This day in history is historical for boxing and Cleveland

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Boxing
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Feb 22, 1913 was the day that Cleveland’s own Johnny Kilbane won the World Featherweight Championship and held it for 11 years, the longest reigning Featherweight Champion and 2nd longest reigning World Champion regardless of weight class in boxing history!!!

Kilbane is the greatest boxer in Cleveland history and one of the greatest boxers of all time. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame!!

He is 2nd only to Joe Louis as far as the longest reigning world champions go.


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