On this day...
2015-Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5) vs Shiming Zou (6-0, 1)
Former amateur rivalries that boil into the pro ranks aren't that rare, but they are nice to see, especially at the very top level. One notable all-Asian rivalry that began in the amateurs and flowed into the professional scene was the rivalry between Amnat Ruenroeng and Zou Shiming, who fought several times in the amateurs before meeting in 2015 as professionals. The bout saw amnat Ruenroeng travel to Macao and surprisingly over-come Shiming, in a foul fest, to retain the IBF Flyweight title. Shiming would later claim the WBO title, but not have the success he was expected to have as a professional, and lost the title in his first defense.
2010-Jomthong Chuwatana (0-0) vs Chartthai Chumpaetour (0-0)
Thai Jomthong Chuwatana didn't have a prolonged boxing career, but it was certainly a notable one, winning the OPBF title in his third fight, scoring notable wins over Dong Hyuk Kim, Ronlad Pontilla and Daiki Kaneko and going to challenge Takashi Uchiyama. The Thai was a former Muay Thai standout, and his professional boxing career began in 2010, when he stopped fellow debutant Chartthai Chumpaetour inside a round in 2010.
1970-Dong Kyun Yum (0-0) vs Jong Ho Lee (0-0)
Another debut on this day came in 1970 when a 19 year old Dong Kyun Yum began his career with a 4 round decision win against Jong Ho Lee. Yum would go on to have a long career for a Korean, fighting 66 times in a little over a decade. During his career he would go on to claim the South Korean Super, OPBF and WBC Super Bantamweight titles, winning the WBC title from Royal Kobayashi. Interestingly Lee has no other recorded bouts.