When we talk about notable days in Asian boxing August 14th 2010 needs to go down as one of the most interesting.
In Panama we saw the first "world" title bout involving Gennady Golovkin who blew away Milton Nunez inside a minute to claim the WBA "interim" Middleweight title. The fight was one of the quickest in Golovkin's career and began his stunning run of world title bouts which has seen him score 12 straight stoppages in world title bouts in just 4 years!
In Mexico fans had the chance to see Filipino star Donnie Nietes successfully retain his WBO Minimumweight title with a clear decision win over Mario Rodriguez who. Rodriguez would, 3 years, later be beaten by Katsunari Takayama in an IBF title fight also held in Mexico.
In the US we saw disappointment as Ji-Hoon Kim failed in his attempt to claim the IBF Lightweight from Miguel Vazquez. Kim was made to look his usual wild and crude self by Vazquez who defended his belt with an easy decision.
Prior those trio of world title fights there had, of course, been other notable fights on the same date, including the WBA Bantamweight title fight between South Korea's Sung Kil Moon and Khaokor Galaxy in 1988. The bout, the first between the two men, saw Moon winning the bout with a technical decision. He would later lose the title to Galaxy in a rematch 11 months later.
In 1973 we saw Koichi Wajima defending his unified Light Middleweight throne for the 5th time and defeating Silvano Bertini by 12th round TKO.
(Image courtesy of boxrec.com)