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Having a Second Crack At It – Johnny Famechon and Fighting Harada Go to Duel in Their 1970 Rematch

On this date,ย ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 6th, 1970, reigning RING/WBC World Featherweight Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บJohnny Famechon (54-4-6, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š) of France (by way of Australia), would seek to defend his title against legendary Japanese former 2-division RING Champion, ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตMasahiko “Fighting” Harada (55-6-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š), seeking to become a true “Triple-Crown winner” after winning Titles at โš–๏ธ112, and 118 lbs. Continue reading “Having a Second Crack At It – Johnny Famechon and Fighting Harada Go to Duel in Their 1970 Rematch”

A Centuries Worth of Time, and a Legend Taking Care of Business (Jack Dempsey vs. Bill Brennan)

Exactly 100 years ago to the day ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ(December 14th, 1920), the legendary “Manassa Mauler” ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJack Dempsey defended his World Heavyweight Title for the second time in his run as he defeated ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธBill Brennan by way of 12th round knockout.ย  Dempsey won the Championship one year prior by destroying ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJess Willard, putting him down a total of 7 times in the first round, and forcing his corner to quit in the corner after round 3. Dempsey went on to secure his legacy, defending his Title 5 times before relinquishing his crown to ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGene Tunney.