February 15th has given us a number of notable bouts through history, with fighters from across Asia being involved in them. One of the most notable came in 1991 when Muangchai Kittikasem and Sot Chitalada faced off for the first time, in a rather rare all-Thai world title bout.
Coming into this bout Chitalada was the WBC Flyweight champion. He had won the title for the second time in 1989, avenging his 1988 loss to Yong Kang Kim, and had made 4 defenses. He was boasting a record of 23-2-1 (14), with both of his losses being avenged. Kittikasem, the challenger, was 13-1 (9), he had previously held the IBF Light Flyweight title before moving up in weight to challenging.
This bout would see Chitalada being broken down in 6 rounds by Kittikasem, who dropped him in rounds 1 and 4 before forcing the stoppage.
The two men would have a rematch the following year, with Chitalada being broken down in 9 rounds that time around before announcing his retirement, walking away from the sport with a 26-4-1 (16) record. Kittikasem on the other hand would lose the title in 1993 then fight occasionally, with his last bout coming in 1999. He retired following a loss to Shigeru Nakazato, with a record of 25-4 (17).
Also on this date
1997-Sirimongkol Singwancha Vs Jesus Sarabia
1986-Elly Pical Vs Cesar Polanco
1985 - Hwan Kil Yuh Vs Lester Eillis