This Day in Boxing History. The History listed below is for the date of April 6. Enjoy!
1900: James J. Jeffries KO 1 Jack Finnegan, Detroit. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
1914: Al McCoy KO 1 George Chip, Brooklyn. Wins World Middleweight Title.
1969: Hiroshi Kobayashi W 15 Antonio Amaya, Tokyo. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.
1978: Luis Perez born.
Lorenzo Parra born.
1980: Pipino Cuevas KO 5 Harold Volbrecht, Houston. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.
1985: Jimmy Paul W 15 Harry Arroyo, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Lightweight Title.
1987: Sugar Ray Leonard W 12 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Las Vegas. Wins World Middleweight Title. Referee: Richard Steele | Judge: Jose J. Guerra 118-110 | Judge: Lou Filippo 113-115 | Judge: Dave Moretti 115-113. Leonard scores the upset of the year, fighting for only the second time in 5-years.
1991: Khaosai Galaxy KO 5 Jae Suk Park, Samut Songkram, Thailand. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title. Galaxy’s 17th-title defense, and improves his overall record to 47-1 (42).
1998: Jimmy Bivins, 78, is hospitalized in Cleveland after police find him wasting away in a dark filthy attic.
2001: Frankie Toledo W 12 Mbulelo Botile, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.
2013: Juan Estrada W 12 Brian Viloria, Macau. Wins WBA Super Flyweight Title. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez | judge: Levi Martinez 113-115 | judge: Michael Pernick 116-111 | judge: Francisco Martinez 117-111.
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