November 15: A memorable day in boxing history

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60 years ago today Cassius Clay defeated Archie Moore by fourth-round TKO at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in the penultimate fight for the “Old Mongoose.”

In 1964, Clay, who would become Muhammad Ali, predicted that he would stop Moore in four rounds, and he knocked him down three times.

The boxing match of November 15, 1962, in Los Angeles. Was Clay’s first professional fight in the Heavyweight division. Clay won the fight through a technical knockout in the fourth round, as he had predicted in a stanza before the bout.

The Night of Gold

 Madison Square Garden hosted a fight card featuring six medalists from the 1984 U.S. Olympic boxing team.

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Meldrick Taylor, Pernell Whitaker, and Virgil Hill each scored early knockouts while Evander Holyfield, Mark Breland, and Tyrell Biggs won unanimous decisions. With the exception of Biggs, all went on to become world champions.