APRIL: THE MONTH IN BOXING HISTORY!

April 2nd, 2012 By Sin City Richey

April 1,

1903: Joe Walcott D 20 Billy Woods, Los Angeles. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1910: Owen Moran ND 10 Abe Attell, NYC. Non-title fight.

1921: Beau Jack born Sidney Walker.

1925: Mike Ballerino W 10 Steve (Kid) Sullivan, Philadelphia. Wins World Super Featherweight Title.

1938: Joe Louis KO 5 Harry Thomas, Chicago. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

Fred Apostoli W 15 Glenn Lee, NYC. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1939: Sixto Escobar W 15 KO Morgan, San Juan. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1952: Jimmy Carter W 15 Lauro Salas, Los Angeles. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1954: Carl (Bobo) Olson W 15 Kid Gavilan, Chicago. Retains World Middleweight Title.

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1955: Tony DeMarco KO 14 Johnny Saxton, Boston. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1957: Alphonse Halimi W 15 Mario D’Agata, Paris. Wins World Bantamweight Title.

1958: Hogan (Kid) Bassey KO 3 Ricardo Moreno, Los Angeles. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1961: Emile Griffith KO 13 Benny (Kid) Paret, Miami Beach. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1971: Masao Ohba W 15 Betulio Gonzalez, Tokyo. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

James Page born.

1973: Fres Oquendo born.

1975: Erbito Salavarria W 15 Susumu Hanagata, Toyama, Japan. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

1976: Alfredo Escalera KO 6 Buzzsaw Yamabe, Nara, Japan. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1990: Simon Brown KO 10 Tyrone Trice, Washington D.C. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

1991: Mike (The Bodysnatcher) McCallum W 12 Sumbu Kalambay, Monte Carlo. Retains WBA Middleweight Title. McCallum avenges an earlier defeat to Kalambay.

1995: Ricardo Lopez KO 12 Andy Tabanas, Stateline, NV. Retains WBC Strawweight Title.

1998: 2-time former World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson, 63, resigns his position as commissioner with the New York State Athletic Commission.

2000: Chris Byrd KO 10 Vitali Klitschko, Berlin. Vitali quits after the ninth round although he is well ahead on all the scorecards.

2002: Former referee Mills Lane, 64, is found at his home in Reno, the victim of a stroke.

April 2,

1913: Benny Lynch born Samuel Benjamin John Lynch.

1927: Carmen Basilio born.

1943: Beau Jack W 10 Henry Armstrong, NYC.

1977: Saensak Muangsurin KO 6 Ishimatsu Suzuki, Tokyo. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1980: Jorge Lujan KO 9 Shuichi Isogami, Tokyo. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1983: Aaron (Hawk) Pryor KO 3 Sang Hyun Kim, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1988: Rocky Lockridge W 15 Harold Knight, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

1992: Orlando Canizales W 12 Francisco Alvarez, Paris. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

1996: Mbulelo Botile KO 11 Ancee Gedeon, Providence, R.I. Retains IBF Bantamweight Title.

2005: Jean – Marc Mormeck W 12 Wayne Braithwaite, Worcestor, MA. Wins vacant World Cruiserweight Title.

Luis Collazo W 12 Jose Antonio Rivera, Worcester, MA. Wins WBA Welterweight Title.

2011: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk W 12 Francisco Palacios, Bydgoszcz, Poland. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title. Referee: Luigi Muratore | judge: Robin Dolpierre 116-113 | judge: Adrio Zannoni 118-112 | judge: Joseph Chaane 113-115.

Marco Huck W 12 Ran Nakash, Halle, Germany.

Hernan Marquez KO 11 Luis Concepcion, Panama City, Panama. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.

Giovani Segura KO 3 Ivan Calderon, Mexicali, Mexico. Returns World Junior Flyweight Title.

April 3,

1911: Freddie Miller born.

1971: Nicolino Locche W 15 Domingo Barrera, Buenos Aires. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

Ruben Olivares W 15 Chucho Castillo, Inglewood. Regains World Bantamweight Title.

1976: Rigoberto Riasco KO 10 Waruinge Nakayama, Panama City. Wins newly created WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1980: Samuel Serrano KO 13 Kiyoshi Kazama, Nara, Japan. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1988: Virgil Hill KO 11 Jean-Marie Emebe, Bismark, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1992: Greg Haugen KO 7 Ray Mancini, Reno.

1998: Frankie Liles W 12 Andrei Schkalikov, Bayamon, P.R. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Felix (Tito) Trinidad KO 4 Mahenge Zulu, Bayamon, P.R. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

Freddie Norwood W 12 Antonio Cermeno, Bayamon, P.R. Wins vacant WBA Featherweight Title.

Erik Morales KO 6 Remigio Molina, Tijuana, MX. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1999: Marco Antonio Barrera KO 1 Paul Lloyd, Kensington, U.K.

2010: Bernard Hopkins W 12 Roy Jones Jr., Las Vegas. Referee: Tony Weeks | judge: Dave Moretti 118-109 | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 117-110 | judge: Don Trella 117-110.

April 4,

1939: Ernie Terrell born.

1944: Manuel Ortiz W 15 Tony Olivera, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1961: Ray Mercer born.

1963: Eder Jofre KO 3 Katsutoshi Aoki, Tokyo. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1970: Bob Foster KO 4 Roger Rouse, Missoula, MT. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. After being decked 4-times in 3-rounds the ringside doctor decides that Rouse can’t come out for round 4. Afterwards Foster calls out World Heavyweight Champion (Smokin’) Joe Frazier.

1974: Vassily Jirov born.

1975: Franco Udella W disq. 12 Valentin Martinez, Milan. Wins newly created WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1980: Steve Molitor born.

1982: Kelly Pavlik born.

1981: Sergio Palma W 15 Leonardo Cruz, Buenos Aires. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1989: Juan Jose Estrada KO 10 Jesus Poll, Inglewood. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1990: Juan Nazario KO 8 Edwin Rosario, NYC. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

2003: Salim Medjkoune W 12 Vincenzo Gigliotti, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2005: Katsunari Takayama W 12 Isaac Bustos, Osaka, Japan. Wins WBC Strawweight Title.

April 5,

1896: Harry Harris W 5 Dennis Mahoney, Chicago. Harris’s pro debut.

1906: Sam Langford W 15 Joe Jeanette, Chelsea, MA.

1915: Jess Willard KO 26 Jack Johnson, Havana. Wins World Heavyweight Title. The longest heavyweight title fight of the 20th Century. Johnson made claims that he threw the fight until the day he died.

1929: Tod Morgan W 10 Santiago Zorilla, Los Angeles. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1943: Fighting Harada born Masahito Harada.

1946: Romeo Anaya born.

1949: Rinty Monaghan W 15 Maurice Sandeyron, Belfast. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1970: Yoshiaki Numata W 15 Rene Barrientos, Tokyo. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1981: Jeff Chandler D 15 Eijiro Murata, Tokyo. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

1987: Seung Hoon Lee KO 10 Jorge Diaz, Seoul. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1991: Victor Cordoba KO 9 Christophe Tiozzo, Marseille. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

1997: Vuyani Bungu W 12 Kennedy McKinney, Hammanskraal, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2003: Markus Beyer W 12 Eric Lucas, Leipzig, Germany. Regains WBC Super Middleweight Title.

2005: Muhammad Rachman Tech. Draw 3 Fahlan Sakkreerin, Merauke City. Indonesia. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.

2008: Felix Sturm KO 7 Jamie Pittman, Dusseldorf, Germany. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

Steve Molitor W 12 Fernando Beltran Jr., Rama, Ontario. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

Ivan Calderon W 12 Nelson Dieppa, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retains World Junior Flyweight Title.

April 6,

1900: James J. Jeffries KO 1 Jack Finnegan, Detroit. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1914: Al McCoy KO 1 George Chip, Brooklyn. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1969: Hiroshi Kobayashi W 15 Antonio Amaya, Tokyo. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1978: Luis Perez born.

Lorenzo Parra born.

1980: Pipino Cuevas KO 5 Harold Volbrecht, Houston. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1985: Jimmy Paul W 15 Harry Arroyo, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Lightweight Title.

1987: Sugar Ray Leonard W 12 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Las Vegas. Wins World Middleweight Title. Referee: Richard Steele | Judge: Jose J. Guerra 118-110 | Judge: Lou Filippo 113-115 | Judge: Dave Moretti 115-113. Leonard scores the upset of the year, fighting for only the second time in 5-years.

1991: Khaosai Galaxy KO 5 Jae Suk Park, Samut Songkram, Thailand. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title. Galaxy’s 17th-title defense, and improves his overall record to 47-1 (42).

1998: Jimmy Bivins, 78, is hospitalized in Cleveland after police find him wasting away in a dark filthy attic.

2001: Frankie Toledo W 12 Mbulelo Botile, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Featherweight Title.

2007: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam KO 7 Tomonobu, Saraburi, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

April 7,

1896: Benny Leonard born Benjamin Leiner.

1960: James Douglas born.

1962: Paul Pender W 15 Terry Downes, Boston. Regains World Middleweight Title.

1963: Carlos Ortiz KO 13 Doug Vaillant, San Juan. Retains World Lightweight Title.

Tracy Spann born.

1967: Aaron Davis born.

1972: Bob Foster KO 2 Vicente Rondon, Miami Beach. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1975: Victor Galindez W 15 Pierre Fourie, Johannesburg. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1984: Richard Sandoval KO 15 Jeff Chandler, Atlantic City. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

1985: Min Keun Oh W 15 Irving Mitchell, Pusan, South Korea. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1986: Hilario Zapata W 15 Shuichi Hozumi, Nirasaki, Japan. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1990: Jorge Paez W 12 Louie Espinoza, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

1998: Veteran amateur boxing coach Rolly Schwartz, 84, dies in Dayton, OH. Schwartz managed the 1976 Olympic team that won 5 gold medals.

2000: Lehlo Ledwaba KO 8 Ernesto Grey, Bristol, England. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2001: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Prince Naseem Hamed, Las Vegas. Wins World Featherweight Title. Referee: Joe Cortez | Judge: Chuck Giampa 116-111 | Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-112 | Judge: Duane Ford 115-112.

2007: Joe Calzaghe KO 3 Peter Manfredo Jr., Cardiff, Wales. Retains World Super Middleweight Title.

Yutaka Kiida W 12 Katsunari Takayama, Tokyo, Japan. Retains WBA Strawweight Title.

April 8,

1941: Joe Louis KO 9 Tony Musto, St. Louis. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1961: Davey Moore KO 1 Danny Valdez, Los Angeles. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1978: Saensak Muangsurin KO 13 Francisco Moreno, Hat Yai, Thailand. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

Wilfredo Gomez KO 7 Juan Antonio Lopez, Bayamon, P.R. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1979: Eusebio Pedroza KO 11 Hector Carrasquilla, Panama City. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

Jorge Lujan KO 15 Cleo Garcia, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Bantamweight Title.

Yoko Gushiken KO 7 Alfonso Lopez, Tokyo. Retains WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

1982: Jiro Watanabe W 15 Rafael Pedroza, Osaka, Japan. Wins WBA Super Flyweight Title.

1988: Gilberto Roman W 12 Baby Sugar Rojas, Miami Beach. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1989: Jeff Fenech W 12 Marcos Villasana, Melbourne. Retains WBC Featherweight Title. Villasana is now 0-3-1 in world featherweight title attempts.

Khaosai Galaxy W 12 Kenji Matsumura, Yokohama, Japan. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title. Galaxy’s 10th defense and he improves his overall record to 36-1 (34).

1995: Oliver McCall W 12 Larry Holmes, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Referee: Richard Steele | Judge: Chuck Giampa 115-112 | Judge: Tamotsu Tomihara 115-114 | Judge: Barbara Perez 114-113.

Bruce Seldon KO 7 Tony Tucker, Las Vegas. Wins vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.

Luis Santana W DQ 3 (Terrible) Terry Norris, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title. Sanatana’s second straight DQ victory over Norris.

Felix (Tito) Trinidad KO 2 Roger Turner, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

Julio Cesar Chavez W 12 Giovanni Parisi, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

2000: Fabrice Tiozzo KO 6 Valery Vikhor, Paris. Retains WBA Cruiserweight Title.

Bruno Girard W 12 Byron Mitchell, Paris. Wins WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Sornpichai Singwangcha, KO 5 Gilberto Gonzalez, Bangkok. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

2006: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Zab Judah, Las Vegas. Referee: Richard Steele. Judges: Glen Hamada 119-109, Dave Moretti 116-112, Jerry Roth 117-111. A wild melee interrupts the 10th round with 5-seconds remaining.

Juan Diaz W 12 Jose Miguel Cotto, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Judges Scoring: Bill Graham 116-112, Paul Smith 117-111, Glenn Trowbridge 118-111.

Jorge Arce KO 6 Rosendo Alvarez, Las Vegas.

2011: Takahiro Ao KO 4 Humberto Gutierrez, Kobe, Japan. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

Jhonny Gonzalez KO 4 Hozumi Hasegawa, Kobe, Japan. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.

Toshiaki Nishioka KO 9 Mauricio Munoz, Kobe, Japan. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

April 9,

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.

April 10,

1931: Jack (Kid) Berg W 10 Billy Wallace, Detroit. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1954: Murray Sutherland born.

1956: Sumbu Kalambay born.

Billy Costello born.

1964: Willie Pastrano KO 6 Gregorio Peralta, New Orleans. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1965: Ismael Laguna W 15 Carlos Ortiz, Panama City. Wins World Lightweight Title.

1974: Victor Burgos born.

1992: Julian Jackson KO 5 Ron Collins, México City. Retains WBC Middleweight Title.

Akinobu Hiranaka KO 1 Edwin Rosario, México City. Wins WBA Super Lightweight Title.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 5 Angel Hernandez, México City. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

Katsuya Onizuka W 12 Thalerngsak Sithbaobay, Tokyo. Wins vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

1999: Naseem Hamed KO 11 Paul Ingle, Manchester, England.

2004: Lamon Brewster KO 5 Wladimir Klitschko, Las Vegas.

Cory Spinks W 12 Zab Judah, Las Vegas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

Lakva Sim KO 5 Miguel Callist, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Lightweight Title.

In Jin Chi KO 7 Michael Brodie, Manchester, England. Wins vacant Featherweight Title.

Daniel Reyes KO 3 Roberto Leyva, Cartagena, Columbia. Retains IBF Strawweight Title.

2010: Andre Berto KO 8 Carlos Quintana, Sunrise, Florida. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.

April 11,

1902: Joe Walcott ND 6 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Philadelphia.

1912: Sam Langford W 20 Sam McVey, Sydney.

1913: Sid Smith W 20 Eugene Criqui, Paris. Wins vacant World Flyweight Title.

1949: Archie Moore KO 8 Jimmy Bivins, Toledo, OH.

1951: Former World Bantamweight Champion Panama Al Brown, 48, dies.

1964: Carlos Ortiz W 15 Kenny Lane, San Juan. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1974: Ishimatsu Suzuki KO 9 Rodolfo Gonzalez, Tokyo. Wins WBC Lightweight Title. Six months earlier Suzuki was KO’d in 10 rounds by World Lightweight Champion Roberto Duran.

1981: Larry Holmes W 15 Trevor Berbick, Las Vegas. Retains WBC Heavyweight Title. Holmes is forced to go the distance for the first time since his epic title-winning bid against Ken Norton on 6/9/1978.

1982: Michael Spinks KO 8 Murray Sutherland, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

1988: Greg Haugen Tech. Dec. 11 Miguel Santana, Tacoma, Washington. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

1991: Marcos Villasana KO 6 Rafael Zuniga, Mexico City. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1992: George Foreman W 10 Alex Stewart, Las Vegas. Referee: Richard Steele. Judge: Art Laurie 94-93 | Judge: Dalby Shirley 94-93 | Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 94-94. A bloodied and battered Foreman receives an extremely controversial verdict.

James (Lights Out) Toney W 12 Glenn Wolfe, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Middleweight Title. Referee: Mills Lane. Judge: Glen Hamada 119-109 | Judge: Chuck Giampa 117-111 | Judge: Doug Tucker 118-110.

April 12,

1902: Sam McVey KO 6 George Sullivan, Oxnard, CA. McVey’s pro debut.

1954: Marvin Johnson born.

1980: Salvador Sanchez W 15 Ruben Castillo, Tucson. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1981: Joe Louis, 66, dies.

Sean O’Grady W 15 Hilmer Kenty, Atlantic City. Wins WBA Lightweight Title. Referee: Larry Hazzard 146-139 | Judge: Vincent Rainone 146-138 | Judge: Richard F. Murry 147-137. O’Grady scores knockdowns in rounds 2 and 8. Kenty survives the last 3-rounds on heart.

1989: Sugar Ray Robinson, 67, dies.

1996: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker W 12 Wilfredo Rivera, St. Maarten. Retains WBC Welterweight Title. Referee: Larry O’Connell | Judge: Tamotsu Tomihara 116-111 | Judge: George St.Aude 115-113 | Judge: Barbara Perez 112-115.

Ike Quartey KO 3 Vince Phillips, St. Maarten. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1997: Raul Marquez KO 9 Anthony Stephens, Las Vegas. Wins vacant IBF Super Welterweight Title.

Oscar De La Hoya W 12 Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title. I had it 115-113 Whitaker.

2003: Marco Antonio Barrera KO 4 Kevin Kelly, Las Vegas. Retains World Featherweight Title.

Derrick Gainer W 12 Oscar Leon, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

2008: Antonio Tarver W 12 Clinton Woods, Tampa, FL. Wins IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Chad Dawson W 12 Glen Johnson, Tampa. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Controversial verdict.

Antonio Margarito KO 6 Kermit Cintron, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Welterweight Title.

Miguel Cotto KO 5 Alfonso Gomez, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

Cassius Baloyi W 12 Mzonke Fana, Mafikeng, South Africa. Wins IBF Super Featherweight Title.

April 13,

1914: Jeff Smith KO 16 Pat Bradley, Sydney. Retains Australian World Middleweight Title.

1915: Joe Jeanette W 12 Sam Langford, Boston.

1940: Jose Napoles born.

1955: Carl Bobo Olson W 10 Joey Maxim, San Francisco.

Lupe Pintor born.

1973: Two-time bantamweight Champion Pete Herman, 77, dies.

1980: Chan Hee Park W 15 Alberto Morales, Taegu, South Korea. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1997: Saman Sorjaturong KO 7 Julio Coronell, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2002: Michele Piccirillo W 12 Cory Spinks, Campione D’Italia, Italy. Wins vacant IBF Welterweight Title. Controversial decision.

Yodsanan Nanthachai W 12 Lakva Sim, Nakornratchasima, Thailand. Wins vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.

April 14,

1914: Jack Dillon W 12 Battling Levinsky, Butte, MT. Wins vacant World Light Heavyweight Title. Dillon reigns as the first Light Heavyweight Champion since 1905.

1918: Harry Wills KO 6 Sam Langford, Panama City.

1926: James J. Braddock ND 4 Al Settle, West Hoboken, NJ. Braddock’s pro debut.

1941: Izzy Janazzo W 15 Jimmy Leto, Baltimore. Retains Maryland World Welterweight Title.

1958: Frankie Baltazar born.

1963: Michael Nunn born.

1971: Tim Austin born.

1979: Victor Galindez KO 10 Mike Rossman, New Orleans. Regains WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Samuel Serrano KO 8 Nkosana Mgxaji, Cape Town, South Africa. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1980: Rafael Orono W 15 Ramon Soria, Caracas. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

1990: Mike (The Body Snatcher) McCallum KO 11 Michael Watson, London. Retains WBA Middleweight Title.

Michael Nunn W 12 Marlon Starling, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Middleweight Title. Referee: Mills Lane | Judge: Glen Hamada 118-110 | Judge: Art Lurie 117-111 | Judge: Gary Merritt 114-114. What is hyped as a “super fight” between two reigning world champions, (Nunn at middleweight and Starling, the World Welterweight Champion), ends up one of the worst fights of the year.

Gianfranco Rosi KO 7 Kevin Daigle, Monte Carlo. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

1997: Daniel Zaragoza W 12 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, Osaka, Japan. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

2000: Guty Espadas Tech Dec. 11 Luisito Espinosa, Merida, MX. Wins vacant WBC Featherweight Title.

2001: Bernard (The Executioner) Hopkins W 12 Keith Holmes, NYC. Unifies IBF/WBC Middleweight Title.

2007: Ruslan Chagaev W 12 Nicolay Valuev, Stuttgart, Germany. Wins WBA Heavyweight Title. Chagaev outweighed by 91-lbs.

Manny Pacquiao KO 8 Jorge Solis, San Antonio, TX.

Cristian Mijares W 12 Jorge Arce, San Antonio, TX. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title. Scores were 119-109, 118-110, and 117-111.

Edgar Sosa W 12 Brian Viloria, San Antonio, TX. Wins vacant WBC Junior Flyweight Title. Referee: Benjy Esteves Jr. | Judge: Burt Clements 114-114 | Judge: Max DeLuca 115-113 | Judge: Jesse Reyes 115-113.

April 15,

1869: Young Griffo born Albert Griffiths.

1875: James J. Jeffries born James Jackson Jeffries.

1959: Sonny Liston KO 3 Cleveland Williams, Miami Beach.

1972: Arturo Gatti born.

1973: Rafael Herrera KO 12 Rodolfo Martinez, Monterrey. Wins vacant WBC Bantamweight Title.

1978: Eusbio Pedroza KO 13 Cecilio Lastra, Panama City. Wins WBA Featherweight Title.

1980: Rocky Juarez born. U.S Silver Medalist at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

1984: Milton McCrory KO 6 Gilles Elbilia, Detroit. Retains WBC Welterweight Title.

Harry Arroyo KO 14 Charlie (Choo Choo) Brown, Atlantic City. Wins IBF Lightweight Title.

1985: Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 3 Thomas (Hit Man) Hearns, Las Vegas. Retains World Middleweight Title. The greatest 7-minutes and 52-seconds in boxing history.

1989: Fidel Bassa KO 6 Julio Gudino, Barranquilla. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1996: Orzubek Nazarov KO 4 Adrianus Taroreh, Tokyo. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

Vuyani Bungu KO 2 Pablo Osuna, Hammanskraal, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2000: Fernando Vargas W 12 Ike Quartey, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title.

2011: Omar Naraez W 12 Cesar Seda, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

April 16,

1951: Gil Turner W 10 Beau Jack, Philadelphia.

1952: Sugar Ray Robinson KO 3 Rocky Graziano, Chicago. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1960: Pone Kingpetch W 15 Pascual Perez, Bangkok. Wins World Flyweight Title.

1968: Curtis Cokes KO 5 Willie Ludick, Dallas. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1988: Marlon Starling D 12 Mark Breland, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Welterweight Title. Breland fights as if he’s scared and the judges reward him with an undeserved draw.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 6 Rodolfo Aguilar, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Lightweight Title.

1994: Kennedy McKinney W 12 Welcome Ncita, South Padre Island, TX. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

2001: Chana Porpaoin W 12 Keitaro Hoshino, Yokohama, Japan. Regains WBA Strawweight Title.

2005: Hozumi Hasegawa W 12 Veerapol Sahaprom, Tokyo. Wins WBC Bantamweight Title.

Yutaka Niida W 12 Jae Won Kim, Tokyo. Retains WBA Strawweight Title.

2011: Victor Ortiz W 12 Andre Berto, Mashantucket, Connecticut. Wins WBC Welterweight Title. Referee: Mike Ortega | judge: Julie Lederman 114-111 | judge: Glenn Feldman 114-112 | judge: Clark Sammartino 115-110.

Amir Khan Tech. Dec. 6 Paul McCloskey, Manchester, England. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

April 17,

1900: Matty Matthews KO 19 Mysterious Billy Smith, NYC. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1909: Joe Jeanette KO 50 Sam McVey, Paris. McVey had Jeanette down 27 times during the course of the fight.

1913: Jack Dillon ND 10 Battling Levinsky, Rochester, NY.

1914: Willie Ritchie W 20 Tommy Murphy, San Francisco. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1917: Battling Nelson ND 12 Freddie Welsh, St. Louis.

1967: Nino Benvenuti W 15 Emile Griffith, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1968: Richie Woodhall born.

1979: Jim Watt KO 12 Alfredo Pitalua, Glascow, Scotland. Wins vacant WBC Lightweight Title.

1980: Ayub Kalule KO 12 Emiliano Villa, Copenhagen. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1999: Sugar Shane Mosley KO 9 John Brown, Indio, CA. Retains IBF Lightweight Title. Mosley’s 8th and final defense of his lightweight crown.

Angel Manfredy W 10 Ivan Robinson, Indio, CA.

2004: Chris Byrd Draw 12 Andrew Golota, NYC. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title.

John Ruiz KO 11 Fres Oquendo, NYC. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title.

Wayne Braithwaite W 12 Louis Azille, NYC. Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title.

Vivian Harris W 12 Oktay Urkal, Berlin, Germany.

2010: Lucian Bute KO 3 Edison Miranda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Retains IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Sergio Martinez W 12 Kelly Pavlik, Atlantic City. Wins World Middleweight Title. Referee: David Fields | judge: Craig Metcalfe 115-112 | judge: Barbara Perez 115-111 | judge: Roberto Ramirez 116-111.

2011: Chris John W 12 Daud Yordan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

April 18,

1889: Johnny Kilbane born John Patrick Kilbane.

1908: Tommy Burns KO 5 Jewey Smith, Paris. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

1929: Frankie Genaro W disq. 5 Spider Pladner, Paris. Regains NBA Flyweight Title.

1940: Charles (Kid) McCoy, 67, born Norman Selby, dies from suicide.

1945: Ike Williams KO 2 Juan Zurita, Mexico City. Wins NBA Lightweight Title.

1947: Joe Brown W 10 Jimmy Carter, New Orleans.

Former World Lightweight Champion Benny Leonard, 51, dies from a heart attack while refereeing a match at the St. Nicholas Arena in NYC.

1950: Sandy Sandler KO 9 Lauro Salas, Cleveland. Retains World Super Featherweight Title.

1961: Joe (Old Bones) Brown W 15 Dave Charnley, London. Retains World Lightweight Title.

1964: Eddie Perkins W 15 Dave Charnley, London. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.

1969: Jose (Mantequilla) Napoles KO 14 Curtis Cokes, Inglewood. Wins World Welterweight Title.

1970: Ruben Olivares W 15 Chucho Castillo, Inglewood. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1974: Former World Light Heavyweight Champion John Henry Lewis, 59, dies.

1978: Miguel Canto W 15 Shoji Oguma, Tokyo. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1987: Lloyd Honeyghan W 12 Maurice Blocker, London. Retains WBC/IBF Welterweight Title.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 3 Tomas DaCruz, Nimes, France. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1992: Welcome Ncita W 12 Jesus Salud, Trevilo, Italy. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

1994: Zack Padilla KO 6 Harold Miller, Rotterdam, Holland.

1997: Ike Quartey KO 5 Ralph (Tiger) Jones, Las Vegas. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

Junior Jones W 12 Marco Antonio Barrera, Las Vegas. Referee: Mills Lane | Judge: Duane Ford 116-111 | Judge: Jerry Roth 114-113 | Judge: Chuck Giampa 114-112.

1998: Carl Thompson W 12 Chris Eubank, Manchester, England. Excellent fight from start to finish.

Prince Naseem Hamed KO 7 Wilfredo Vasquez, Manchester.

April 19,

1920: Harry Wills W 15 Sam Langford, Denver.

1952: Alexis Arguello born.

1972: Imamu Mayfield born.

1973: Koichi Wajima W 15 Ryu Sorimachi, Osaka. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

1975: Perico Fernandez KO 9 Joao Henrique, Barcelona. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.

1985: Julio Cesar Chavez KO 6 Ruben Castillo, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

Juan (Kid) Meza KO 6 Mike Ayala, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1986: Michael Spinks W 15 Larry Holmes, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Heavyweight Title. Awful decision!

Leroy Murphy KO 9 Dorcey Gaymon, San Remo, Italy. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title.

1987: Mike McCallum KO 10 Milton McCrory, Phoenix. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1991: Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield W 12 (Big) George Foreman, Atlantic City. Retains World Heavyweight Title. Referee: Rudy Battle | Judge: Eugene Grant 116-111 | Judge: Jerry Roth 117-110 | Judge: Tom Kaczmarek 115-112. Foreman, 42, gives a surprisingly strong showing. Well, surprising to everybody but Big George.

1996: Veteran cutman Eddie Aliano, 77, dies in Philadelphia after a long illness.

1997: Frankie Liles KO 5 Segundo Mercado, Shreveport, LA. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Bernard Hopkins KO 7 John David Jackson, Shreveport. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

2002: Johnny Bredahl KO 9 Eidy Moya, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam KO 1 Daisuke Naito, Khonkaen, Thailand. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

2003: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Victoriano Sosa, Fresno, CA. Retains World Lightweight Title. Referee: Raúl Caíz | Judge: Chuck Hassett 118-110 | Judge: Lou Filippo 119-109 | Judge: Jack Woodburn 118-110.

2008: Joe Calzaghe W 12 Bernard Hopkins, Las Vegas. Wins World Light Heavyweight Title Referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Ted Gimza 115-112 | judge: Adalaide Byrd 113-114 | judge: Chuck Giampa 116-111. Calzaghe down from a right-hand in the first.

Adrian Diaconu W 12 Chris Henry, Bucharest, Romania.

April 20,

1903: Joe Walcott D 10 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Boston.

1960: Gene Fullmer D 15 Joey Giardello, Bozeman, Montana. Retains NBA Middleweight Title.

1983: Roger Mayweather KO 8 Jorge Alvarado, San Jose, CA. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1991: Prince Charles Williams KO 2 James Kinchen, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

1996: Virgil Hill W 12 Lou Del Valle, Grand Forks, ND. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Del Valle was robbed!!

1999: Former # 1 super welterweight contender Tony Ayala Jr., 36, is released from Bayside State Prison after serving 16-years for aggravated sexual assault.

2002: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Jose Luis Castillo, Las Vegas. Wins World Lightweight Title. Referee: Vic Drakulich | Judge: Anek Hongtongkam 116-111 | Judge: John Keane 115-111 | Judge: Jerry Roth 115-111. Controversial decision.

2007: Mzonke Fana W 12 Malcolm Klassen, Khayelitsha, South Africa. Wins IBF Super Featherweight Title.

April 21,

1920: Johnny Kilbane KO 7 Alvie Miller, Lorain, OH. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1944: Charley Burley W 10 Archie Moore, Hollywood.

1962: Carlos Ortiz W 15 Joe (Old Bones) Brown, Las Vegas. Wins World Lightweight Title.

1963: Ingemar Johansson W 12 Brian London, Stockholm. Johansson is out cold on the canvas when the bell ending the fight saves him from certain knockout defeat.

1964: Al Cole born.

1965: Oliver McCall born.

1976: Alfonso Lopez W 15 Shoji Oguma, Tokyo. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1984: Donald Curry KO 8 Elio Diaz, Ft. Worth, TX. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1990: Robert Quiroga W 12 Juan Polo Perez, Sunderland, England. Wins IBF Super Flyweight Title.

1991: Luis Mendoza W 12 Carlos Uribe, Cartegena. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

2001: Hasim Rahman KO 5 Lennox Lewis, Johannesburg, South, Africa. Wins World Heavyweight Title.

Lehlo Ledwaba W 12 Carlos Contreras, Johannesburg, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

April 22,

1903: Jack Root W 10 Charles (Kid) McCoy, Detroit. Wins newly created World Light Heavyweight Title.

1904: Jack Johnson KO 20 Sam McVey, San Francisco.

1907: Owen Moran W 20 Al Delmont, London. Wins vacant World Bantamweight Title.

1961: Paul Pender W 15 Carmen Basilio, Boston. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1965: Former World Featherweight and Super Featherweight Champion Johnny Dundee, 71, dies.

1969: (Smokin’) Joe Frazier KO 1 Dave Zyglewicz, Houston. Retains New York World Heavyweight Title.

1970: Paulie Ayala born.

1972: Ricardo Arredondo KO 5 William Martinez, Mexico City. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1978: Hugo Corro W 15 Rodrigo Valdez, San Remo. Wins World Middleweight Title.

Carlos Zarate KO 13 Andres Hernandez, San Juan. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1979: Matthew Franklin KO 8 Marvin Johnson, Indianapolis. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Fight of the year! After the bout, the newly crowned champion changes his name to Matthew Saad Muhammad.

1989: Mark Breland KO 5 Rafael Pineda, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1991: Former World Super Lightweight Champion Jack (Kid) Berg, 81, dies.

1992: Reggie Johnson W 12 Steve Collins, East Rutherford, NJ. Wins vacant WBA Middleweight Title.

1994: Michael Moorer W 12 Evander (Real Deal) Holyfield, Las Vegas. Wins World Heavyweight Title.

John John Molina W 12 Gregorio Vargas, Las Vegas. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

John Michael Johnson KO 11 Junior Jones, Las Vegas. Wins WBA Bantamweight Title.

1995: George Foreman W 12 Axel Schulz, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

Danny Romero W 12 Francisco Tejedor, Las Vegas. Wins IBF Flyweight Title. Romero is the first American to win a Flyweight world title in 60-years.

2006: Wladimir Klitschko KO 7 Chris Byrd, Mannheim, Germany. Wins IBF Heavyweight Title.

April 23,

1907: Mike (Twin) Sullivan W 20 Honey Mellody, Los Angeles. Wins California World Welterweight Title.

1977: Carlos Zarate KO 4 Alfonso Zamora, Inglewood. A non-title fight between the WBC (Zarate) and WBA (Zamora) Bantamweight Champions. Zarate improves his record to 41-0 (40)

1978: Danny (Little Red) Lopez KO 6 Jose DePaula, Los Angeles. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

1988: Simon Brown KO 14 Tyrone Trice, Berk-Ser-Mer, France. Wins vacant IBF Welterweight Title. An awesome fight and a strong candidate for fight of the year.

1990: Paul Banke KO 9 Daniel Zaragoza, Los Angeles. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1993: Michael (Second to) Nunn KO 6 Crawford Ashley, Memphis. Retains WBA Super middleweight Title. A brutal body attack spells doom for Ashley.

1995: Howard Cosell, 77, dies of a heart embolism at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan.

2000: Hideki Todaka KO 11 Yokthai Sithoar, Nagoya, Japan. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.

April 24,

1916: Jack Britton W 20 Ted (Kid) Lewis, New Orleans. Regains World Welterweight Title.

Jimmy Wilde KO 11 Johnny Rosner, Liverpool. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1931: Tony Canzoneri KO 3 Jack (Kid) Berg, Chicago. Retains World Lightweight Title and wins World Super Lightweight Title.

1953: Jimmy Carter KO 4 Tommy Collins, Boston. Retains World Lightweight Title. Collins was dropped 7-times in round 3. Round 4 saw Collins dropped 3-more times before his handlers rushed into the ring to rescue their dazed fighter. Meeting the press after the bout, referee Tommy Rawson was asked why he hadn’t called a halt. “Carter never hit him flush,” he responded.

1959: Don Jordan W 15 Virgil Akins, St Louis. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1961: Harold Johnson KO 2 Von Clay, Philadelphia. The first title fight in which both the mandatory 8-count and the 3-knockdown rule are applied.

Roger Mayweather born.

1971: Bob Foster W 15 Ray Anderson, Tampa. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1977: Miguel Canto W 15 Reyes Arnal, Caracas. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

1981: Hilario Zapata W 15 Rudy Crawford, San Francisco. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

1983: Eusebio Pedroza W 15 Rocky Lockridge, Liguiria, Italy. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1995: Lou Ambers, 81, dies.

1998: Manuel Medina W 12 Hector Lizarraga, San Jose, CA. Regains IBF Featherweight Title.

1999: Keith Holmes KO 7 Hassine Cherifi, Washington D.C. Regains WBC Middleweight Title.

Sharmba Mithell W 12 Reggie Green, Washington D.C. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

Mark (Too Sharp) Johnson W 12 Ratanachai Sow Voraphin, Washington D.C. Wins vacant IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2004: Vitali Klitschko KO 8 Corrie Sanders, Los Angeles. Wins vacant World Heavyweight Title.

Jorge Arce KO 5 Melchor Cob-Castro, Chiapas, México. Retains WBC Junior Flyweight Title.

2010: Mikkel Kessler W 12 Carl Froch, Herning, Denmark. Wins WBC Super Middleweight Title. Referee: Michael Griffin | judge: Guido Cavalleri 115-113 | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 116-112 | judge: Roger Tilleman 117-111.

April 25,

1916: Jack Dillon W 15 Battling Levinsky, Kansas City. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

Harry Wills W 8 Sam Langford, St. Louis.

1938: John Henry Lewis KO 4 Emilio Martinez, Minneapois. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.

1941: Lou Salica W 15 Lou Transporenti, Baltimore. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1950: Terry Allen W 15 Honore Pratesi, London. Wins vacant World Flyweight Title.

1966: Emile Griffith W 15 Dick Tiger, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

1972: Ben Villaflor W 15 Alfredo Marcano, Honolulu. Wins WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1976: Elisha Obed W 15 Sea Robinson, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Retains WBC Super Welterweight Title.

1981: Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 9 Murray Sutherland, Atlantic City. Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Thomas (Hitman) Hearns KO 13 Randy Shields, Phoenix. Retains WBA Welterweight Title. Hearns wins in ugly fashion over the awkward Shields.

1987: Fidel Bassa KO 13 Dave McAuley, Belfast. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1992: Paul Hodkinson KO 3 Steve Cruz, Belfast. Retains WBC Featherweight Title.

Yung Kyun Park KO 11 Koji Matsumoto, Ansan, South Korea. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1994: Julio Cesar Borboa KO 4 Jorge Luis Roman, Inglewood. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

1998: Roy Jones Jr. KO 4 Virgil Hill, Biloxi, Mississippi. Non-title fight. Roy ends matters with one perfectly timed, debilitating body shot!!

Gerry Penalosa Tech. Draw 2 Joel Luna Zarate, Manila. Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title.

April 26,

1906: Jack Johnson W 15 Sam Langford, Chelsea, MA.

1932: Gorilla Jones W 12 Young Terry, Trenton, NJ. Retains World Middleweight Title.

1938: Nino Benvenuti born Giovanni Benvenuti.

1940: Henry Armstrong KO 7 Paul Junior, Boston. Retains World Welterweight Title.

1971: Rafael Ruelas born.

1975: George Foreman fights 5-exhibition fights in one night.

1982: Davey Moore KO 5 Charlie Weir, Johannesburg. Retains WBA Super Welterweight Title. From round two through round five, Moore dropped Weir 5-times.

1985: Lester Ellis KO 13 Rod Sequenan, Melbourne. Retains IBF Super Featherweight Title.

Jeff Fenech KO 9 Satoshi Shingaki, Moore Park, Australia. Wins IBF Bantamweight Title.

1986: Gary Hinton W 15 Reyes Cruz, Lucca, Italy. Wins vacant IBF Super Lightweight Title.

1988: Brian Mitchell W 12 Jose Rivera, Madrid. Retains WBA Super Featherweight Title.

1997: George Foreman W 12 Lou Savarese, Atlantic City. Slight upset.

2003: James (Lights Out) Toney W 12 Vassiliy Jirov, Ledyard, CT. Wins IBF Cruiserweight Title.

Antonio Tarver W 12 Montell Griffin, Ledyard, CT. Wins vacant IBF & WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Oscar Larios W 12 Shigeru Nakazato, Tokyo, Japan. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

April 27,

1910: Sam Langford ND 6 Stanley Ketchel, Philadelphia. Non-title fight. Ketchel and Langford will have to fight again to settle the question of supremacy. They went a hard six-round bout at the National athletic club here and were both on their feet, able to continue, with plenty of strength and aggressiveness when the battle ended, with no decision by the referee. No knockdowns were scored in spite of the terrific hitting power of both men, and while there seems to be no doubt that they tried to do their best, they will probably come together in a longer fight in California next July for a large purse.”(Marion Daily Star) Using a poll of 13 NY and Philadelphia newspapers, 7 had Langford ahead, 4 Ketchel, and 2 had it a draw. Thus, the mark of a Langford newspaper win.

1956: Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano, 32, announces his retirement from the ring with a career log of 49-0 (43).

1968: Jimmy Ellis W 15 Jerry Quarry, Oakland. Wins vacant WBA Heavyweight Title. Later, it is revealed that Quarry fought with a broken bone in his back.

1980: Alexis Arguello KO 5 Rolando Navarette, San Juan. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1989: Simon Brown KO 7 Al Long, Washington DC Retains IBF Welterweight Title.

2002: Johnny Tapia W 12 Manuel Medina, NYC. Wins IBF Featherweight Title. Worst decision of 2002.

April 28,

1943: Manuel Ortiz KO 6 Lupe Cardoza, Ft. Worth, TX. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1971: Markus Beyer born.

1978: Antonio Cervantes KO 6 Tonga Kiatvayupakdi, Udon Thani, Thailand. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1981: Hall of Famer and former World Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Mickey Walker, 80, dies.

1993: Gregorio Vargas KO 7 Paul Hodkinson, Dublin, Ireland. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.

1995: Tim (Doc) Anderson, 36, shoots his former promoter, Rick (Elvis) Parker, 39, to death inside a Lake Buena Vista, FL. hotel room.

2001: Joe Calzaghe KO 1 Mario Veit, Cardiff, Wales.

Andrew (Six-Heads) Lewis W 12 Larry Marks, NYC. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

2007: Stipe Drews W 12 Silvio Branco, Stuttgart, Germany. Wins WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

Felix Sturm W 12 Javier Castillejo, Oberhausen, Germany. Regains WBA Middleweight Title.

Juan Diaz KO 8 Acelino Freitas, Mashantucket, Connecticut. Retains WBA Lightweight Title. Freitas quits on his stool before the start of round nine.

April 29,

1904: Dixie Kid W disq. 20 Joe Walcott, San Francisco. Wins World Welterweight Title. Referee “Duck” Sullivan is lucky to escape the ring with his life. Walcott’s manager, Tom O’Rourke and promoter Alex Greggains rushed the ring and attacked Sullivan, knocking out 2 of his teeth, immediately after he awarded Dixie Kid the title.

1913: Johnny Kilbane D 20 Joe Dundee, Vernon, CA. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1915: Benny Leonard ND 10 Johnny Kilbane, NYC.

1917: Jimmy Wilde KO 2 Dick Heasman, London. Retains World Flyweight Title.

1932: Mickey Walker W 10 King Levinsky, Chicago.

1946: Tippy Larkin W 12 Willie Joyce, Boston. Wins vacant World Super Lightweight Title.

1963: Ralph Dupas W 15 Denny Moyer, New Orleans. Wins World Super Welterweight Title.

1971: Camelo Bossi D 15 Jose Hernandez, Madrid. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

1978: Alexis Arguello KO 5 Rey Tam, Inglewood. Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title.

1985: Tony Tubbs W 15 Greg Page, Buffalo. Wins WBA Heavyweight Title. Quite possibly the worst heavyweight “title” fight of all-time.

1989: Juan Coggi W 12 Akinobu Hiranaka, Vasto, Italy. Retains WBA Super Lightweight Title.

1995: Bernard Hopkins KO 7 Segundo Mercado, Landover, MD. Wins vacant IBF Middleweight Title.

Vincent Pettway KO 6 Simon Brown, Landover, MD. Retains IBF Super Welterweight Title. Great fight! Brown is counted out, while unconsciously throwing punches, flat on his back.

Vuyani Bungu W 12 Victor Llerena, Johannesburg, South Africa. Retains IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

Mbulelo Botile KO 2 Harold Mestre, Johannesburg. Wins IBF Bantamweight Title.

2000: Lennox Lewis KO 2 Michael Grant, NYC. Retains World Heavyweight Title.

Keith Holmes KO 11 Robert McCracken, London. Retains WBC Middleweight Title.

Paul Ingle KO 11 Junior Jones, NYC. Retains IBF Featherweight Title.

2005: Mahyar Monshipour KO 6 Shigeru Nakazato, Marseille, France. Retains WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

Roberto Vasquez KO 10 Bebis Mendoza, Panama City, Panama. Wins WBA Junior Flyweight Title.

April 30,

1901: (Terrible) Terry McGovern KO 4 Oscar Gardner, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1908: Abe Attell KO 4 Tommy Sullivan, San Francisco. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1928: Jack Sharkey KO 1 Jack Delaney, NYC.

1946: Ike Williams KO 8 Enrique Bolanos, Los Angeles. Retains NBA Lightweight Title.

1952: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad born Eddie Gregory.

1966: Sandro Lopopolo W 15 Carlos Hernandez, Rome. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.

1967: Paul Fujii KO 2 Sandro Lopopolo, Tokyo. Wins World Super Lightweight Title.

1971: Erbito Salavarria W 15 Susumu Hanagata, Quezon City. Retains WBC Flyweight Title.

Carlos Baldomir born.

1976: Muhammad Ali W 15 Jimmy Young, Landover, MD. Incredibly boring fight and a gift decision for the 230lb. Ali.

1977: Guty Espadas KO 13 Alfonso Lopez, Merida, Mexico. Retains WBA Flyweight Title.

1986: Dennis Andries W 15 J.B. Williamson, Edmonton, England. Wins WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

1988: Miguel (Happy) Lora W 12 Lucio Lopez, Cartagena. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1989: Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker KO 3 Louie Lomeli, Norfolk, VA. Retains IBF Lightweight Title.

1998: Mauricio Pastrana KO 4 Anis Roga, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

2005: James Toney No-Contest 12 John Ruiz, NYC. Referee: Steve Smoger | Judge: Don Ackerman 116-111 | Judge: Guy Jutras 116-111 | Judge: Tom Schreck 115-112. Unanimous decision in favor of Toney changed to a no-contest after he tests positive for a banned substance.

Vicente Mosquera W 12 Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai, NYC. Wins WBA Super Featherweight Title.

Luis Perez KO 6 Luis Bolano, NYC. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.

2010: Toshiaki Nishioka KO 5 Balweg Bangoyan, Tokyo. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

Fernando Montiel KO 4 Hozumi Hasegawa, Tokyo. Wins WBC Bantamweight Title.

“Sin City” Richey

“The best historian in boxing,” Pedro Fernandezz

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