For our "On this Day" article we're again going to go with looking into one fight with a bit of detail, and include a video, as well as adding a a few extra interesting things from the same date.
We've picked a really obvious one for January 31st, and that's January 31st 2011 when Japanese fight fans got a double header Ariake Colosseum, in Tokyo. The show featured 2 All Japanese world title fights, but we're only going to look at the WBA Super Featherweight title bout here, as Takashi Uchiyama (who had a record of 16-0, 13), the then WBA world champion, took on fellow Japanese puncher Takashi Miura (then 20-1-2, 16).
This was to be Uchiyama's 3rd defense, and came a little over a year after he had won the belt, taking out Juan Carlos Salgado in the 12th round. He was just beginning what would become one of the most notable Japanese world title reigns. Miura was getting his first world title fight, though would later become a fixture on the WBC title scene, and be involved in some more sensational bouts.
2011-Ryol Li Lee Vs Akifumi Shimoda - We mentioned Miura Vs Uchiyama was part of a double header, the other part this WBA Super Bantamweight title bout.
1988-Hiroki Ioka Vs Kyung-Yung Lee
1988-Sot Chitlada Vs Hideaki Kamishiro
(These two also made for a double header!)
1970-Pedro Adigue Jr Vs Bruno Arcari