On this day...
1994-Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (16-2-1, 12) vs Ronnie Magramo (19-6, 14)
One of the many Thai's who go over looked in this day and age is Ratanapol Sor Vorapin, who fought in over 20 world title fight and had 2 reigns as the IBF Minimumweight champion during the 1990's. His 5th defense of his first reign saw him take on Filipino puncher Ronnie Magramo, and take a clear decision over Magramo, who had also come up short against Chana Porpaoin, and later lose to Songkram Porpaoin. Magramo would never go on to win a world title but would be a notable figure on the Asian scene until retiring around the turn of the millennium. Ratanapol would continue to fight until 2009, running up a 59-8-1 (48) record.
1993-Sung Kil Moon (18-1, 14) Vs Hilario Zapata (43-9-1, 14)
Korean great Sung Kil Moon was a professional for less than 7 years, but his body of work was incredible, fight 22 times with 15 of those bouts being in world title contests. One of his final bouts saw him defending the WBC Super Flyweight title against Panamanian veteran Hilario Zapata at the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul. Zapata was a 2-weight champion and had won his first world title in 1980, dethroning Shigeo Nakajima, but was now a shadow of the fighter he once was. Moon stopped Zapata inside a round, here and sent him into retirement, but Moon would himself only fight twice more, losing the title in November, before also retiring.
1968-Fighting Harada (50-3, 19) Vs Lionel Rose (27-2, 8)
True legends fighting doesn't happen very often, but it did when former Fighting Harada took on Lionel Rose. Harada had been a short lived world champion at Flyweight before making his mark at Bantamweight, twice beating the legendary Eder Jofre and scoring a string of other notable wins. His reign would come to an end when he was narrowly out pointed by Rose who became the first aborigine world champion. The win helped make Rose a legend and saw him begin a short but notable reign that featured 3 successful defenses. Harada would fail in 2 attempts to become a 3 weight champion whilst Rose would himself move up to Super Featherweight, losing to the then WBC champion Yoshiaki Numata in 1971.