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On This Day In Boxing History!

Arturo Gatti vs Joey Gamache

February 26th, 2000

Madison Square Garden, New York     

Arturo Gatti Was Not Properly Weighed Before Joey Gamache Fight, Rules Judge! (click here)

 

Gamache Has Claim Rejected In Court! (click here)

 

February 26th

1903: Jack Johnson W20 Sam McVey

Young Corbett D20 Eddie Hanlon

1911: Johnny Coulon W20 Frankie Conley

1918: Terry McGovern, 37, dies.

1925: Jack Delaney KO4 Tiger Flowers

1926: Tiger Flowers WSD15 Harry Greb

1934: Marcel Thil W15 Ignacio Ara

1939: The "Real Rocky" Charles "Chuck Wepner was born

1943: Sugar Ray Robinson W10 Jake La Motta - their 2nd fight in 21-days

1946: Tony Zale KO4 Bobby Claus

1967: Vuyani Bungu born in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa

1968: Lionel Rose W15 Fighting Harada

1981: Daniel Geale is born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

1984: Rocky Lockridge KO1 Roger Mayweather 

1988: Demetrius Andrade is born in Providence, Rhode Island

1993: Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson W12 Manuel Medina

William Joppy age 22 debuts W4 Dwayne Tennet

1994: Steve Little W12 Michael Nunn

Nigel Benn W12 Henry Wharton

Orlando Canizales KO4 Gerardo Martinez

2000: Oscar De La Hoya KO7 Derrell Coley

Arturo Gatti KO2 Joey Gamache

The weight disparity on the day of the fight was so great that it resulted in a popular outcry against Gatti. This violent knockout landed Gamache in the hospital for a week and ended his career.

2004: Joan Guzmán TKO7 Agapito Sánchez

2005: Fabrice Tiozzo KO6 Dariusz Michalczewski

Miguel Cotto TKO5 DeMarcus Corley

Rosendo Alvarez KO7 Regulo Gamez

Zsolt Erdei W12 Hugo Hernan Garay

Wladimir Sidorenko W12 Julio Zarate

2009: Tenkai Tsunami SD10 Zhang Xi Yan

2011: Brandon Rios TKO10 Miguel Acosta

Julio Cesar Miranda TKO4 Ardin Diale

Gilberto Keb Baas RTD9 Jose Antonio Aguirre

2013: Ayaka Miyao W10 Masae Akitaya

2017: Tatsuya Fukuhara WSD12 Moises Calleros

2022: Josh Taylor WSD12 Jack Catterall

2023: Badou Jack TKO12 Ilunga Makabu

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