This Day in Boxing History. The History listed below is for the date of March 10. Enjoy!
1888: John L. Sullivan D 39 Charley Mitchell, Chantilly, France. Retains Bareknuckle World Heavyweight Title. Fought on the estate of Baron Rothschild.
1933: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Adolf Heuser, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
1943: Manuel Ortiz KO 11 Lou Salica, Oakland. Retains World Bantamweight Title.
1947: Ezzard Charles KO 4 Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland.
1969: Former World Flyweight Champion Jimmy Wilde dies.
1972: Alfonzo Frazer W 15 Nicolino Locche, Panama City. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.
1974: Junior Witter born.
1979: Danny (Little Red) Lopez KO 2 Roberto Castanon, Salt Lake City. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
Carlos Zarate KO 3 Mensah Kpalongo, Inglewood. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
1986: Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 11 John (The Beast) Mugabi, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title. Hagler’s 12th-successful title defense.
Thomas (Hitman) Hearns KO 1 James Shuler.
Gaby Canizales KO 7 Richard Sandoval, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title. Sandoval was dropped once in the first, once in the fifth, and three times in the seventh. After his fifth fall, Sandoval lay motionless on the canvas and stopped breathing for 90-seconds. Fortunately, there was no massive hemorrhaging. Sandoval would never fight again.
1989: Fabrice Benichou W 12 Jose Sanabria, Limoges, France. Wins IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1990: Welcome Ncita W 12 Fabrice Benichou, Tel Aviv. Wins IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
2001: Shane Mosley KO 5 Shannon Taylor, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.
2007: Wladimir Klitschko KO 2 Ray Austin, Manneheim, Germany. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title.
Souleymane M’Baye D 12 Andreas Kotelnik, Liverpool, England. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.
2012: Orlando Salido KO 10 Juan Manuel Lopez, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Early in the tenth, Salido landed a hard three punch combination, knocking Lopez down. Lopez came back on his feet, but was on very unsteady legs, so referee Roberto Ramirez waved the bout off.
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