August 25th 2001-Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Chana Porpaoin (44-1-2, 17) Vs Yutaka Niida (13-0-3, 7)
In 2001 unbeaten Japanese fighter Yutaka Niida challenged WBA Minimumweight champion Chana Porpaoin.
February 10th 1993- Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan
Hideyuki Ohashi (19-4, 12) Vs Chana Porpaoin (26-0, 12)
In 1993 the then WBA Minimumweight champion Hideyuki Ohashi [大橋秀行] battled against unbeaten Thai challenger Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์].
May 9th 1993- Physical Education Center, Ang Thong, Thailand
Chana Porpaoin (27-0, 12) Vs Carlos Murillo (20-0, 17) I
In 1993 Thailand's Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์], the then WBA Minimumweight champion, took on the heavy handed Panamanian Carlos Murillo, in their first of two bouts.
January 28th 1995- National Stadium Gymnasium, Bangkok, Thailand
Chana Porpaoin (33-0, 13) vs Jin-Ho Kim (8-0, 4)
In 1995 the WBA Minimumweight champion Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์] took on Korean challenger Jin Ho Kim [김진호], who was the then OPBF champion.
December 2nd 1995-Provincial Gymnasium, Sa Kaeo, Thailand
Chana Porpaoin (35-0, 14) Vs Rosendo Alvarez (19-0, 14)
In the mid 1990's Thai fans saw the then WBA Minimumweight champion Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์] to face off against Nicaraguan challenger Rosendo Alvarez, in a rare all unbeaten match up.
April 16th 2001-Pacifico, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Chana Porpaoin (43-1-2, 17) v Keitaro Hoshino (21-6, 5)
In 2001 Thailand's Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์] travelled to Japan to face Keitaro Hoshino [星野敬太郎]. Porpaoin was looking to become a 2-time world champion whilst Hoshino was looking to retain the WBA Minimumweight title.
August 22nd 1993-Provincial Stadium, Sara Buri, Thailand
Chana Porpaoin (28-0, 12) vs Ronnie Magramo (18-4, 13)
In early 1993 Chana Porpaoin [ชนะ ป.เปาอินทร์] claimed the WBA Minimumweight title. In his second defense of that title he faced Filipino challenger Ronnie Magramo.
Thailand's Chana Porpaoin will never be confused for a puncher. The talented Thai was one of the top Minimumweights of the 1990's, albeit one who was lucky to never fight the great Ricardo Lopez. His reign as the WBA champion lasted almost 3 years and saw him defending the belt 8 times with one of those defenses being a genuinely fun to watch victory over Rafael Torres in a bout that actually saw the Thai being dropped in the opening round and looking in some trouble before eventually settling into the bout and scoring a KO of his own after some crazy trading of blows.
If you've not seen this one before it really is a very fun to watch contest with round 4 in particular standing out as one of the most exciting rounds of Chana's career.
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