowe KO 1 Michael Dokes, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1994: Leo Gamez KO 7 Juan Torres, Panama City. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1998: Reggie Johnson KO 5 William Guthrie, Uncasville, CT. Wins IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Sugar Shane Mosley KO 8 Demetrio Ceballos, Uncasville, CT. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

1999: Bernard Hopkins KO 7 Robert Allen, Washington D.C. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

Sharmba Mitchell W 12 Pedro Saiz, Washington D.C. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

Vuyani Bungu KO 7 Victor Lierena, Johannesburg, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2004: Carl Thompson KO 9 Sebastian Rothman. Thompson dropped in the first round, Rothman down in the 5th & 9th.

Glencoffe Johnson W 12 Clinton Woods, Sheffield, England. Wins vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

2010: Edwin Valero KO 9 Antonio DeMarco, Monterrey, Mexico. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

      
February 7,

1882: John L. Sullivan KO 9 Paddy Ryan, Mississippi City. Wins bare-knuckle Heavyweight Title. Legend has it that Jesse James attended this fight.

1916: Kid Williams D 20 Pete Herman, New Orleans. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1921: Jack Britton W 15 Ted (Kid) Lewis, NYC. Retains World Welterweight Title. The last of their 20-meetings.

1934: Barney Ross W 12 Polo Nebo, New Orleans. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1955: Ross Greenburg born.

1961: Harold Johnson KO 9 Jesse Bowdry, Philadelphia. Wins vacant NBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1970: Abe Attell, 85, dies.

1988: Frank Tate KO 10 Tony Sibson, Staffordshire, England. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

Myung Woo Yuh W 12 Willy Salazar, Seoul. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1997: Lennox Lewis W Disq. 5 Oliver McCall, Las Vegas. Regains WBC Heavyweight Title (recently vacated by Mike Tyson). McCall suffers some sort of bizarre breakdown in the ring.

2009: Ruslan Chagaev W tech. dec. 6 Carl Davis Drumond, Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title.

Andres Kotelnik W 12 Marcos Rene Maidana, Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Vic Darchinyan KO 12 Jorge Arce, Anaheim, CA. Retains WBA/WBA/IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2010: Daiki Kameda W 12 Denkaosen Kaovichit, Kobe, Japan. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

February 8,

1888: Ad Wolgast born.

1924: Pancho Villa W 15 Georgie Marks, NYC. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1930: Panama Al Brown WF 4 Johnny Erickson, NYC. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1943: Bennie Briscoe born. Yo, Ed Brophy!! Put this man in the Hall-of-Fame already!!!

1950: Jersey Joe Walcott KO 3 Harold Johnson, Philadelphia. Fourteen years prior Walcott stopped Phill Johnson (Harold’s father), in three; also in Philly.

1970: Shozo Saijyo W 15 Godfrey Stevens, Tokyo. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1979: Alexander Munoz born.

1981: Hilario Zapata KO 13 Joey Olivo, Panama City. Retains WBC Junior flyweight Title.

1986: Miguel Lora W 12 Wilfredo Vasquez, Miami Beach. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1992: James (Lights Out) Toney W 12 Dave Tiberi, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Middleweight Title. Hotly disputed decision.

1997:  Steve Collins KO 5 Frederic Seillier, Millwall, England.

Robin Reid KO 7 Giovanni Pretorius, Millwall, England. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

Prince Naseem Hamed KO 8 Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson, Millwall, England. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.

1998: Enrique Sanchez W 12 Rafael Del Valle, Lake Charles, LA. Wins vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2003: Shane Mosley No-Contest 3 Raul Marquez. An unintentional head butt prematurely ends matters.

2004: Yodsanan Nanathachai KO 7 Ryuhei Sugita, Gifu, Japan. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

February 9,

1908: Jackie Fields born Jacob Finkelstein.

1940: Joe Louis W 15 Arturo Godoy, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. This split decision victory is Louis’ toughest title defense to date.

1953: Vito Antuofermo born.

1954: Alfonso Zamora born.

1969: Shozo Saijyo W 15 Pedro Gomez, Tokyo. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1973: Venice Borkorsor W 15 Erbito Salavarria, Bangkok. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1974: Carlos Monzon KO 7 Jose Napoles, Paris. Retains World Middleweight Title. Napoles, the reigning World Welterweight Champion, is no match for the bigger, stronger Monzon.

1980: Lupe Pintor KO 12 Alberto Sandoval, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1986: Marvin Johnson KO 7 Leslie Stewart, Indianapolis. Wins vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title. This is Johnson’s third reign as Light Heavyweight Champion. Once with the WBC and twice holding the WBA’s belt.

1991: (Terrible) Terry Norris W 12 Sugar Ray Leonard, NYC. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title. The sad end to the Sugar Ray Leonard era.

2000: The legendary hall-of-famer Beau Jack, 78, passes away at a nursing home in Miami, Florida from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Beau Jack, who twice held the world lightweight title in the 1940’s, holds the Madison Square Garden record for main events with 21.

2008: Carlos Quintana W 12 Paul Williams, Temecula, CA. Huge upset!

Edgar Sosa W 12 Jesus Iribe, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

February 10,

1894: George (Kid) Lavigne D 8 Young Griffo, NYC.

1908: Tommy Burns KO 4 Jack Palmer, London. Retains world Heavyweight Title.

1912: Albert (Chalky) Wright born Albert Garfield Wright.

1917: Harry Greb ND 6 Mike Gibbons, Philadelphia.

1919: Bob Montgomery born.

1922: Benny Leonard W 15 Rocky Kansas, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1928: Tony Canzoneri W 15 Benny Bass, NYC. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1930: Jimmy Slattery W 15 Lou Scozza, Buffalo. Wins vacant World Light Heavyweight Title.

1950: Billy Graham W 10 Kid Gavilan, NYC.

1952: Pinklon Thomas born.

1958: Gustavo Ballas born.

1959: Sean O’Grady born.

1962: Bobby Czyz born.

1979: Miguel Canto W 15 Antonio Avelar, Merida, MX. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1980: Chan Hee Park W 15 Arnel Arrozal, Seoul. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1982: Chul Ho Kim KO 8 Koki Ishii, Taegu, South Korea. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1987: Devon Alexander born.

1992: Mike Tyson, 25, is convicted of rape in the Marion County (Indiana) Supreme Court. Mike would subsequently serve 3-years of a 6-year hitch.

1995: Johnny Tapia W 12 Jose Rafael Sosa, Albuquerque.

1996: Felix (Tito) Trinidad KO 4 Rodney Moore, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

1997: Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson W 12 Alejandro Montiel, Inglewood. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

2005: Oscar Larios W 12 Wayne McCullough, Lemoore, CA. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2007: Sugar Shane Mosley W 12 Luis Collazo, Las Vegas. Shane’s first fight at welterweight in 5 years.

Former flyweight and bantamweight world champion Fighting Harada beats out former WBA/WBC Super Welterweight champion Koichi Wajima to become president of the Japan Professional Boxing Association.

February 11,

1909: Max Baer born.

1916: Sam Langford KO 19 Harry Wills, New Orleans. Wills loses his World ‘colored’ heavyweight title claim
“Sam Langford knocked out Harry Wills in the 19th round of a scheduled twenty-round go at a local arena last night. Until the knockout blow neither fighter seemed to have the advantage.” (Reno Evening Gazette) “Sam finally stopped his rival in the 19th round with a left hook to the jaw. It was the fourth knockdown Wills received.” (The Gleaner)

1949: Willie Pep W 15 Sandy Saddler, NYC. Regains World Featherweight Title. Pep wins by scores of 10-5, 9-6, 9-5-1 in this the “Fight of the Year.”

1953: Kid Gavilan KO 10 Chuck Davey, Chicago. Retains World Welterweight Title. The undefeated Davey falls to 37-1-2.

1959: Joe (Old Bones) Brown W 15 Johnny Busso, Houston. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1978: Carlos Palomino KO 7 Ryu Sorimachi, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.

1983: Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 6 Tony Sibson, Worcestor, MA. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1984: Thomas (Hitman) Hearns W 12 Luigi Minchillo, Detroit. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

1989: Rene Jacquot W 12 Donald Curry, Grenoble. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title. Upset of the Year candidate.

Brian Mitchell KO 8 Salvatore Bottiglieri, Capo D’ Orlando, Italy. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Napa Kiatwanchai W 12 John Arief, Korat, Thailand. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

1990: James (Buster) Douglas KO 10 Mike Tyson, Tokyo. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Douglas, a 43-1 underdog, scores the greatest upset in sports history.

1995: Henry Maske W 12 Egerton Marcus, Frankfurt, Germany. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

1996: Carlos Salazar KO 6 Antonello Melis, Rome. Retains IBF Super flyweight Title.

February 12,

1896: Pete Herman born Peter Gulotta.

1889: Johnny Coulon born.

1936: Pone Kingpetch born.

1959: Tyrone Booze born.

1966: Vicente Saldivar KO 2 Floyd Robertson, Mexico City. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1969: Joe Lipsey born.

1971: Ken Buchanan W 15 Ruben Navarro, Los Angeles. Retains World Lightweight Title.

Vernon Forrest born.

1974: Naseem Hamed born.

1977: Esteban DeJesus KO 6 Buzzaw Yamabe, Bayamon, PR. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

1989: Myung Woo Yuh KO 10 Katsumi Komiyama, Chongiu, South Korea. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1993: Tony Lopez W 12 Dingaan Thobela, Sacramento. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Controversial decision.

1994: Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson W 12 Orlando Soto, St Louis. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

2000: Zab Judah KO 4 Jan Bergman, Uncasville, Connecticut. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.

Kostya Tszyu KO 8 Amed Santos, Uncasville, Connecticut. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

February 13,

1917: Jim Flynn KO 1 Jack Dempsey, Murray, UT.

1942: Billy Conn W 12 Tony Zale, NYC.

1952: Rocky Marciano KO 6 Lee Savold, Philadelphia. The Rock’s 39th win without a loss.

1957: Joe (Old Bones) Brown KO 11 Wallace (Bud) Smith, Miami. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1967: Johnny Tapia born.

1977: Dong Kyun Yum W 15 Jose Cervantes, Seoul. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1982: Osvaldo Ocasio W 15 Robbie Williams, Johannesburg. Wins newly created WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Michael Spinks KO 6 Mustapha Wassaja, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Alexis Arguello KO 6 Bubba Busceme, Beaumont, TX. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. What a great day! Spinks and Arguello; the same day, different channels, and both on free TV! The good old daze.

1983: Donald Curry W 15 Jun Sok Hwang, Fort Worth, TX. Wins vacant WBA Welterweight Title.

Leroy Haley W 12 Saoul Mamby, Cleveland. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1987: Fidel Bassa W 15 Hilario Zapata, Barranquilla. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1993: James (Lights Out) Toney KO 9 Iran Barkley, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Super Middleweight Title. Pure butchery!

Roy Jones Jr. KO 1 Glenn Wolfe, Las Vegas. Jones improves to 21-0 (20).

John-John Molina KO 8 Francisco Segura, Bayamon PR. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1994: Jake Rodriguez W 12 Charles Murray, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Super Lightweight Title.

Saensor Ploenchit W 12 David Griman, Bangkok. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1997: Former World Welterweight champion Don Jordan, 62, dies in a San Pedro, California, nursing home. He’d been in a coma since September 1996 when he was brutally beaten and robbed in a Los Angeles parking lot.

1998: Laurent Boudouani D 12 Guillermo Jones, Albuquerque, NM. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Johnny Tapia W 12 Rodolfo Blanco, Albuquerque, NM. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

Will Grigsby W 12 Javier Cintron, Albuquerque.

1999: Richie Woodhall KO 6 Vincenzo Nardiello, Newcastle, England. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

Oscar De La Hoya W 12 Ike Quartey, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Takanori Hatakeyama D 12 Saul Duran, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Erik Morales KO 2 Angel Chacon, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2010: Nonito Donaire KO 3 Manuel Vargas, Las Vegas.

Fernando Montiel KO 1 Ciso Morales, Las Vegas

February 14,

1914: Tom McCormick WF 6 Waldemar Holberg, Sydney. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1916: Jimmy Wilde KO 12 Joe Symonds, London. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1918: Jack Dempsey KO 1 Jim Flynn, Ft. Sheridan, IL.

1945: Chester Slider W 10 Henry Armstrong, Oakland. Armstrong’s final fight. He finishes his career with a 152-21-8 (100) record.

1951: Sugar Ray Robinson KO 13 Jake LaMotta, Chicago. Wins World Middleweight Title. The second St. Valentines Day Massacre! The sixth and final fight between these two. Sugar Ray wins the series 5-1

1955: Carlos Ortiz KO 1 Harry Bell, NYC. Ortiz’ pro debut.

1965: Frankie Liles born.

Nana Konadu born.

1970: Freddie Norwood born.

1973: Muhammad Ali W 12 Joe Bugner, Las Vegas.

1981: Eusebio Pedroza KO 13 Patrick Ford, Panama City. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1987: Evander Holyfield KO 7 Henry Tillman, Reno. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

1988: Buddy McGirt KO 12 Frankie Warren, Corpus Cristi, TX. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.

2002: A New York jury awards World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis $8-million in damages in his lawsuit with former promoter and manager Panos Eliades.

2009: Cristobal Cruz W 12 Cyril Thomas, Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France. Retains IBF Feather weight Title.

February 15,

1916: Jack Britton ND 10 Ted (Kid) Lewis, Brooklyn. Non-title fight.

1937: Marcel Thil W Disq. 6 Lou Brouillard, Paris. Retains World Middleweight Title. Thil’s second consecutive title defense by DQ over Brouillard.

1958: Tony Tubbs born.

James (Hard Rock) Green born.

1964: Carlos Ortiz KO 14 Flash Elorde, Manila. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1969: Rene Barrientos W 15 Ruben Navarro, Quezon City. Wins vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1970: Jose Napoles KO 15 Ernie Lopez, Inglewood. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1977: Marvin Hagler KO 12 Willie Monroe, Boston. Hagler avenges a point’s defeat at the hands of Monroe from 11-monthes earlier.

1978: Leon Spinks W 15 Muhammad Ali, Las Vegas. Wins World Heavyweight Title. One of the five to bring home gold from the Montreal Games, Spinks upsets the 8-1 odds and improves his pro log to 7-0-1 (5).

Danny (Little Red) Lopez KO 6 David Kotey, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1982: Sugar Ray Leonard KO 3 Bruce Finch, Reno. Retains World Welterweight Title. Leonard’s final fight as the World Welterweight Champion.

1985: Lester Ellis W 15 Hwan Kil Yuh, Melbourne. Wins IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1986: Barry McGuigan KO 14 Danilio Cabrera, Dublin. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

Cesar Polanco W 15 Elly Pical, Djakarta. Wins IBF Super Flyweight Title.

1991: Muangchai Kittikasem KO 6 Sot Chitalada, Ayuthaya, Thailand. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.

1992: Julian Jackson KO 1 Ismael Negron, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Middleweight Title.

Michael Carbajal W 12 Marcos Pacheco, Phoenix. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

1997: Sirimongkol Singmanassuk W 12 Jesus Sarabia, Bangkok. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

2000: Ring announcer Chuck Hull, 75, dies at his home in Las Vegas.

2003: Rafael Marquez KO 8 Tim Austin, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Bantamweight Title.

Victor Burgos KO 12 Alex Sanchez, Las Vegas. Wins vacant IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

February 16,

1963: Flash Elorde W 15 Johnny Bizarro, Manila. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1970: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 5 Jimmy Ellis, NYC. Wins vacant World Heavyweight Title.

1973: Antonio Cervantes W 15 Josua Marquez, San Juan.  Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1974: Bruno Acari W Disq. 8 Tony Ortiz, Turin, Italy. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

Ernesto Marcel W 15 Alexis Arguello, Panama City. Retains WBA Featherweight Title. Three months later Marcel would retire from boxing. Arguello would not lose another title bout for 8+ years.

1980: Tae Shik Kim KO 2 Luis Ibarra, Seoul. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1983: ST Gordon KO 8 Jesse Burnett, East Rutherford, NJ. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

1985: Billy Costello W 12 Leroy Haley, Kingston, NY. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

Livingstone Bramble W 15 Ray Mancini, Reno. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

1986: Livingstone Bramble KO 11 Tyrone Crawley, Reno. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.
 
Ki Yung Chung KO 7 Tyrone Jackson, Ulsan, South Korea. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1992: Robert Quiroga W 12 Carlos Mercado, Salerno, Italy. Retains IBF Super flyweight Title.

2006: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam W 12 Gilberto Keb Baas, Chainart, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

2008: Kelly Pavlik W 12 Jermain Taylor, Las Vegas. Non-title fight Referee: Tony Weeks | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 116-112 | judge: Dave Moretti 117-111 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-113.

Cristian Mijares W 12 Jose Navarro, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title. Referee: Russell Mora | judge: Chris Wilson 115-113 | judge: Adalaide Byrd 117-111 | judge: Doug Tucker 108-120. That’s right. Tucker had it 120-108 (12-0 scored in rounds) in favor of Navarro. The second time in Navarro’s career where he loses a split decision; but the dissenting judge votes 120-108 in his favor.

Fernando Montiel KO 4 Martin Castillo, Las Vegas.

February 17,

1918: Harry Wills KO 5 Sam McVey, Panama City.

1922: Jack Britton D 15 Dave Shade, NYC. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1935: Freddie Miller KO 1 Jose Girones, Barcelona. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1941: Joe Louis KO 2 Gus Dorazio, Philadelphia. Retains world Heavyweight Title.

1960: Olian Alexander born.

1966: World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali’s draft status is mysteriously reclassified from exempt (for failing an aptitude test) to 1A.

1976: Koichi Wajima KO 15 Jae Do Yuh, Tokyo. Regains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1991: Michael Carbajal KO 2 Macario Santos, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

Phillip Holiday KO 10 John Lark, Hammanskraal, South Africa. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

1999: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Carlos Rios, Grand Rapids, MI. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

2001: Andrew (Six Heads) Lewis KO 7 James Page, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Welterweight Title.

Takanori Hatakeyama D 12 Rick Roberts, Tokyo. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

Erik Morales W 12 Guty Espadas, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Featherweight Title. I scored it 115-113 for Espadas. Jerry Roth and Dave Harris favored Morales 116-112, and Dick Flaherty made it unanimous with a 115-113 score for the former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion.

Lehlo Ledwaba KO 9 Arnel Barotillo, Carnival City, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

February 18,

1908: Battling Battalino born Christopher Battaglia.

1930: Jack (Kid) Berg KO 11 Mushy Callahan, London. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.

1933: James J. Corbett, 66, dies.

1936: Freddie Miller W 12 Johnny Pena, Seattle. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1961: Vicente Saldivar KO 1 Baby Palacios, Oaxaca, Mexico. Saldivar’s pro debut.

1969: Mando Ramos KO 11 Carlos Teo Cruz, Los Angeles. Wins World Lightweight Title.

1972: Mando Ramos W 15 Pedro Carrasco, Los Angeles. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.

1978: Sammy Serrano W 15 Mario Martinez, Hato Rey, PR. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1979: Sammy Serrano W 15 Julio Valdez, San Juan. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1989: Simon Brown KO 3 Jorge Maysonet, Budapest. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker W 12 Greg Haugen, Hampton, VA. Wins IBF Lightweight Title. This fight couldn’t have been more one-sided had it ended in the first round.

1995: Oscar De La Hoya W 12 John-John Molina, Las Vegas.

Francisco Tejedor KO 7 Jose Luis Zepeda, Cartagena, Columbia. Wins vacant IBF Flyweight Title.

1996: Henry Maske W 12 Duran Williams, Germany. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title. 9th successful defense.

2005: Antonio Margarito KO 10 Sebastian Andres Lujan, Atlantic City. Lujan’s left ear balloons to grotesque proportions, then starts to rip off before referee David Fields stops the fight. No shit!

2006: Antonio Margarito KO 1 Manuel Gomez, Las Vegas.

Brian Viloria W 12 Jose Antonio Aquirre, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

February 19,

1909: Abe Attell ND 10 Jem Driscoll, NYC.

1924: Jack Delaney W 10 Tommy Loughran, Boston.

1934: Panama Al Brown W 15 Young Perez, Paris. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1937: Freddie Steele W 15 Babe Risko, NYC. Wins NBA & New York World Middleweight Title.

1938: Freddie Steele KO 7 Carmen Barth, Cleveland. Retains NBA Middleweight Title.

1945: Willie Pep W 15 Phil Terranova, NYC. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1963: Denny Moyer W 15 Stan Harrington, Honolulu. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

1966: Ismael Laguna KO 8 Carlos Hernandez, Panama City. Non-title fight.

1971: Robin Reid born.

1978: Freddy Castillo KO 14 Luis Estaba, Caracas. Wins WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1989: Sung Kil Moon KO 5 Chiaki Kobayashi, Taejon, South Korea. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1994: Rafael Ruelas W 12 Freddie Pendleton, Inglewood. Wins IBF Lightweight Title. 

Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez W 12 Michael Carbajal, Los Angeles. Wins IBF, regains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.  Gonzalez evens the score with Carbajal.

1997: USA Boxing, the organization that runs amateur boxing in the USA, agrees to repay & 1.3-million in misused Olympic grants to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

2000: Eric Morales W 12 Marco Antonio Barrera, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Referee: Mitch Halpern | Judge: Carol Castellano 114-113 | Judge: Duane Ford 113-114 | Judge: Dalby Shirley 115-112.  One of the top-10 greatest fights ever. Oh yeah, and Barrera was definitely robbed.

2005: Bernard Hopkins W 12 Howard Eastman, Los Angeles. Retains World Middleweight Title. Referee: Raul Caiz Jr. | Judge: Lou Filippo 119-110 | Judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 117-111 | Judge: Ken Morita 116-112. Hopkins 20th Title defense.

Jermain Taylor KO KO 3 Daniel Edouard, Los Angeles.

February 20,

1909: Sam McVey W 20 Joe Jeanette, Paris.

1933: Battling Shaw W 10 Johnny Jadick, New Orleans. Wins world Super Lightweight Title.

1938: Sixto Escobar W 15 Harry Jeffra, San Juan. Regains World Bantamweight Title.

1948: Ezzard Charles KO 10 Sam Baroudi, Chicago. The next morning at 5:48 a.m. Baroudi, 20, was pronounced dead. Those who knew Charles best, say that despite winning the World Heavyweight Title and making 9-defenses, he was never the same fighter after Baroudi’s death.

1976: Muhammad Ali KO 5 Jean-Pierre Coopman, San Juan, P.R. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
         
Alfredo Escalera KO 13 Jose Fernandez, Hato Rey, PR Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1978: Cory Spinks born.

1980: Arthur Abraham born.

1983: Juan LaPorte W 12 Ruben Castillo, Hato Rey, PR. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1985: Sot Chitalada KO 5 Charlie Magri, London. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1988: Elly Pical W 15 Raul Diaz, Pontianak, Indonesia. Retains IBF Super flyweight Title.

1993: Virgil Hill KO 11 Adolpho Washington, Fargo, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Michael Nunn KO 1 Danny Morgan, Mexico City. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Chris Eubank W 12 Lindell Holmes, London.

 (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 2 Maurice Blocker, Mexico City. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 5 Greg Haugen, Mexico City. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title. The largest live crowd ever; with over 130,000 in attendance.

Azumah Nelson W 12 Gabriel Ruelas, Mexico City. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1997: Gerry Penalosa W 12 Hiroshi Kawashima, Tokyo. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title.

Former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe is discharged from the U.S. Marines because he can not handle the boot camp regimen at Parris Island, South Carolina.

1999: Felix (Tito) Trinidad W 12 Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker, NYC. Retains IBF Welterweight Title. The 35 year old Whitaker’s first actual, legitimate defeat.

Terronn Millett KO 5 Vince Phillips, NYC. Wins IBF Super Lightweight Title.

Pichitnoi C. Siriwat W 12 Joma Gamboa, Sanui, Thailand. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

2010: Elio Rojas W 12 Guty Espadas Jr. Merida, Mexico. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

Giovanni Segura KO 3 Walter Tello, Acapulco, Mexico. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

February 21,

1906: Abe Attell W 15 Jimmy Walsh, Chelsea, MA. Regains World Featherweight Title.

1908: Packey McFarland W 10 Freddie Welsh, Milwaukee.

1910: Ad Wolgast KO 40 Battling Nelson, Richmond, CA. Wins World Lightweight Title.

Frankie Conley KO 42 Monte Attell, Vernon, CA. Wins World Bantamweight Title. The 19-year-old Conley dominates from the start.

1912: Johnny Kilbane W 20 Abe Attell, Vernon, CA. Wins World Featherweight Title.

1933: Young Corbett III W 10 Jackie Fields, San Francisco. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1937: Sixto Escobar W 15 Lou Salica, San Juan. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1941: Tony Zale KO 14 Steve Mamakos, Chicago. Retains NBA Middleweight Title.

1951: Archie Moore KO 9 Jimmy Bivins, NYC.

1952: Elisha Obed born.

1957: Carmen Basilio KO 2 Johnny Saxton, Cleveland. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1960: Fighting Harada KO 4 Isami Masui, Tokyo. Harada’s pro debut.

1962: Angel Hernandez born.

1965: Rodney Moore born.

1975: Sergio Martinez born.

1987: Carlos De Leon KO 4 Angelo Rottoli, Bergamo, Italy. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Bobby Czyz KO 2 Willie Edwards, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

1989: Dennis Andries KO 5 Tony Willis, Tuscon. Wins vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1998: Juan Carlos Gomez W 12 Marcelo Dominguez, Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Nana Konadu KO 2 Abraham Torres, Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

Khalid Rahilou W 12 Jean Baptiste-Mendy, Paris. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

2002: Yoddamrong Sithyodthong W 12 Yober Ortega, Nakornratchasima, Thailand. Wins WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2003: Wayne Braithwaite KO 4 Ravea Springs, Miami. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

2004: Joe Calzaghe KO 7 Mger Mkrtchian, Cardiff, Wales. Calzaghe improves to 37-0(30).

2009: Kelly Pavlik KO 9 Marco Antonio Rubio, Youngstown, OH. Retains World Middleweight Title.

Miguel Cotto KO 5 Michael Jennings, NYC.

February 22,

1884: Abe Attell born, Abraham Washington Attell.

1912: Johnny Kilbane W 20 Abe Attell, Vernon, CA. Wins World Featherweight Title.

1915: Gus Lesnevich born.

1981: Lupe Pintor W 15 Jose Uziga, Houston. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1984: Loris Stecca KO 12 Leonardo Cruz, Milan. Wins WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1986: Sot Chitalada W 12 Freddy Castillo, El Kuwait, Kuwait. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1987: Lloyd Honeyghan KO 2 Johnny Bumphus, Wembley. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Dodie Penalosa KO 5 Hi Sup Shin, Inchon, South Korea. Wins IBF Flyweight Title.

1992: (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 9 Carl Daniels, San Diego. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

John-John Molina KO 4 Jackie Gunguluza, Sun City. Wins vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1997:  Nate Miller KO 2 Alexander Gurov, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Arturo Gatti W 12 Tracy Patterson, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title. Gatti repeats his title winning effort against Patterson.

1998: Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson KO 1 Arthur Johnson, Washington, D.C. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

2003: Erik Morales KO 3 Eddie Croft, Mexico City. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

Jorge Arce KO 1 Ernesto Castro, Mexico City. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

Jose Antonio Aguirre KO 7 Juan Alfonso Keb, Mexico City. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

2005: South Carolina-based promoter Robert Mitchell is sentenced to a 37-month prison term for his part in fixing a series of fights to build up the record of heavyweight Richie Melito.

February 23,

1900: Joe Walcott (The Barbados Demon) KO 7 Joe Choynski, NYC.

1906: Tommy Burns W 20 Marvin Hart, Los Angeles. Wins World Heavyweight Title.

1923: Gene Tunney W 15 Harry Greb, NYC. Regains U.S. Light Heavyweight Title.

1928: Albert (Chalky) Wright W 4 Nilo Balles, San Bernardino. Wright’s pro debut.

1938: Joe Louis KO 3 Nathan Mann, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1963: Dick Tiger D 15 Gene Fullmer, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1969: Efren Torres KO 9 Chartchai Chionoi, Mexico City. Wins Wins WBC Flyweight Title. Third time proves to be a charm for Torres.

1980: Saoul Mamby KO 14 Sang Hyun Kim, Seoul. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1984: Andre Ward born.

1985: Michael Spinks KO 3 David Sears, Atlantic City. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1991: Gilbert Dele KO 7 Carlos Elliot, Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Wins vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title.
 
Greg Haugen W 12 Hector Camacho, Las Vegas. A final round penalty point deduction costs Camacho the fight.

Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker W 12 Anthony Jones, Las Vegas. Retains World Lightweight Title.

2002: Jean-Marc Mormeck KO 8 Virgil Hill, Marseille, France. Wins WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Paulie Ayala W 12 Bones Adams, Las Vegas. Wins vacant World Super Bantamweight Title.

Yosam Choi KO 10 Shingo Yamaguchi, Tokyo. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2005: Robbie Peden KO 8 Nate Campbell, Melbourne, Australia. Wins vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.

 Former IBF Lightweight Champion Paul Spadafora is sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his girlfriend.

2007: Robert Guerrero KO 9 Spend Abazi, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wins vacant IBF Featherweight Title.

2008: Wladimir Klitschko W 12 Sultan Ibragimov, NYC. Retains IBF/ wins WBO Heavyweight Title. Referee: Wayne Kelly | judge: Don Ackerman 119-110 | judge: Chuck Giampa 117-111 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 118-110.

February 24,

1940: Jimmy Ellis born.

1945: Sugar Ray Robinson W 10 Jake LaMotta, NYC. The 4th of 6-fights between these two.

1948: Willie Pep KO 10 Humberto Sierra, Miami. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1952: Rock Newman born.

1963: Tony Lopez born.

1977: Floyd Mayweather Jr. born.

1982: Carlos De Leon KO 8 Marvin Camel, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

1983: Jiro Watanabe KO 8 Luis Ibanez, Tsu City, Japan. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1989: Roberto Duran W 12 Iran Barkley, Atlantic City. Wins WBC Middleweight Title.

1996: (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 8 Vincent Pettway, Richmond, VA. Retains WBC/IBF Super Welterweight Title.

Alimi Goitia KO 2 Hyung Chul Lee, Kwangyang, South Korea. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

Saman Sorjaturong KO 4 Antonio Perez, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2001: Roy Jones Jr. KO 10 Derrick Harmon, Tampa, FL. Retains WBC/WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Derrick Gainer W 12 Victor Polo, Tampa, FL. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

February 25,

1928: Bushy Graham W 15 Corp. Izzy Schwartz, Brooklyn. Wins vacant New York World Bantamweight Title.

1946: Jersey Joe Walcott W 10 Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland.

Manuel Ortiz KO 13 Luis Castillo, San Francisco. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1955: Sandy Saddler W 15 Teddy (Red Top) Davis, NYC. Retains World Featherweight Title. Saddler easily retains the title by scores of 11-3-1, 12-3, 9-3-3.

1964: Cassius Clay KO 7 Sonny Liston, Miami Beach. Wins World Heavyweight Title. The “next morning” Clay announces he has embraced the Muslim faith and changes his name to Muhammad Ali. The rest…HISTORY!

1976: Jeff Chandler D 4 Mike Dowling, Scranton, PA. Chandler’s pro debut.

1978: Carlos Zarate KO 8 Albert Davila, Inglewood. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1984: Michael Spinks W 12 Eddie Davis, Atlantic City. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. My card had this fight even, 6-rounds apiece.

Soon Chun Kwon Tech. Win 12 Roger Castillo, Seoul. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

1986: Azumah Nelson W 12 Marcos Villasana, Inglewood. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1989: Mike Tyson KO 5 Frank Bruno, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

Julian Jackson KO 8 Francisco DeJesus, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

Azumah Nelson KO 12 Mario Martinez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

Elly Pical W 12 Mike Phelps, Podium Block, Singapore. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

1990: Virgil Hill W 12 David Vedder, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1991: Greg Richardson W 12 Raul Perez, Inglewood. Wins WBC Bantamweight Title.

1992: Genaro Hernandez W 12 Omar Catari, Inglewood. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1994: Jersey Joe Walcott, 80, dies.

1995: Mike McCallum KO 7 Carl Jones, London. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Nigel Benn KO 10 Gerald McClellan, London. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title. McClellan would suffer massive brain damage as a result of this fight.

Hyung Chul Lee KO 12 Tamonori Tamura, Pusan, South Korea. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO 3 Jerry Pahayahay, Rangsit, Thailand. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.

1997: Jose Bonilla KO 7 Hiroki Ioka, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBA flyweight Title.

2006: Sugar Shane Mosley KO 10 Fernando Vargas, Las Vegas.

Jhonny Gonzalez KO 8 Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson, Las Vegas.

February 26,

1903: Jack Johnson W 20 Sam McVey, Los Angeles.

Young Corbett D 20 Eddie Hanlon, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1911: Johnny Coulon W 20 Frankie Conley, New Orleans. Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1918: Terry McGovern, 37, dies.

1925: Jack Delaney KO 4 Tiger Flowers, NYC.

1926: Tiger Flowers W 15 Harry Greb, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1934: Marcel Thil W 15 Ignacio Ara, Paris. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1943: Sugar Ray Robinson W 10 Jake La Motta, Detroit.  The second fight in 21-days between these two. The third to date. Robinson leads 2-1.

1967: Vuyani Bungu born.

1968: Lionel Rose W 15 Fighting Harada, Tokyo. Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1984: Rocky Lockridge KO 1 Roger Mayweather, Beaumont, TX. Wins WBA Super Featherweight Title. 90-seconds and the extremely cocky and overconfident Mayweather is out cold, and an ex-champ.

1993: Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson W 12 Manuel Medina, Melun, France. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.

1994: Steve Little W 12 Michael Nunn, London. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Nigel Benn W 12 Henry Wharton, London. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

Orlando Canizales KO 4 Gerardo Martinez, San Jose, CA. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

2000: Oscar De La Hoya KO 7 Derrell Coley, NYC.

Arturo Gatti KO 2 Joey Gamache, NYC. The knockout of the year.

2005: Fabrice Tiozzo KO 6 Dariusz Michalczewski, Hamburg, Germany.

Zsolt Erdei W 12 Hugo Hernan Garay, Hamburg, Germany.

Wladimir Sidorenko W 12 Julio Zarate, Hamburg, Germany.

February 27,

1902: Harry Forbes W 15 Tommy Feltz, St. Louis. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1903: Harry Forbes W 10 Andy Tokell, Detroit. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1929: Jack Sharkey W 10 Young Stribling, Miami.

1948: Ike Williams W 10 Kid Gavilan, NYC.

1949: Ezzard Charles W 15 Joey Maxim, Cincinnati.

1956: Bash Ali born.

1958: Leo Randolph born.

1971: Vicente Rondon KO 6 Jimmy Dupree, Caracas. Wins vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Ivan Robinson born.

1975: Ishimatsu Suzuki W 15 Ken Buchanan, Tokyo. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

1976: Alfoso Lopez KO 15 Erbito Salavarria, Quezon City. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1988: Bernardo Pinango W 12 Julio Gervacio, San Juan. Wins WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1991: Welcome Ncita W 12 Baby Sugar Rojas, Saint Vincent, Italy. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1993: Sung-Il Moon KO 1 Hilario Zapata, Seoul, South Korea. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1998: Chatchai Dutchboy Gym W 12 Yong Jin Kim, Suwat Thani, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1999: Reggie Johnson W 12 Will Taylor, Miami. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Sven Ottke KO 3 Giovanni Nardiello, Berlin. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Stevie Johnston W 12 Cesar Bazan, Miami. Regains WBC Lightweight Title.

2006: Masamori Tokuyama W 12 Jose Navarro, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

2009: Tomas Adamek KO 8 Johnathon Banks, Newark, New Jersey. Retains World Cruiserweight Title.

2010: Rodel Mayol Tech. Draw 3 Omar Nino, Guadalajara, Mexico. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

February 28,

1908: Abe Attell KO 7 Eddie Kelly, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1913: Pete Herman ND 6 Lew Tendler, Philadelphia.

1918: Peter Kane born Peter Cain.

1933: Freddie Miller W 10 Baby Arizmendi, Los Angeles. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1938: Henry Armstrong KO 2 Charley Burns, Minneapolis. Armstrong’s 27th consecutive knockout victory.

1947: Gus Lesnevich KO 10 Billy Fox, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1949: Ezzard Charles W 15 Joey Maxim, Cincinnati.

1961: Barry McGuigan born.

1962: Cassius Clay KO 4 Don Warner, Miami Beach. Clay moves to 12-0 (9).

1964: Sugar Ramos KO 6 Mitsunori Seki, Bangkok. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1971: Shozo Saijyo W 15 Frankie Crawford, Utsonomiya, Japan. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1973: Jose Napoles KO 7 Ernie Lopez, Inglewood. Retains World Welterweight Title. Napoles proves even more devastating in the rematch!!

1974: Kuniaki Shibata W 15 Ricardo Arredondo, Tokyo. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1976: Elisha Obed KO 2 Tony Gardner, Nassau. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

1980: Lucian Bute born.

1981: Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 11 Vonzell Johnson, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1987: Khaosai Galaxy KO 14 Elly Pical, Jakarta. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1992: Muangchai Kittikasem KO 9 Sot Chitalada, Sumut Prakan, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1993: Al (Ice) Cole W 12 Uriah Grant, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title.

1998: Stevie Johnston W 12 George Scott, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.

2004: Markus Beyer W 12 Andre Thysse, Mehrzweckhalle, Dresden, Germany. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

Miguel Cotto KO 4 Victoriano Sosa, Las Vegas. The highly touted Cotto improves to 19-0 (16).

Erik Morales W 12 Jesus Chavez, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title. Morales joins Julio Cesar Chavez as the only two Mexican fighters to win the WBC belt in 3 weight classes.

2008: Dimitri Kirilov D 12 Cecilio Santos, NYC. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2009: Juan Manuel Marquez KO 9 Juan Diaz, Houston. Retains World Lightweight Title.

Chris John D 12 Rocky Juarez, Houston. Retains WBA Featherweight Title. Referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Tom Miller 114-114 | judge: Raul Caiz 114-114 | judge: Gale Van Hoy 114-114.

Roman Gonzalez W 12 Francisco Rosas, Oaxaca, Mexico. Retains WBA Strawweight Title.

February 29,

1912: Georges Carpentier KO 2 Jim Sullivan, Monte Carlo.

1940: Tony Zale KO 4 Enzo Iannozzi, Youngstown, OH.

Jackie (Kid) Berg WF 6 Eddie Ryan, London.

1944: Jimmy Bivins W 10 Lee Q. Murray, Cleveland.

Henry Armstrong KO 4 Jackie Byrd, Des Moines.

1988: Azumah Nelson W 12 Mario Martinez, Inglewood. Wins vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title.

Daniel Zaragoza KO 10 Carlos Zarate, Inglewood. Wins vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2000: Judge Graham Mullen sentences former World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, 32, to 30 days in prison for kidnapping his wife and five children. Mullen also orders Bowe to get treatment for the brain injuries that resulted from blows to the head during his boxing career.

2008: Lucien Bute KO 10 William Joppy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Robert Guerrero KO 8 Jason Litzau, Lemoore, CA. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

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