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This Day in Boxing
by Sin City Richey

October 9

1939: Henry Armstrong KO 4 Al Manfredo, Des Moines, IA. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1976: John Conteh W 15 Yaqui Lopez, Copenhagen. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1977: Yoko Gushiken KO 4 Montsayarm Mahachai, Oita, Japan. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1985: Ji Won Kim KO 1 Seung Il Suh, Seoul. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1988: Khaosai Galaxy KO 8 Chang Ho Choi, Seoul. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1989: "Terrible" Terry Norris W 10 Jorge Vaca, Tijuana, Mexico.

1993: Nigel Benn D 12 Chris Eubank, Manchester, England. Benn retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Crisanto Espana KO 10 Donovan Boucher, Manchester. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.
John-John Molina KO 8 Bernard Taylor, San Juan. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1994: Leo Gamez KO 6 Pichit Sithbangprachan, Bangkok, Thailand. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1996: President Bill Clinton signs into law the Professional Boxing Safety Act, which requires that all bouts be sanctioned by state authorities, all boxers register for ID cards and be certified to fight by a licensed physician, and health insurance for all boxers be provided by promoters.
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