On this day...
2018-Tamao Ozawa (13-4, 5) Vs Raja Amasheh (20-1-1, 4)
In 2018 Japan's Tamao Ozawa travelled over to Germany to battle against Raja Amasheh for the WBO female Super Flyweight title. Sadly for Ozawa she would lose a razor thin decision to the Jordanian born German. Ozawa has since bounced back with two wins and is expected to get another world title fight in the future.
2018 is also notable as both Shakhram Giyasov and Murodjon Akhmadaliev made their debut, both scoring opening round wins on a card in New York.
1990-Yul Woo Lee (18-2, 10) Vs Jesus Rojas (19-1-1, 9)
In 1990 Korean fighter Yul Woo Lee, became a 2-weight champion. The former WBC Light Flyweight champion had lost the belt in his first defense, in 1989, but moved up in weight and dethroned WBA Flyweight champion Jesus Rojas with a split decision. Sadly though Lee's reign was a short one, and he lost the title in his first defense, losing in 10 rounds to Leopard Tamakuma.
1972-Lakva Sim's Birthday
It's hard to believe that Mongolia has still only given us a single world champion, and that was Lakva Sim. The former 2-weight world champion was born on this day back in 1972 and is still the stand out professional fighter from the country. It is worth noting, as we write this, that Tugstsogt Nyambayar is on the verge of getting himself a world title fight in the near future and in a year's time he may well have become the second Mongolian world champion