There hasn't been a lot of major bouts on October 26th but we have managed to find 3 that we thought were interesting.
In 1991 South Korean fans got an All-Korean world title bout as Hi-Yong Choi successfully defended the WBA Minimumweight title against compatriot Bong-Jun Kim. This was the second meeting between the two men with Choi actually taking the title from Kim a little more than 8 months earlier in a competitive bout, unfortunately the rematch was rather 1-sided with Choi winning clearly. Sadly the losses for Kim were the start of the end and he would win just once more before retiring in the mid 1990's.
Exactly 10 years after the second Choi/Kim bout we had a bout of note in Thailand where the great Pongsaklek Wonjongkam retained his WBC Flyweight title with an 8th round technical decision over Alex Baba. This bout came just over 7 months after Wonjongkam had won the title, following his opening round blow out over Malcolm Tunacao, and was his second successful defense just months after he had taken out Hayato Asai in a very 1 sided affair.
Exactly 1 year later we saw a Japanese great in action, though sadly he was a long way from being his best. That man was Joichiro Tatsuyoshi who scored a second round TKO against Phalangchai Chuwatana in Bangkok. This was to be "Joe's" last win and a return to a Thai ring some 5 months later saw Tatsuyoshi suffering a 7th round TKO loss to Sakai Jockygym. Surprisingly this bout wasn't just "Joe's last win" but was also his first bout for more than 5 years!
(Photo, of Wonjongkam, courtesy of Scott Mallon)