Mike Weaver vs. John Tate
March 31, 1980
On this day in fistiana in Knoxville TN, Mike Weaver defeated John Tate for the WBA version of the Heavyweight Championship. Also, Eddie Gregory defeated Marvin Johnson on the undercard.
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Shelito Vincent returns to Twin River to defend her world title against dangerous Texan Christina Ruiz
LINCOLN, R.I.- Now that she's finally a world champion, Shelly Vincent must face the same challenges every title-holder faces each time she steps inside the ring, most notably the prospect of staring down a hungry opponent desperate to take what's hers.
Five months after capturing the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) super bantamweight title, Vincent (13-0, 1 KO) will defend the crown and put her unbeaten record on the line Friday, April 3rd, 2015 against former world champion and four-time title contender Christina Ruiz (7-7-3, 4 KOs) of San Antonio in the 10-round main event of CES Boxing's "The Revival" at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.