On this day...
2017-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 39) Vs Roman Gonzalez (46-0, 38) I
Prior to 2017 only the real hardcore fans know who Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was. That changed in 2017 when he had his first bout with Roman Gonzalez and managed to really impress, holding his own with the Nicaraguan star. The Thai came out the blocks fast, dropping Gonzalez in the opening round, and unlike almost anyone else, the Thai stood with the Nicaraguan, trading shots and backing up Gonzalez. The bout saw Srisaket take a majority decision win, and announce himself on the world stage.
1979-Chan Hee Park (9-0-1, 5) Vs Miguel Canto (57-4-3, 15) I
The rivalry between Chan Hee Park, or Korea, and Mexican great Miguel Canto saw them fight twice in 6 months. The first of those bouts came on this day in 1979, when a young Park managed to take a clear decision over the aging Mexican fighter. Canto, one of the all time greats at Flyweight, would roll back the clock and earn a draw in their rematch in September. Park would defend the title 5 times, before losing it in May 1980 to Shoji Oguma.
1975-Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh (0-0) vs Sangthong Sithamarong (0-0)
Thailand's Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh, born Net Ladnork, is a sadly forgotten fighter who peaked young and died at the age of 23. Despite his short life he did fit a lot in, beginning with his debut in 1975, beating Sangthong Sithamarong with a 6 round decision, at the age of 15. He would later go on to capture the Thai national title in 1977 at Light Flyweight, whilst aged just 17 and would claim the WBC world title in 1978, whilst still a teenager. His reign was short lived though and he would lose the belt after just 7 months. During his career he went 29-7-2 (15) and took on a relative who's who before passing away after an auto-mobile accident.