Tag Archives: Boxing

  • This Day In Sports History (March 25th) – Mike Tyson

    This Day In Sports History (March 25th) – Mike Tyson

    It was on this day in 1995 that Mike Tyson was released from prison after serving nearly three years at the Indiana Youth Center near Plainfield, Indiana.  Tyson was given a sentence of six years in prison as well as four years probation for his conviction of raping the 18-year-old Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 6th) — Muhammad Ali

    This Day In Sports History (March 6th) — Muhammad Ali

    It was on this day in 1964 that Elijah Muhammad announced Cassius Clay would be renamed, “Muhammad Ali.”  Clay’s adoption of this name symbolized his acceptance and new identity as a member of the Nation of Islam. Clay revealed that he was a member of the Nation of Islam after claiming the championship from Sonny […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 4th) – George Foreman

    This Day In Sports History (March 4th) – George Foreman

    It was on this day in 1995 that George Foreman was stripped of his WBA Championship belt.  Foreman’s title was taken away after he refused to fight the World Boxing Associations’ number one contender, Tony Tucker. To this day it is still unclear why Foreman declined to fight Tucker, but many have speculated it was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 10th) – Mike Tyson

    This Day In Sports History (February 10th) – Mike Tyson

    It was on this day in 1990 that James “Buster” Douglas beat Mike Tyson to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.  Douglas dominated the fight and in the 1oth round KO’d Tyson in front of thousands of shocked observers at the Tokyo Dome. Mike Tyson entered this fight undefeated (37-0) and had never […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 5th) — George Foreman

    This Day In Sports History (November 5th) — George Foreman

    It was on this day in 1994 that George Foreman took on Michael Moorer for Moorer’s heavyweight championship belts.  After getting dominated the first nine rounds, Foreman knocked out Moorer in the tenth to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. By winning this fight, Foreman established three new impressive records: at age 45, he […]