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Herrera Is The Champ

Rafael Herrera adds an new experience to Rubén Olivares’ boxing career- being knocked out to the mat. Herrera knockout won him the fight and the title – the world boxing champion in Bantamweight division.

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Frazer takes it

03/11/1972- Alfonso Gerald Frazer reaches the height of his boxing career, when he defeats Nicolino Locche, the world champion in light welterweight boxing. The Panamanian and

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Joe Frazier statue

Frazier vs Daniels

1 min. and 47 sec into the forth round it was over, Joe Frazier had crashed Terry Daniels completely, a few seconds before that, Frazier knocked Daniels to the mat and who managed to get up on the 9. Frazier didn’t let go and kept coming after him hard, chasing him him all over the ring. The referee decided to help Daniels stay alive, so he called it – Joe Frazier won and defended his title.

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Nicola Adams

Adams Makes History

London 2012 were the first Olympics game which included women’s boxing and it was our very own Nicola Adams who won the first Olympic gold medal in this event. “Babyface” Adams, 5ft 4in and 8st 0lbs, won the gold after beating down her long time rival (and no.1 in world ranking), Chinese Ren Cancan. Adams sent Cancan to the met in round 2 and when the fight was over the judges voted 16-7.

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Jack Sharkey

Sharkey is the Champ

On June 1932 Jack Sharkey got back in the ring with Max Schmeling for a fight on the title. at that fight Sharkey managed to keep his punches above the belt, which was an improvement from the first fight between those two. At the end of the no-knockout fight, the son of Lithuanian immigrants from NY, became the world heavyweight champion (but not in unanimous decision).

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Laslo Papp

Papp’s Third Gold

Laszlo Papp, Hungarian light-middleweight boxer, takes down the 20 years old American boxer, Jose Torres and writes another page in the Olympic games history- the first boxer to win 3 successive gold medals

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Mike Tyson

The Iron knockout

Who’s the champ? Tyson vs Spinks: if anyone needed proof that there was a new king in the ring, Tyson gave it – He came, saw and dropped Spinks to the mat in the round 1. A right blow after 1.5 min, a knockout win to Iron Mike.

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Mike Tyson

Tyson’s First

Iron Mike knocks down Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas- Only 20 years old Mike Tyson takes a shot at the title, knocks out Trevor Berbick in round 2 and and wins WBC heavyweight championship. The bully from Brooklyn becomes a champ. if he only stayed that way.

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George Foreman

The Sundown Showdown

It took George Foreman 275 sec. to become the heavyweight champion. in those seconds, Joe Frazier, who held the title, discovered how it feels like when your head is punched by a hammer, meaning Foreman fists.

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Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling

Louis vs. Schmeling

Louis vs. Schmeling, a fight between nations- With a first-round knockout Joe Louis took his revenge on German boxer Max Schmeling (who beat him by knockout in 1936). Politics and boxing were mixed in that fight: America won, Germany lost.

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Gene Tunney

Tunney beats Dempsey

Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney, A new champ is born- Two boxing legends met on the ring in Philadelphia and a new champion was born – Gene Tunney defeated Jack Dempsey in 10 rounds (a points win) and won the world heavyweight boxing title.

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Muhammad Ali

Ali beats Liston

At the age of 22, Muhammad Ali (then still Cassius Clay), the greatest boxer ever, beats Sonny Liston in round 7 (by technical knockout) and wins the world heavyweight boxing title.

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James Figg

The First Champ

Here comes the first champ- 06/19/1719- The British boxer, James Figg, wins the first world championship in heavyweight boxing. Customary at the time competition is held with bare fists.

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Jack Johnson

Fight of the Century

07/04/1910- Jack Johnson, the first black world champion, and Jim “The white hope” Jeffries, met in the ring in a fight filled with racial tension. In the 15-round Johnson dropped Jeffries and showed who is the boss.

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