Boxers Who Fought On Their Birthday in Memorable Bouts

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  1. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    I cannot discover any thus far. Any feedback?
     
  2. George Crowcroft

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    Duran fought Moore on his birthday. Leonard I was four days later.
     
  3. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    For awhile, George Foreman’s birthday was said to be some to be January 22, 1948, which would have made the win over Frazier on his 25th birthday. Ring Magazine and numerous press releases listed that as his birthday.

    Bert Sugar received a birth certificate that showed George’s birthday as January 10, 1949, which is what everyone has gone by since then.

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  4. Thread Stealer

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    Tyson was close, his birthday is June 30

    Michael Spinks fight: June 27, 1988

    Razor Ruddock rematch: June 28, 1991

    Evander Holyfield rematch: June 28, 1997
     
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  5. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Intriguing. Can you name any fighters who lost a bout on their birthday?
     
  6. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich New Member Full Member

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    Emile Griffith fought on his birthday 4 times I think.
     
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  8. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Duran lost on the eve of his 33rd birthday to Hearns so probably had a pretty **** birthday that year.
     
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  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’d imagine if you go back to the days when guys fought 20, 30 or more times in a year you’ll find some instances of this (although maybe not significant).

    In the more modern eras the big fights are mostly on weekends, so you’d have to have a fighter’s birthday on a weekend in that particular year, narrowing the possibilities.

    But @Italian Stallion I don’t really know fighters’ birthdays so I wouldn’t really know of this. I can’t remember significant fights where that was mentioned during the promotion or broadcast off the top of my head.
     
  10. Jel

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    I boxrecced this and James Toney, for example, fought twice on his birthday (in 1990 and 1993) but both were 10 rounders and not significant.
     
  11. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tony Sibson won the British Middleweight Title the day after his 21st birthday. Charlie Nash lost his European Lightweight Title, getting knocked out by Joey Gibilisco on his 30th birthday.