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This Week in Boxing History: November 2nd – November 8th


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November 2

1895: Nonpareil Jack Dempsey dies in Portland, Oregon, from tuberculosis.
1900: Louisville, Kentucky. World Featherweight Championship. ‘Terrible’ Terry McGovern KO 7 Joe Bernstein. Retains title.
1903: Baltimore, Maryland. Joe Gans ND 6 Jack Blackburn.
1915: Boston, Mass. World Welterweight Championship. Ted ‘Kid’ Lewis W 12 Milburn Saylor. Retains title.
1944: Michael Buffer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1948: Victor Galindez born in Vedia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1963: Steve Cruz born in Fort Worth, Texas.
1964:Tim Littles born in Sharon, Connecticut.
1984: New York City, NY. IBF Light Middleweight Championship. Carlos Santos W 15 Mark Medal. Wins title.
1988: Southwark, England. WBA Junior Lightweight Championship. Brian Mitchell W 12 Jim McDonnell. Retains title.
1996: Tokyo, Japan. ‘Big’ George Foreman W 12 Crawford Grimsley.
1996: Fukuoka, Japan. WBC Featherweight Championship. Luisito Espinosa KO 8 Nobutoshi Hiranaka. Retains title.
2002: Las Vegas, Nevada. World Featherweight Championship. Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Johnny Tapia. Retains title.
2008: Aguacalientes, Mexico. IBF Junior Flyweight Championship. Ulises Solis W 12 Nerys Espinoza. Retains title.
2013: New York City, NY. WBA IBO World Middleweight Championship. Gennady Golovkin ko 8 Curtis Stevens. Retains titles.

November 3

1899: Coney Island, NY. World Heavyweight Championship. James J. Jeffries W 25 ‘Sailor’ Tom Sharkey. Retains title.
1905:Mushy Callahan born in New York City, NY.
1919: Marty Servo born in Schenectady, New York.
1930: New York City, NY. Fidel La Barba W 10 Kid Chocolate.
1933: New York City, NY. World Light Heavyweight Championship. ‘Slapsie’ Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Mickey Walker. Retains title.
1933: Pismo Beach, CA. Henry Armstrong D 10 Kid Moro.
1934: Mexico City, Mexico. Baby Arizmendi W 10 Henry Armstrong.
1939: Chicago, Illinois. Sammy Angott W 10 Baby Arizmendi.
1949: Larry Holmes born in Cuthbert, Georgia.
1963: Jesse Benavides born in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1967: Eric Griffin born in Broussard, Louisiana.
1967: Fitzroy Vanderpool born in Trinidad And Tobago.
1969: John Coward born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
1973: Johannesburg, South Africa. WBA Bantamweight Championship. Arnold Taylor KO 14 Romeo Anaya. Wins title.
1974:Wenderson’Jangada’ Da Silva born in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
1979: Glasgow, Scotland. WBC Lightweight Championship. Jim Watt KO 9 Roberto Vasquez. Retains title.
1982:Maurice Byarm born in Philadelphia, PA.
1984: Kingston, NY. WBC Light Welterweight Championship. Billy Costello W 12 Saoul Mamby. Retains title
1984: San Juan, Puerto Rico. WBC Lightweight Championship. Jose Luis Ramirez KO 4 Edwin Rosario. Wins title.
1984: Kingston, NY. WBC Super Bantamweight Championship. Juan ‘Kid’ Meza KO 1 Jaime Garza.
2001: Lubek, Germany. WBC Cruiserweight Championship. Juan Carlos Gomez KO 6 Pietro Aurino. Retains title.
2001: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBC, WBA IBF Light Welterweight Championship. Kostya Tszyu KO 2 Zab Judah. Wins title.
2007: Cardiff, Wales. World Super Middleweight Championship. Joe Calzaghe W 12 Mikkel Kessler. Retains title.
2007: Tucson, Arizona. WBC Junior Lightweight Championship. Juan Manuel Marquez W 12 Rocky Juarez. Retains title.
2007: Tucson, Arizona. IBF Featherweight Championship. Robert Guerrero KO 1 Martin Honorio. Retains title.
2012: Halle, Germany. WBO World Cruiserweight Championship. Marco Huck W12 Firat Arslan. Retains title.
2012: Sendai, Japan. WBC World Bantamweight Championship. Shinsuke Yamanaka WKO 7 Tomas Rojas. Retains title.
2012: Sendai, Japan. WBC World Flyweight Championship. November Toshiyuki Igarashi W 12 Nestor Daniel Narvaes. Retains title.

November 4

1888:Leo Florian Hauck born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1929: Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy McLarnin W 10 Sammy Mandell.
1931: Chicago, Illinois. World Featherweight Championship. Battling Battalino W 10 Earl Mastro. Retains title.
1932: New York City, NY. World Lightweight Championship. ony Canzoneri W 15 Billy Petrolle. Retains title.
1934: Meknes, Morocco. Cerdan’s pro debut. Marcel Cerdan W 6 Marcel Bucchianer.
1959: Cleveland, Ohio.Joey Giardello W 10 Dick Tiger.
1965:Gary Stretch born in St Helens, Merseyside, England.
1978: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBA Flyweight Championship. Betulio Gonzalez KO 12 Martin Vargas, Maracay. Retains title.
1980: Johnny Owen dies in Los Angeles, California.
1985: Cus” D’Amato dies in Catskill, NY.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns W 12 James Kinchen.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF Middleweight Championship. Michael Nunn KO 8 Juan Roldan. Retains title.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF Light Middleweight Championship. Robert Hines W 12 Matthew Hilton. Wins title.
1988: Seoul, S. Korea. IBF Junior Flyweight Championship. Tacy Macalos W 12 Jum Hwan Choi. Wins title.
1995: Las Vegas, Nevada. Riddick ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe KO 8 Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield.
1995: Sun City, S.A. IBF Lightweight Championship. Phillip Holiday W 12 Rocky Martinez. Retains title.
1995: Las Vegas, Nevada. Marco Antonio Barrera KO 7 Eddie Croft.
2000: New York City, NY. WBC Welterweight Championship. Sugar Shane Mosley KO 6 Antonio Diaz. Retains title.
2004: San Antonio, TX. WBA Lightweight Championship. Juan Diaz W 12 Julien Lorcy. Retains title.
2006: Phoenix, Az. Shannon Briggs KO 12 Sergei Liakhovich.
2006: Las Vegas, Nevada. World Welterweight Championship. Floyd Mayweather W 12 Carlos Baldomir. Wins title.
2006: Phoenix, Az. WBA Lightweight Championship. Juan Diaz W 12 Fernando Angulo. Retains title.
2006: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF Featherweight Championship. Orlando Salido NC 12 Robert Guerrero. Wins title.
2007: Saitama, Japan. WBA Flyweight Championship. Takefumi Sakata D 12 Denkaosen Singwancha. Retains title.
2011: Bangkok, Thailand. WBC World Super Flyweight Championship. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai W 12 Nobuo Nashiro. Retains title.

November 5

1856: Jem Carney born in Birmingham, England.
1917: New Orleans, LA. World Bantamweight Championship. Pete Herman W 20 Frankie Burns. Retains title.
1919: Tulsa, OK.Harry Wills W 15 Sam Langford.
1936: Charley Scott born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1937: Jack McAuliffe, 71, dies in Forest Hills, Queens..
1941: Raul Rojas born in Los Angeles, California.
1953: Dennis Andries born in Georgetown, Guyana.
1953: Hugo Corro born in Eusebio Bustos, Mendoza, Argentina.
1959: Osaka, Japan. World Flyweight Championship. Pascual Perez KO 13 Sadao Yaoita. Retains title.
1971: Madrid, Spain. WBC Lightweight Championship. Pedro Carrasco W Disq. 11 Mando Ramos. Wins vacant title.
1974: Cassius Baloyi born in Malamulele, Limpopo, South Africa.
1977: Campione d’Italia, Switzerland. World Middleweight Championship. Rodrigo Valdez W 15 Bennie Briscoe. Wins vacant title.
1977: Maracay, Venezuela. WBA Light Welterweight Championship. Antonio Cervantes W 15 Adriano Marrero. Retains title.
1982: Copenhagen, Denmark. WBA Flyweight Championship. Santos Laciar KO 13 Stephen Muchoki. Retains title.
1988: Marsala, Italy. WBA Featherweight Championship. Antonio Esparragoza KO 8 Jose Marmolejos. Retains title.
1989: London, England. WBC Junior Lightweight Championship. Azumah Nelson KO 12 Jim McDonnell. Retains title.
1990: Inglewood, CA. WBC Super Bantamweight Championship. Pedro Decima KO 4 Paul Banke. Wins title.
1993: Tokyo, Japan. WBA Super Flyweight Championship. Katsuya Onizuka W 12 Thalerngsak Sithbaobey.. Retains title.
1994: Las Vegas, Nevada. World Heavyweight Championship. George Foreman KO 10 Michael Moorer. Regains title.
1994: Caleta Olivia, Argentina. WBA Middleweight Championship. Jorge Castro KO 2 Alex Ramos. Retains title.
2005: Stateline, NV. IBF Super Middleweight Championship. Jeff Lacy KO 2 Scott Pemberton. Retains title.
2005: Stateline, NV. IBF Bantamweight Championship. Rafael Marquez KO 4 Silence Mabuza. Retains title.
2011: Hollywood, Florida. WBA World Cruiserweight Championship. Guillermo Jones TKO 6 Michael Marrone. Retains title.
2011: Quebec, Canada: IBF World Super Middleweight Championship. Lucian Bute W 12 Glen Johnson. Retains title.

November 6

1885: James “Iron” Hague born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England.
1908: Tony Canzoneri born in Slidell, Louisiana.
1918: Philadelphia, PA. Jack Dempsey KO 3 Battling Levinsky.
1926: Jack Gardner born in Market Harborough, England.
1957: Los Angeles, CA. World Bantamweight Championship. Alphonse Halimi W 15 Raul Macias. Unifies title.
1967: Tokyo, Japan. World Light Welterweight Championship. Paul Fujii KO 4 Willie Quatour. Retains title.
1976: Carlos Quintana born in Moca, Puerto Rico.
1981: Pittsburgh, PA. WBC Heavyweight Championship. Larry Holmes KO 11 Renaldo Snipes. Retains title.
1981: Korat, Thailand. WBC Junior Flyweight Championship. Hilario Zapata KO 10 Netmoi S. Vorasingh. Retains title.
1982: WBC Flyweight Championship. Eleoncio Mercedes W 15 Freddy Castillo, Los Angeles. Retains title.
1988: Seoul, S. Korea. WBA Junior Flyweight Championship. Myung Woo Yuh KO 7 Udin Beharrudin. Retains title.
1992: Zachary Ochoa born in Brooklyn, New York.
1993: Las Vegas, Nevada. World Heavyweight Championship. Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield W 12 Riddick ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe. Regains title.
1993: Paris, France. WBA Cruiserweight Championship. Orlin Norris KO 6 Marcelo Figueroa. Wins vacant title.
1995: Inglewood, CA. WBC Super Bantamweight Championship. Daniel Zaragoza W 12 Hector Acero-Sanchez. Wins title.
1999: Atlantic City, New Jersey. Derrick Jefferson KO 6 Maurice Harris.
2004: Glendale, AZ. World Light Welterweight Championship. Kostya Tszyu KO 3 Sharmba Mitchell. Retains title.
2010: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBO World Featherweight Championship. Juan Manuel Lopez KO 8 Rafael Marquez. Retains title.
2010: Yucatan, Mexico. WBC World Light Flyweight Championship. Gilberto Keb Baas W 12 Omar Nino, Zamna Poliforum. Wins title.
2014: Chonburi, Thailand. WBC World Minimumweight Championship. Wanheng Menayothin KO 9 Oswaldo Novoa. Wins title.

November 7

1951: Dan Duva born in New York City.
1955: Jimmy Batten born in London, England.
1957: Johnny Carter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1967: Sammy Mandell, 63, dies in Oak Park, Illinois.
1970: Rome, Italy. World Middleweight Championship. Carlos Monzon KO 12 Nino Benvenuti. Wins title.
1971: Caracas, Venezuela. WBA Junior Lightweight Championship. Alfredo Marcano KO 4 Konji Iwata. Retains title.
1972: Hasim Rahman born in Baltimore, Maryland.
1972: Jongkwon Baek born in Kyungsangnam-Do, South Korea.
1978: Gene Tunney, 81, dies in Greenwich, CT.
1981: Atlantic City, NJ. WBA Light Heavyweight Championship. Michael Spinks KO 7 Vonzell Johnson. Retains title.
1981: Rochester, NY. WBA Light Middleweight Championship. Tadashi Mihara W 15 Rocky Fratto. Wins vacant title.
1987:Sammy Cantwell- Bexleyheath, London, England.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBC Light Heavyweight newly created WBC Super Middleweight Championship. Sugar Ray Leonard KO 9 Don Lalonde. Wins titles.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBC Light WelterweightChampionship. Roger Mayweather W 12 Vinny Pazienza. Retains title.
1988: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBC Super Flyweight Championship. Gilberto Roman W 12 Baby Sugar Rojas. Retains title.
1989: Mexico City, Mexico. WBC Super Flyweight Championship. Nana Konadu W 12 Gilberto Roman. Wins title.
1992: Stateline, NV. WBC Junior Lightweight Championship. Azumah Nelson W 12 Calvin Grove. Retains title.
2003: Sheffield, England. IBF Light Heavyweight Championship. Glencoffe Johnson D 12 Clinton Woods. Wins vacant title.
2011: Joe Frazier dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 8

1868: Joe Choynski born Joseph Bartlett Choynski in San Francisco, California.
1913: Lou Ambers born Luigi Guiseppe D’Ambrosio born in Herkimer, NY.
1937: Billy Conn W 10 Young Corbett III, Pittsburgh
1959: Tony Thorton born in USA.
1980: Detroit, MI. WBA Lightweight Championship. Hilmer Kenty W 15 Vilomar Fernandez. Retains title.
1980: Buenos Aires, Argentina. WBA Super Bantamweight Championship. Sergio Palma KO 9 Ulises Morales. Retains title.
1985: Rimini, Italy. WBA Super Bantamweight Championship. Victor Callejas KO 7 Loris Stecca. Retains title.
1988: Monte Carlo. WBA Middleweight Championship. Sumbu Kalambay KO 7 Doug DeWitt. Retains title.
1989: Wembley, England. IBF Flyweight Championship. Dave McAuley W 12 Dodie Penalosa, Wembley. Retains title.
1995: Tokyo, Japan. WBC Super Flyweight Championship. Hiroshi Kawashima KO 3 Boy Aruan Indio. Retains title.
1997: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBA/IBF Heavyweight Championship. Evander Holyfield KO 8 Michael Moorer. Retains WBA and regains IBF Heavyweight title.
1997: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF Cruiserweight Championship. Imamu Mayfield W 12 Uriah Grant. Wins title.
1997: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBA Cruiserweight Championship. Fabrice Tiozzo W 12 Nate Miller. Wins title.
1997: Las Vegas, Nevada. WBA Featherweight Championship. Wilfredo Vasquez W 12 Genaro Rios.
1999: Tokyo, Japan. WBA Super Flyweight Championship. Hideki Todaka W 12 Akihito Nago. Retains title.
2002: Copenhagen, Denmark. WBA Bantamweight Championship. Johnny Bredahl W 12 Leo Gamez. Retains title.
2003: Las Vegas, Nevada. World Light Heavyweight Championship. Roy Jones Jr. W 12 Antonio Tarver. Retains title.
2003: Las Vegas, Nevada. IBF Light Middleweight Championship. Winky Wright W 12 Angel Hernandez. Retains title.
2004: Paris, France. WBA Super Bantamweight Championship. Mahyar Monshipour KO 6 Yoddamrong Sithyadthong. Retains title.
2008: New York City, NY. World Light Heavyweight Championship. Joe Calzaghe W 12 Roy Jones Jr., NYC. Retains title.
2008: Bayern, Germany. IBF Middleweight Championship. Arthur Abraham KO 6 Raul Marquez, Bamberg. Retains title.
2014: Atlantic City, New Jersey. IBF/WBA/WBO Light Heavyweight Championship. Sergey Kovalev W 12 Bernard Hopkins. Retains WBO title wins IBF WBA titles.

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