1870.- In Halifax, Canada, George Dixon was born. George would go on to make history, being the first African American to conquer a world championship and the first in winning two weight categories- bantamweight and featherweight. For us, the historic achievements of Dixon, are not sufficiently recognized.
2001.- The Erik “Terrible” Morales, defended his WBC featherweight championship , defeating South Korean In-Jin Chi, by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Referee was Jose Cobian. The Judges were Lou Filippo, James Jen Kin and Daniel Van de Wielle. On the undercard, Roy Jones, defeated Julio César Gonzalez on points, retaining his WBC Lt. heavyweight championship.
1991.- Pernell Whitaker, one of the best southpaws of boxing history, successfully defended his lightweight crown, defeating Spanish challenger, Policarpo “Poli” Díaz, by unanimous decision. The fight took place at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The Referee was Al Rothenberg.