On this day....
1998-Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (15-4-1, 12) vs Jose Rafael Sosa (30-11-5, 20)
One of the last big wins of Joichiro Tatsuyoshi's career saw him successfully defending the WBC Bantamweight title against Argentinian veteran Jose Rafael Sosa. This was Tatsuyoshi's first defense of his second reign, which had began when he had upset Sirimongkol Singwancha, in a sensational bout. Sadly this is a more forgotten contest than his title win, and he would lose the title less than 10 months later.
1987-Sung Kil Moon (0-0) Vs Ric Bajelot (11-2-3)
Korea fighter Sung Kil Moon is an all time legend, a war monger and a hero among fans who like exciting, high pressure wars. Prior to turning professional he had been a stellar amateur and would debut on this day in 1987, stopping Ric Bajelot in the 4th round, of a scheduled 8 round contest. Bajelot wasn't an amazing fighter but was a durable opponent and this win was very impressive.
1981-Yoko Gushiken (23-0, 15) Vs Pedro Flores (16-7, 4) II
The legendary reign of Yoko Gushiken came to end when he lost his second bout with Pedro Flores. In late 1980 Gushiken had successfully defended the WBA Flyweight title, winning a close but clear decision on the cards. A rematch however would end with Gushiken being stopped in the 12th round and ending his career with 13 world title defenses.
1965-Hideyuki Ohashi's birthday
Former 2-time world champion, and current Japanese gym owner, Hideyuki Ohashi was born on this day in 1965. His 24 fight career wasn't the most amazing, but he really did achieve more than many realise, and would later become one of the major forces in Japanese boxing as a manager and gym owner. A real credit to the sport as both a fighter and promoter.