September 1 is the beggining of autumn and the new scholastic year for millions of children around the world, but also it is the day when were born number of the greatest fighters

American Rocky Marciano, Rocco Francis Marchegiano in the full name, was born in 1923. He held world heavyweight title almost for four years defending it for six times. Marciano is only heavyweight champion who was undefeated throughout his carrier. He had 49 fights, won all of them, 43 by the way of KO! Rocky Marciano is considered as one of the greatest heavyweight of all time. He died in private plane crash on August 31, 1969, just on the eve of his 46-th birthday! On this years September 1, the Great Champion would celebrate his 92-nd Birthday!

James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, is the second heavyweight champion of the world in the history of boxing. He was born in 1866. He took his title from John Sullivan in 1892 in New Orleans, Louisiana, knocking Sullivan out in 21-st round. Corbett had a record of 14 (5 KO)-4-3 and 3 no contests. He died in 1933 in New York, aged 66. Today Gentleman Jim would become 149-years-old!

The Mexican Erik Morales, is the 5-times WBC, IBF and WBO super-bantam, feather, super-feather and light-welterweight champion of the world. He was born in 1976. Morales is considered as the one of greatest Mexico's athletes of all time and one of the best feather and super-feather divisions champion! Erik has defended his belts for 14 successful times. He earned the ring name The Terrible, because of his uncompromising fighting style. Morales lost his latest fight on October, 2012, to The American Danny Garcia by the KO. On September 1, Erik Morales becomes 39-years-old!

Andrejs Dolgovs, one of the best Latvian boxers, was born in 1945. Dolgovs had more than 300 amateur fights, he was the member of Soviet Union national team for 8 years and won European Cup in 1965 at light-welterweight. He has beat many great fighters of his generation, as; three-time European champion, The Lithuanian Richardas Tamulis, the Olympic'68 vice-champion, The Cuban Enrique Reqeiferos, 1972 Olympic champion, Dieter Kottysch of Germany and 1974 World champion, The Cuban Rolando Garbey. Dolgovs is the first Latvian boxing International Master of Sport. As the coach Andrejs Dolgovs trained and lead to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta heavyweight boxer Romans Kuklins. Today our coach is celebrating his 70-th Anniversary! Congratulations!!!



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