We've got to admit that we again struggled to get a lot of interesting things for September 23rd. We have come up with a few things but we need to admit, very openly, that we've struggled immensely and. For that we're sorry.
The first we found was in 1937 when Filipino legend Ceferino Garcia battled against sensational Barney Ross for the third time. Garcia, fighting for the world Welterweight title this time around, was unable to match Ross who was on top of his game and able to show off masterful skills despite breaking one of his hands. For Ross this was sensational whilst for Garcia it was the first of two failed shots at the Welterweight crown, also losing to Henry Armstrong the following year.
It was on this day in 1962 that Hwan-Kil Yuh was born in Namhae. The Korean fighter held the IBF World super featherweight title for 10 months in the mid 1980's making 1 defense of the belt, against Sak Galaxy, before losing it in a split decision to Lest Ellis. Sad Yuh's life was cut short in 2009 following a hit and run accident. He was just 46.
Due to lack of notable events on this day we've also thought it worthy to mention that Czar Amonsot, the man pictured, suffered his most humiliating defeat on this day in 2006. Amonsot was fighting against Indonesian Simson Butar Butar in a bout contracted at Super Featherweight, Amonsot however failed weight badly, coming in 5lbs over the limit, and was stopped after just 47 seconds by Butat Butar. Interesting this was the second time Butar Butar had stopped Amonsot who has never been stopped by anyone else. Despite those losses to the Indonesian we've seen Amonsot prove his toughness several times, the most famous of which came in his bloody war with Michael Katsidis in 2007.
(Image courtesy of boxrec.com)