November 20th hasn't been the busiest day in recent years in Asian boxing but we have managed to find 3 fights of note since 1980.
The first of those was back in 1980 when Yasutsune Uehara defeated Leonel Hernandez to successfully defend the WBA Super Featherweight title. This was Uehara's sole defense of the title before he was defeated by Samuel Serrano, the man he had originally beaten for the belt. Although Uehara only held the world title for 8 months he had managed to make his mark on the world of boxing with a short reign and as the 1980 Upset of the Year winner.
In 1992 Japanese puncher Yuji Watanabe came up short as he attempted to claim the WBA Super Featherweight title from Genaro Hernandez. Watanabe, who entered the bout 10-0 (10) was stopped in 6 rounds by Hernandez. Sadly for Watanabe he would come up short in his only subsequent world title bout, being stopped in 5 rounds by Wilfredo Vazquez in 1997.
In 1994 Thai veteran Daorung Chuwatana made the first defense of the WBA Bantamweight title as he over-came the previously unbeaten In-Sik Go with a technical decision win. Daorung would defend the belt once more before losing it to fellow Thai Veeraphol Sahaprom. In 1996 Daorung managed to have a second short reign as champion before retiring in 1997. For Go this was his sole world title bout and he would go 2-3 in subsequent fights before retiring in the late 1990's.
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