We've got to admit we've really struggled to find much of note that has happened on December 12th, though we have managed to come across 2 bouts of note and an active fighter who is celebrating his birthday.
In 1968 fans in Japan saw the Japanese based Hawaiian born fighter Takeshi Fuji lose the WBA Light Welterweight to the amazingly elusive Nicolino Locche. Fuji was one of the students of the great Eddie Townsend and in 1967 he claimed the unified Light Welterweight titles with a stoppage against Sandro Lopopolo. Sadly he was stripped of the WBC title after a single defense and then lost the WBA title, via 10th round retirement, to Locche who made him look second rate in comparison.
In 2000 Masamori Tokuyama became the first "North Korean" to successfully defend a world title as he clearly out pointed Akihiko Nago. Tokuyama, who was born in Japan though associated himself with North Korea at that point in his career, successfully retained the WBC Super Flyweight title for the first time. For Nago this was his second shot at a world title after he had previously lost in a WBA world title bout some 13 months earlier, for Tokuyama however it continued a very memorable career that saw him becoming a 2-time world champion.
In terms of birthday's we'd like to to say happy birthday to Filipino fan favourite Denver Cuello who was born on this date in 1986.