On this day...
2018-Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19) Vs Luis Nery (25-0, 19) II
Following his WBC Bantamweight world title win in 2011 Shinsuke Yamanaka had become one of the biggest faces in Japanese boxing and had impressive run up 12 successive world title defenses, just 1 short of the national record of 13 by Yoko Gushiken. He would lose the belt in late 2017 to Luis Nery, who would later fail a drug test but manage to keep the title. The two would rematch on this day 2018, with Nery again beating Yamanaka, though he had lost the belt on the scales by coming in at 121lbs. This would turn out to be Yamanaka's final bout before he retired at the age of 35.
2017-Knockout CP Freshmart (14-0, 6) Vs Go Odaira (13-5-3, 1)
In the summer of 2016 Thailand's Knockout CP Freshmart beat Byron Rojas to become the undisputed WBA Minimumweight champion, having previously been their interim title holder. In his second defense Knockout took on former Japanese national challenger Go Odaira, who was getting his third world title fight, having been stopped by Katsunari Takayama and Wanheng Menayothin in bouts.
1987-Myung Woo Yuh (22-0, 5) Vs Eduardo Tunon (13-1, 6)
Legendary Korean fighter Myung Woo Yuh had won the WBA Light Flyweight title in December 1985. After scoring 3 defenses he would take on Panama's Eduardo Tunon, who would be stopped inside the opening round by Yuh, in what was amazingly Yuh's only win in the first round. Tunon would go 2-3 afterwards, before retiring with a 15-5 record. Yuh on the other hand would go on to have an historic career, amassing a 38-1 (14) record and earning a place in the IBHOF.