According to the great people at Rondeaktual and Indonesian promoter Martin Daniel there will be 3 Indonesian prospects stepping up in class on January 25th to take on International opponents.
The fighters in question are Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4), Patrick Liukhoto (9-0-1, 7) and Andika Sabu (15-0, 8), aka Andika D'Golden Boy.
At the moment none of the fighters have had opponents named but all are being put in with international opponents, likely to be Filipino or Thai foes, as they continue to progress their career and develop from top domestic prospects to international hopefuls.
Whilst opponents haven't been named it has been revealed that Kundimang will be fighting for a minor WBC title at Light Welterweight, Liukhoto will be fighting for a regional WBO title at Bantamweight and Sabu will be fighting for a WBA regional title at Flyweight.
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On September 28th fight fans at Jakarta Big Fight X got the chance to see several all Indonesian bouts, none of which are currently listed on boxrec.com.
The most notable of those saw the unbeaten Andika Sabu (15-0, 8), also known as Andika D'Golden Boy, score a 4th round win over late replacement opponent Faisol Akbar Jr (2-1, 2).
The inexperienced Akbar filled in for the injured Melianus Mirin (9-5, 6), who was hurt in a motorbike accident in the days leading up to the fight. Sadly however the short notice did Akbar no favours and cost him his unbeaten record.
The card also featured wins for fellow unbeaten prospects Rivo Kundimang (6-0, 1) and Jufri Kakahure (2-0, 2), with Kundimang taking a decision win and Kakahure stopping his foe.
Although it wasn't explicitly stated to us from any of our sources we're expecting to see Sabu matched up with Mirin in the future.
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On September 28th we'll see Andika Sabu (14-0, 7), also known as Andika D'Golden Boy, return to the ring on Jakarta Big Fight X. Originally his opponent for that bout was Melianus Mirin (9-5, 6) though sadly we've been informed that Mirin won't be competing after the fighter suffered injuries from a motor bike accident, which saw the fighter hitting a wall on a bike.
From what we understand Mirin's injuries aren't life threatening but have derailed this fight, which in fairness promised much more than the records of the two men suggested.
As a result of Mirin's accident he has is likely to be replaced by novice Faisol Akbar Jr (2-0, 2), who debuted back in May and has just 6 rounds of professional experience under his belt.
Whilst it's a shame that Mirin has had to pull out of the bout it could be a great chance for Akbar to fight on a relatively big domestic card. It's just a shame he's had very little notice to prepare for the biggest bout of his career. As for Mirin we wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries
Earlier today, September 19th, Indonesian promoter Martin Daniel announced his next show, which is set to take place on September 28th at the ASMI Campus, in Pulomas, East Jakarta.
Today's announcement saw 5 bouts being announced for the card with the headline bout from the card being between unbeaten prospect Andika Sabu (14-0, 7), also known as Andika D'Golden Boy, and Melianus Mirin (9-5, 6), in a 12 round contest. The unbeaten fighter is highly regarded by those involved in Indonesian boxing, 22 year old hasn't really managed to score a win of note, and all of his bouts have taken place on the Indonesian domestic scene. He is promising but there are a lot of questions for him to answer. Mirin on the other hand has been tested and despite losing his last two bouts, both in Thailand to promising Thai's in the form of Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart and Panya Pradabsri, he has proven to be tough and better than his record suggests.
Other notable fighters set to be on this card include Rivo Kundimang (5-0, 1), who will feature in the chief support bout, Jufri Kakahure (1-0, 1) who will be in an 8 rounder, and an interesting 10 round contest between veterans Samuel Tehuayo (21-44-2, 6) and Noldi Manakane (32-25-2, 18).
Earlier today fight fans in Singapore had a treat, albeit maybe not the treat they were expecting, as Cartel Promotions put on a notable show in Singapore City.
The show had 4 bouts of note on it featuring several promising unbeaten prospects.
One of those unbeaten prospects was Indonesian Andika Sabu (12-0, 6), who stopped Sylem Serang (7-10-1, 1) in 5 rounds to keep his unbeaten run going. Although Sabu isn't regarded as one of the hot prospects in Indonesia it should be noted that he is young, at just 21, and already has international experience as well as a notable win over compatriot Heri Amol. Potentially he is one who could make a notable mark this year and this was a good start to the year for the youngster.
In form Filipino Jeson Umbal (13-5, 9) continued winning run, extending it to 5 straight wins, as he took out the usually durable Nasibu Ramadhan (21-9-2, 10) in 2 rounds, Umbal didn't look great in the opening round but got out fast in round 2 and stopped Ramadhan less than 30 seconds into the second round. Originally Umbal was supposed to face Roman Canto (12-8-3, 7), but Ramadhan appears to have been an improvement, despite being stopped early on.
Another fight that saw a late opponent change saw Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (10-0, 7), defeat Namibian Idd Pialari (17-3-1, 12) in 3 rounds. Originally Abduqaxorov was supposed to face Ukrainian veteran Viktor Plotnykov (34-4, 16) but had a late change of opponent and made an example of the over-matched Pialari.
In the main event of the card Uzbek novice Azizbek Abdugofurov (5-0, 4) took a hard fought decision win over former 2-weight world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha (91-3, 57). Abdugofurov had only fought 10 career rounds before this bout but was taken the 12 round ristance as he recorded his first defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Middleweight title. The win will push the Uzbek's career forward however his failure to stop Sirimongkol, a 39 year old former Bantamweight champion, might see the unbeaten man just being held back a touch in the year rather than being rushed forward. For Sirimongkol the loss ends 48 fight, 13 year, winning run.
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