November 1st 2014 seems like one of the years best day's, unfortunately however through history we have had very little fall on this date with only a small handful of interesting or notable bouts.
The first came in 1986 when Thai great Khaosai Galaxy made the 4th defense of the WBA Super Flyweight title courtesy of a 5th round KO against Israel Contreras in the Caribbean island of Curacao. The venue was certainly an unusual one for Galaxy, who fought much of his career in his native Thailand, however the result was a familar one with Galaxy's power being too much for his foe who entered the bout unbeaten in 25 bouts dating back to 1981. The quality of Contreras was later established in 1990 and 1991 when he won the WBO and then the WBA Bantamweight titles, defeating Luisito Espinosa for the WBA title. Incidentally Espinosa had actually won that title when he stopped Khaokor Galaxy, Khaosai's twin brother, just weeks before Khaosai stopped Contreras.
More recently, in 2008, we saw Filipino star Nonito Donaire over-come one of his toughest foes, South African Flyweight Moruti Mthalane, to retain his IBF Flyweight title. This was Donaire's second defense of the title he won when he stopped Vic Darchinyan in 5 rounds and was one of the toughest bouts, by far, of Donaire's career. Sadly for Mthalane however he was stopped on a cut in round 6 and although it seemed likely we would see a rematch Donaire quickly left the division to chase a Super Flyweight title. The rest, as they say, is history and Donaire would subsequently claim titles all the way up to Featherweight in a fantastic career that has made him one of the sports most popular fighters.
(Image of Donaire courtesy of boxrec.com)