We've had a lot of world title fights, featuring Asian fighters, fall on February 3rd, so it was hard to pick one as a standout to feature as our main fight, however we settled on the 1991 war between Japan's Kiyoshi Hatanaka (then 21-1-1, 14), and Argentina's Pedro Ruben Decima (then 26-2, 18). The bout took place at the Rainbow Hall in Nagoya and saw both men being dropped in a brilliant war!
Decima entered the bout as the WBC Super Bantamweight champion, having ripped the title away from Paul Banke 3 months earlier. Hatanaka had previously come up short in a WBC Super Flyweight title bout, but had moved up in weight following his loss and certainly seemed to be better suited to a higher weight.
Sadly Hatanaka would fight only once more after this before retiring. He is now a promoter in Japan, who promotes Kosei Tanaka and his own son, Kento Hatanaka.
As mentioned we have had other world title fights on this day
2018-Jerwin Ancajas v Israel Gonzalez
2001-Andy Tabanas v Fahlan Sakkreerin II
1981-Shoji Oguma v Chan-Hee Park III