We really hate days where we find little of interest for this segment and September 27th is certainly one such day where we've had to include a bout or two that wouldn't usually make it's way into this segment. We're sorry to those who love this section of our site but we really, really struggled this time around.
In 1970 we saw a tremendous contest as Japan's Yoshiaki Numata climbed off the canvas and stopped Raul Rojas to retain his WBC Super Featherweight title. Numata had really been in some trouble in round 4 and in round 5 though managed to pull it all out with just seconds left in the 5th. Prior the stoppage Numata had taken a 9 count in round 4 with Rojas complaining about the count being long after the fight, replay though shows it wasn't actually long. It was a marvelous comeback by the Japanese fighter who would defend the title twice more before being stopped by Ricardo Arredondo in 1971.
In 2008 we saw another world title fight as Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro traveled to Mexico in an attempt to win the WBC Light Flyweight world title. Sadly for Jaro he came up short despite flooring Edgar Sosa in round 9 and went on to lose a very, very clear decision. Despite the loss here Jaro has remained on the world stage since and actually went on to claim the WBC and Linear Flyweight title with a win over Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, though his reign was short lived and he would lose his title in a very memorable clash with Toshiyuki Igarashi.
Unfortunately the Jaro and Numata bouts were the only 2 major ones we found, though we have included 2 bonus bouts below.
In 1994 Thai fans in Bangkok had the chance to see Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai in action. Whilst Yodsanan fighting isn't notable it is worth noting that he was stopped inside a round by Sang-atit Worsuteera, this was the quickest loss of the Thai's career and saw him falling to 8-2. It would be 11 years later before we saw Yodsanan lose again with his next loss coming in 2005 to Vicente Mosquera in a bout that saw the Thai losing his world title, by then he had gone 37 bouts with out a loss, winning 36!
In 1987 Indonesian fans saw Nico Thomas score a 3rd round KO over Daud Sanusi. By it's self again this wasn't impressive though it did end a 4 fight winless streak for Thomas who would later become the second Indonesian fighter to become a world champion when he claimed the IBF Minimumweight title in 1989.
(Image, of Numata, courtesy of boxrec.com)