November 22nd 2014 has been a hectic day. Sadly it has been so hectic that we've not had time to do a full fledged "On This Day" so sadly we've been limited to more of a summary of this in history rather than a full blown break down. Sorry to all of those who have expected more of us.
In 1986 Hi-Sup Shin successfully defended the IBF Flyweight title with a 13th round TKO against the much less experienced Henry Brent. Brent was a mile behind going into round 13 as Shin made his only successful defense of the belt before he lost it to Dodie Boy Penalosa the following year in what would be the Korean fighter's final contest as a professional. Brent would also fight just once more before retiring.
In 1997 we had two bouts of interest. One of those saw Keiji Yamaguchi come up short in a WBA Flyweight title bout against Jose Bonilla, with the Japanese fighter being stopped in the 6th round as he attempted to become a 2-weight world champion. The other bout was much more memorable as Joichiro Tatsuyoshi rolled the clock back and stopped Thailand's Sirimongkol Singwancha to claim the WBC Bantamweight title. The win for Tatsuyoshi reinvigorated his career and kept him a relevant fighter for another couple of years though sadly it would have been the perfect result to retire on rather than continue as he did. Strangely, or rather quite amazingly, Sirimongkol is still fighting to this day and is currently a world ranked fighter some 17 years on!