On this date, January 6th, 1970, reigning RING/WBC World Featherweight Champion Johnny Famechon (54-4-6, 20KO👊) of France (by way of Australia), would seek to defend his title against legendary Japanese former 2-division RING Champion, Masahiko “Fighting” Harada (55-6-0, 22KO👊), seeking to become a true “Triple-Crown winner” after winning Titles at ⚖️112, and 118 lbs. Continue reading “Having a Second Crack At It – Johnny Famechon and Fighting Harada Go to Duel in Their 1970 Rematch”
Exactly 100 years ago to the day 🗓️(December 14th, 1920), the legendary “Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey defended his World Heavyweight Title for the second time in his run as he defeated Bill Brennan by way of 12th round knockout. Dempsey won the Championship one year prior by destroying Jess 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 Gene Tunney.