On this day...
1992-Muangchai Kittikasem (17-1, 11) vs Sot Chitalada (26-3-1, 16) II
In February 1991 Munachai Kittikasem stopped Sot Chitalada in 6 rounds to become the WBC Flyweight champion. He had made 2 defenses, including winning a nail biter with Jung Koo Chang, before giving Chitalada a rematch just a year later. This would be another hard hitting affair, with Kittikasem doing the double over his countryman, courtesy of a 9th round TKO win. The loss for Chitalada here sent him into retirement, whilst Kittikasem would lose the title in his next defense, being stopped in 8 rounds by Yuri Arbachakov. He would continue to fight through to 1999, losing a rematch to Arbachakov along the way, before retiring with a record of 25-4 (17), almost identical to Chitalada's 26-4-1 (16).
1987-Khaosai Galaxy (29-1, 26) vs Elly Pical (14-2, 10)
Whilst politics have played a major part in titles not being unified in recent years it isn't actually a new thing and in 1987 we had a champion Vs champion bout at Super Flyweight. The bout in question saw hard hitting fighters collide as WBA Super Flyweight champion Khaosai Galaxy took on IBF champion Elly Pical. Galaxy's WBA title was on the line, but Pical's IBF title wasn't. In the end Galaxy would stop the Indonesian in the 14th round to retain his title, and prove himself as the better fighter, though the IBF would then strip the "Exocet" who would become a 2 time champion less than 8 months later, when he beat Tae-Il Chang.
1971-Shozo Saijo (27-6-2, 8) vs Frankie Crawford (32-10-4, 15)
Japan's Shozo Saijo is often forgotten by international fans, though he played a major part in Japanese boxing in the 1960's and 70's beating Raul Rojas for the WBA Featherweight title in 1968 and making 5 succesful defenses of the belt, the last of which saw him over-coming Frankie Crawford in 1971. The bout, a rematch of a very close bout from the previous year, was a clear but competitive win on this cards this time around. Sadly Saijo would lose the belt less than 7 months later, when he was stopped by Antonio Gomez.