Whilst October 6th had a number of amazing bouts that we had to miss out sadly October 7th hasn't really got much of note for us to talk about. It's not been actionless but it's not a great day.
The first of the notable bouts comes from 1975 when Susumu Hanagata, the mentor of rising star Kosei Tanaka, lost his second successive bout to Erbito Salavarria. Hanagata had lost his WBA Flyweight title to Salavarria in their first meeting and was unable to regain it this rematch, notably the Japanese fighter lost both fights, at home, by split decision.
In 1978 South Korean fans saw the professional debut of Chul Ho Kim. Kim, then a 17 yeah old form Osan City, kicked off his career with a 4 round points win over Jae Kyu Bae he would later become the Sotuh Korean and WBC Super Flyweight champion. Chul won the WBC title in 1981 by beating Rafael Orono and would defend the belt 5 times before losing it back to Orono in a rematch in 1982. Interestingly Kim would later manager the great Sung-Kil Moon.
In 2006 fans in the US saw the little known Glenn Donaire battle against the hard hitting Vic Darchinyan. Donaire lost a clear technical decision, and was likely going to be stopped if the bout was ended due to a clash of heads. Donaire was challenging for the IBF Flyweight and although he lost he set the stage, albeit inadvertently, for his brother, Nonito Donaire, to become a star. Just 9 months after this fight Nonito stopped Darchinyan in frightening fashion to announce himself on the world stage and the rest, as they say, is history.
(Image, of Glenn Donaire, courteys of boxrec.com)