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This Day in Boxing History - March 2
By Richey S Jones, Doghouse Boxing (March 2, 2015)

On this day in History: Oleg Maskaev is born.
On this day in History: Oleg Maskaev is born.
This Day in Boxing History. For the date of March 2.

1896: Kid McCoy KO 15 Tommy Ryan, Maspeth, NY.

1915: Benny Leonard ND 10 Johnny Dundee, NYC.

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 sleeping.

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 this bout.

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.

2001: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam KO 1 Malcolm Tunacao, Pichit, Thailand. Wins WBC Flyweight 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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