On this day...
2008-Manny Pacquiao (45-3-2, 34) Vs Juan Manuel Marquez (48-3-1, 35) II
The second meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fell on this day in 2008, as they continued their storied and legendary rivalry. They had first met in 2004, in a very controversial draw, and the controversy didn't stop here with Pacquiao taking a razor thin split decision to retain the WBC Super Featherweight title. Two would go on to fight twice more, with the two fighters splitting those bouts. Although the series ended 2-1-1 in favour of Pacquiao, it was Marquez with the last laugh, scoring an amazing KO over Pacquiao in their final bout.
2008-Terdsak Kokietgym (29-2, 19) Vs Steve Luevano (34-1, 15)
On the same card as the first Pacquiao Vs Marquez rematch fans had the chance to see Thai fighter Terdsak Kokietgym challenge WBO Featherweight champion Steve Luevano. Sadly for the Thai he was completely neutralised by the busy and effective jab of Luevano, which was thrown so regularly it set a new record for the Featherweight division. The Thai would remain a notable contender through his career and would go on to have a FOTY contender in 2014 with Orlando Salido.
2004-Keisuke Ayukawa (16-6-1, 12) vs Masanao Noto (8-1, 5)
Tragedies, sadly, happen in boxing. One such case was the tragic pass of Masanao Noto who passed away at the age of 24 on April 2nd 2004. His died due to injuries he suffered in his March 15th bout with Keisuke Ayukawa. The bout saw Noto lose a 10 round majority decision before failing to recover from injuries suffered to Ayukawa. Ayukawa wouldn't really bounce back, and would lose his next fight before retiring.
1997-Daorung Chuwatana (60-6-3, 36) vs Felix Machado (12-2, 5)
Thailand's Daorung Chuwatana became a 2-time WBA Bantamweight champion in 1996, when he beat Nana Yaw Konadu to reclaim the title that he had lost to Veeraphol Sahaprom in 1995. His first, and only successful, defense of his second reign saw Daorung take a split decision win over Venezuelan foe Felix Machado. Sadly for Daorung he would lose the belt in a rematch with Konadu just 3 months after this bout.