This Day in Boxing -- November 17
by Sin City Richey
Barney Ross W 10 Sammy Fuller, Chicago. Retains World Jr. Welter Title.
Billy Conn W 15 Gus Lesnevich, NYC. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
Kid Gavilan W 10 Billy Graham, NYC.
Jimmy Carter KO 15 Paddy DeMarco, San Francisco. Regains World Lightweight Title.
Dick Tiger KO 12 Roger Rouse, Las Vegas. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title.
Muhammad Ali W 12 Buster Mathis, Houston. Retains NABF Heavyweight Title.
Esteban DeJesus W 10 Roberto Duran, NYC. Non-title fight. Thirty seconds into the first round a DeJesus left hook drops Duran. DeJesus hands the reigning World Lightweight Champion his first defeat by scores of 6-3-1, 6-2-2, and 5-4-1. This was just the beginning of one of boxings’ greatest rivalries!
Augie Sanchez born.
Eusebio Pedroza KO 11 Johnny Aba, Papua, New Guinea. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.
Luis Ibarra W 15 Betulio Gonzalez, Maracay. Wins WBA Flyweight Title.
Al Cole KO 5 Vince Boulware, Atlantic City. Retains IBF Cruiserweight Title
Don King’s trial for insurance fraud ends in a mistrial when the jury informs Federal Judge Lawrence McKenna that it is irretrievably deadlocked.