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This Day in Boxing History - April 9
By Richey S Jones, Doghouse Boxing (April 9, 2015)

On this day in History: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield KO 8 Carlos DeLeon
On this day in History: Evander Holyfield KO 8 Carlos DeLeon
This Day in Boxing History. The History listed below is for the date of April 9. Enjoy!

1928: Corp. Izzy Schwartz W 15 Routier Parra, NYC. Retains New York World Flyweight Title.

1955: Ike Williams D 10 Beau Jack, Augusta, GA.

1981: Samuel Serrano W 15 Yasutsune Uehara, Wakayama, Japan. Regains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1988: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield KO 8 Carlos DeLeon, Las Vegas. Unifies World Cruiserweight Title.

1992: Gianfranco Rosi KO 6 Angel Hernandez, Celano, Italy. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1994: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker W 12 Santos Cardona, Norfolk, VA. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Tracy Harris Patterson W 12 Richard Duran, Reno. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1998: Former WBA Heavyweight Champion and 1976 Olympic bronze medalist John Tate, 43, dies in an auto accident, resulting from a stroke caused by a brain tumor in Knoxville, Tenn.

2000: The Philadelphia police arrest and charge former 2-division champion Meldrick Taylor, 33, with assaulting the mother of his two children.

2005: Marco Antonio Barrera KO 2 Mzonke Fana, El Paso, TX. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

2011: Marcos Maidana W 12 Erik Morales, Las Vegas. Referee: Tony Weeks | judge: Richard Houck 114-114 | judge: Jerry Roth 116-112 | judge: Adalaide Byrd 116-112.


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