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10: Bouncing back to win title

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A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: 10 prominent fighters who – like Amir Khan — bounced back from knockout defeats as young fighters to win a world title. (Age of fighter at time of loss in parentheses.)

Jack Johnson: TKO 5 by John Klondike Haines 1899 (21); Dec. 14* Tommy Burns 1908
Jack Dempsey: KO 1 by Fireman Jim Flynn 1917 (21); TKO 3 Jess Willard 1919
Henry Armstrong: KO 1 by Al Iovino 1931 (18); KO 6 Petey Sarron 1936
Joe Louis: KO 12 by Max Schmeling 1936 (22); KO 8 Jim Braddock 1937
Billy Conn: TKO 3 by Pete Leone 1934 (16); UD 15 Melio Bettina 1939
Bob Foster: TKO 8 by Doug Jones 1962 (24); KO 4 Dick Tiger 1968
Alexis Arguello: TKO 1 by Cachorro Amayo 1968 (16); KO 13 Ruben Olivares 1974
Danny “Little Red” Lopez: TKO 9 by Bobby Chacon 1974 (22); UD 15 David Kotei 1976
Terry Norris: TKO 2 by Julian Jackson 1989 (22); KO 1 John Mugabi 1990
Manny Pacquiao: KO 3 by Rustico Torrecampo 1996 (17); KO 8 Chatchai Sasakul 1998

*– The Johnson-Burns fight was stopped by police in the 14th round but it was declared a points victory.

Michael Rosenthal can be reached at [email protected]



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