Hump Day’s Sexy Lady: September 7th, 2011

It’s Wednesday, September 7th, and it would be Buddy Holly‘s 75th birthday today … but he dead. Seems pointless to send him well wishes of the day. Thankfully, today is also the anniversary of an epic boxing match and as luck would have it, some hot babe was into tossing on the gloves for a shoot.

Giddy up.

Today’s Punchy Factoids

The obligatory daily factoids, also known as a cover story you can tell the wife if she catches this page open. Honest, sweety! I’m learning things, like …

Boxing in the U.S. moved into the modern era on this date in 1892 in New Orleans, when legendary fighters John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett fought the first match held under the Marquis of Queensbury Rules.

Sullivan was knocked out in the 21st round. And in September 1927, half the country heard on radio one of the most famous boxing matches of all time.

In a heavyweight championship match between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. Dempsey downed Tunney but failed to move immediately to a corner, delaying the referee’s count. Tunney recovered and went on to win the match on a decision. Today, boxing matches draw nearly 13.5 million spectators around the country each year.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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