September 16th hasn't been on of the most action packed days in the history of Asian boxing but is has been a day which has given us some bouts.
Some of the most recent notable bouts were back in 2012 when we saw two female world title bouts in Osaka. In one of them Etsuko Tada successfully retained her WBA female Minimumweight title with a very hard fought decision win over Naoko Shibata. The bout was very competitive and suggested that Shibata had the ability to one day become a world champion whilst Tada was given one of the best tests of her career.
The other female bout on the same show saw Ayaka Miyao claiming the WBA Atomweight title with a decision win over Mari Ando. This win for Miyao saw her winning a title she still holds to this day and has defended multiple times to become one of the most notable Atomweights in history alongside fellow Japanese fighter Momo Koseki.
On this day in 2007 we saw the final great memory of South Korean Yo-Sam Choi. Choi would defeat Terdkiat Jandaeng to claim the WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight title. Sadly just a fight later Choi would suffer life ending injuries and he passed away in early 2008 ending the career of one of the last South Korean world champions.
In 2005 we saw the final bout for Mongolian fighter Lakva Sim who defeated Ebo Elber in a WBA Lightweight title eliminator. Sim nevr managed to get the subsequent world title bout and retired aged 32 as the first, and only, Mongolian to have won a world title.
(Image, of Sim, courtesy of boxrec.com)