This Day in Boxing History. For the date of March 2.
1896: Kid McCoy KO 15 Tommy Ryan,
1915: Benny Leonard ND 10 Johnny
1953: Eusebio Pedroza born. Leading
with his elbows I’ll bet.
Buster Drayton born.
1969: Oleg Maskaev born.
1971: Bob Foster KO 4 Hal Carroll,
Scranton. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
1975: Roberto Duran
KO 14 Ray Lampkin, Panama City. Retains World Lightweight
Title. Lampkin was hospitalized at the Caja del Seguro Social Clinic,
where he remained unconscious for some 30-minutes. Later that evening
Duran visited Lampkin and kissed him on the cheek while he was
1977: Sirimongkol Singmanassak born.
1980: Hilmer Kenty KO 9 Ernesto Espana,
Detroit. Wins WBA Lightweight Title. Kenty becomes the first fighter
from The Kronk to win a professional world title.
1985: Aaron Pryor W 15 Gary Hinton,
Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title. Pryor’s
downward spiral into the world of crack cocaine is all too evident in
1996: Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson KO 12
Ever Beleno, Newcastle, England. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.
Sugarboy Malinga W 12 Nigel Benn,
Newcastle, England. Wins WBC Super Middleweight Title.
2013: Richard Abril W 12 Sharif Bogere,
Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBA Lightweight Title. Referee: Russell Mora |
judge: Chris Wilson 116-110 | judge: Robert Hoyle 115-111 | judge:
Patricia Morse Jarman 116-110. --
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