Earlier today it was confirmed that unbeaten Indonesian hopeful Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4) would be returning to the ring in Jakarta in March on a Daniel Martin show, to face an "international" opponent.
Specifics in regards to the date and and Kundimang's opponent have yet to be confirmed but the unbeaten 22 year old is regarded as one of the biggest hopes in Indonesian boxing, and and he had a really impressive 2018, socring 7 wins. It's unlikely he'll be that active this year, though he did actually fight for the first time in 2018 in March. During last year h won the IBPC and WBC Asian Boxing Council Youth Light Welterweight titles, in what was a huge year for the youngster.
We have have also been informed that Kundimang has began sparring with 4 domestic fighters to help prepare for his upcoming bout, and that it will be a "bigger bout" than his previous ones, the biggest of which have been bouts against the likes of Musa Andy Letding and Girapan Boonpeng.
Hopefully the March card will be announced shortly, as we're expecting to see several interesting names added to the show.
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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Yesterday in Indonesia fans had the chance to see touted prospect Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4) score his latest win, taking out Thai visitor Girapan Boonpeng (4-1, 4) in the opening round of a bout scheduled for 12.
The Indonesian hurt his opponent with a left hand inside the opening minute. The Thai failed to recover as Kundimang pursued him around the ring and finally dropped him as he tagged him up and down. The visitor got to his feet but was still hurt as Kundimang went on to finish him man, cornering him and unloading until the referee waved the bout off, with at an official time of 2 minutes 33 seconds.
With the win Kundimang claimed the WBC Asia Youth Light Welterweight title and took a huge step towards getting bigger and better bouts. For Boonpeng it makes us wonder just how bad his competition has been so far.
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Talented Indonesian Rivo Kundimang (7-0-1, 3) will be back in the ring this coming Friday as he looks to secure his next win. The bout, in East Jakarta, will see him taking on unbeaten Thai foe Girapan Boonpeng (4-0, 4) in a 12 round bout.
Last time out Kundimang failed to make weight, and paid a 10% penalty to his opponent. This time around however his weight is under control and he is already under the agreed limit for the contest.
Despite being under the weight for the bout, which is being fought at Light Welterweight, the Indonesian is expected to be the bigger man in the ring and also seemed incredibly confident, telling the press today that he was looking to stop the Thai, and not just win. His seem to know that a stoppage for the Indonesian would be a great result, but the Thai fighter won't have travelled to just roll over, especially given his unbeaten record, and it's clear he will have travelled to win.
This could end up being a very interesting card for both men, who are both in their early 20's and have a lot of time to build from a win, or rebuild from a loss.
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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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