The first of the bouts of note came in 1980 when the legendary Khaosai Galaxy began his professional boxing career. Galaxy, a former Muay Thai fighter, scored a 5th round TKO against Pook Sritak and that began what would be one of the great career. Galaxy would later go on to become of the most dominant champions ever defending the WBA Super Flyweight title for more than 7 years. Although some do question his competition he did score notable wins over Rafael Orono, Israel Contreras, Elly Pical, Chang Ho Choi, Tae Il Chang and Yang Kang Kim, all former world champions.
In 1991 Japanese fans saw their very own Hiroki Ioka shock South Korean legend Myung Woo Yuh. This was the first meeting between the two men and saw Yuh losing for the first time in 37 fights, it also saw Ioka becoming a 2-weight world champion adding the WBA Light Flyweight title to the WBC Minimumweight title he had won in 1987. A rematch 11 months later saw Yuh reclaiming the title which he would defend once more before retiring.
Most recently, 2006, fans saw fans saw In Jin Chi reclaim the WBC Featherweight title to become a 2-time world champion. Chi defeated Rodolfo Lopez with a 12 round decision in what would be Chi's last bout as a professional boxer before he turned his hand to other things.