On This Day In Boxing History!
1977: Diego Corrales Was Born!
Born: August 25th, 1977
Birth Place: Sacramento, California
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Pro-Debut: March 10th, 1996
Height: 5′ 10½″
Record: 40-5, 33Ko’s
Died: Age 29, May 7th, 2007
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
1999 Oct 23 – 2000 Oct
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
2004 Mar 6 – 2004
WBO Lightweight Champion
2004 Aug 7 – 2005
WBC Lightweight Champion
2005 May 7 – 2006 Oct 6
Amateur Record: 105-12
As a pro 7-2, 5Ko’s in World Title fights. 5-5, 3Ko’s against former or current world titlists.
Two years to the day from his victory over Castillo in Las Vegas, Corrales died on May 7, 2007 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subsequent autopsy toxicology reports indicated that Corrales was legally drunk with a blood alcohol level of 0.25%
Corrales was supposed to fight Jose Luis Castillo for the third time on June 3, 2006, but the bout never took place when Castillo failed to make weight a second time.
Castillo had also failed to make weight for the second fight. Perhaps Corrales should never have taken the rematch bout due to Castillo's weight issues. Castillo failed to make weight, and a member of his team was fined and suspended for tampering with the scale.
1904: Jim Jefferies TKO2 Jack Munroe
1930: Max Baer TKO5 Frankie Campbell, Recreation Park, San Francisco,
Campbell knocked unconscious in the ring and died hours later in the hospital.
1931: Panama Al Brown W15 Pete Sanstol
1950: Sugar Ray Robinson KO1 Jose Basora
1958: Antonio Avelar was born
1977: Diego Corrales was born
1979: Antonio Cervantes W15 Kwang Min Kim
1985: Elly Pical KO 3 Wayne Mulholland
1998: Tuesday Night Fights ends a 17-year run on the USA Network from the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. In the final bout of the series, Butterbean knocks out Tim Pollard in the first round.
Two-time former World Lightweight Champion Bob Montgomery, 79, dies.
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Ji Hyun Park W10 Ana Arrazola
2013: Naoya Inoue W10 Ryoichi Taguchi
2018: Dina Thorslund W10 Jessica Arreguin Munoz
Jose Pedraza W12 Raymundo Beltran
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