Today in the WBA boxing history

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Today in the WBA boxing history
The Andorran Federation joins the WBA

Today in the WBA boxing history

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Today in the WBA boxing history
The Andorran Federation joins the WBA

February 4

1909: Abe Attell KO 7 Eddie Kelly, New Orleans. Retains World Featherweight Title.

1927: Charley Phil Rosenberg W 15 Bushy Graham, NYC. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1952: Kid Gavilan W 15 Bobby Dykes, Miami. Retains World Welterweight Title. Boxings first racially mixed bout in Florida. Gavilan wins by split scores of 142-141, 145-139, 141-142.

1960: Carlos Ortiz KO 10 Battling Torres, Los Angeles. Retains World Super Lightweight Title.
Jose Becerra KO 9 Alphonse Halimi, Los Angeles. Retains World Bantamweight Title.

1973: Oscar De La Hoya was born.

1984: Donald Curry W 15 Marlon Starling, Atlantic City. Retains WBA Welterweight Title.

1989: Marlon Starling KO 9 Lloyd Honeyghan, Las Vegas. Wins World Welterweight Title.
Mark Breland KO 1 Seung Soon Lee, Las Vegas. Regains (vacant) WBA Welterweight Title.

1990: Hiyong Choi W 12 Leo Gamez, Ulsan, South Korea. Wins WBA Junior Flyweight Title.


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