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2002-Celes Kobayashi (24-4-3, 14) Vs Alexander Munoz (21-0, 21)
In 2000 Celes Kobayashi challenged for the WBC Flyweight title, fighting to a draw with Malcolm Tunacao. The following year he stopped Leo Gamez to become the WBA Super Flyweight champion. In his second defence Kobayashi would take on huge punching Venezuelan, and would sadly be stopped in the 8th round, whilst a long way down on the score cards.
1986-Myung Woo Yuh (19-0, 4) vs Jose De Jesus (16-2-1, 13) I
Thai great Myung Woo Yuh had one of the greatest reigns in Light Flyweight history, following his title win in 1985 against Joey Olivo. His first defense came just over 3 months after his title win, when he took on Jose De Jesus. The bout was one of the toughest defenses for Yuh, who took a narrow decision over his Puerto Rican challenger. Interestingly the two would have a rematch in the summer of 1988, and De Jesus again took Yuh all the way in a razor thin decision. Yuh would hold the title until 1991, when he lost a close decision to Hiroki Ioka, but would avenge the loss with a win in a rematch against Ioka in 1992, before making 1 more defense then retiring.
1955-Chamroen Songkitrat (6-3-2, 2) Vs Raul Macias (16-0, 5)
As a Muay Thai fighter Chamroen Songkitrat was a bit of a star though as a boxer he never quite managed to score a win to etch his name in the history books. Despite that he did have a number of world title fights during a short career, that has a recorded 16 bouts. One of those saw him take on the unbeaten Raul Macias, of Mexico, for the National Boxing Association Bantamweight title. Sadly for the Thai, who is best known for facing Jimmy Carruthers in an outdoors fight following a rainstorm in Thailand, he was stopped in 11 rounds by Macias, in what would be his final world title shot.