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Title fight recap: 2003

January
4 -- Luis Perez records a split-decision victory over
Felix Machado in Washington D.C. to capture the IBF junior
bantamweight title.

13 -- Sirimongkol Singmanassak records a unanimous decision
over Choi Yong-Soo in Tokyo, Japan to capture the WBC super
featherweight title.

18 -- Kostya Tszyu records a sixth-round technical knockout
of James Leija in Melbourne, Australia to retain his
undisputed super lightweight crown.

25 -- Ricardo Mayorga records a third-round technical
knockout of Vernon Forrest in Temecula, California to retain
his WBA welterweight title and capture the WBC welterweight
title.

February
1 -- Carlos Hernandez records a eighth-round technical
decision over David Santos in Las Vegas to capture the vacant
IBF super featherweight title. Santos was unable to continue
due to an accidental headbutt in the eight round.

1 -- Juan Manuel Marquez records a seventh-round technical
knockout of Manuel Medina in Las Vegas to capture the vacant
IBF featherweight title.

15 -- Rafael Marquez records an eighth-round technical
knockout of Tim Austin in Las Vegas to capture the IBF
bantamweight title.

15 -- Victor Burgos records a 12th-round technical knockout
of Alex "Nene" Sanchez in Las Vegas to capture the vacant IBF
junior flyweight title.

21 -- Wayne Braithwaite records a fourth-round technical
knockout of Ravea Springs in Miami, Florida to retain the WBC
cruiserweight title.

22 -- Jorge Arce records a first-round knockout of Ernesto
Castro in Mexico City, Mexico to retain his WBC light flyweight
title.

22 -- Jose Antonio Aguirre records a seventh-round technical
knockout of Juan Alfonso Keb in Mexico City, Mexico to retain
his WBC strawweight title.

22 -- Erik Morales records a third-round technical knockout
of Eddie Croft in Mexico City, Mexico to retain his WBC
featherweight title.

March
1 -- Alex Garcia records a third-round technical knockout
of Santiago Samaniego in Las Vegas to capture the WBA super
welterweight title. Oscar de la Hoya is the WBA super
welterweight "super world champion."

1 -- Ronald "Winky" Wright records a unanimous decision
over J.C. Candelo in Las Vegas to retain his IBF junior
middleweight title.

1 -- Jean-Marc Mormeck records an eighth-round technical
knockout of Alexander Gurov in Las Vegas to retain his WBA
cruiserweight title.

1 -- Roy Jones Jr. records a unanimous decision over John
Ruiz in Las Vegas to capture the WBA heavyweight title.

8 -- Mehdi Sahnoune records a seventh-round technical
knockout of Bruno Girard in Marseille, France to capture the
WBA light heavyweight title. Roy Jones is the WBA light
heavyweight "super world champion."

15 -- Sven Ottke records a split-decision victory over
Byron Mitchell in Berlin, Germany to retain his IBF super
middleweight title and captured the WBA super middleweight
title.

15 -- Acelino Freitas records a fourth-round technical
knockout of Juan Carlos Ramirez in Chicago, Illinois to
retain his WBA super featherweight title.

22 -- Miguel Barrera records a third-round knockout of
Roberto Leyva in Las Vegas to retain his IBF strawweight
title.

22 -- Cory Spinks records a unanimous decision over
Michele Piccirillo in Campione d'Italia, Italy to caputure
the IBF welterweight title.

29 -- Bernard Hopkins records an eighth-round technical
knockout of Mourade Hakkar in Philadelphia to retain his
undisputed middleweight crown.

31 -- Rosendo Alvarez records a majority decision victory
over Beibis Mendoza in Little Rock, Arkansas to retain his
WBA junior flyweight title.

April
4 -- Salim Medjkoune records a unanimous decision over
Vincenzo Gigliotti in Clermont-Ferrand, France to retain his
WBA super bantamweight title.

5 -- Markus Beyer records a split-decision victory over
Eric Lucas in Leipzig, Germany to capture the WBC super
middleweight title.

12 -- Derrick Gainer records a split-decision victory over
Oscar Leon in Las Vegas to retain his WBA featherweight title.

19 -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. records a unanimous decision over
Victoriano Sosa in Fresno, California to retain his WBC
lightweight title.

26 -- Oscar Larios records a unanimous decision over Shigeru
Nakazato in Tokyo, Japan to retain his WBC super bantamweight
title.

26 -- Antonio Tarver records a unanimous decision over Montell
Griffin in Mashantucket, Connecticut to capture the vacant IBF
and WBC light heavyweight titles.

26 -- James Toney records a unanimous decision over Vassiliy
Jirov in Mashantucket, Connecticut to capture the IBF
cruiserweight title.

May
1 -- Veerapol Saphrom records a unanimous over Hugo Dianzo
in Bangkok, Thailand to retain his WBC bantamweight title.

3 -- Jorge Arce records a sixth-round technical decision
over Mechor Cob Castro in Las Vegas to retain his WBC light
flyweight title. Arce was unable to continue due to an
accidental headbutt.

3 -- Erik Morales records a fifth-round technical knockout
of Bobby Boy Velardez in Las Vegas to retain his WBC
featherweight title.

3 -- Oscar de la Hoya records a seventh-round technical
knockout of Yory Boy Campas in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and
WBA super welterweight titles.

9 -- Francisco Javier Castillejo records a first-round
technical knockout of Diego Castillo in Madrid, Spain to retain
the interim WBC super welterweight title. Oscar de la Hoya is
the WBC welterweight "super world champion."

17 -- Paul Spadafora and Leonard Dorin fought to a 12-round
draw in Pittsburgh. Spadafora retains his IBF lightweight
title and Dorin retains his WBA lightweight title.

31 -- Edgar Cardenas records a 10th-round knockout of
Miguel Barrera in Tijuana, Mexico to capture the IBF strawweight
title.

June
8 -- Pongsaklek Wonjongkam records a unanimous decision
over Randy Mangubat in Bangkok, Thailand to retain his WBC
flyweight title.

14 -- Sven Ottke records a unanimous decision over David
Starie in Magdeburg, Germany to retain his IBF and WBA super
middleweight titles.

21 -- Lennox Lewis records a sixth-round technical knockout
of Vitali Klitschko in Los Angeles, California to retain his
WBC heavyweight title.

23 -- Masamori Tokuyama records a unanimous decision over
Katsushige Kawashima in Yokohama, Japan to retain his WBC super
flyweight title.

23 -- Jose Antonio Aguirre records a 12th-round technical
knockout of Keitaro Hoshino in Yokohama, Japan to retain his
WBC strawweight title.

28 -- Eric Morel records a unanimous decision over Isidro
Garcia in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to retain his WBA flyweight title.

July
4 -- Mahyar Monshipour records a 12th-round knockout of Salim
Medjkoune in Poitiers, France to capture the WBA super
bantamweight title.

12 -- Noel Arambulent records a split-decision victory over
Yutaka Niida in Yokohama, Japan to retain his WBA minimumweight
title.

12 -- Vivian Harris records a unanimous decision over Souleymane
M'Baye in Las Vegas to retain his WBA super lightweight title.
Kostya Tszyu is the WBA super lightweight "super world champion."

12 -- Ricardo Mayorga records a majority decision victory over
Vernon Forrest in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and WBA welterweight
titles.

26 -- Manny Pacquiao records a third-round technical knockout
of Emanuel Lucero in Los Angeles to retain his IBF junior
featherweight title.

August
9 -- Acelino Freitas records a 12th-round technical knockout
of Jorge Rodrigo Barrios in Miami, Florida to retain his WBA super
featherweight title.

15 -- Jesus Chavez records a unanimous decision over Sirmongkol
Singmanassuk in Austin, Texas to capture the WBC super
featherweight title.

16 -- Markus Beyer records fifth-round disqualification victory
over Danny Green in Germany to retain his WBC super middleweight
title.

September
3 -- Anthony Mundine records a unanimous decision over Antwun
Echols in Sydney, Australia to capture the WBA super middleweight
title. Sven Ottke is the WBA super middleweight "super world
champion."

6 -- Sven Ottke records a majority decision over Mads Larsen in
Erfurt, Germany to retain the WBA-IBF super middleweight titles.

7 -- Oscar Larios records a second-round technical knockout of
Kozo Ishii in Nagoya, Japan to retain his WBC super bantamweight
title.

13 -- Jose Rivera records a majority decision over Michel
Trabant in Berlin, Germany to capture the vacant WBA welterweight
title. Ricardo Mayorga is the WBA welterweight "super world
champion."

13 -- Shane Mosley records a unanimous decision over Oscar de
la Hoya in Las Vegas to capture the WBA and WBC super welterweight
titles.

20 -- Alex Garcia records a 10th-round technical knockout of Rhoshii
Wells in Uncasville, Connecticut to retain his WBA super welterweight
title. Shane Mosley is the WBA "super world champion."

20 -- Chris Byrd records a unanimous decision over Fres Oquendo
in Uncasville, Connecticut to retain his IBF heavyweight title.

26 -- Chris John records a split-decision victory over Oscar
Leon in Bali, Indonesia to capture the interim WBA featherweight
title. Derrick Gainer is the WBA featherweight champion.

28 -- Irene Pacheco records a sixth-round technical knockout of
Damaen Kelly in Barranquilla, Colombia to retain his IBF flyweight title.

October
4 -- Veerapol Saphrom and Toshiaki Nishioka fought to a draw in
Tokyo, Japan. Saphrom retains his WBC bantameight title.

4 -- Alexander Munoz records a unanimous decision over Hidenobu
Honda in Tokyo, Japan to retain his WBA super flyweight title.

4 -- Hideki Todaka records a spilt-decision victory over Leo Gamez
in Toyko, Japan to capture the interim WBA bantamweight title. Johnny
Bredahal is the WBA bantamweight champion.

4 -- Daniel Reyes records a sixth-round technical knockout of
Edgar Cardenas in Los Angeles to capture the IBF strawweight title.

4 -- Rafael Marquez records a unanimous decision over Mauricio
Pastrana in Los Angeles to retain his IBF banamweight title.

4 -- Carlos Hernandez records a 10th-round technical decision over
Steve Forbes in Los Angeles to retain his IBF junior lightweight title.

10 -- Silvio Branco records an 11th-round technical knockout of
Mehdi Sahnoune in Marseille, France to capture the WBA light heavyweight
title.

18 -- In-Jin Chi and Michael Brodie fought to a 12-round majority
draw in Manchester, England. The WBC featherweight title remains
vacant.

25 -- Johnny Bredahl records a unanimous decision over David
Guerault in Copenhagen, Denmark to retain his WBA bantamweight
title.

November
1 -- Juan Manuel Marquez records a seventh-round technical
decision over Derrick Gainer in Grand Rapids, Michigan to unify
the IBF and WBA featherweight titles. Gainer was unable to continue
because of a cut over his left eye caused by an accidental head
butt.

1 -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. records a seventh-round technical
knockout of Phillip N'dou in Grand Rapids, Michigan to retain his
WBC lightweight title.

7 -- Clinton Woods and Glencoffe Johnson fought to a 12-round
draw in Sheffield, England. The IBF light heavyweight title remains
vacant.

8 -- Ronald "Winky" Wright records a unanimous decision over
Angel Hernandez in Las Vegas to retain his IBF junior middleweight
title.

8 -- Roy Jones Jr. records a majority decision over Antonio
Tarver in Las Vegas to capture the WBC light heavyweight title.