In recent years September 3rd has been an incredibly key day in Asian boxing with 3 majors fights in the last few years.
The most recent of those fights was in Japan as Daiki Kameda claimed the IBF Super Flyweight title with a well earned decision victory over Rodrigo Guerrero. Although the bout wasn't the greatest ever it did feature one or two fantastic rounds near the end and did see Kameda need to prove himself as opposed to being given a controversial win. What makes this fight very notable however was that it saw the Kameda brothers becoming the first trio to hold world titles at the same time. Sadly this win later lead to Daiki fighting in a would be unification bout with Liborio Solis and from the the careers of the Kameda's has really hit a wall.
Just hours prior to Daiki's win we saw Thailand's Denkaosan Kaovichit take a narrow split decision over Nobuo Nashiro to claim the WBA interim Super Flyweight title. The bout turned out to be Nashiro's last one before he announced his retirement from the sport, sadly for Kaovichit his attempt to win the full WBA title came a cropped as he was stopped, in 8, by Nashiro's compatriot Kohei Kono earlier this year.
Just 4 years prior to the two bouts mentioned above we saw an All Thai world title bout as Oleydong Sithsamerchai defended his WBC Minimumweight title against Pornsawan Porpramook, though the two men fought to a draw with many felt Sithsamerchai was fortunate considering he had been dropped in round 6 and seemingly dominated for much of the fight. Unfortunately Oleydong was starting to show clear signs of his struggles to make 105lbs and just 5 months he lost the title to rising Japanese star Kazuto Ioka who stopped him in the 5th round.
Back in 1999 Thai fans got the chance to see the then unbeaten Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym defeat Leo Gamez for the WBA Flyweight title. The fight saw Sornpichai score an 8th round TKO over his Venezuelan foe. Sadly for Sornpichai his reign lasted just 11 months before he came up short against Puerto Rican Eric Morel and lost the belt.
One more fight of note occurred back in 1994 when Chana Porpaoin recorded the 5th defence of his WBA Minimumweight title courtesy of a unanimous decision over South Korean challenger Keum-Yung Kang. Chana would defend his belt a further 3 times before losing it to Nicaraguan Rosendo Alvarez. Almost 7 years later Chana would regain the title with a victory over Keitaro Hoshino.
(Image, of Chana Porpaoin, courtesy of boxrec.com)