Posted by Richey Jones on May 26, 2013
Boxing Dates to remember in June

Boxing Dates to remember in June

By RICHEY S. JONES: He moved to Las Vegas two weeks before the first Leonard/Duran fight when he just 14, he became a fan of the sport and has been compiling these boxing dates for around 15 years.

June 1,

  • 1915: Mike Glover W 12 Matt Wells, Boston. Wins World Welterweight Title.
  • 1928: Tommy Loughran W 15 Pete Latzo, Brooklyn. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1935: Baltazar Sangchili W 15 Panama Al Brown, Valencia, Spain. Wins World Bantamweight Title. Sangchili ends the 6-year reign of the 5’ 11” Brown.
  • 1941: Dean Chance born.
  • 1963: Willie Pastrano W 15 Harold Johnson, Las Vegas. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1964: Vicente Saldivar W 10 Ismael Laguna, Tijuana, MX.
  • 1966: Fighting Harada W 15 Eder Jofre, Tokyo. Retains World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1980: Yoko Gushiken KO 8 Martin Vargas, Kochi, Japan. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1984: Gene Hatcher KO 11 Johnny (Bump City) Bumphus, Buffalo. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • Livingstone Bramble KO 14 Ray Mancini, Buffalo. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.
  • 1984: Gabriel Bernal KO 11 Antoine Montero, Nimes, France. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 1985: Carlos Santos W 15 Louis Acaries, Paris. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1986: Ji Won Kim KO 2 Rudy Casicas, Inchon, South Korea.Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1991: (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 8 Donald Curry, Palm Springs, CA. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • Meldrick Taylor W 12 Luis Garcia, Palm Springs. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.
  • Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez W 12 Melchor Cob Castro, Las Vegas. Regains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1996: Azumah Nelson KO 6 Jesse James Leija, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1997: Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson KO 2 Cecilio Espino, Uncasville, CT. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.
  • 2002: Sven Ottke W 12 Thomas Tate, Nuremberg, Germany. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

June 2,

  • 1891: Charles (Kid) McCoy W 4 Pete Jenkins, St. Paul. McCoy’s pro debut.
  • 1894: Jimmy Barry W 11 Jimmy Gorman, New Orleans.
  • 1913: Bill Ladbury KO 11 Sid Smith, London. Wins World Flyweight Title.
  • 1923: Eugene Criqui KO 6 Johnny Kilbane, NYC. Wins World Featherweight Title.
  • 1924: Mickey Walker W 10 Lew Tendler, Philadelphia. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1955: Barry Michael born.
  • 1956: Luis Rodriguez KO 3 Lazaro Hernandez, Havana. Rodriguez’ pro debut.
  • 1958: Emile Griffith W 4 Joe Parham, NYC. Griffith’s pro debut.
  • 1962: Charles Williams born.
  • 1973: Carlos Monzon W 15 Emile Griffith, Monte Carlo. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Roberto Duran KO 8 Hector Thompson, Panama City. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1976: Andy Price W 10 Pipino Cuevas, Los Angeles. A month later Cuevas would win the WBA Welterweight Title. But, he would never again fight Price.
  • 1978: Wilfredo Gomez KO 3 Sakad Porntavee, Korat, Thailand. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1984: Carlos De Leon W 12 Bash Ali, Oakland. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.
  • 1989: Antonio Esparragoza KO 6 Jean-Marc Renard, Namur, Belgium. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
  • 1990: Marcos Villasana KO 8 Paul Hodkinson, Manchester. Wins vacant WBC Featherweight Title. Villasana’s first victory after 5 attempts to win a featherweight world title.
  • Welcome Ncita KO 7 Ramon Cruz, Rome Retains Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1995: Miguel Angel Gonzalez W 12 Marty Jakubowski, Ledyard, CT. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • Alejandro Gonzalez KO 9 Tony Green, Ledyard, CT. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • Hector Acero-Sanchez D 12 Daniel Zaragoza, Ledyard, CT. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • Marco Antonio Barrera KO 2 Frankie Toledo, Ledyard, CT.
  • 1997: Welsh boxing figure Eddie Thomas, 70, dies of cancer. Thomas managed world champions Ken Buchanan and Howard Winstone.
  • 2000: Zolani Potelo KO 8 Mickey Cantwell, Ashford, England. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.
  • 2001: Former World Light Heavyweight Champion Joey Maxim, 79, dies in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he’d been hospitalized following a stroke four months earlier.
  • 2012: Beibut Shumenov W 12 Enrique Ornelas, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Richard Houck 120-108 | judge: Robert Hoyle 120-108 | judge: Burt A. Clements 120-108.
  • Austin Trout W 12 Delvin Rodriguez, Carson, CA. Referee: Tony Crebs | judge: Jerry Cantu 117-111 | judge: Marshall Walker 118-110 | judge: Alejandro Rochin 120-108.
  • Leo Santa Cruz W 12 Vusi Malinga, Carson, CS. Wins vacant IBF Bantamweight Title. Referee: David Mendoza | judge: Barry Druxman 119-109 | judge: Hubert Earle 120-108 | judge: Jose Cobian 120-108.

June 3,

  • 1909: Jack Johnson ND 6 Tony Ross, Pittsburgh. Ross could only win the Heavyweight Title by scoring a knockout.
  • 1926: Jack Delaney KO 2 Tommy Burns, Brooklyn.
  • Tod Morgan KO 6 Kid Sullivan, Brooklyn. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1927: Joe Dundee W 15 Pete Latzo, NYC. Wins World Welterweight Title.
  • 1932: Hogan Bassey born.
  • 1935: Marcel Thil W 15 Ignacio Ara, Madrid. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1937: John Henry Lewis KO 8 Bob Olin, St. Louis. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1947: Sandy Saddler D 10 Jimmy Carter, Washington, DC
  • 1959: Joe (Old Bones) Brown KO 9 Paolo Rosi, Washington, D.C. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1961: Emile Griffith KO 12 Gasper Ortega, NYC. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1967: Sven Ottke born.
  • 1971: Kuniaki Shibata KO 1 Raul Cruz, Tokyo. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 1972: Betulio Gonzalez KO 4 Socrates Batoto, Caracas. Wins vacant WBC Flyweight Title.
  • Jean-Marc Mormeck born.
  • 1974: Oscar Albarado KO 15 Koichi Wajima, Tokyo. Wins World Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1978: Alexis Arguello KO 1 Diego Alcala, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1979: Sang Hyun Kim W 15 Fitzroy Guisseppi, Seoul. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • Lupe Pintor W 15 Carlos Zarate, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Bantamweight Title. One of the worst (and oddest) decisions ever rendered in boxing history. Zarate is robbed via split decision. Two of the official judges voted 143-142, for Pintor. With the third scoring for Zarate 147-133. The Associated Press scored for Zarate 147-138.
  • 1982: Lupe Pintor KO 11 Seung Hoon Lee, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
  • 1988: Graciano Rocchigiani W 15 Nicky Walker, Berlin. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.
  • 1989: Glenn McCrory W 12 Patrick Lumumba, Stanley, England. Wins vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
  • Sot Chitalada W 12 Yong Kang Kim, Trang Thailand. Thailand. Wins Regains WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 1991: Thomas (Hitman) Hearns W 12 Virgil Hill, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Hearns second reign as a World Light Heavyweight Titleholder. Hearns’ 5th world title overall.
  • Troy Dorsey KO 1 Alfred Rangel, Las Vegas. Wins vacant IBF Featherweight Title.
  • 2000: Sven Ottke W 12 Tucker Pudwill, Karlsruhe, Germany. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.
  • 2006: Nikolay Valuev KO 3 Owen Beck, Hannover, Germany. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title.
  • Vic Darchinyan KO 8 Luis Maldonado, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Flyweight Title.

June 4,

  • 1908: Stanley Ketchel W 10 Billy Papke, Milwaukee. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1947: Saoul Mamby born.
  • 1971: Jose Napoles KO 4 Billy Backus, Inglewood. Regains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1986: Buster Drayton W 15 Carlos Santos, East Rutherford, NJ. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.
  • Jimmy Paul W 15 Cubanito Perez, East Rutherford, NJ. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.
  • Bernardo Pinango W 15 Gaby Canizales, East Rutherford. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.
  • 1990: Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez KO 3 Carlos Monzote, Inglewood. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1994: Henry Maske W 12 Andrea Magi, Dortmund, Germany. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Ike Quartey KO KO 11 Crisanto Espana, Levallois Perret, Paris, France. Wins WBA Welterweight Title.
  • 1998: Pernell Whitaker is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • 1999: Trainer Oscar Rodriguez, 76, dies of heart attack in Buenos Aires. Rodriguez trained two-time former WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Victor Galindez.
  • 2004: Lorenzo Parra W 12 Takefumi Sakaka, Tokyo. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 2005: Ricky Hatton KO 11 Kostya Tszyu, Manchester, England. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.
  • 2007: Eagle Kyowa W 12 Akira Yaegashi, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.
  • 2011: Carl Froch W 12 Glen Johnson, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title. Referee: Earl Brown | judge: Mark Green 116-112 | judge: John Stewart 117-111 | judge: Nobuaki Uratani 114-114.
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr W 12 Sebastian Zbik, Los Angeles. Referee: Jack Reiss | judge: John Keane 116-112 | judge: Raul Caiz Jr 115-113 | judge: Steve Morrow 114-114. I had it 115-113 for Zbik.

June 5,

  • 1882: Battling Nelson born Oscar Matthew Nielson.
  • 1889: James J. Corbett KO 27 Joe Choynski, Benecia, CA.
  • 1900: Eddie Connolly W 25 Matty Matthews, Brooklyn. Wins World Welterweight Title.
  • 1922: Sam Langford KO 2 Tiger Flowers, Atlanta.
  • 1925: Gene Tunney KO 12 Tommy Gibbons, NYC.
  • 1940: Billy Conn W 15 Gus Lesnevich, Detroit. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1943: Kid Gavilan W 4 Antonio Diaz, Havana. Gavilan’s pro debut.
  • 1950: Sugar Ray Robinson W 15 Robert Villemain, Philadelphia. Wins vacant Pennsylvania World Middleweight Title.
  • 1952: Jersey Joe Walcott W 15 Ezzard Charles, Philadelphia. The fourth and final fight between these two. Two victories for Charles and two for Walcott.
  • 1956: Archie Moore KO 10 Yolande Pompey, London. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1958: Virgil Akins KO 4 Vince Martinez, St. Louis. Wins vacant World Welterweight Title.
  • 1965: Flash Elorde KO 15 Teruo Kosaka, Quezon City. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1971: Vicente Rondon KO 1 Piero Del Papa, Caracas. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1975: Ishimatsu Suzuki W 15 Tury Pineda, Osaka. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • 1982: Samuel Serrano W tech. 10 Benedicto Villablanca, Santiago, Chile. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1989: Gilberto Roman W 12 Juan Carazo, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • 1992: Jeff Harding KO 8 Chris Tiozzo, Marseille. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1998: Juan Carlos Gomez KO 6 Guy Waters, Hamburg, Germany. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.
  • Yory Boy Campas KO 11 Pedro Ortega, Tijuana, MX. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1999: Vassily Jirov KO 7 Arthur Williams, Biloxi, MS. Wins IBF Cruiserweight Title.
  • Roy Jones Jr. W 12 Reggie Johnson, Biloxi. Retains WBC/WBA and wins Johnson’s IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 2001: Camille Ewald, 96, the woman Mike Tyson considered his adopted mother, dies at her home in Catskill, New York.
  • 2004: Cristian Sanavia W 12 Markus Beyer, Chemnitz, Germany. Wins WBC Super Middleweight Title.
  • Bernard (The Executioner) Hopkins W 12 Robert Allen, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title. Hopkins 18th title defense.
  • Oscar De La Hoya W 12 Felix Sturm, Las Vegas. Definitely not Oscar’s best night.
  • Verno Phillips KO 6 Carlos Bojorquez, Joplin, MO. Wins vacant IBF Super Welterweight Title.
  • Jose Luis Castillo W 12 Juan Lazcano, Las Vegas. Wins vacant World Lightweight Title.
  • 2010: Steve Cunningham KO 5 Troy Ross, Neubrandenburg, Germany. Regains IBF Cruiserweight Title.
  • Sebastian Sylvester D 12 Roman Karmazin, Neubrandenburg, Germany. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.
  • Miguel Cotto KO 9 Yuri Foreman, NYC. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title.

June 6,

  • 1894: Harry Greb born Edward Henry Greb.
  • 1917: Jack Britton ND 12 Ted (Kid) Lewis, St. Louis.
  • 1918: Bill Cayton born.
  • 1921: Benny Leonard ND 12 Rocky Kansas, Harrison, NJ. Non-title fight. “The champion easily outpointed his rival. Leonard won nine of the rounds, one was even, two, the fifth and tenth, went to Kansas.” (Sheboygan Press).
  • 1927: Battling Battalino KO 2 Archie Rosenberg, Hartford, CT. Battalino’s pro debut.
  • 1953: Carmen Basilio W 12 Billy Graham, Syracuse. Wins New York State Welterweight Title.
  • 1970: Montell Griffin born.
  • 1973: Ratanapol Sor Vorapin born.
  • 1981: Luis Ibarra W 15 Santos Laciar, Buenos Aires. Regains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1985: Alfonzo Ratliff W 12 Carlos De Leon, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.
  • Michael Spinks KO 8 Jim MacDonald, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1988: Virgil Hill W 12 Ramzi Hassan, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Iran Barkley KO 3 Thomas (Hit Man) Hearns, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Middleweight Title. Barkley stops Hearns while on the brink of defeat himself. Upset of the year.
  • Roger Mayweather W 12 Harold Brazier, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title. Referee: Carlos Padilla | Judge: Arlen Bynum 114-113 | Judge: Carol Castellano 116-111 | Judge: Abraham Chavarria 115-116
  • 2003: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam W 12 Randy Mangubat, Songkla, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

June 7,

  • 1906: James J. Braddock born.
  • 1928: Randy Turpin born Randolph Adolphus Turpin.
  • 1938: Lou Ambers D 10 Baby Arizmendi, Los Angeles. “Baby Arizmendi upset many an apple from the cart last night when he battled lightweight champion Lou Ambers to a draw in a wild 10 round non-title fight before 10,000 screaming fans at the Olympic Auditorium. After eight rounds of fighting, with seldom a let up, Arizmendi tore into the champ in the 9th and carried on as they fought after the bell. Again in the 10th he was crowding the weaving, hooking New Yorker when he suddenly pulled up with the left side of his face covered with blood. He claimed Ambers had butted him and the bout was halted momentarily for examination. Ambers, a 3-1 favorite over the Baby, said after the fight he felt sluggish and couldn’t get started. “Referee Jack Kennedy had a habit after eight rounds of a contest of announcing his scorecard up to that point in the bout, which was 4-3-1 in favor of Ambers. Unofficial AP scorecard – 5-4-1 Ambers
  • Post-fight comment
  • “Henry Armstrong is stronger than Lou and throws too many punches. Ambers is easy to hit. I staggered him, and while I took my best shots at Henry, I couldn’t faze him.” -Baby Arizmendi, discussing the upcoming Ambers-Armstrong bout, in which he predicted an Armstrong KO.
  • 1944: Ike Williams W 10 Sammy Angott, Philadelphia.
  • 1946: Willie Pep KO 12 Sal Bartolo, NYC. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1954: Joey Maxim W 8 Floyd Patterson, Brooklyn. Floyd, 19, drops to 12-1 (8), while Maxim, 32, improves to 80-21-3 (21).
  • 1970: Ismael Laguna KO 13 Ishimatsu Suzuki, Panama City. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1975: Jae Do Yuh KO 7 Koichi Wajima, Kitakyushu, Japan. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1976: David Diaz born.
  • 1977: Eddie Gazo KO 11 Koichi Wajima, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1980: Jim Watt W 15 Howard Davis, Glasgow. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. Davis, The heavy hyped 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, fails miserably in his first world title attempt.
  • Hilario Zapata W 15 Chi Bok Kim, Seoul. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1981: Jose Navarro born. U.S. representative in the flyweight division at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
  • 1987: Vinny Pazienza W 15 Greg Haugen, Providence. Wins IBF Lightweight Title. Hmm…looks like a “hometown” verdict to me!!
  • Myung Woo Yuh KO 15 Benedicto Murillo, Pusan, South Korea. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1989: Dave McAuley W 12 Duke McKenzie, Wembley. Wins IBF Flyweight Title.
  • 1992: Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez KO 12 Kwang Sun Kim, Seoul. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • Zack Padilla W 12 Carlos Gonzalez, Las Vegas. Padilla & Gonzalez throw more than 3000-punches.
  • 1993: Tommy Morrison W 12 George Foreman, Las Vegas
  • 1994: Orlando Canizales KO 5 Rolando Bohol, South Padre Island, TX. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.
  • 1996: Oscar DeLaHoya KO 4 Julio Cesar Chavez, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 2000: Former heavyweight contender Rex Layne, 72, dies in Utah.
  • 2008: Kelly Pavlik KO 3 Gary Lockett, Atlantic City. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Sergio Mora W 12 Vernon Forrest, Uncasville, CT. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • Celestino Caballero KO 12 Lorenzo Parra, San Juan De Los Morros, Venezuela.

June 8,

  • 1927: LeRoy Neiman born.
  • 1933: Max Baer KO 10 Max Schmeling, NYC.
  • 1934: Freddie Miller W 10 Albert (Chalky) Wright, El Centro, CA.
  • 1943: Willie Pep W 15 Sal Bartolo, Boston. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1963: Emile Griffith W 15 Luis Rodriguez, NYC. Wins World Welterweight Title for a third time.
  • 1966: Darroll Wilson born.
  • 1985: Barry McGuigan W 15 Eusebio Pedroza, London. Wins WBA Featherweight Title. Pedroza is finally taken down in his 20th– defense.
  • 1989: The International Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York officially opens.
  • 1996: Frankie Liles KO 3 Tim Littles, Newcastle, England. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.
  • 2001: Eric Morel KO 8 Jose DeJesus Lopez, Baraboo, WI. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 2002: Lennox Lewis KO 8 Mike Tyson, Memphis, TN. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • Manny Pacquiao KO 2 Jorge Eliecer Julio, Memphis, TN. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 2005: Mikkel Kessler W 12 Anthony Mundine, Sydney, Australia. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

June 9,

  • 1899: James J. Jeffries KO 11 Bob Fitzsimmons, Coney Island. Wins World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1909: Stanley Ketchel KO 3 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien.
  • 1914: Harry Wills ND 10 Joe Jeannette, New Orleans.
  • Kid Williams KO 3 Johnny Coulon, Vernon, CA. Retains World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1924: Sammy Mandell ND 10 Johnny Dundee, East Chicago.
  • 1932: Lou Ambers KO 2 Frankie Curry, Brooklyn, NY. Ambers’ pro debut.
  • 1951: Gene Fullmer KO 1 Glen Peck, Logan, UT. Fullmer’s pro debut.
  • 1959: Davey Moore born.
  • 1978: Larry Holmes W 15 Ken Norton, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Heavyweight Title. Fight of the Year!!
  • Carlos Zarate KO 4 Emilio Hernandez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
  • 1990: Sung Kil Moon KO 8 Gilberto Roman, Seoul. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • 2001: Sven Ottke KO 11 Ali Ennebati, Nuremberg, Germany. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.
  • 2007: Chad Dawson KO 6 Jesus Ruiz, Hartford, Connecticut. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Miguel Cotto KO 11 Zab Judah, NYC. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.
  • 2012: Timothy Bradley W 12 Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas. Referee: Robert Byrd | judge: Duane Ford 115-113 | judge: C.J. Ross 115-113 | judge: Jerry Roth 113-115. Controversial decision! I scored the fight 116-112 Pacquiao.
  • Randall Bailey KO 11 Mike Jones, Las Vegas. Wins vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux KO 5 Teon Kennedy, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

June 10,

  • 1871: Battling Levinsky born.
  • 1908: Jack Blackburn ND 6 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien.
  • 1926: Paul Berlenbach W 15 Young Stribling, Bronx, NY. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1930: Frankie Genaro W 10 Frenchy Belanger, Toronto. Retains NBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1943: Jake LaMotta W 10 Fritzie Zivic, Pittsburgh. Referee Graybear cast the deciding ballot for LaMotta. Associated Press Scored the bout 7-3 for Zivic.
  • 1946: Manuel Ortiz KO 11 Jackie Jurich, San Francisco. Retains World Bantamweight Title.
  • Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson, 68, dies in an automobile accident. Moments before, Johnson had been refused service at a roadside diner. Sports historian Arthur Ashe called Johnson the most significant black athlete of the 20th century. Big words!
  • 1948: Tony Zale KO 3 Rocky Graziano, Newark, NJ. Regains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1955: Carmen Basilio KO 12 Tony DeMarco, Syracuse. Wins World Welterweight Title. Basilio is the third Welterweight Champion in a 2-½ month span.
  • 1960: Paul Pender W 15 Sugar Ray Robinson, Boston. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1961: Archie Moore W 15 Guilio Rinaldi, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. The last title fight in Moore’s illustrious career.
  • 1967: Carlos Monzon W 12 Jorge Fernandez, Buenos Aires. Wins South American Middleweight Title.
  • 1972: Jose Napoles KO 2 Adolph Pruitt, Monterrey. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • Bruno Acari KO 12 Joao Henrique, Genoa. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1984: Min Keun Oh W 15 Kelvin Lampkins, Seoul. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.
  • 1988: Prince Charles Williams KO 11 Richard Caramanolis, Annecy, France. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1990: Orlando Canizales KO 2 Paul Gonzalez, El Paso. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.
  • 1995: Tommy Morrison KO 6 Razor Ruddock, Kansas City.
  • Ralf Rocchigiani KO 12 Carl Thompson, Manchester.
  • Sammy Fuentes W 12 Hector Lopez, Las Vegas.
  • 1997: Former WBA Super Welterweight Champion Ki Soo Kim, 57, dies of liver cancer in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 1999: Former heavyweight contender Randall “Tex” Cobb, 46, wins a $10.7-million jury judgment in his libel suit against Sports Illustrated. The magazine had written that Cobb had conspired with journeyman Sonny Barch to rig their September 15, 1992, bout in Fort Lauderdale.
  • 2006: Bernard Hopkins W 12 Antonio Tarver, Atlantic City. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Israel Vasquez KO 4 Ivan Hernandez, Atlantic City. Retains World Super Bantamweight Title.

June 11,

  • 1900: Terry McGovern KO 3 Tommy White, Brooklyn. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1922: Georges Carpentier KO 1 Ted (Kid) Lewis, London. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1930: Max Schmeling W DQ 4 Jack Sharkey, Bronx, NY. Wins vacant World Heavyweight Title. Schmeling is the first ever to be crowned heavyweight champion on a foul.
  • 1934: Tony Zale W 4 Eddie Allen, Chicago. Zale’s pro debut.
  • 1935: Freddie Miller W 15 Nel Tarleton, Liverpool. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1943: Henry Armstrong W 10 Sammy Angott, NYC.
  • 1953: Jimmy Carter KO 13 George Araujo, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1980: Lupe Pintor D 15 Eijiro Murata, Tokyo. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
  • 1982: Larry Holmes KO 13 Gerry Cooney, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. One of the most anticipated encounters in history.
  • Wilfredo Gomez KO 10 Juan Antonio Lopez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1983: Jung Koo Chang KO 2 Masaharu Iha, Taegu, South Korea. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1989: Myung Woo Yuh W 12 Mario DeMarco, Chunan, South Korea. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1992: Rodolfo Blanco W 12 Dave McAuley, Bilbao, Spain. Wins IBF Flyweight Title.
  • 1994: Tom Johnson KO 12 Benny Amparo, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.
  • (Baby) Jake Matlala KO 9 Francis Ampofo, London.
  • 2000: Takanori Hatakeyama KO 8 Gilberto Serrano, Tokyo. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.
  • 2005: Kevin McBride KO 6 Mike Tyson, Washington, D.C. A thoroughly finished Tyson quits on his stool after being pushed to the canvas.
  • 2011: Omar Narvaez W 12 William Urina, Buenos Aires. Referee: Roberto Ramirez Sr. | judge: Ignacio Robles 117-110 | judge: Luis Alberto Doffi 117-110 | judge: Luis Romio 117-110.

June 12,

  • 1916: Benny Leonard ND 10 Johnny Dundee, NYC.
  • 1933: Jackie Brown W 15 Valentin Angelmann, Manchester. Retains NBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1964: Emile Griffith W 15 Luis Rodriguez, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1968: Christy Martin born.
  • 1976: Rigoberto Riasco KO 10 Livio Nolasco, Panama City. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1978: Medgoen 3K-Battery born.
  • 1980: Ayub Kalule W 15 Marijan Benes, Randers, Denmark. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1981: Larry Holmes KO 3 Leon Spinks, Detroit. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • Saoul Mamby W 15 Jo Kimpuani, Detroit. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1982: Michael Spinks KO 8 Jerry Celestine, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Leonardo Cruz W 15 Sergio Palma, Miami Beach. Wins WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1984: Rocky Lockridge KO 11 Tae Jin Moon, Anchorage, Alaska. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1988: Sumbu Kalambay W 12 Robbie Sims, Ravenna, Italy. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.
  • 1989: Sugar Ray Leonard D 12 Thomas (Hitman) Hearns, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title. Leonard receives a gift split decision 113-112 for Leonard, 113-112 for Hearns, 112-112.
  • 1992: Joey Gamache KO 8 Chil Sung Chun, Portland, ME. Wins vacant WBA Lightweight Title.
  • 1994: Saensor Ploenchit W 12 Aquiles Guzman, Bangkok. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1999: Byron Mitchell KO 11 Frankie Liles, Wilmington, MA. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.
  • 2008: Edwin Valero KO 7 Takehiro Shimada, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • Hozumi Hasegawa KO 2 Cristian Faccio, Tokyo. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
  • 2010: Ivan Calderon W 12 Jesus Iribe, NYC. Retains World Junior Flyweight Title.

June 13,

  • 1908: Tommy Burns KO 8 Bill Squires, Paris. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1929: Teddy Yarosz W 4 Jackie King, New Brighton, PA. Yarosz’ pro debut.
  • 1935: James J. Braddock W 15 Max Baer, Long Island. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Scoring: Referee McAvoy scored 9-5-1; Lynch 11-4; Kelly 7-7-1. Upset of the Year.
  • 1938: Charley Burley W 10 Fritzie Zivic, Pittsburgh.
  • 1981: Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 5 Vito Antuofermo, Boston. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1986: Hector Camacho W 12 Edwin Rosario, NYC. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. Camacho, never the same after this fight, barely wins a split decision, 115-113, Twice for Camacho and 114-113 for Rosario.
  • Julio Cesar Chavez KO 7 Refugio Rojas, NYC. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title. It is too bad that Chavez had to wait 6-years to fight the “winner” of the evening’s main event.
  • 1997: Dariusz Michalczewski W 12 Virgil Hill, Oberhausen, Germany. Wins IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1998: Oscar DeLaHoya KO 3 Patrick Charpentier, El Paso, TX. Retains WBC Welterweight Title. 45,268 fans gather to see this fight.
  • Cesar Bazan W 12 Stevie Johnston, El Paso. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.
  • Freddie Norwood KO 8 Genaro Rios, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
  • 1999: In Joo Cho KO 8 Pone Saengmorakot, Seoul, South Korea. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • 2000: Former WBC Super Welterweight Champion Duane Thomas, 39, is shot to death outside of a store in Detroit.
  • 2009: Miguel Cotto W 12 Joshua Clottey, NYC.
  • Ivan Calderon Tech Draw 6 Rodel Mayol, NYC. Retains World Junior Flyweight Title.

June 14,

  • 1934: Max Baer KO 11 Primo Carnera, Long Island. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Baer drops Carnera 11-times!
  • James J. Braddock KO 3 Corn Griffin, Long Island. Both fighters down in the 2nd.
  • 1952: Mike Weaver born.
  • 1966: Walter McGowan W 15 Salvatore Burruni, Wembley. Wins World Flyweight Title.
  • 1977: Carlos Palomino KO 11 Davey (Boy) Green, Wembley. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1986: Myung Woo Yuh KO 12 Tomohiro Kiyuna, Inchon, South Korea. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1991: Edwin Rosario KO 3 Loreto Garza, Sacramento. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • Daniel Zaragoza W 12 Kiyoshi Hatanaka, Nagoya. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1997: Oscar DeLaHoya KO 2 David Kamau, San Antonio. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.
  • Genaro Hernandez W 12 Anatoly Alexandrov, San Antonio. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.
  • Gerry Penalosa KO 9 Seung Koo Lee, Lapulapu City, Philippines. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • 2003: Sven Ottke W 12 Davis Starie, Magdeburg, Germany. Retains WBA/IBF Super Middleweight Title.
  • 2008: Edgar Sosa KO 8 Takashi Kunishige, Mexico City. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • Raul Garcia W 12 Florante Condes, La Paz, Mexico. Wins IBF Strawweight Title.

June 15,

  • 1914: Jack Dillon W 12 Bob Moha, Butte, MT. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1937: Curtis Cokes born.
  • 1957: Raul Macias KO 11 Dommy Ursua, San Francisco. Retains NBA Bantamweight Title.
  • 1960: Carlos Ortiz W 15 Duilio Loi, San Francisco. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1963: Eddie Perkins W 15 Roberto Cruz, Manila. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1967: Yoshiaki Numata W 15 Flash Elorde, Tokyo. Wins World Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1976: George Foreman KO 5 Joe Frazier, Uniondale, NY.
  • 1977: Miguel Canto W 15 Kimio Furesawa, Tokyo. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 1983: Jaime Garza KO 2 Bobby Berna, Los Angeles. Wins vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1984: Thomas (Hitman) Hearns KO 2 Roberto Duran, Las Vegas. Retains World Super Welterweight Title. Hearns nearly decapitates the one-day shy of his 33rd birthday Duran. Hearns also gains universal acceptance as the World Super Welterweight Champion.
  • 1985: Pinklon Thomas KO 8 Mike Weaver, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Weaver is now 0-2 in WBC title attempts.
  • 1991: Yung Kyun Park KO 6 Masuaki Takeda, Seoul. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
  • Welcome Ncita W 12 Hurley Snead, San Antonio. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • Robert Quiroga W 12 Akeem Anifowoshe, San Antonio. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title. A fight of the year candidate. Akeem, 22, began vomiting blood a minute after the verdict was announced. Akeem was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain. Akeem would never fight again and his life afterward was turbulent, and brief.
  • 1992: Hiroki Ioka W 12 Bong Jun Kim, Osaka. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1996: Roy Jones Jr. KO 11 Eric Lucas, Jacksonville, FL. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title. Jones played in a semi-pro basketball game the afternoon of the fight.
  • Rosendo Alvarez W 12 Eric Chavez, Sendai, Japan. Retains WBA Strawweight Title.

June 16,

  • 1919: Benny Leonard ND 10 Johnny Dundee, Philadelphia.
  • 1932: Lou Ambers KO 2 Frankie Curry, NYC. Ambers pro debut.
  • 1940: Lou Salica W 15 Tommy Forte, Philadelphia. Retains World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1949: Jake LaMotta KO 10 Marcel Cerdan, Detroit. Wins World Middleweight Title. After 9-rounds LaMotta led 51-39, 48-42, 49-41.
  • 1951: Flash Elorde KO 4 Kid Gonzaga, Cebu, Philippines. Elorde’s pro debut.
  • Roberto Duran born.
  • 1954: Matthew Saad Muhammad born Maxwell Antonio Loach.
  • 1979: Ernesto Espana KO 13 Claude Noel, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Wins vacant WBA Lightweight Title.
  • Wilfredo Gomez KO 5 Jesus Hernandez, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1983: Roberto Duran KO 8 Davey Moore, NYC. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title. Duran wins his 3rd-world title in a many divisions. World Lightweight Champion from 1972-1979 and World Welterweight Champion in 1980 are Duran’s previous world titles to date.
  • 1995: Fabrice Tiozzo W 12 Mike McCallum, Lyon, France. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Carl Daniels W 12 Julio Cesar Green, Wins vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • Frankie Randall W 12 Jose Barboza, Lyon, France. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1997: Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Trevor Berbick is jailed in Syracuse, New York, on probation violation.
  • 2000: Yosam Choi KO 5 Chart Kiatpetch, Seoul, South Korea. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 2001: Jose Luis Castillo KO 1 Sungho Yuh, Hermosillo, Mexico. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • Tim Austin KO 6 Steve Dotse, Cincinnati, OH. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.
  • Felix Machado W 12 Mauricio Pastrana, Cincinnati, OH. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.
  • 2007: Paulie Malinaggi W 12 Lovemore N’dou, Uncasville, Connecticut. Wins IBF Super Lightweight Title.
  • 2012: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. KO 7 Andy Lee, El Paso, TX.

June 17,

  • 1881: Tommy Burns born Noah Brusso.
  • 1894: Joe Choynski D 5 Bob Fitzsimmons, Boston.
  • 1926: Tommy Loughran W 10 Georges Carpentier, Philadelphia.
  • 1937: Luis Rodriguez born Luis Manuel Rodriguez.
  • 1954: Rocky Marciano W 15 Ezzard Charles, Bronx, NY. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Marciano prevails on the scorecards 8-5-2, 8-6-1, and 9-5-1.
  • 1963: Ralph Dupas W 15 Denny Moyer, Baltimore. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1967: Terry Norris born.
  • 1972: Carlos Monzon KO 13 Jean-Claude Bouttier, Paris. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Alfonzo (Peppermint) Frazer KO 5 Al Ford, Panama City. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1977: Saensak Muangsurin W 15 Perico Fernandez, Madrid. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1978: Mate Parlov W 15 John Conteh, Belgrade. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Vivian Harris born.
  • 1979: Danny (Little Red) Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala, San Antonio. Retains WBC Featherweight Title. Ayala later admits to shooting up heroin after the morning weigh-in.
  • 1987: Roman Gonzalez born.
  • 1995: Riddick (Big Daddy) Bowe KO 6 Jorge Luis Gonzalez, Las Vegas.
  • 2000: Sugar Shane Mosley W 12 Oscar De La Hoya, Los Angeles. Wins WBC Welterweight Title.
  • Jose Luis Castillo W 12 Steve Johnston, Bell Gardens, CA. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.
  • Diego Corrales KO 10 Justin Juuko, Los Angeles. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.
  • 2005: Leavander Johnson KO 7 Stefano Zoff, Milan, Italy. Wins vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
  • 2006: Jermain Taylor Draw 12 Winky Wright, Memphis, Tennessee. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Anselmo Moreno KO 8 Lorenzo Parra, Panama City. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

June 18,

  • 1923: Pancho Villa KO 7 Jimmy Wilde, NYC. Wins World Flyweight Title.
  • 1929: Panama Al Brown W 15 Gregorio Vidal, Long Island City, NY. Wins vacant World Bantamweight Title. The 5’ 11” Brown would hold the title for the next 6-years.
  • 1934: Jackie Brown D 15 Valentin Angelmann, Manchester. Retains NBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1941: Joe Louis KO 13 Billy Conn, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Louis’ 18th title defense. After twelve completed rounds Conn led on 2 of the three scorecards, 7-5, 7-4-1 with the third reading 6-6.
  • 1958: Yama Bahama W 10 Kid Gavilan, Miami Beach. The final fight in the 32-year old Gavilan’s career. Gavilan retires with a 107-30-6 (28).
  • 1963: Cassius Clay KO 5 Henry Cooper, London. With less than 10-seconds remaining in round four, Clay is dropped through the ropes by a vicious left-hook. Between rounds a tear was found on Clay’s glove, which delayed the one-minute rest period to several minutes. Clay’s prediction of a 5th round stoppage was fulfilled.
  • 1965: Nino Benvenuti KO 6 Sandro Mazzinghi, Milan. Wins World Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1976: Eckhard Dagge KO 10 Elisha Obed, Berlin. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1977: Victor Galindez W 15 Richie Kates, Rome. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1989: Tony Lopez KO 8 Tyrone Jackson, Lake Tahoe. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.
  • 2005: Antonio Tarver W 12 Glen Johnson, Memphis, Tennessee. Regains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 2008: Oleydong Sithsamerchai KO 9 Junichi Ebisuoka, Phuket, Thailand. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.
  • 2011: Saul Alvarez KO 12 Ryan Rhodes, Guadalajara, Mexico. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • Adrien Broner KO 1 Jason Litzau, Guadalajara, Mexico.

June 19,

  • 1909: Monte Attell KO 18 Frankie Neil, Colma, CA. Wins vacant World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1919: Tommy Gibbons ND 10 Billy Miske, Minneapolis. Referee: George Barton
  • Gibbons & Miske had agreed to allow the Minnesota fight writers at the newspapers to decide the outcome, but the fight seen as a Draw by the Minneapolis Journal. “Tommy Gibbons and Billy Miske boxed a 10 round Draw” 6-20-1919. and a slight win for Gibbons by the St. Paul Pioneer Press “Gibbons Shades Billy Miske”.
  • Though officially a No-Decision fight, referee Barton stated that he saw it as a Draw as well, with neither fighter disagreeing.
  • 1936: Max Schmeling KO 12 Joe Louis, NYC. Huge upset. Louis suffers his first defeat against 27-victories, 23 by knockout.
  • 1942: Albert (Chalky) Wright KO 10 Harry Jeffra, Baltimore. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1943: Jackie Peterson KO 1 Peter Kane, Glasgow. Wins World Flyweight Title.
  • 1946: Joe Louis KO 8 Billy Conn, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1957: Joe (Old Bones) Brown KO 15 Orlando Zulueta, Denver. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1966: Khalid Rahilou born.
  • 1973: Kuniaki Shibata W 15 Victor Echegaray, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1976: Alexis Arguello KO 3 Salvatore Torres, Inglewood. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
  • 1992: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield W 12 Larry Holmes, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Holmes hurls immediately following the 12th-round.
  • 1993: (Terrible) Terry Norris KO 3 Troy Waters, San Diego. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • Felix (Tito) Trinidad KO 2 Maurice Blocker, San Diego. Wins IBF Welterweight Title.
  • Orlando Canizales NC 3 Derrick Whiteboy, Houston, TX. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.
  • 1997: Former Welterweight & Middleweight Champion Carmen Basilio, 70, undergoes six-way heart bypass surgery in Rochester, New York.
  • 2009: Jean Pascal W 12 Adrian Diaconu, Montreal, Canada. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 2010: Andre Ward W 12 Allan Green, Oakland, CA. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.
  • Omar Nino W 12 Rodel Mayol, Queretaro, Mexico. Wins WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

June 20,

  • 1902: Jack Johnson Draw 20 Hank Griffin, Los Angeles.
  • 1924: Steve (Kid) Sullivan W 10 Johnny Dundee, Brooklyn. Wins World Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1940: Joe Louis KO 8 Arturo Godoy, Bronx, NY. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Louis proves to be far more effective against the crouching style of Godoy in this rematch of their 2/9/1940 affair.
  • 1960: Floyd Patterson KO 5 Ingemar Johansson, NYC. Regains the World Heavyweight Title. 45,000 gather at New York’s Polo Grounds to watch Floyd become the first in history to regain the heavyweight title.
  • 1966: Carlos Ortiz KO 12 Johnny Bizarro, Pittsburgh. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1967: An all-white jury takes 20-minutes to find World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali guilty of draft evasion. The champ may have been against the ropes, but he was far from beat.
  • 1972: Masao Ohba KO 5 Orland Amores, Tokyo. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • Kirk Johnson born.
  • 1974: Bebis Mendoza born.
  • 1975: Ruben Olivares KO 2 Bobby Chacon, Inglewood. Wins WBC Featherweight Title. Chacon has to lose 7-½ lbs. in the last 48-hours leading up to the fight.
  • 1979: Masashi Kudo KO 12 Manuel R. Gonzalez, Yokaichi, Japan. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1980: Roberto Duran W 15 Sugar Ray Leonard, Montreal. Wins World Welterweight Title. “Judge” Angelo Poletti scores the fight 148-147(3-2-10 in rounds!!) in favor of Duran.
  • 1981: Alexis Arguello W 15 Jim Watt, London. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.
  • 2009: Wladimir Klitschko KO 10 Ruslan Chagaev, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Wins vacant World Heavyweight Title.
  • Gabriel Campillo W 12 Hugo Garay, Santa Fe, Argentina. Wins WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Edgar Sosa KO 5 Carlos Melo, Mexico City. Retains WBC Light Flyweight Title.

June 21,

  • 1915: Jack Britton W 12 Mike Glover, Boston. Wins World Welterweight Title. Glover only reigned for 20-days.
  • 1928: Mickey Walker W 10 Ace Hudkins, Chicago. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Sammy Mandell W 15 Jimmy McLarnin, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1932: Jack Sharkey W 15 Max Schmeling, Long Island. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Controversial decision.
  • 1940: Henry Armstrong KO 3 Paul Junior, Portland, ME. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1949: Ezzard Charles W 15 Jersey Joe Walcott, Chicago. Wins vacant World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1955: Archie Moore KO 3 Carl (Bobo) Olson, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1976: Celestino Caballero born.
  • 1980: Salvador Sanchez KO 14 Danny (Little Red) Lopez, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 1997: Uriah Grant W 12 Adolpho Washington, Tampa, FL. Wins IBF Cruiserweight Title.
  • Charles Brewer KO 5 Gary Ballard, Tampa, FL. Wins vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
  • Nana Konadu KO 7 Daorung C. Siriwat, Tampa, FL. Regains WBA Bantamweight Title.
  • 2001: U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum rules that World Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman can either fight former champion Lennox Lewis next or sit idle for 18-months.
  • 2003: Lennox Lewis KO 6 Vitali Klitschko, Los Angeles. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • 2008: Arthur Abraham KO 4 Edison Miranda, Hollywood, FLA. Non-title fight.
  • Mikkel Kessler KO 12 Dimitri Sartison, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wins vacant (also regains) WBA Super Middleweight Title.
  • Andre Berto KO 7 Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Memphis, TN. Wins vacant WBC Welterweight Title.

June 22,

  • 1937: Joe Louis KO 8 James J. Braddock, Chicago. Wins World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1938: Joe Louis KO 1 Max Schmeling, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Quite possibly the most anticipated rematch in boxing history.
  • 1942: Jimmy Bivins W 12 Joey Maxim, Cleveland.
  • 1972: Paul Ingle born.
  • 1976: Carlos Palomino KO 12 John H. Stracey, Wembley. Wins World Welterweight Title.
  • 1979: Larry Holmes KO 12 Mike Weaver, NYC. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title.
  • Roberto Duran W 10 Carlos Palomino, NYC. Duran easily oupoints the former welterweight champion 9 rounds-1.
  • 1985: Sot Chitalada D 12 Gabriel Bernal, Bangkok. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 1986: Azumah Nelson KO 10 Danilio Cabrera, San Juan. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 1989: Daniel Zaragoza W 12 Paul Banke, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1996: Michael Moorer W 12 Axel Schulz, Dortmund, Germany. Regains the vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
  • Hector Camacho W 12 Roberto Duran, Atlantic City. A piss-poor decision if you ask me.
  • 2002: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Erik Morales, Las Vegas. Retains World Featherweight Title. Despite what you say about this decision. After two fights & 24 completed rounds, I have Barrera up 13 rounds to 11.
  • 2007: Juan Carlos Reveco KO 8 Nethra Sasipara, Mendoza, Argentina. Wins vacant WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

June 23,

  • 1900: (Terrible) Terry McGovern W 6 George Dixon, Chicago.
  • 1902: Joe Walcott (The Barbados Demon) W 15 Tommy West, London. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1904: Abe Attell W 15 Johnny Reagan, St. Louis. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1919: Harry Greb ND Mike Gibbons, Pittsburgh.
  • 1926: Sandy Saddler born.
  • 1930: Primo Carnera W Disq. 5 George Godfrey, Philadelphia. Referee: Tommy Reilly
  • “George Godfrey, giant negro heavyweight of Leiperville, after hammering Primo Carnera, mammoth Venetian, through four rounds of a scheduled 10 round battle which attracted 35,000 fans and about $160,000 in gate receipts, was disqualified on a foul in the 5th round amid scenes of wild disorder.” New York Times
  • 1933: Barney Ross W 10 Tony Canzoneri, Chicago. Wins both World Super Lightweight and World Lightweight Titles.
  • 1947: Jersey Joe Walcott W 10 Joey Maxim, Los Angeles.
  • 1962: Harold Johnson W 15 Gustav Scholz, Berlin. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Flash Elorde W 15 Auburn Copeland, Manila. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1963: Vince Phillips born.
  • 1969: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 7 Jerry Quarry, NYC. Retains New York World Heavyweight Title.
  • George Foreman KO 3 Donald Waldheim, NYC. Foreman’s pro debut.
  • 1973: Jose Napoles W 15 Roger Menetrey, Grenoble. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • Ruben Olivares KO 9 Bobby Chacon, Inglewood, CA.
  • 1979: Ricardo Cardona W 15 Soon Hyun Chung, Seoul. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1983: Jiro Watanabe W 15 Roberto Ramirez, Sendai, Japan. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.
  • 1986: Thomas (Hitman) Hearns KO 8 Mark Medal, Las Vegas. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.
  • Steve Cruz W 15 Barry McGuigan, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Featherweight Title. Two knockdowns scored in the fifthteeth-round seal’s the unanimous victory, 143-143, 142-141, 143-139.
  • 1988: Antonio Esparragoza D 12 Marcos Villasana, Los Angeles. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
  • 1992: Tracy Patterson KO 2 Thierry Jacob, Albany, NY. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
  • Yuri Arbachakov KO 8 Muangchai Kittikasem, Tokyo. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 1993: Juan Coggi KO 5 Hiroyuki Yoshino, Tokyo. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • 2000: Guty Espadas W 12 Wethya Sakmuangklang, Merida, Mexico. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 2001: Oscar De La Hoya W 12 Francisco Castillejo, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Super Welterweight Title.
  • Kostya Tszyu W 12 Oktay Urkal, Uncasville, CT. Retains WBC/WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • Zab Judah KO 3 Allan Vester, Uncasville, CT. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title.
  • Manny Pacquiao KO 6 Lehlo Ledwaba, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 2003: Masamori Tokuyama W 12 Katsushige Kawashima, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • Jose Antonio Aguirre KO 12 Keitaro Hoshino, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.
  • 2007: Ricky (Hitman) Hatton KO 4 Jose Luis Castillo, Las Vegas. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

June 24,

  • 1895: Jack Dempsey born William Harrison Dempsey.
  • 1910: Owen Moran ND 10 Abe Attell, Los Angeles.
  • 1927: Bud Taylor W 10 Tony Canzoneri, Chicago. Wins vacant NBA Featherweight Title.
  • 1947: Sugar Ray Robinson KO 9 Jimmy Doyle, Cleveland. Retains World Welterweight Title. Doyle subsequently dies from head injuries suffered during the bout. Ray swears he dreamt, the evening before the contest that Doyle would perish as a result from the bout. It was “a good, clean fight”, but Robinson had the advantage in every round except the sixth (when Sugar Ray was staggered twice and hurt). A single left hook ended the fight, Doyle not having been in any noticeable difficulty until then. “That punch knocked Jimmy rigid. With heels resting against the canvas as if hinged, Doyle’s body went down. It struck the floor with a thud, like a rigid mass falling. His head crashed against the padded canvas, and as the referee started the count. Doyle raised his head and rested on his elbows…The count of nine was reached and the bell sounded to end the round. Art Winch, one of his handlers, leaped into the ring to call a halt. Doyle was taken in an ambulance to St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital immediately after the injury, and despite all efforts of the medical attendants, he failed to regain consciousness and passed away a few hours after Dr. Spencer Braden, brain specialist. Had operated on him to relieve the pressure on his brain.” (Nat Fleischer, in The Ring, September 1947).
  • 1953: Archie Moore W 15 Joey Maxim, Ogden, UT. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1957: Hogan (Kid) Bassey KO 10 Cherif Hamia, Paris. Wins vacant World Featherweight Title.
  • 1963: Joey Giardello W 10 Sugar Ray Robinson, Philadelphia.
  • 1968: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 2 Manuel Ramos, NYC. Retains New York World Heavyweight Title.
  • 1989: Jeff Harding KO 12 Dennis Andries, Atlantic City. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Orlando Canizales KO 11 Kelvin Seabrooks, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.
  • 1993: Wilfredo Vasquez KO 10 Thierry Jacob, Paris. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1995: Al Cole W 12 Uriah Grant, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title.
  • Roy Jones Jr. KO 6 Vinny Pazienza, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title. You couldn’t lose anymore convincingly than Vinny did on this night.
  • Harold Grey W 12 Julio Cesar Borboa, Cartagena, Columbia. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.
  • 1996: William Joppy KO 9 Shinji Takehara, Yokohama, Japan. Wins WBA Middleweight Title.
  • 2000: Mike Tyson KO 1 Lou Savarese, Glasgow.
  • Zab Judah W 12 Junior Witter, Glasgow, Scotland. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title.

June 25,

  • 1900: Jack Johnson Draw 20 John (Klondike) Haines, Galveston.
  • 1917: Ted (Kid) Lewis W 20 Jack Britton, Dayton, OH. Regains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1930: (Slapsie) Maxie Rosenbloom W 15 Jimmy Slattery, Buffalo. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1948: Joe Louis KO 11 Jersey Joe Walcott, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Louis’ 25th and final title defense.
  • 1952” Joey Maxim KO 14 Sugar Ray Robinson, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. The overwhelming heat, 104-degrees, first claimed referee Ruby Goldstein. Goldstein had to be replaced by Ray Miller in the 10th-round. Between rounds 13 and 14 Ray succumbed to heat prostration and could not continue. After 13-completed rounds Ray led 10-3, 9-3-1, and 7-3-3 on the combined Goldstein/Miller card.
  • 1966: Ki Soo Kim W 15 Nino Benvenuti, Seoul. Wins World Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1967: Vicente Saldivar W 15 Howard Winstone, Cardiff, Wales. Retains World Featherweight Title.
  • 1977: Antonio (Kid Pambele) Cervantes KO 6 Carlos M. Gimenez, Maracaibo. Regains vacant WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • Esteban De Jesus KO 11 Vicente S. Mijares, Bayamon. Puerto Rico. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • 1981: Sugar Ray Leonard KO 9 Ayub Kalule, Houston. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title.
  • Thomas (Hit Man) Hearns KO 4 Pablo Baez, Houston. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.
  • Ricardo Williams born. U.S. silver medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
  • 1983: Juan LaPorte W 12 Johnny de la Rosa, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 1988: Azumah Nelson KO 9 Lupe Suarez, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.
  • 1989: Prince Charles Williams KO 10 Bobby Czyz, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1989: Humberto (Chiquita) W 12 Yul Woo Lee, Chongiu, South Korea. Wins WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1992: James (Buddy) McGirt W 12 Patrizio Oliva, Naples. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1995: Kostya Tszyu W 12 Roger Mayweather, Newcastle, Australia. Retains IBF Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1998: Lou Savarese KO 1 Buster Douglas, Ledyard, CT.
  • 1999: The Philadelphia office of promoter J Russell Peltz is firebombed, causing extensive damage and destroying approximately $100,000 of boxing memorabilia.
  • 2000: Veerapol Sahaprom W 12 Toshiaki Nishioka, Takasago, Japan. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.
  • 2005: Floyd Mayweather KO 6 Arturo Gatti, Atlantic City. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • Carlos Maussa KO 7 Vivian Harris, Atlantic City. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • Mahyar Monshipour KO 9 Julio Zarate, Poiters, France. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 2011: Tavoris Cloud KO 8 Yusaf Mack, St. Charles, MO. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Felix Sturm W 12 Matthew Macklin, Cologne, Germany. Retains WBA Middleweight Title. Referee: Stanley Christodoulou | judge: Levi Martinez 113-115 | judge: Roberto Ramirez Sr. 116-112 | judge: Jose Ignacio Martinez 116-112. I had it 116-112 for Macklin.
  • Cornelius Bundrage W 12 Sechew Powell, Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title. Referee: Ernie Sharif | judge: Shafeeq Rashada 119-109 | judge: Joseph Pasquale 117-111 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-113.
  • Humberto Soto Tech. Win 11 Motoki Sasaki. Cozumel, Mexico. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. Referee: Frank Gentile | judge: Alan Krebs 99-89 | judge: Burt A. Clements 99-89 | judge: Nicolas Hidalgo 100-88.

June 26,

  • 1916: Jimmy Wilde KO 11 Tancy Lee, London. Retains World Flyweight Title.
  • 1922: Harry Greb ND 10 Hugh Walker, Pittsburgh. “According to the sport writers every round was Greb’s, who gave fifteen and one-half pounds to Walker.” (Indianpolis Star) Walker reported as Hughey Walker-Kansas City. The Pittsburgh Post said that a booming right nearly floored Greb in the first round. Walker won that round but Harry took the other nine. He smothered Walker in a hail of blows, outfought him on the inside, and cut and bruised him. Walker kept trying and made it an interesting fight, but he was too slow to give Greb much trouble.
  • Jack Britton W DQ. 13 Benny Leonard, Bronx, NY. Retains World Welterweight Title. After Leonard floored Britton with a left to the mid-section, Britton cried foul. But, to no avail. Before referee Patsy Haley could count to 10, Leonard raced across the ring and struck his fallen rival one more time. Leonard was DQ’d.
  • 1924: Harry Greb W 15 Ted Moore, Bronx, NY. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • Young Stribling W 6 Tommy Loughran, NYC.
  • 1925: Frankie Genaro W 12 Kid Williams, Baltimore.
  • 1934: Sixto Escobar KO 9 Baby Casanova, Montreal. Wins vacant NBA Bantamweight Title.
  • 1959: Ingemar Johannson KO 3 Floyd Patterson, NYC. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Ingemar floors Floyd 7-times in the fateful third.
  • 1967: Luisito Espinosa born.
  • 1971: Bruno Acari KO 9 Enrique Jana, Palermo, Italy. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1972: Roberto Duran KO 14 Ken Buchanan, NYC. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1976: Carlos Monzon W 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Monte Carlo. Retains World (unifies WBA & WBC Titles) Middleweight Title.
  • 1977: Samuel Serrano W 15 Leonel Hernandez, Puerta La Cruz, Venezuela. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1982: (Irish) Leroy Haley W 15 Saoul Mamby, Highland Heights, OH. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1993: Nigel Benn KO 4 Lou Gent, London. Retains WBC Super Middleweight Title.
  • Dingaan Thobela W 12 Tony Lopez, Sun City, South Africa. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.
  • John-John Molina W 12 Manuel Medina, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1999: Steve Johnston W 12 Aldo Rios, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • Paulie Ayala W 12 Johnny Tapia, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title. Fight of the Year!
  • Former WBA Super Featherweight Champion Alfredo Layne, 39, is shot and killed by robbers outside his home in Panama City.
  • 2005: Martin Castillo W 12 Hideyasu Ishihara, Nagoya, Japan. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

June 27,

  • 1902: Joe Gans KO 3 George McFadden, San Francisco. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1910: Harry Lewis KO 8 Young Joseph, London. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1911: Ad Wolgast KO 17 Frankie Burns, San Francisco. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1914: Jack Johnson W 20 Frank Moran, Paris. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Due to extenuating circumstances, both fighters went unpaid.
  • 1939: Al Hostak KO 4 Solly Krieger, Seattle. Retains NBA Middleweight Title.
  • 1944: Shelly Finkel born.
  • 1961: Pone Kingpetch W 15 Mitsunori Seki, Tokyo. Retains World Flyweight Title.
  • 1970: Bob Foster KO 10 Mark Tessman, Baltimore. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1972: Muhammad Ali KO 7 Jerry Quarry, Las Vegas, NV. Ali dubbed this night, “The Soul Brothers vs. the Quarry Brothers”.
  • Bob Foster KO 4 Mike Quarry, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
  • 1974: Kuniaki Shibata W 15 Antonio Amaya, Tokyo. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1981: Aaron (Hawk) Pryor KO 2 Lennox Blackmoore, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1982: S. T. Gordon KO 2 Carlos DeLeon, Highland Heights, OH. Wins WBC Cruiserweight Title.
  • 1987: Matthew Hilton W 15 Buster Drayton, Montreal. Wins IBF Super Welterweight Title.
  • 1988: Mike Tyson KO 1 Michael Spinks, Atlantic City. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • Jung Koo Chang KO 8 Hideyuki Ohashi, Tokyo. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1989: Lennox Lewis KO 2 Al Malcolm, London. Lewis’ pro debut.
  • 1992: Wilfredo Vasquez W 12 Freddy Cruz, Gorie, Italy. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
  • 1994: Leo Gamez D 12 Kaj Ratchabandit, Bangkok. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 1995: Two-time former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson is sworn in as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
  • 1998: David Reid KO 4 Simon Brown, Philadelphia.
  • Sugar Shane Mosley KO 5 Wilfrido Ruiz, Philadelphia. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.
  • 1999: Lakva Sim KO 5 Takanori Hatakeyama, Tokyo. Wins WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 2001: WBC Super Featherweight Champion Floyd Mayweather is sued by Greg Bedford, who claims the boxer broke a champagne bottle over his head in a Las Vegas nightclub.
  • U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum rules that World Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman is free to fight for promoter Don King, denying Cedric Kushner’s claim to promotional rights.
  • 2009: Arthur Abraham KO 10 Mahir Oral, Berlin, Germany. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.
  • Jorge Linares KO 8 Josafat Perez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

June 28,

  • 1909: Jackie (Kid) Berg born Judah Bergman.
  • 1939: Joe Louis KO 4 (Two-Ton) Tony Galento, Bronx, NY. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Louis, despite being dropped for a count of 2 in round three, easily destroyed the 5’ 9”, 233 ¾ lb. Galento.
  • 1943: Ismael Laguna born.
  • 1945: Ken Buchanan born.
  • 1946: Bob Montgomery KO 13 Allie Stolz, NYC. Retains New York World Lightweight Title.
  • 1948: Sugar Ray Robinson W 15 Bernard Docusen, Chicago. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1955: Willie Pastrano W 10 Joey Maxim, New Orleans.
  • 1968: Terronn Millett born.
  • 1972: Mando Ramos W 15 Pedro Carrasco, Madrid. Retains WBC Lightweight Title.
  • 1980: Alan Minter KO 9 Vito Antuofermo, London. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1985: Ji Won Kim KO 4 Bobby Berna, Pusan, South Korea. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
  • Anselmo Moreno born.
  • 1991: Mike Tyson W 12 Razor Ruddock, Las Vegas.
  • Azumah Nelson D 12 Jeff Fenech, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title. A very controversial split decision, 115-113 for Fenech. 116-112 for Nelson. The third scorecard deadlocked at 114-114.
  • Joey Gamache KO 10 Jerry Ngobeni, Lewiston, ME. Wins vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1993: Genaro Hernandez KO 8 Raul Perez, Los Angeles. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1997: Evander Holyfield W DQ. 3 Mike Tyson, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title. The infamous ear-biting incident.
  • 2003: Eric Morel W 12 Isidro Garcia, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 2004: Katsushige Kawashima KO 1 Masamori Tokuyama, Yokohama, Japan. Wins WBC Super Flyweight Title.
  • Eagle Kyowa Tech. W 8 Satoshi Kogumazaka, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.
  • 2008: Manny Pacquiao KO 9 David Diaz, Las Vegas. Wins WBC Lightweight Title.

June 29,

  • 1894: George Dixon D 20 Young Griffo, Boston.
  • 1903: Joe Gans KO 10 Willie Fitzgerald, San Francisco. Retains World Lightweight Title.
  • 1906: Joe Gans ND 6 Jack Blackburn, Philadelphia.
  • 1915: Sam McVey W 12 Sam Langford, Boston.
  • 1933: Primo Carnera KO 6 Jack Sharkey, Long Island. Wins World Heavyweight Title. Sharkey mysteriously falls forward after being “struck” by a grazing uppercut.
  • 1936: Tony Marino KO 14 Baltazar Sangchili, Bronx, NY. Wins World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1938: Benny Lynch KO 12 Peter Kane, Scotland. Had not it been for reigning World Flyweight Champion, Lynch, weighing in 6 ½ pounds over the limit, this would’ve been a successful defense. Instead, Lynch lost the title on the scales. Immediately after Lynch scored the KO, the title was declared vacant.
  • 1942: Ezzard Charles W 10 Charley Burley, Pittsburgh.
  • 1955: Wallace (Bud) Smith W 15 Jimmy Carter, Boston. Wins World Lightweight Title.
  • 1956: Mario D’Agata KO 7 Robert Cohen, Rome. Wins World Bantamweight Title.
  • 1960: Gene Fullmer KO 12 Carmen Basilio, Salt Lake City. Retains NBA Middleweight Title.
  • 1967: Kevin Kelly born.
  • 1968: Carlos Teo Cruz W 15 Carlos Ortiz, Santo Domingo. Wins World Lightweight Title.
  • 1969: Jose Napoles KO 11 Curtis Cokes, Mexico City. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1970: Sonny Liston KO 10 Chuck Wepner, Jersey City, NJ. The final fight in Liston’s career.
  • 1972: Kirk Johnson born.
  • 1980: Tae Shik Kim W 15 Arnel Arrozal, Seoul. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.
  • 1981: Samuel Serrano W 15 Leonel Hernandez, Caracas. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.
  • 1991: James (Lights Out) Toney W 12 Reggie Johnson, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Middleweight Title. Very close fight! Verdict could have gone either way.
  • 1996: Mbulelo Botile KO 9 Marlon Bong Arios, Alice, South Africa.
  • Ricardo Lopez KO 3 Kittichai Preecha, Indio, CA. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.
  • 1997: Pichitnoi C. Siriwat W 12 Sang Chul Lee, Bangkok. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.
  • 2007: Wladimir Sidorenko KO 7 Jerome Arnould, Marseille, France. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

June 30,

  • 1914: Pete Herman ND 10 Kid Williams, New Orleans.
  • 1927: Mickey Walker KO 10 Tommy Mulligan, London. Retains World Welterweight Title.
  • 1956: Pascual Perez KO 11 Oscar Suarez, Montevideo. Retains World Flyweight Title.
  • 1966: Mike Tyson born.
  • 1971: Eddie Hopson born.
  • 1975: Muhammad Ali W 15 Joe Bugner, Kuala Lumpur. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
  • Victor Galindez W 15 Jorge Ahumada, NYC. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Carlos Monzon KO 10 Tony Licata, NYC. Retains World Middleweight Title.
  • 1976: Miguel Velasquez W DQ. 5 Saensak Muangsurin, Madrid. Wins WBC Super Lightweight Title.
  • 1979: Vito Antuofermo W 15 Hugo Corro, Monte Carlo. Wins World Middleweight Title.
  • Marvin Hagler KO 8 Norberto Cabrera, Monte Carlo.
  • 1985: Jimmy Paul KO 14 Robin Blake, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.
  • 1990: Khaosai Galaxy KO 8 Shunichi Nakajima, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.
  • 1992: Anaclet Wamba KO 5 Andrei Rudenko, Paris. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.
  • 1996: IBF Heavyweight Champion Michael Moorer is charged with making terrorist threats, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief after a disturbance at a social club in his hometown of Monessen, Pennsylvania.
  • 2006: Juan Urango W 12 Naoufel Ben Rabah, Hollywood, Fla. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.
  • Pongsaklek Wonjongkam KO 4 Everardo Morales, Bangkok. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.
  • 2007: Felix Sturm W 12 Noe Tulio Gonzalez, Alcoba, Stuttgart, Germany. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.
  • 2012 Cornelius Bundrage KO 7 Cory Spinks, Indio, CA. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.
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