On this day...
1969-Chartchai Chionoi (48-11-2, 31) Vs Efren Torres (58-5-1, 38) II
It's rare we see trilogies between Thai and Mexican fighter but we had a bloody, brutal, violent trilogy between Chartchai Chionoi and Efren Torres in a little over 2 years, from 1968 and 1970. The first of the bouts had seen Chionoi score his third defense of the WBC Flyweight title, sadly the first rematch saw Torres avenge the loss, stopping the Thai with a badly swollen left eye. The rubber match would go the way of the Thai who would go on to reclaim the title before later claiming the WBA belt.
2002-Yo Sam Choi (23-1, 12) Vs Shingo Yamaguchi (11-2-1, 5)
Korean legend Yo Sam Choi didn't venture out of his homeland often, only leaving for two bouts in Japan. His second bout saw him leaving Korea to defend the WBC Light Flyweight title against Japanese challenger Shingo Yamaguchi. This was Choi's third defense of the title, which he retained with a 10th round stoppage over the brave Yamaguchi. Sadly Yamaguchi would lose the title to Jorge Arce in his next fight. Yamaguchi would go on to have two more world title bouts, losing to Takefumi Sakata and Daisuke Naito later in his career.
2004-Konosuke Tomiyama (0-0) Vs Tsuyoshi Takizawa (0-1)
Charismatic Japanese fighter Konosuke Tomiyama won't go down in the history books as anyone amazing, or a special fighter but his lively personality was always enjoyable, and he did manage to give Nobuo Nashiro a real scare in a WBA world title bout. He actually debuted on this day, stopping Tsuyoshi Takizawa in the 4th round at the Korakuen Hall.