January 28th 1968-El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Chartchai Chionoi (46-10-2, 30) vs Efren Torres (53-4-1, 35) I
In 1968 Chartchai Chionoi [ชาติชาย เชี่ยวน้อย] faced off with Mexican rival Efren Torres in the first of 3 bouts between the two men. This was a bloody war and would be regarded as one of the best fights when Ring Magazine did their "The 100 Greatest Title Fights of All-Time" list in 1996.
January 2nd 1973-Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan
Masao Oba (34-2-1, 15) vs Chartchai Chionoi (57-14-3, 35)
In 1973 we saw Japanese youngster Masao Oba [大場 政夫] fought for the final time before his life was unfortunately taken in an automobile accident. In his final fight he took on multi-time world champion Chartchai Chionoi [ชาติชาย เชี่ยวน้อย] in a bout for the WBA Flyweight title.
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