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
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