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This Day in Boxing History - April 7
By Richey S Jones, Doghouse Boxing (April 7, 2015)

On this day in History: Joe Calzaghe KO 3 Peter Manfredo Jr.
On this day in History: Joe Calzaghe KO 3 Peter Manfredo Jr.
This Day in Boxing History. The History listed below is for the date of April 7. Enjoy!

1896: Benny Leonard born Benjamin Leiner.

1960: James Douglas born.

1962: Paul Pender W 15 Terry Downes, Boston. Regains World Middleweight Title.

1963: Carlos Ortiz KO 13 Doug Vaillant, San Juan. Retains World Lightweight Title.

Tracy Spann born.

1967: Aaron Davis born.

1972: Bob Foster KO 2 Vicente Rondon, Miami Beach. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1975: Victor Galindez W 15 Pierre Fourie, Johannesburg. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1984: Richard Sandoval KO 15 Jeff Chandler, Atlantic City. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

1985: Min Keun Oh W 15 Irving Mitchell, Pusan, South Korea. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1986: Hilario Zapata W 15 Shuichi Hozumi, Nirasaki, Japan. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1990: Jorge Paez W 12 Louie Espinoza, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1998: Veteran amateur boxing coach Rolly Schwartz, 84, dies in Dayton, OH. Schwartz managed the 1976 Olympic team that won 5 gold medals.

2000: Lehlo Ledwaba KO 8 Ernesto Grey, Bristol, England. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2001: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Prince Naseem Hamed, Las Vegas. Wins World Featherweight Title. Referee: Joe Cortez | Judge: Chuck Giampa 116-111 | Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-112 | Judge: Duane Ford 115-112.

2007: Joe Calzaghe KO 3 Peter Manfredo Jr., Cardiff, Wales. Retains World Super Middleweight Title.

Yutaka Kiida W 12 Katsunari Takayama, Tokyo, Japan. Retains WBA Strawweight Title.


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