On This Day In Boxing History!
1894: Georges Carpentier Was Born!
Born: January 12th, 1894
Birth Place: Lievin, Pas-de-Calais, France
Residence: Paris, France
Pro-Debut: November 1st, 1908
Alias: The Orchid Man
Division: Flyweight to Heavyweight
Height: 5′ 11″
Record: 90-14-6, 59Ko’s
Death: October 28th, 1975 age 81
1894: Georges Carpentier was born
1900: Kid McCoy KO4 Joe Choynski
1944: Joe Frazier was born
1953: Carmen Basilio W10 Ike Williams
1951: Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.
1956: Sam Langford dies at age 72.
1963: Louisville KY, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali.
Pone Kingpetch W 5 Fighting Harada
1969: Wolfgramm was born
1976: Ben Villaflor KO13 Morito Kashiwaba
1980: Alexis Arguello KO11 Ruben Castillo
1985: Harry Arroyo KO11 Terrance Alli
1991: Prince Williams W12 Mwehu Beya
1996: Tim Witherspoon W10 Al (Ice) Cole
Roy Jones Jr. KO2 Merqui Sosa
2002: Acelino Freitas W12 Joel Casamayor
2005: Promoter Don King sues Disney, ESPN, ABC Cable Networks, & Advocate Communications for $2.5-billion, claiming false & defamatory statements about King were made on the TV program Sports Century.
2008: After 82 years of use, the world-famous boxing ring from Madison Square Garden was retired in September 2007. It was then shipped 270 miles north to Canastota, New York and on January 12, 2008 the historic ring was assembled for one last time, as it will now be on permanent display in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
2013: Adrian Hernandez W12 Dirceu Cabarca
Lucia Morelli MD10 Rola El Halabi
2018: Claressa Shields W10 Tori Nelson