On this day...
2017-Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6) v Isabel Millan (18-2-1, 8)
Over the last 12 months we've heard a lot of talk about Kazuto Ioka wanting to become the first 4 weight world champion form Japan. Sadly for him, that achievement has actually already been done. It was done on this day in 2017, when Naoko Fujioka stopped Isabel Millan to become the WBA female Flyweight champion. The female star has gone one better since this win, claiming a Light Flyweight title to become Japan's first 5 weight champion!
2010-Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38) vs Joshua Clottey (35-3, 21)
Talking about multi-weight champions from Asia there are none as well known as Manny Pacquiao, who successfully defended the WBO Welterweight on this day against the tough Joshua Clottey, who if we're being honest put in no real effort to fight back against Pacquiao. Clottey spent almost the entire fight turtling up and seemed happy to just be there, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and as a result the fight really failed to deliver, despite Pacquiao trying to put on a show.
1999-Artur Grigorian (25-0, 16) vs Oscar Garcia Cano (14-1, 6)
Uzbek world champion Artur Grigorian was the WBO Lightweight champion from 1996 to 2004, and he made 17 defenses of the belt. The 7th of those defenses saw Grigorian take on Spanish challenger Oscar Garcia Cano, who showed real toughness but was soundly beaten on points. This was to be Cano's only world title fight, though he would twice hold the European title during his career.