October 29th has been a relatively interesting day in Asian boxing boxing history though it's actually a very recent date that stands out head and shoulders above all the others. So for the first time we're actually only going to look at one day in history, hopefully though people will understand why.
The day in question was October 29th 2005 and the card in question was a Golden Boy Promotions show in Arizona that featured featured 4 world title fights that featured Thai fighters against Mexican fighters.
At Light Flyweight fans saw Hugo Fidel Cazares defend his WBO title against Kaichon Sor Vorapin in a fight that was a mismatch on paper though proved to be very interesting. The fight saw Kaichon dropped twice early before dropping Cazares in round 6. Unfortunately Cazares got up from the knockdown to stop the Thai later the same round in what was a truly exciting Light Flyweight contest. Sadly for Kaichon this was his sole world title bout and ended a 13 fight winning streak from the Thai that dated back almost 2 years.
In the Super Flyweight division Fernando Montiel defending his WBO title against the previously unbeaten Pramuansak Posuwan. The Thai entered the bout unbeaten in 30 fights and was very unfortunate to lose to Montiel here in a very competitive bout that Pramuansak would likely have won had the bout been in Thailand. The Thai would get a second shot at this title in 2009 though on that occassion he came up short against Jose Lopez in Puerto, that loss was the start of the end for the Thai who lost his 3 subsequent bouts before retiring in 2012 with an outstanding record of 45-5-1 (24), sadly 2 of those losses came in his most significant contests.
In a Bantamweight bout we saw WBO champion Ratanachai Sor Vorapin take on the thunderously hard hitting Jhonny Gonzalez and unfortunately the Thai was stopped in the 7th round after being bounced off the canvas several times earlier in the contest. For the Thai this was his second defense and unfortunately it was to be his final bout as a champion in a career that continued until 2011 and saw him come up short in another world title fight against popular Filipino against Gerry Penalosa in 2008.
For many fans who remember this show the most memorable contest was the Super Bantamweight title bout that saw Sod Kokietgym come up short on the judges score cards against Mexican banger Daniel Ponce De Leon in another WBO title fight, that was despite dropping the Mexican in the 2nd round. The bout was thrilling with both men trying to take each other's head off in one of the best all-southpaw bouts in recent years. Unfortunately for Sod a rematch just 9 months later saw the Thai being iced inside a round in one of the most chilling knockouts in recent memory.
This card featured 2 other Mexico Vs Thai bouts which included Thailand's only win as Terdsak Kokietgym narrowly out pointed Carlos Contreras in an 8 round bout.