All hardcore boxing fans will instantly recognize the name Mahyar Monshipour, as one half of a fight that was, simply put, one of THE greatest in modern day history. Back in March of 2006, the Iranian-born Monshipour (full surname, Monshipour Kermani) met fellow super-bantamweight Somsak Sithchatchawal in a fight that saw the French citizen attempt to defend his WBA title for a sixth time. Ten absolutely astonishing and must-see rounds later, the man from Thailand was the new world champion.
Instantly recognized as an absolute classic, the 122-pound title fight was awarded with Ring magazine’s Fight of The Year distinction for 2006. For most fans outside of France, it was only after reading about this incredible fight that they had even heard of Monshipour (or Sithchatchawal for that matter)..