With time on our hands we've decided to revist our "On this day" section and here are some of thethings that happened on this day in the years gone by...
2009–Nobuo Nashiro retrained the WBA Super Flyweight title, pulling himself off the canvas twice to stop Konosuke Tomiyama in a Japanese Fight of the Year contender. On the same card Etsuko Tada beat Cho Rong Son for the WBA female Minimumweight title, to claim her first world title.
2002-Then unbeaten Filipino Wyndel Janiola scored his career defining victory, out pointing former world champion Saman Sorjaturong in Cambodia. Sadly Sorjaturong would vanish for almost 3 years, before returning in 2005 and suffering 3 straight stoppage losses
1997-Korea fighter Young-Joo Cho would score his last career win, stoppign Filipino journeyman Archie Villamor in 3 rounds. Just 7 months later Cho would challenger WBC Super Flyweight champion Gerry Penalosa and suffer a 10th round KO loss, before retiring.
1986-Korean great Chong-Pal Park scored a 15th round KO win over Vinnie Curto to retain the IBF Super Middleweight title in their second meeting. The two had fought the previous June, with Park taking a decision win in Korea, whilst this rematch saw the Korean travel to the US to stop the American challenger. This would be Park's 3rd defense and sole bout on US soil
1975-Thai legend Chartchai Chionoi would score his last victory, over-coming Filipino visitor Willie Asuncion. At the age of 32 the The Thai had seen better days, and was fighting for the first time since losing the WBA Flyweight title to Susumu Hanagata the previous October. Chionoi would fight only once more, losing to Rodolfo Francies in Panama in august of 1975.
1974-Japan's Guts Ishimatsu shocked the boxing world as he stopped WBC Lightweight champion Rodolfo Gonzalez in 8 rounds, to claim a world title in his third shot. He would stop Gonzalez again 7 months later and hold the title until May 1976, when he lost it to the great Esteban De Jesus.