This coming weekend unbeaten Indonesian prospect Ari Agustian (7-0, 7) will battle in a regional title fight against Suntorn Panhom (3-3, 2). Interestingly it's now been revealed that Agustian has changed his training set up in the build up to this bout.
The unbeaten Indonesian had previously been working with Damianus Yordan, the older brother of Daud Yordan. Apparently however they have split in rather odd circumstances, with Agustian said to have had problems and wanted to be independent, suggesting that Yordan wanted to instill a sense of discipline in the unbeaten 23 year old.
Despite leaving the guidance of Yordan the unbeaten fighter isn't going alone, and has joined up Cosmas Radias, his former amateur coach. He's been training in Pontiak for this bout and stated that he was ready for this bout, and was sure he would win.
Another young Indonesian fight on the same card is Andika "D'Golden Boy" Sabu (15-0, 8), who will be expecting a real test as he takes on the tough Romshane Sarguilla (7-2-2, 4), and he, like Agustian, sounded confident in comments made to the Indonesian press.
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).
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