In the past we've seen a lot of Thai's fighting in major shows on December 5th to celebrate the King's birthday, with that in mind 3 of the 4 bouts we've mentioned below come from Thailand.
In 1994 we saw the professional boxing debut of former Muay Thai great Veeraphol Sahaprom. The Thai, who was then 26 years old, began his career with a scheduled 12 rounder though he only needed 3 to take out Joel Junio and claimed the WBC International Super Flyweight title. Just 9 after this fight Sahaprom had a record of 4-0 and was the WBA Bantamweight world champion having narrowly out-pointed compatriot Daorung Chuwatana. At the time the lead to Sahaprom being the second quickest man to a world title, taking just a fight more than compatriot Saensak Muangsurin.
Exactly 6 years after his debut Sahaprom fought for the 30th time. Sahaprom, then the WBC Bantamweight champion, recorded the 5th defense of his world title as he stopped Oscar Arciniega in 5 rounds. The bout was Sahaprom's 5th of the year and amazingly his third defense since the start of the year, coming less than 6 months after his first win against Toshiaki Nishioka.
In 2002 there was more notable action in Thailand as featherweight Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai made the first defense of the WBA Super Featherweight title. Yodsanan scored a 9th round KO against American fighter Lamont Pearson. This bout was fought in front of a huge crowd and was to be Pearson's sole world title bout. After this bout Yodsanan managed to score 2 further defences before losing a thrilling contest against Vicente Mosquera in 2004.
More recently, in 2010, Indonesian fans had the chance to see their greatest boxer in action as Chris John successfully defended his WBA Super Featherweight title against Argentinian challenger Fernando David Saucedo. This bout marked John's return to an Indonesian ring after 3 successive bouts on the road and saw him nearly shut out his experienced but light hitting challenger.