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==1940s==
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As selected by [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine in each year.
*1945 - [[Rocky Graziano vs. Freddie Cochrane (1st meeting)|Rocky Graziano KO 10 Freddie Cochrane]]
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*1946 - [[Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano (1st meeting)|Tony Zale KO 6 Rocky Graziano]]
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{|border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" align="left" class="wikitable sortable"
*1947 - [[Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano (2nd meeting)|Rocky Graziano TKO 6 Tony Zale]]
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|- bgcolor=#ffdead
*1948 - [[Tony Zale vs. Marcel Cerdan|Marcel Cerdan TKO 12 Tony Zale]]
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!<center>Year</center>
*1949 - [[Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler (2nd meeting)|Willie Pep UD 15 Sandy Saddler]]
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!class="unsortable"| <center>Date</center>
==1950s==
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!<center>Winner</center>
*1950 - [[Jake LaMotta vs. Laurent Dauthuille (2nd meeting)|Jake LaMotta KO 15 Laurent Dauthuille]]
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!<center>Result</center>
*1951 - [[Ezzard Charles vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (3rd meeting)|Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 Ezzard Charles]]
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!<center>Loser</center>
*1952 - [[Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1st meeting)|Rocky Marciano KO 13 Jersey Joe Walcott]]
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!<center>Division</center>
*1953 - [[Rocky Marciano vs. Roland LaStarza (2nd meeting)|Rocky Marciano TKO 11 Roland LaStarza]]
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!<center>Location</center>
*1954 - [[Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles (2nd meeting)|Rocky Marciano KO 8 Ezzard Charles]]
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|- align=center
*1955 - [[Fight:16461 | Carmen Basilio TKO 12 Tony DeMarco]]
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|1945
*1956 - [[Carmen Basilio vs. Johnny Saxton (2nd meeting)|Carmen Basilio TKO 9 Johnny Saxton]]
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|Jun 29
*1957 - [[Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio (1st meeting)|Carmen Basilio SD 15 Sugar Ray Robinson]]
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|[[Rocky Graziano]]
*1958 - [[Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio (2nd meeting)|Sugar Ray Robinson SD 15 Carmen Basilio]]
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|[[Rocky Graziano vs. Freddie Cochrane (1st meeting)|KO 10]]
*1959 - [[Carmen Basilio vs. Gene Fullmer (1st meeting)|Gene Fullmer TKO 14 Carmen Basilio]]
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|[[Freddie (Red) Cochrane]]
==1960s==
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|Middleweight
*1960 - [[Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson (2nd meeting)|Floyd Patterson KO 5 Ingemar Johansson]]
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|New York City, NY USA
*1961 - [[Joe Brown]] W 15 [[Dave Charnley]]
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|- align=center
*1962 - [[Joey Giardello]] W 10 [[Henry Hank]]
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|1946
*1963 - [[Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones|Cassius Clay UD 10 Doug Jones]]
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|Sep 27
*1964 - [[Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay (1st meeting)|Cassius Clay TKO 7 Sonny Liston]]
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|[[Tony Zale]]
*1965 - [[Floyd Patterson vs. George Chuvalo|Floyd Patterson UD 12 George Chuvalo]]
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|[[Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano (1st meeting)|KO 6]]
*1966 - [[Jose Torres]] W 15 [[Eddie Cotton]]
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|[[Rocky Graziano]] (2)
*1967 - [[Nino Benvenuti]] W 15 [[Emile Griffith]]
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|Middleweight
*1968 - [[Dick Tiger]] W 10 [[Frank DePaula]]
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|Bronx, NY USA
*1969 - [[Joe Frazier]] KO 7 [[Jerry Quarry]]
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|- align=center
==1970s==
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|1947
*1970 - [[Carlos Monzon]] K0 12 [[Nino Benvenuti]]
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|Jul 16
*1971 - [[Joe Frazier]] W 15 [[Muhammad Ali]]
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|[[Rocky Graziano]] (3)
*1972 - [[Bob Foster]] KO 14 [[Chris Finnegan]]
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|[[Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano (2nd meeting)|TKO 6]]
*1973 - [[George Foreman vs. Joe Frazier (1st meeting) | George Foreman KO 2 Joe Frazier]]
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|[[Tony Zale]] (2)
*1974 - [[Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman|Muhammad Ali KO 8 George Foreman]]
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|Middleweight
*1975 - [[Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (3rd meeting)|Muhammad Ali TKO 14 Joe Frazier]]
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|Chicago, IL USA
*1976 - [[George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle|George Foreman KO-5 Ron Lyle]]
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|- align=center
*1977 - [[Jimmy Young]] W 12 [[George Foreman]]
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|1948
*1978 - [[Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali (1st meeting)|Leon Spinks SD 15 Muhammad Ali]]
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|Sep 21
*1979 - [[Danny Lopez vs. Mike Ayala|Danny "Little Red" Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala]]
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|[[Marcel Cerdan]]
==1980s==
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|[[Tony Zale vs. Marcel Cerdan|TKO 12]]
*1980 - [[Matthew Saad Muhammad]] KO 14 [[Yaqui Lopez]]
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|[[Tony Zale]] (3)
*1981 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns (1st meeting)|Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 14 Thomas Hearns]]
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|Middleweight
*1982 - [[Bobby Chacon vs. Rafael (Bazooka) Limon (4th meeting)|Bobby Chacon UD 15 Rafael "Bazooka" Limon]]
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|Jersey City, NJ USA
*1983 - [[Bobby Chacon vs. Cornelius Boza-Edwards (2nd meeting) | Bobby Chacon UD 12 Cornelius Boza-Edwards]]
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|- align=center
*1984 - [[Edwin Rosario vs. Jose Luis Ramirez (2nd meeting)|Jose Luis Ramirez TKO 4 Edwin Rosario]]
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|1949
*1985 - [[Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns|Marvin Hagler KO 3 Thomas Hearns]]
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|Feb 11
*1986 - [[Barry McGuigan vs. Stevie Cruz|Stevie Cruz UD 15 Barry McGuigan]]
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|[[Willie Pep]]
*1987 - [[Fight:15237|Sugar Ray Leonard SD 12 Marvin Hagler]]
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|[[Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler (2nd meeting)|UD 15]]
*1988 - [[Tony Lopez vs. Rocky Lockridge (1st meeting)|Tony Lopez UD 12 Rocky Lockridge]]
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|[[Sandy Saddler]]
*1989 - [[Roberto Duran vs. Iran Barkley|Roberto Duran SD 12 Iran Barkley]]
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|Featherweight
==1990s==
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|Chicago, IL USA
*1990 - [[Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor (1st meeting)|Julio Cesar Chavez TKO 12 Meldrick Taylor]]
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|- align=center
*1991 - [[Robert Quiroga vs. Kid Akeem Anifowoshe|Robert Quiroga UD 12 Akeem Anifowoshe]]
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|1950
*1992 - [[Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (1st meeting)|Riddick Bowe UD 12 Evander Holyfield]]
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|Sep 13
*1993 - [[Michael Carbajal vs. Humberto Gonzalez (1st meeting)|Michael Carbajal KO 7 Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez]]
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|[[Jake LaMotta]]
*1994 - [[Jorge Castro vs. John David Jackson (1st meeting)|Jorge Castro KO 9 John David Jackson]]
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|[[Jake LaMotta vs. Laurent Dauthuille (2nd meeting)|KO 15]]
*1995 - [[Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez vs. Saman Sorjaturong|Saman Sorjaturong TKO 7 Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez]]
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|[[Laurent Dauthuille]]
*1996 - [[Fight:11105|Evander Holyfield TKO 11 Mike Tyson]]
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|Middleweight
*1997 - [[Fight:12036|Arturo Gatti TKO 5 Gabriel Ruelas]]
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|Detroit, MI USA
*1998 - [[Fight:12739|Ivan Robinson SD 10 Arturo Gatti]]
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|- align=center
*1999 - [[Paulie Ayala vs. Johnny Tapia (1st meeting) | Paulie Ayala UD 12 Johnny Tapia]]
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|1951
==2000s==
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|Jul 18
*2000 - [[Fight:23605|Erik Morales SD 12 Marco Antonio Barrera]]
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|[[Jersey Joe Walcott]]
*2001 - [[Micky Ward vs. Emanuel Burton|Micky Ward UD 10 Emanuel Burton]]
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|[[Ezzard Charles vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (3rd meeting)|KO 7]]
*2002 - [[Fight:311053|Micky Ward MD 10 Arturo Gatti]]
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|[[Ezzard Charles]]
*2003 - [[Fight:585654|Arturo Gatti UD 10 Micky Ward]]
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|Heavyweight
*2004 - [[Fight:829110|Marco Antonio Barrera MD 12 Erik Morales]]
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|Pittsburgh, PA USA
*2005 - [[Fight:908317|Diego Corrales TKO 10 Jose Luis Castillo]]
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|- align=center
*2006 - [[Fight:1064365| Somsak Sithchatchawal TKO10  Mahyar Monshipour]]
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|1952
*2007 - [[Fight:1202868|Israel Vazquez TKO 6 Rafael Marquez]]
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|Sep 23
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|[[Rocky Marciano]]
Also see: [[The Ring Magazine]]
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|[[Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1st meeting)|KO 13]]
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|[[Jersey Joe Walcott]] (2)
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|Heavyweight
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|Philadelphia, PA USA
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|- align=center
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|1953
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|Sep 24
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|[[Rocky Marciano]] (2)
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|[[Rocky Marciano vs. Roland LaStarza (2nd meeting)|TKO 11]]
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|[[Roland LaStarza]]
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|Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1954
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|Sep 17
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|[[Rocky Marciano]] (3)
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|[[Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles (2nd meeting)|KO 8]]
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|[[Ezzard Charles]] (2)
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|Heavyweight
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|Bronx, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1955
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|Jun 10
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|[[Carmen Basilio]]
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|[[Carmen Basilio vs. Tony DeMarco (1st meeting)|TKO 12]]
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|[[Tony DeMarco]]
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|Welterweight
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|Syracuse, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1956
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|Sep 12
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|[[Carmen Basilio]] (2)
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|[[Carmen Basilio vs. Johnny Saxton (2nd meeting)|TKO 9]]
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|[[Johnny Saxton]]
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|Welterweight
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|Syracuse, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1957
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|Sep 23
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|[[Carmen Basilio]] (3)
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|[[Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio (1st meeting)|SD 15]]
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|[[Sugar Ray Robinson]]
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|Middleweight
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|Bronx, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1958
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|Mar 25
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|[[Sugar Ray Robinson]] (2)
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|[[Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio (2nd meeting)|SD 15]]
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|[[Carmen Basilio]] (4)
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|Middleweight
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|Chicago, IL USA
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|- align=center
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|1959
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|Aug 28
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|[[Gene Fullmer]]
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|[[Carmen Basilio vs. Gene Fullmer (1st meeting)|TKO 14]]
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|[[Carmen Basilio]] (5)
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|Middleweight
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|San Francisco, CA USA
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|- align=center
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|1960
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|Jun 20
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|[[Floyd Patterson]]
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|[[Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson (2nd meeting)|KO 5]]
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|[[Ingemar Johansson]]
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|Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1961
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|Apr 18
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|[[Joe Brown]]
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|[[Joe Brown vs. Dave Charnley|W 15]]
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|[[Dave Charnley]]
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|Lightweight
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|Kensington, LON UK
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|- align=center
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|1962
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|Jan 30
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|[[Joey Giardello]]
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|[[Joey Giardello vs. Henry Hank|MD 10]]
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|[[Henry Hank]]
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|Middleweight
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|Philadelphia, PA USA
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|- align=center
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|1963
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|Mar 13
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|[[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]]
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|[[Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones|UD 10]]
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|[[Doug Jones]]
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|Heavyweight
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|New York, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1964
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|Feb 25
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|[[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]] (2)
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|[[Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay (1st meeting)|TKO 7]]
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|[[Sonny Liston]]
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|Heavyweight
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|Miami Beach, FL USA
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|- align=center
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|1965
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|Feb 1
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|[[Floyd Patterson]] (2)
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|[[Floyd Patterson vs. George Chuvalo|UD 12]]
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|[[George Chuvalo]]
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|Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1966
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|Aug 15
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|[[Jose Torres]]
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|[[Jose Torres vs. Eddie Cotton|UD 15]]
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|[[Eddie Cotton]]
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|Lt Heavyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1967
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|Apr 17
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|[[Nino Benvenuti]]
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|[[Nino Benvenuti vs. Emile Griffith (1st meeting)|UD 15]]
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|[[Emile Griffith]]
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|Middleweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1968
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|Oct 25
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|[[Dick Tiger]]
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|[[Dick Tiger vs. Frank DePaula|UD 10]]
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|[[Frank DePaula]]
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|Lt Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1969
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|Jun 23
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|[[Joe Frazier]]
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|[[Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry (1st meeting)|TKO 7]]
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|[[Jerry Quarry]]
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|Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1970
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|Nov 7
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|[[Carlos Monzon]]
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|[[Carlos Monzon vs. Nino Benvenuti (1st meeting)|TKO 12]]
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|[[Nino Benvenuti]] (2)
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|Middleweight
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|Roma, LA Italy
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|- align=center
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|1971
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|Mar 8
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|[[Joe Frazier]] (2)
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|[[Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (1st meeting)|UD 15]]
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (3)
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|Heavyweight
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|New York City, NY USA
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|- align=center
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|1972
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|Sep 26
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|[[Bob Foster]]
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|[[Bob Foster vs. Chris Finnegan|KO 14]]
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|[[Chris Finnegan]]
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|Lt Heavyweight
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|Wembley, LON UK
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|- align=center
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|1973
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|Jan 22
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|[[George Foreman]]
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|[[George Foreman vs. Joe Frazier (1st meeting)|KO 2]]
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|[[Joe Frazier]] (3)
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|Heavyweight
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|Kingston, Jamaica
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|- align=center
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|1974
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|Oct 30
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (4)
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|[[Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman|KO 8]]
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|[[George Foreman]] (2)
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|Heavyweight
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|Congo, Democratic Republic
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|- align=center
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|1975
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|Oct 1
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (5)
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|[[Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (3rd meeting)|TKO 14]]
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|[[Joe Frazier]] (4)
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|Heavyweight
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|Quezon City, Philippines
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|- align=center
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|1976
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|Jan 24
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|[[George Foreman]] (3)
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|[[George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle|KO 5]]
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|[[Ron Lyle]]
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|Heavyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1977
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|mar 17
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|[[Jimmy Young]]
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|[[Jimmy Young vs. George Foreman|UD 15]]
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|[[George Foreman]] (4)
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|Heavyweight
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|San Juan, Puerto Rico
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|- align=center
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|1978
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|Feb 15
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|[[Leon Spinks]]
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|[[Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali (1st meeting)|SD 15]]
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|[[Muhammad Ali]] (6)
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|Heavyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1979
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|Jun 17
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|[[Danny Lopez]]
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|[[Danny Lopez vs. Mike Ayala|KO 15]]
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|[[Mike Ayala]]
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|Featherweight
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|San Antonio, TX USA
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|- align=center
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|1980
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|Jul 13
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|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad]]
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|[[Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Yaqui Lopez|KO 14]]
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|[[Yaqui Lopez]]
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|Lt Heavyweight
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|McAfee, NJ USA
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|- align=center
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|1981
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|Sep 16
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns (1st meeting)|TKO 14]]
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|[[Thomas Hearns]]
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|Welterweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1982
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|Dec 11
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|[[Bobby Chacon]]
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|[[Bobby Chacon vs. Rafael (Bazooka) Limon (4th meeting)|UD 15]]
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|[[Rafael Limon]]
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|Jr Lightweight
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|Sacramento, CA USA
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|- align=center
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|1983
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|May 15
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|[[Bobby Chacon]] (2)
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|[[Bobby Chacon vs. Cornelius Boza-Edwards (2nd meeting)|UD 12]]
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|[[Cornelius Boza Edwards]]
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|Jr Lightweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1984
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|Nov 3
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|[[Jose Luis Ramirez]]
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|[[Edwin Rosario vs. Jose Luis Ramirez (2nd meeting)|TKO 4]]
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|[[Edwin Rosario]]
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|Lightweight
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|San Juan, Puerto Rico
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|- align=center
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|1985
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|Apr 15
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|[[Marvin Hagler]]
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|[[Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns|TKO 3]]
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|[[Thomas Hearns]] (2)
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|Middleweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1986
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|Jun 23
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|[[Steve Cruz]]
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|[[Barry McGuigan vs. Steve Cruz|UD 15]]
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|[[Barry McGuigan]]
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|Featherweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1987
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|Apr 6
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (2)
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|[[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler|SD 12]]
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|[[Marvin Hagler]] (2)
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|Middleweight
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|Las Vegas ,NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1988
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|Jul 23
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|[[Tony Lopez]]
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|[[Tony Lopez vs. Rocky Lockridge (1st meeting)|UD 12]]
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|[[Rocky Lockridge]]
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|Jr Lightweight
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|Sacramento, CA USA
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|- align=center
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|1989
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|Feb 24
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|[[Roberto Duran]]
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|[[Roberto Duran vs. Iran Barkley|SD 15]]
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|[[Iran Barkley]]
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|Middleweight
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|Atlantic City, NJ USA
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|- align=center
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|1990
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|Mar 17
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|[[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
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|[[Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor (1st meeting)|TKO 12]]
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|[[Meldrick Taylor]]
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|Jr Welterweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1991
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|Jun 15
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|[[Robert Quiroga]]
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|[[Robert Quiroga vs. Kid Akeem Anifowoshe|UD 12]]
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|[[Akeem Anifowoshe]]
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|Jr Lightweight
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|San Antonio, TX USA
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|- align=center
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|1992
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|Nov 13
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|[[Riddick Bowe]]
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|[[Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (1st meeting)|UD 12]]
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|[[Evander Holyfield]]
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|Heavyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1993
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|Mar 13
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|[[Michael Carbajal]]
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|[[Michael Carbajal vs. Humberto Gonzalez (1st meeting)|KO 7]]
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|[[Humberto Gonzalez]]
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|Jr Flyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1994
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|Dec 10
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|[[Jorge Fernando Castro]]
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|[[Jorge Fernando Castro vs. John David Jackson (1st meeting)|TKO 9]]
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|[[John David Jackson]]
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|Middleweight
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|Monterrey, NLE Mexico
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|- align=center
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|1995
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|Jul 15
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|[[Saman Sorjaturong]]
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|[[Saman Sorjaturong vs. Humberto Gonzalez|TKO 7]]
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|[[Humberto Gonzalez]] (2)
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|Lightweight
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|Inglewood, CA USA
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|- align=center
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|1996
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|Nov 9
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|[[Evander Holyfield]] (2)
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|[[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|TKO 11]]
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|[[Mike Tyson]]
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|Heavyweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|1997
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|Oct 4
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|[[Arturo Gatti]]
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|[[Arturo Gatti vs. Gabriel Ruelas|TKO 5]]
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|[[Gabriel Ruelas]]
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|Jr Lightweight
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|Atlantic City, NJ USA
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|- align=center
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|1998
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|Aug 22
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|[[Ivan Robinson]]
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|[[Arturo Gatti vs. Ivan Robinson (1st meeting)|SD 10]]
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|[[Arturo Gatti]] (2)
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|Lightweight
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|Atlantic City, NJ USA
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|- align=center
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|1999
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|Jun 26
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|[[Paulie Ayala]]
 +
|[[Paulie Ayala vs. Johnny Tapia (1st meeting)|UD 12]]
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|[[Johnny Tapia]]
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|Bantamweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|2000
 +
|Feb 19
 +
|[[Erik Morales]]
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|[[Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales (1st meeting)|SD 15]]
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|[[Marco Antonio Barrera]]
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|Jr Featherweight
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|Las Vegas, NV USA
 +
|- align=center
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|2001
 +
|Jul 13
 +
|[[Micky Ward]]
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|[[Micky Ward vs. Emanuel Burton|UD 10]]
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|[[Emanuel Burton]]
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|Jr Welterweight
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|Hampton Beach, NH USA
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|- align=center
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|2002
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|May 18
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|[[Micky Ward]] (2)
 +
|[[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (1st meeting)|MD 10]]
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|[[Arturo Gatti]] (3)
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|Jr Welterweight
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|Uncasville, CT USA
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|- align=center
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|2003
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|Jun 7
 +
|[[Arturo Gatti]] (4)
 +
|[[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (3rd meeting)|UD 10]]
 +
|[[Micky Ward]] (3)
 +
|Jr Welterweight
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|Atlantic City, NJ USA
 +
|- align=center
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|2004
 +
|Nov 27
 +
|[[Marco Antonio Barrera]]
 +
|[[Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales (3rd meeting)|MD 12]]
 +
|[[Erik Morales]]
 +
|Jr Lightweight
 +
|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|2005
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|May 7
 +
|[[Diego Corrales]]
 +
|[[Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo (1st meeting)|TKO 10]]
 +
|[[Jose Luis Castillo]]
 +
|Lightweight
 +
|Las Vegas, NV USA
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|- align=center
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|2006
 +
|Mar 18
 +
|[[Somsak Sithchatchawal]]
 +
|[[Mahyar Monshipour vs. Somsak Sithchatchawal|TKO 10]]
 +
|[[Mahyar Monshipour]]
 +
|Jr Lightweight
 +
|Levallois-Perret, France
 +
|- align=center
 +
|2007
 +
|Aug 4
 +
|[[Israel Vazquez]]
 +
|[[Rafael Márquez vs. Israel Vázquez (2nd meeting)|TKO 6]]
 +
|[[Rafael Marquez]]
 +
|Jr Lightweight
 +
|Hidalgo, TX USA
 +
|}

Revision as of 18:14, 9 January 2008

As selected by The Ring magazine in each year.

Year
Date
Winner
Result
Loser
Division
Location
1945 Jun 29 Rocky Graziano KO 10 Freddie (Red) Cochrane Middleweight New York City, NY USA
1946 Sep 27 Tony Zale KO 6 Rocky Graziano (2) Middleweight Bronx, NY USA
1947 Jul 16 Rocky Graziano (3) TKO 6 Tony Zale (2) Middleweight Chicago, IL USA
1948 Sep 21 Marcel Cerdan TKO 12 Tony Zale (3) Middleweight Jersey City, NJ USA
1949 Feb 11 Willie Pep UD 15 Sandy Saddler Featherweight Chicago, IL USA
1950 Sep 13 Jake LaMotta KO 15 Laurent Dauthuille Middleweight Detroit, MI USA
1951 Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 Ezzard Charles Heavyweight Pittsburgh, PA USA
1952 Sep 23 Rocky Marciano KO 13 Jersey Joe Walcott (2) Heavyweight Philadelphia, PA USA
1953 Sep 24 Rocky Marciano (2) TKO 11 Roland LaStarza Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1954 Sep 17 Rocky Marciano (3) KO 8 Ezzard Charles (2) Heavyweight Bronx, NY USA
1955 Jun 10 Carmen Basilio TKO 12 Tony DeMarco Welterweight Syracuse, NY USA
1956 Sep 12 Carmen Basilio (2) TKO 9 Johnny Saxton Welterweight Syracuse, NY USA
1957 Sep 23 Carmen Basilio (3) SD 15 Sugar Ray Robinson Middleweight Bronx, NY USA
1958 Mar 25 Sugar Ray Robinson (2) SD 15 Carmen Basilio (4) Middleweight Chicago, IL USA
1959 Aug 28 Gene Fullmer TKO 14 Carmen Basilio (5) Middleweight San Francisco, CA USA
1960 Jun 20 Floyd Patterson KO 5 Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1961 Apr 18 Joe Brown W 15 Dave Charnley Lightweight Kensington, LON UK
1962 Jan 30 Joey Giardello MD 10 Henry Hank Middleweight Philadelphia, PA USA
1963 Mar 13 Cassius Clay UD 10 Doug Jones Heavyweight New York, NY USA
1964 Feb 25 Cassius Clay (2) TKO 7 Sonny Liston Heavyweight Miami Beach, FL USA
1965 Feb 1 Floyd Patterson (2) UD 12 George Chuvalo Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1966 Aug 15 Jose Torres UD 15 Eddie Cotton Lt Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1967 Apr 17 Nino Benvenuti UD 15 Emile Griffith Middleweight New York City, NY USA
1968 Oct 25 Dick Tiger UD 10 Frank DePaula Lt Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1969 Jun 23 Joe Frazier TKO 7 Jerry Quarry Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1970 Nov 7 Carlos Monzon TKO 12 Nino Benvenuti (2) Middleweight Roma, LA Italy
1971 Mar 8 Joe Frazier (2) UD 15 Muhammad Ali (3) Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1972 Sep 26 Bob Foster KO 14 Chris Finnegan Lt Heavyweight Wembley, LON UK
1973 Jan 22 George Foreman KO 2 Joe Frazier (3) Heavyweight Kingston, Jamaica
1974 Oct 30 Muhammad Ali (4) KO 8 George Foreman (2) Heavyweight Congo, Democratic Republic
1975 Oct 1 Muhammad Ali (5) TKO 14 Joe Frazier (4) Heavyweight Quezon City, Philippines
1976 Jan 24 George Foreman (3) KO 5 Ron Lyle Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1977 mar 17 Jimmy Young UD 15 George Foreman (4) Heavyweight San Juan, Puerto Rico
1978 Feb 15 Leon Spinks SD 15 Muhammad Ali (6) Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1979 Jun 17 Danny Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala Featherweight San Antonio, TX USA
1980 Jul 13 Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 14 Yaqui Lopez Lt Heavyweight McAfee, NJ USA
1981 Sep 16 Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 14 Thomas Hearns Welterweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1982 Dec 11 Bobby Chacon UD 15 Rafael Limon Jr Lightweight Sacramento, CA USA
1983 May 15 Bobby Chacon (2) UD 12 Cornelius Boza Edwards Jr Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1984 Nov 3 Jose Luis Ramirez TKO 4 Edwin Rosario Lightweight San Juan, Puerto Rico
1985 Apr 15 Marvin Hagler TKO 3 Thomas Hearns (2) Middleweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1986 Jun 23 Steve Cruz UD 15 Barry McGuigan Featherweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1987 Apr 6 Sugar Ray Leonard (2) SD 12 Marvin Hagler (2) Middleweight Las Vegas ,NV USA
1988 Jul 23 Tony Lopez UD 12 Rocky Lockridge Jr Lightweight Sacramento, CA USA
1989 Feb 24 Roberto Duran SD 15 Iran Barkley Middleweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1990 Mar 17 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO 12 Meldrick Taylor Jr Welterweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1991 Jun 15 Robert Quiroga UD 12 Akeem Anifowoshe Jr Lightweight San Antonio, TX USA
1992 Nov 13 Riddick Bowe UD 12 Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1993 Mar 13 Michael Carbajal KO 7 Humberto Gonzalez Jr Flyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1994 Dec 10 Jorge Fernando Castro TKO 9 John David Jackson Middleweight Monterrey, NLE Mexico
1995 Jul 15 Saman Sorjaturong TKO 7 Humberto Gonzalez (2) Lightweight Inglewood, CA USA
1996 Nov 9 Evander Holyfield (2) TKO 11 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1997 Oct 4 Arturo Gatti TKO 5 Gabriel Ruelas Jr Lightweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1998 Aug 22 Ivan Robinson SD 10 Arturo Gatti (2) Lightweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1999 Jun 26 Paulie Ayala UD 12 Johnny Tapia Bantamweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2000 Feb 19 Erik Morales SD 15 Marco Antonio Barrera Jr Featherweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2001 Jul 13 Micky Ward UD 10 Emanuel Burton Jr Welterweight Hampton Beach, NH USA
2002 May 18 Micky Ward (2) MD 10 Arturo Gatti (3) Jr Welterweight Uncasville, CT USA
2003 Jun 7 Arturo Gatti (4) UD 10 Micky Ward (3) Jr Welterweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
2004 Nov 27 Marco Antonio Barrera MD 12 Erik Morales Jr Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2005 May 7 Diego Corrales TKO 10 Jose Luis Castillo Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2006 Mar 18 Somsak Sithchatchawal TKO 10 Mahyar Monshipour Jr Lightweight Levallois-Perret, France
2007 Aug 4 Israel Vazquez TKO 6 Rafael Marquez Jr Lightweight Hidalgo, TX USA