A few short days ago Top Rank released the full bout list for their first live "Fist of Power" show from Shanghai. The card, which is scheduled to take place on August 26th, is set to be Top Rank's first show on the Chinese mainland.
The card will kick off with a 4 round bout at Featherweight between Liu Yongcai (1-0-1, 1) and Xu Que (0-1). This is set to take place at 7PM local time and will be an all-Chinese bout, the only one on the show. Following the all-Chinese opener fans will get the chance to see unbeaten Chinese Light Heavyweight Qu Peng (5-0-1, 3) taking on Filipino Marlon Alta (12-4, 9), a former OPBF Middleweight title challenger. At the moment Boxrec.com list Peng to be fighting Joe D'Angelo (3-3-1, 1) of Australia though we'll be taking the word of Top Rank here.
In the first 6 rounder of the show China's unbeaten Zhou Yun Fei (2-0) will be battling Australian visitor Marcos Amado (4-1, 2) in what looks like a pretty competitive bout between two men at the early stages of their career. The next listed bout is a "swing bout" which will be used to fill in a gap in the card should it be needed. This contest will feature China's Ma Yi Ming (10-5, 6) taking on Thailand's Morakote Patanakan Gym (8-4, 4).
The main scheduled bout will be the shows first title bout and will see the always fun to watch Ik Yang (16-0-0-1, 11)* battling against Thailand's Sukkasem Kietyongyuth (13-2, 8) in a contest for the WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight title. This bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, should be the most exciting bout on the card though will likely be one-sided with Yang being a genuine wrecking ball at 135lbs.
The main event of the card will be the second title bout and, easily, the most significant bout of the card. This contest will see Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1, 16) taking on Panama's Walter Tello (20-7, 8) in a about for the WBA interim Light Flyweight title. The bout, the most important bout in Petalcorin's career, looks like a tough one on paper despite the different records of the two men involved. We know Petalcorin is "supposed" to win though this is a genuinely tough test for the young Filipino.
A second swing bout for the show is scheduled to between Thailand's Phompetch Twin Gym (6-0, 3) and the completely unknown Halimubieke (?-?). by completely unknown we really don't know anything about Halimubieke who doesn't appear to be listed on boxrec.com and Top Rank list as a fighter from "Unknown, China" with no record. What we do know however is that he's 20 years old and that his bout will be fought at Lightweight, making things interest as Top Rank list him as being tall and rangy.
*Boxrec list Yang as 16-0-0-1 (11) Top Rank report Yang as 15-0-0-1 (9) we're unsure why the records are so different though we assume it's somthing to do with "Fightfax"
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