Over the last 15 years or so there has been plenty of notable events coming on November 26th.
In 2002 Thai great Pongsaklek Wonjongkam traveled to Japan successfully defended the WBC Flyweight title against Japan's very own Hidenobu Honda. For Wonjongkam this was his second defense in Japan and his 6th defense in just over 20 months as the Thai kept up one of the busiest scheduled seen in recent memory, especially of a champion. The bout was a clear win for the Thai who would later become of the names of the 00's with notable wins over a relative who's who of the lower weights, including Koki Kameda, Daisuke Naito and Edgar among others.
In 2010 Japanese fans actually had something to celebrate as a pair of their fighters came out on top in notable world title bouts. One of those bouts saw Takahiro Ao claim the WBC Super Featherweight title with a 12 round decision over German based Vitali Tajbert with Ao becoming a 2-weight world champion. The other bout saw the popular Hozumi Hasegawa claim the WBC Featherweight title by out pointing Juan Carlos Burgos to himself become a 2-weight world champion. Hasegawa later attempted to become a 3-weight champion though came up short earlier this year against Kiko Martinez whilst Ao will be looking for a Lightweight title in 2015.
More recently, inm 2011, we saw Indonesian tough guy Angky Angkiotta come up short in a WBO Bantamweight title bout against Jorge Arce. The bout was for the vacant world title and was the second meeting between two men in less than 2 years following a bout for the WBO Super Flyweight title the previous year, a bout that was also won by Arce.