This Day in Boxing History. The History listed below is for the date of March 9. Enjoy!
1880: Terry McGovern born John Terrence McGovern.
1900: (Terrible) Terry McGovern KO 3 Oscar Gardner, NYC. Retains World Featherweight Title.
1955: Raul Macias KO 11 Chamrern Songkitratn, San Francisco. Wins vacant NBA Bantamweight Title.
1973: Danny Green born.
1979: Wilfredo Gomez KO 5 Nestor Jimenez, NYC. Retains WBC Super bantamweight Title.
1984: Tim Witherspoon W 12 Greg Page, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBC Heavyweight Title. Quite possibly the worst “title fight” ever!
Carlos De Leon W 12 Anthony Davis, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1985: Milton McCrory W 12 Pedro Vilella, Paris. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.
1986: Donald Curry KO 2 Eduardo Rodriguez, Ft. Worth, TX. Retains World Welterweight Title. At this point in his career, Curry seemed like a sure-fire hall of famer.
Myung Woo Yuh W 15 Jose DeJesus, Suwon, South Korea. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
1987: George Foreman KO 4 Steve Zouski, Sacramento. George’s first fight since losing a 12-round verdict to Jimmy Young on 03/17/1977.
1989: Raul Perez W 12 Lucio Lopez, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
2001: Dale Crowe KO 10 Greg Page, Erlanger, Kentucky. The 42-year old Page suffers a blot clot on the brain.
2002: Paul Spadafora W 12 Angel Manfredy, Pittsburgh, PA. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.
2013: Bernard Hopkins W 12 Tavoris Cloud, Brooklyn, NY. Wins IBF Light Heavyweight Title. Referee: Earl Brown | judge: John Poturaj 116-112 | judge: Tom Schreck 117-111 | judge: John Stewart 116-112. Hopkins breaks his own record as the oldest fighter to win a world title.
Argenis Mendez KO 4 Juan Carlos Salgado, Costa Mesa, CA. Wins IBF Super Featherweight Title.
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