This Day in Boxing -- January 12
by Sin City Ritchey
Georges Carpentier born
Kid McCoy KO 4 Joe Choynski, NYC.
Smokin' Joe Frazier born Joseph William Frazier.
Carmen Basilio W 10 Ike Williams, Syracuse.
The great Sam Langford (The Boston Tar Baby) dies at age 72.
Langford retired in 1926 at the age of 43, with over 150 career wins and more than 100 knockouts. Langford not only could predict the round he'd stop his opponent, but also the spot on the canvas where he'd deposit his rival in an unconscious heap.
Pone Kingpetch W 15 Fighting Harada, Bangkok.
Wins flyweight title for the 3rd time.
Hey, it's Friday! Work it into coctail-party chatter!
Ben Villaflor KO 13 Morito Kashiwaba, Tokyo.
Retains WBA super-featherweight title.
Alexis Arguello KO 11 Ruben Castillo, Tucson.
Retains WBC super-featherweight title.
Harry Arroyo KO 11 Terrance Alli, Atlantic City.
Retains IBF lightweight title.
Prince Charles Williams W 12 Mwehu Beya, St. Vincent, Italy.
Retains IBF light-heavyweight title.
Tim Witherspoon W 10 Al "Ice" Cole, NYC.
Roy Jones Jr. KO 2 Merqui Sosa, NYC. Non-title fight.