It's not often you seen a teenager travel to another country to rip a world title from an unbeaten champion. That is exactly what we saw on this day in 2014 when Japan's little known Mako Yamada travelled to Chuncheon, South Korea, and ripped the WBO female Minimumweight title from Su Yun Hong.
At the time Yamada was just 19, she was 6-0 (2) and had never fought outside of Japan. In fact she had only fought 26 professional bouts. Hong, on the other hand, was 9-0 (5) she had defended the title twice and was regarded as one of the faces of Korean boxing, at the age of 27.
Surprisingly the teenager went over and out fought, out boxed and out fought the local, taking the split decision win, with only a Korean judge siding with Hong. This should have been a huge coming out win for Yamada, though unfortunately she hasn't actually fought as a professional fighter since. She has, to our knowledge, worked in kick boxing since this win, but doesn't appear to have any intention of boxing again. As for Hong she has actually continued fighter, and has since gone 6-1 (2) since.
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1973-Venice Borkhorsor Vs Erbito Salavarria
1969-Shozo Saigo Vs Pedro Gomez