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June 11, 1973

On June 11, 1973, the State of Pennsylvania took a direct hit from its own Justice Department, and was forced to license women to box or wrestle, just like the men. The jello, honey, maple syrup and/or yogurt was optional. Continue reading

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October 12, 1853

On October 12, 1853, Boxer John Morrisey won the world heavyweight title under unusual circumstances. After the 36th round, his foe, Yankee Sullivan voluntarily left the ring, thereby forfeiting the match. Why did he leave the ring? To go and … Continue reading

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June 28, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV. Mike was upset as he tried to claim he was overcome … Continue reading

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December 19, 1887

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1887 Jake Kilrain and Jim Smith fought in a bare knuckles fight that lasted 106 rounds. At that time, a round lasted until one fighter was knocked down, and the fight lasted until one … Continue reading

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August 10, 1743

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1743, the first written rules were added to boxing by then champion Jack Broughton and were named the Broughton Rules. The Rules were as follows: 1. If a man goes down and does not … Continue reading

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