Sadly we've got to report another disappointing day for October 14th which, like it's predecessor. doesn't appear to have been a great day.
It appears that one of the best days was actually October 14th 2013, a day in which we had a number of recognisabe names in action, albeit at a sub-world level.
One of the cards last year saw two OPBF title bouts. One of those was for the Featherweight championship which was won by current champion Hisashi Amagasa, who actually defends his title tomorrow, Amagasa over-came former world champion Ryol Li Lee to win the belt and avenge and earlier career defeat to Lee. Since this bout Amagasa has already made 2 defenses of the belt and will look for a third tomorrow when he takes on Ryo Takenaka in a bout that the champion is heavily favoured in.
The other OPBF title fight on the same day saw Shingo Wake successfully defend the Super Bantamweight title with a 3rd round TKO against Filipino challenge Jhunriel Ramonal. The Filipino was not match for Wake who was defending the belt for the second time following his title win 7 months earlier over Yukinori Oguni. Unlike Amagasa, who is still odd defending his belt happily we do believe that Wake is on the verge of a world title fight, possibly as soon as November!
One world title fight we did find on this day came back in 1992 when the great Hideyuki Ohashi defeated the previously unbeaten Hi Yong Choi to claim the WBA Minimumweight crown and become a 2-time champion. Ohashi, who had held the WBC title in 1990 before being beaten by Ricardo Lopez, won this fight almost 2 years after his loss to Lopez unfortunately his reign would last just 4 months. Interestingly just 6 days before Oashi lost his title Choi actually won the WBA Light Flyweight title with a victory over Leo Gamez.