On this day...
2015-Rey Loreto (19-13, 11) vs Nkosinathi Joyi (24-3-0-1, 17) II
In early 2014 Filipino fighter Rey Loreto shocked the sport with a KO win against former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi in Monaco. The following year Loreto proved it wasn't a fluke, stopping Joyi inside a round in South Africa to make a strong case for a world title fight, that he would eventually get and sadly lose.
1997-Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (31-2-1, 25) Vs Luis Doria (13-1, 9)
After regaining the IBF Minimumweight title in July 1996 Ratanapol Sor Vorapin would begin his second notable reign as the champion. In his 4th defense he took on Luis Doria, of Colombia, and scored a 4th round stoppage. The Thai would add 2 more defenss before losing in 1997 to Zolani Petelo
1924-Clever Sencio (0-0) Vs Frisco Concepcion (3-2)
It's hard to be sure with records from the early 1900's on their accuracy, but according to the record books it was on this day in 1924 that Filipino fighter Clever Sencio made his professional debut, winning the Oriental title in a15 round against Frisco Concepcion no less! Sencio wouldn't be a huge name in history books, but he would be a notable name, fighting against Pancho Villa in 1925 for the Flyweight title, the final All Filipino world title for over 90 years! Sadly he passed away tragically young in 1926 following a loss to Bud Taylor