On this day in 1975, Muhammad Ali wins a 15 round decision over Joe Bugner to retain the heavyweight championship. This was a rematch to a bout the two had in 1973. Fight video below.Read More
On this day in 1970, Sonny Liston knocks out Chuck Wepner round 10. It was the final fight of Liston’s career. Fight video below.
On this day in 1997, in one of the strangest fights in boxing history, Evander Holyfield retains the heavyweight championship after Mike Tyson is disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ear twice. Fight highlights below.
On this day in 1988, Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in one round to be crowned the undisputed heavyweight championship. Spinks retired after this fight. Full fight video below.
On this day in 1959, Ingemar Johansson knocks out Floyd Patterson in round 3 to win the heavyweight championship. Watch the fight video below.
On this day in 1952, Joey Maxim stops Sugar Ray Robinson in fourteen rounds to retain the light-heavyweight championship. Although way ahead on the scorecards, Robinson eventually succumbed to heat exhaustion.
An Extract from the book: The Last Great Heavyweights-From Ali and Frazier to Lewis and Tyson. Sporadic chants of Ali, Ali, began to well up in the theatre. The big moment was almost upon us….
On this day in 1968, Joe Frazier knocks out Manuel Ramos in two rounds. Fight video below.