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Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz

Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz

Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz - Today marks the 80th birthday of Hall of Famer Carlos Ortiz.  Carlos was one of the most travelled champions of modern times, going to nearly a dozen different countries in his career including such places as Italy, the Philippines, Japan, England, Panama, Mexico,...

66 Years Ago Today…Willie Pep vs Sandy Saddler 3

66 Years Ago Today…Willie Pep vs Sandy Saddler 3

Willie Pep vs Sandy Saddler 3 - On this day, 9/8/1950, reigning featherweight champion Willie Pep fought Sandy Saddler for the third time at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  The match between the two future Hall of Famers, who had a combined record of 266-9-3, set a new gate record for the featherweig...

Happy 45th birthday Sugar Shane Mosley

Happy 45th birthday Sugar Shane Mosley

Happy 45th birthday Sugar Shane Mosley. Today marks his 45th birthday and despite being a bit old in the tooth he has fought as recently as a few months ago, still chasing the dream of another world title before he hangs up his gloves for good. Let's take a moment to glance at the surefire Hall of F...

Happy 51st Birthday Lennox Lewis

Happy 51st Birthday Lennox Lewis

Happy 51st Birthday Lennox Lewis.  Lennox Lewis  is a well known figure and not just in boxing circles. He has been successful in many areas of his life.  Lennox was part of one of the best heavyweight eras in the history of the sport and despite not facing all of the top guys in that era, he did...

Rocky Marciano Was Born This Day

Rocky Marciano Was Born This Day

Rocky Marciano was born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, on September 1, 1923, in Brockton Massachusetts. During his career, Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title for four years in the 1950s and retired with a perfect record of 49-0 with 43 knockouts. The Rock is an extremely rare example of a box...

Happy 56th Birthday Greg Haugen

Happy 56th Birthday Greg Haugen

Happy 56th birthday Greg Haugen -  Today, August 31st, marks Greg Haugen's 56th birthday.  Haugen is known for loving a good fight and that's just what he brought to the table every time out.  He tends to get overlooked in fantasy matchups and his name seems to fly under the radar but make no mis...

Born This Day Ray Arcel and Angelo Dundee

Born This Day Ray Arcel and Angelo Dundee

Born This Day Ray Arcel and Angelo Dundee - "The important part of boxing is not that youngsters realize their dreams, but that they can dream. Every day in the gym they’re something special. They’re a fighter.”  - Ray Arcel Ray Arcel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 30, 1899....

Happy 33rd Birthday Tim Bradley

Happy 33rd Birthday Tim Bradley

Happy 33rd Birthday Tim Bradley - Today, August 29th, marks Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley's 33rd birthday.  Tim is well known in boxing circles and even a bit on the worldwide stage, having met Manny Pacquiao three times in pay-per-view fights.  His journey has not been an easy one though.  Tim ...

57 Years Ago Today Carmen Basilio vs Gene Fullmer

57 Years Ago Today Carmen Basilio vs Gene Fullmer

57 Years Ago Today Carmen Basilio vs Gene Fullmer - Today marks the 57th anniversary of the first meeting between Carmen Basilio and Gene Fullmer. The match was held at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 28th 1959. The fight was completely one-sided. Fullmer was comfortably ahead on t...

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Henry Armstrong…On This Day in 1943

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Henry Armstrong…On This Day in 1943

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Henry Armstrong - Today marks the 73rd anniversary of Sugar Ray Robinson vs Henry Armstrong. The bout between them took place at Madison Square Garden on August 27th, 1943, but there would be no bout to talk about were it not for Robinson idolizing Homicide Hank combined with a...