Title fight recap: 2003

Updated: March 1, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
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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.