On this day...
1993-Young Kyun Park (24-1-1, 13) vs Thanomchit Kiatkriengkrai (21-7, 12)
Young Kyun Park is one of the many forgotten Korean world champions, overshadowed by some of the country's true legends. In 1993 he made his 7th defense of the WBA Featherweight title, stopping Thai challenger Thanomchit Kiatkriengkrai. Sadly for the Korean this would be his penultimate successful defense, before losing the belt later the same year to Eloy Rojas by split decision. A second bout with Rojas also saw the Korean lose a split decision before choosing to retire from the sport in the mid 1990's.
1970-Chartchai Chionoi (50-13-2, 33) Vs Efren Torres (61-6-1, 39) III
The third meeting between Thailand's -Chartchai Chionoi and Mexican Efren Torres took place in 1970, as the two finished their violent trilogy. The previous bouts had both taken place in Mexico, with Chinoi winning the first, by TKO13, and losing the second, TKO8. This rubber match would take place in Thailand, and like the first two bouts would be for the WBC Flyweight title. This time the two fighters, who both struggled to make weight, went the distance with Chionoi becoming the WBC champion for the second time.
1935-Battling Key passes away
One of the earliest boxing deaths in Asia happened on this day in 1935 when Singapore's Battling Key passed away a day after losing a bout to Jimmy Nelson in Malaysia. He was sadly just 36 at the time of his death.