There has been various notable Asian Boxing events on February 13th over the years. Among those is 1983 bout for the WBA Welterweight title, when unbeaten fighters collided at the Tarrant Co Convention Center, in Fort Worth.
In one corner was unbeaten Korean Jun Suk Hwang, a 21 year old with a record of 21-0 (12) whilst in the other corner was former standout Donald Curry. Hwang had claimed the Korean and OPBF Welterweight titles in his 21 bouts, but had never previously fought outside of Korea prior to challenging Curry. Curry on the other hand was 15-0 (12), he had been one of the greatest amateurs of all time, reportedly running up over 400 wins. Curry was tipped to be a huge American star and this was set to be his first world title bout.
The "Lone Star Cobra" mostly dominated, but struggled at times with the Korean, who dropped Curry in round 7. Despite the issues that Hwang did occasionally give him Curry was the clear winner, using his sharp punching and fantastic skills to take a unanimous decision, with wide scores.
Whilst Curry's career was a success, it did fall a long way short of expectations. He would be a 2-weight champion and bold the WBA, WBC and IBF Welterweight titles but went 9-5 (7) in world title bouts retiring for good in 1997 with a 34-6 record. Hwang on the other hand would run up a 42-5 (29) record, but would fail to win a world title, losing to Gilbert Dele in a WBA Light Middleweight title fight in 1991, his only other world title shot.
Also on this date:
2010-Ciso Morales Vs Fernando Montiel - WBO Bantamweight title fight
Gerry Penalosa Vs Eric Morel - WBO "interim" Bantamweight title fight
1977- Dong Kyun Yum vs Jose Cervantes - WBC Super Bantamweight title fight