Whilst the card may not have featured Raymi, the body punching KO king, it did featured 6 bouts and a staggering 11 men went in to their bouts with unbeaten records.
The only man who had a defeat on his record going in to the show was Mawj Abdulrezak (2-2) from Somalia. Abdulrezak had suffered 2 losses already this month but prevented a trio by out pointing fellow Somalian Bahr Slyman (1-1), who lost his unbeaten record as a result.
Slyman was one of 3 men who lost their unbeaten records via unanimous decision with both Alwan Hawshabi (1-1) and Ali Sanabani (2-1, 1) also dropping clear decisions. For Hawshabi it was a clear shut out to Othman Qasim (2-0) that saw his "0" vanish whilst Sanabani was dominated by Asam Dolbhante (2-0).
The luckiest man to hold on to his unbeaten record was Ali Salem (2-0, 1) who scraped a majority verdict over Saeed Asam (1-1, 1).
There was no questions to be asked of either Moxamad Abdu (2-0, 1) or Yasin Abdulkhalik (3-0, 3) who both finished their bouts inside the distance. For Abdulkhalik his victory came in the 3rd round, stopping Egyptian Ali Saber (1-1), whilst Abdu claimed his victory in round 2 stopping Raydan Shameeri (1-1).
In Japan we had 2 cards, the most noteworthy of which was at the Sambo Hall in Kobe.
The main in Kobe saw Teiru Kinoshita (18-0-1, 3) defeating Junichi Ebisuoka (23-16-5, 10) by decision and defending his Japanese Super Flyweight title in the process. Although Ebisuoka did give his all he was pretty clearly out pointed on all 3 cards.
Surprisingly on an 8 bout show Kinoshita was the only man to claim a unanimous decision and in fact one of just two men to claim a decision on the entire show. The only other man to win a decision was Hiroki Yamamoto (6-8-1, 1) who took a split decisionover Munehito Kijima (4-4-1).
Whilst there were only 2 winners in contests that went the distance there was also a split decision draw between debutant Kensuke Fujita (0-0-1) and Yasuyuki Otagaki (1-1-2).
Shockingly the most common result on the card was T/KO 1 with 3 opening round victories. The quickest of these came in just 20 seconds as Ryoma Yasuda (2-0, 2) quickly despatched Yuki Ide (0-1). It didn't take Shota Yamamoto (3-0, 2) much longer at 38 seconds to stop Takeshi Kamino (0-1). The other opening round victory took 144 seconds as Kenta Shimizu (4-3-1, 2) beat the previous unbeaten Ryoki Hirai (3-1-1, 1).
The cards two remaining bouts also ended early with Jun Tamura (4-1, 3) stopping Yosuke Shimagawa (2-5, 2) in the fourth and final round of their bout and Kazuhiro Nishitani (11-2, 5) stopped Takashi Oda (8-12-2, 5) at the very end of round 7.
The other card in Japan took place at the Aioi Hall, Kariya, Aichi, Japan. This card featured 8 bouts.
This show opened with 3 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. These bouts saw Masaru Urata (2-0, 1) claim a split decision over Masatsugu Ito (0-1); Jun Takigawa (1-0, 1) taking a second round stoppage over Takuro Sato (1-3) and a draw between Nao Iwata (3-10-3) and Toru Matsumoto (1-4-3, 1).
As well as the 4 round contests the show also featured a trio of 6 round bouts. These included a stoppage win for Yuji Iwata (6-4-1, 2) who stopped the relatively undurable Takahiro Hori (4-7-1, 3) in the 4th. The other two bouts over 6 rounds both went to decision as Ryosuke Maruki (6-1-1, 4) almost shut out Ronnel Esparas (10-11-1, 2) and Akito Hoshi (7-5, 2) took a clear and dominant decision over Kazuki Fukakura (5-6-2, 2).
The sole 8 round contest on the show saw Daiki Koide (20-5-2, 9) stopping the over-matched Shinichi Tsukahara (7-6-2, 3) in the 4th round.
In the main event Kazuya Maruki (14-2, 9) claimed a clear but yet competitive 10 round decision over the game but limited Rufino Mante (8-16-2, 4). Mante may not have had the skill to defeat Maruki but he refused to just lie down and lose and it made for a genuinely interesting bout.
We also had a show in South Korea at the Puno Boxing Gymnasium in Gimpo. This card featured 6 bouts.
The card kicked off with it's 3 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. These saw victories for Da-Won Suh (1-3) who out pointed Dawit (1-2) and Ji-Hwan Bang (2-0, 1) who lived up to his name and banged out Jung-Ho Kim (0-2) in just 40 seconds. The other 4 round contest on the card ended in a draw as debutant Soo-Jin Park (0-0-1) was held by Sung-Hwan Kim (0-0-2).
The remaining contests were all scheduled for 6 rounds.
Cruiserweight In-Ho Cha (4-0, 4) managed to rack up his 4th stoppage this year as he took out Dong-Uk Kim (2-4, 2) inside a round. This was an impressive victory for Cha given that Jae-Chan Kim, the former Korean Heavyweight champion, couldn't stop Dong-Uk Kim in 6 rounds.
In Welterweight action Sang-Joon Park (4-3-1) managed to move to a 50% winning record as he out pointed Yong-Soo Kim (2-3-1, 2) in a clear decision.
At Super Flyweight Ji-Hoon Kim (3-4, 1), obviously not the Ji-Hoon Kim we all love and know, was out pointed by the unbeaten Joo-Hyun Kim (4-0-1, 1). Interestingly this was the lightest weight Joo-Hyn Kim has fought at having previously fought as high as Super Bantamweight.