In Las Vegas in the hot sun. He was fighting a Latin figher--Mexican I think or perhaps Mexican-American--who could handle the heat and McGuigan couldn't. It was a stupid fight to take at that time of the year--bad management--and his cornermen were inept and panicked. I think he suffered what he felt was genuine damage to his brain and I don't think he ever fought after that.
He beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the WBA (and Linear) featherweight title.
wbc is the 'world boxing council' :)
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1950-08-15 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
Charles "Sonny" Liston, in 1964.
Wilfred Benitez is the youngest (male) world champion in boxing history, capturing the WBA junior welterweight title at the age of 17 years and 5 months with a split decision over Antonio Cervantes. He went on to win the WBC welterweight title as well as the WBC light middleweight title. = =