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This Day in Boxing
by Sin City Richey

October 8

1917: Billy Conn born.

1974: Oscar Albarado KO 7 Ryu Sorimachi, Tokyo. Retains World Super Welterweight Title.

1975: Rodolfo Martinez W 15 Hisami Numata, Sendai, Japan. Retains WBC Bantamweight Title.

1976: Miguel Castellini W 15 Jose Duran, Madrid. Wins WBA Super Welterweight Title.

1984: Sot Chitalada W 12 Gabriel Bernal, Bangkok. Wins WBC Flyweight Title.

1989: In Chul Baek KO 11 Ronnie Essett, Seoul. Retains WBA Super Middleweight Title.

1994: Henry Maske KO 9 Iran Barkley, Halle, Germany. Retains IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

1999: Laila Ali, 21, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, turns "pro" with a first-round knockout of April Fowler in Verona, New York.
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