Another "lesser" day in Asian boxing history is October 15th which has seen us again struggle to find many bouts of real seriousness.
The first of two bouts that we've got an interest in was from 1978 when Japanese great Yoko Gushiken successfully defended his WBA Light Flyweight world title for the 6th time. Gushiken made light work of South Korean challenger Sang-Il Chung, who was stopped in 5 rounds by the fantastic Japanese warrior who would add a further 7 defenses in a little less than 2 years. For Chung this was his only world title bout though he was a multi-time OPBF title holder.
Exactly 16 years after the Gushiken/Chun bout we saw Filipino fighter Pretty Boy Lucas, real name Domingo Lucas, challenger South African great Jacob Matlala. Unfortunately for Lucas he was widely out pointed by Matlala and would fight just once more, losing by 9th round TKO to Chang-Jae Kwon before retiring in in 1995.