We've got to apologise in advance here, but sadly we've been unable to find much of note coming on this day with plenty of lesser fights but very little major fights. As a result we've only got 2 fights of note for October 13th.
The first of those two bouts came back in 1996 when Yong Soo Choi successfully defended his WBA Super Featherweight title for the 3rd time and over-came hard hitting Japanese challenger Yamato Mitani. Choi had won the title in 1995 with a 10th round stoppage of the highly experienced Victor Hugo Paz and had already beaten Mitani in his first defense of the belt before scoring this second win over him. In total Choi made 7 successful defenses with Mitani accounting for 2 of them, Lakva Sim was one of them, Koji Matsumoto was another and Takanori Hatakeyama was another, sadly for Choi a second meeting with Hatakeyama saw him losing his belt to the Japanese fighter. Sadly for Mitana he would never get another world title fight and would retire in the late 1990's have had 2 reigns as the OPBF champion and one as the Japanese champion.
The other bout came in 2012 in the USA as we saw Nonito Donaire defeat Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka in 9 rounds. The bout was advertised as a special clash between one of he sports rising stars, Donaire, against one of Japan's best though in reality it was a case of Nishioka collecting a retirement fund after more than a year of inactivity. This proved to be the case as Nishioka looked less than a shadow of himself and although he showed some heart in the bout there was no fighting spirit left in him. It was a shame to see this version of Nishioka in the ring but he was happy to announce his actual retirement after the fight and we've not seen him in the ring since, in fact we've seen him regularly at ringside where he often works as a very good commentator.