The first action was in Queensland, Australia where we had a trio of contests involving Asian fighters, unfortunately all three lost to highly regarded Aussie Olympians from the 2012 games.
For Aswin Cabuy (14-44-3, 7), of the Philippines, his suffering was short short lived as the hard hitting and very exciting Jeff Horn (5-0-1, 5) took him out inside a round. Despite the short contest for Cabuy his compatriot Joel Dela Cruz (17-19-2, 7) did manage to go a full 8 rounds against Cameron Hammond (5-0, 3) in what was an impressive showing of Cruz's toughness.
The other bout featuring an Asian in Australia was that of Yodkhunsuk Mor Poowana (2-1) who fought the very highly regarded Damien Hooper (5-0, 5) in a contest for the WBC Youth Silver Light Heavyweight. Despite being stopped in the second round Yodkhunsuk did unexpectedly drop Hooper in the opening round and seemed on the verge of scoring a 10-7 opening round before being stopped himself.
Things weren't any better for Asian's fighting in the US as Filipino former world title challenger Rolly Lunas (34-9-1, 20), AKA Rolly Matsushita, was stopped in the third round of his contest with Chris Avalos (23-2, 17). Sadly this loss is probably the end of Lunas's world title dreams and could instead see Avalos becoming a title challenger in his next contest or two. Incidentally Lunas was the second straight Filipino beaten by Avalos after Drian Francisco dropped a decision to Lunas earlier this yead.
On the same card as the Avalos/Lunas bout there was also disappointment for Russian Khurshid Abdullaev (6-0-1, 3) who was held to a 6 round draw by Yosmani Abreu (4-7-2).
The first set of results from what we consider Asia came from Podolsk in Russia where Dmitry Bogomolov put on a 7 fight show headlined by a PABA title contest.
The show kicked off with two female bouts. These saw Yulia Berezikova (1-0, 1) stopping Nadezhda Khaenok (1-1) in the third of a scheduled four rounds and Ekaterina Izotova (2-0-1) narrowly claiming a majority decision over the debuting Anna Poskrebysheva (0-1).
Following the female contests we then had two bouts scheduled for 8 rounds, though neither went the distance. These contests saw Konstantin Piternov (14-4, 4) stopping the less experienced Varazdat Chernikov (5-2, 1) in the sixth and Ruslan Semenov (5-25-1, 3) unexpectedly stopping Alphonce Mchumiatumbo (10-2-1, 9), who was 13lbs heavier than Semenov.
The sole 10 rounder on the Russian show saw Nikolay Potapov (11-0, 6) clearly out pointing Nasibu Ramadhani (12-4, 5) in what was Potapov's third successive 10 round decision victory.
In the first of two 12 rounders Arif Magomedov (8-0, 6) stopped Thomas Mashali (9-2-1, 5) in the second round. This was Magomedov's eighth victory this year and although he was fortunate on his debut and was dropped by Segundo Herrera he does seem to be progressing very quickly.
The main event, a PABA Lightweight title fight, saw Roman Andreev (15-0, 11) claiming his first professional title as he scored a seventh round technical decision over Ramadhani Shauri (16-4-1, 9). This was Andreev's biggest win to date and should help him to climb into the WBA's world rankings.
In later results, that we got from the Philippines, there were 6 contests. These began with a pair of 4 rounders as Pablito Canada (2-2) managed to over-come a knockdown to defeat Mark Postrano (1-2, 1) and Philip Luis Cuerdo (2-0, 1) took a majority decision over Mark Macabales (0-1).
In the sole 6 round bout of the Filipino show Raymond Empic (4-2, 2) stopped Richie Bagaan (2-3-1) in the fifth round.
The show chief support bouts were two bouts scheduled for 8 rounds. These saw the unbeaten Renerio Arizala (8-0-1, 3) taking a clear decision over Rissan Muelas (6-7, 4) whilst Argie Toquero (6-3-1, 4) took a much closer one over Menard Zaragosa (6-15-1, 4).
The main of the show saw Michael Dasmarinas (14-1, 8) being pushed hard by the less experienced Renren Pasignahin (5-2-1, 1) in a 10 round victory. Although Damarinas did take a unanimous decision he was given a solid test.
In China, where we also had action, fans had a chance to see a 6 fight show.
The under-card in China saw began with two all-debutant contests as Xu Chan (1-0) out pointed Tang Yuan Yuan (0-1) and Tang Qiao Qi (1-0) did the same to Gino Dilibero (0-1).
In the sole 6 rounder, and sole female contest on the show, Luo Yu Jie (2-6) scored a notable upset over Japanese veteran Noriko Tsunoda (6-4, 4) who at 43 years old really does need to call it a day on her career.
The show chief support bouts, which were two bouts scheduled for 8 rounds, saw Jonathan Baat (25-4-3, 12) stopping Suthep Sor Por Lor Krungthep (3-4, 1) in the fifth round whilst Xiang Jing (6-3, 1) took a decision over the tough Sammy Hagler (17-18-2, 3).
In the main event Qiu Xiao Jun (10-2, 4) made light work of Lizandro de Los Santos (22-11, 9) as he defended the WBC Asia Council Continental Super Bantamweight title and also claimed the interim WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight title.