With a busy weekend just around the corner it was nice to see action around the world today, starting off with Australia.
In Queensland a show promoted by Ace Boxing Promotions featured 3 Asians though unfortunately none of them were successful.
The card saw Inodnesian Yakub Ton (4-9, 2) unfortunately suffering his second stoppage loss as the hard hitting Ozan Craddock (4-0, 4) managed to take him out in the second of a scheduled 4 rounds.
Ton's misfortune was followed by a decision loss for compatriot Rivo Rengkung (30-15-5, 10) in the main event. Rengkung was out pointed by Brett William Smith (16-2-1, 7) over 8 rounds to make it a bad day for Indonesians.
Sadly things weren't any better for Thai visitor Dennapa Bigshotcamp (12-26, 4) who also suffered a decision loss as Jason Kanofski (18-7-3, 3) beat him over 6 rounds.
Just a short time after the Australian card action kicked off in Thailand with a show at the Toyota Office, Kanchanaburi.
The main event in the Thai card saw the very highly regarded Wanheng Menayothin (28-0, 9) successfully defend his WBC International Minimumweight title as he stopped Raul Pusta Jr (8-2-2, 2) in the 10th round.
As well as the win for Menayothin there was also a victory for former world title contender Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym (37-2, 27) who fought for the first time since suffering a controversial loss to Koki Kameda. The Thai had far too much for the ill matched Jemmy Gobel (17-21-5, 13) who has started to make losing an art form in recent bouts.
The only other bout on the card saw Petchwanchai Sor Visetkit (8-4, 4) claiming a decision victory over Amnart Kiatpracha (0-2). The 6 round bout appears to have been little more than a warm up for the Thai who si expected to return to the ring inside the next 2 weeks.
In Japan "Reason Promotions" also hosted a card headlined by an 8 round contest between Ryosuke Kinoshita (9-8-1, 3) and Kanae Onogi (6-5, 3). The bout, pretty evenly matched on paper, saw Kinoshita recording just his 3rd stoppage win, stopping Onogi early in the 5th round.
The undercard of the show featured 11 novice bouts (including 2 female bouts). As per usual we won't list all of those, though it was good to see Naoto Uebayashi (3-0, 2) score his biggest win, taking a 5 round decision over Atsuki Hayashi (6-1-1, 2) whilst Seiya Fujikita (3-0, 1) over-came fellow unbeaten Takuya Mori (4-1, 3).
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.