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On This Day In Boxing History!

Rafael Herrera vs Ruben Olivares

March 19th, 1972    

El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City         

WBC/WBA World Boxing Bantamweight Title

March 19th

1943: Sammy Angott W10 Willie Pep, (first defeat for Pep in 64-fights next loss came at 137-1-1) - Sammy Angott W10 Willie Pep. No one disputes Pep’s standing as one of the all-time greats and perhaps the best defensive fighter ever. He reeled off 62 straight wins before dropping a close decision to Angott in Madison Square Garden, after which he went undefeated for another 72 fights. Angott is the only boxer to defeat Pep when the “Will o’ the Wisp” was at his best.

1948: Lee Savold KO1Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds

1954: Joey Giardello KO7 Willie Tory

1966: Gabriel Elorde W10 Ismael Laguna

1972: Rafael Herrera KO8 Ruben Olivares

1983: Milton McCrory D12 Colin Jones

1994: Herbie Hide KO7 Michael Bentt

Orzubek Nazarov W12 Dingaan Thobela

2005: Martin Castillo W12 Eric Morel

2006: Evansville, Indiana, 34-year-old welterweight Kevin Payne passed following brain surgery after losing an eight-round split decision to Avon, Indiana’s, Ryan Maraldo the previous night, The Centre, Evansville, Indiana.

2007: Takefumi Sakata KO3 Lorenzo Parra

2011: Vitali Klitschko KO1 Odlanier Solis

Roman Gonzalez W 12 Manuel Vargas

Lucian Bute TKO10 Brian Magee

Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO1 Willie Casey

2016: Ibeth Silva TKO6 Mari Ando         

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