1999 .- Thai Veerapol Sahaprom defeated Japanese icon Joichiro Tatsuyoshi by TKO in the 7th round. With this victory he defended the WBC bantamweight championship. The fight took place at the Osaka Domein Osaka, Japan. The Referee was, Richard Steele. The Judges were Lou Filippo, Dick Flaherty and Carol Castellano. The Supervisor of the fight was Major Lee.
1976.- Mexican Carlos Zarate, one of the mightiest punchers in history, made the first defense of his bantamweight title, defeating Paul Ferreri by TKO in the 12th round, after Referee Richard Steele stopped the bout. Ferreri was born in Aidone, Sicily. He was naturalized as Australian. The fight took place at the Inglewood Forum in California.
1950- Sugar Ray Robinson, considered by many as the best fighter in history, successfully defended his middleweight crown-or rather, the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission version of it, by stopping José Basora in the very first round. The fight was at the Scranton Stadium in Pennsylvania. It ended in just 55 seconds. The Referee was Johnny Kelly.
August 29, 2016: Thrilled to gain the autographs of former welterweight champion Pepino Cuevas, and current WBC light flyweight champion, Ibeth Zamora, fans flocked to the ribbon cutting ceremony Read More...