Boxing history articles
November 18, 1970 -Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier scores 2nd round knockout over light heavyweight champion Bob Foster.
November 17, 1950 – Robinson scores another spectacular knockout. Paris France 1950. Robinson getting ready to make his move up to a middleweight title fight.
November 16, 1963 -Sugar Ray Robinson — at 41 years of age still showing his punching power stopping tough Emile Sarens
November 15, 1962 / Cassius looked great – but – what would a 20 year old Mike Tyson do to the 46 year old former light heavyweight champion. Side note – Archie holds the record for most knockouts of any fighter in history – 131 KOs !!!!
November 14, 1966 -Muhammad Ali KO’s Cleveland Williams at the Houston Astrodome. Ali at his very best?
November 13, 1985 – Mike Tyson scores a sensational 1st round knockout over Eddie Richardson in Houston. Cus D’amato died the week before. Cus told Mike that would happen one day and he told Mike to continue on. Mike promised he would. And man did he continue on. Youngest Heavyweight Champion of All time — Commercials on network TV for Pepsi Cola, Nintendo Video, Kodak Film — Hired as a spokesperson for the New York City Police Department, FBI and DEA — voted “World’s Most Popular Athlete 1987.” Not bad. And the best — Mike’s post fight interview — the brilliance of Cus D’amato shining through Mike. Continue reading
November 12, 1982 – Aaron Pryor stops the legendary Alexis Arguello in 14 rounds and keeps his junior welterweight title. But, the BOTTLE will always be a point of controversy.
November 11, 1972 – Philadelphia warrior Benny Briscoe gives Carlos Monzon everything he can handle in a valiant 15 losing effort to win the Middleweight Crown
November 10, 1983 – Roberto Duran takes Marvin Hagler the distance in a gallant effort to win the middleweight crown
November 6, 1981 – Larry is dropped but comes back to stop Snipes in round 11.