The most interesting of the two cards in Asia was fought in the Philippines thanks to Kambal Kamao Boxing Promotions who put on a 6 fight show at the Lipa City Youth Cultural Center.
In the show's opening bouts Jiro Saonoy (1-3) scored his first professional victory over-coming the win-less Honesto Luha (0-3) by split decision and Julbert Tubiano (1-0, 1) won a battle of debutants stopping Ronie R H Gaton (0-1) in the second of a scheduled 4 rounds.
The sole 6 round bout on the show saw Jhon Gemino (9-2, 3) score his 8th straight victory as he overcame Jonel Borbon (1-11-1, 1) via second round KO. This was followed by two bouts scheduled for 8 round bouts. The "lesser" of these 8 rounders saw Marbon Bodiongan (9-1-2, 7) defeating Jerald Cortes (3-8-4, 2) via a clear 8 round decision.
In the more interesting of the bouts scheduled for 8 rounds the unbeaten, and highly promising, Val Falcunaya (8-0, 6) blasted out Ryan Soliveres (5-21-1, 1) in just 118 seconds. This was the 4th straight stoppage victory for Falcunaya who looks like he now needs moving up a level before he gets a little too used to opponents who can't take his power.
The sole 10 round bout saw the experienced Mark Sales (20-35-3, 6) secure his 20th professional victory thanks to a 3rd round retirement of Rex Olisa (9-21-1, 7).
Over in Japan "Orio" promotions put on a 9 fight show full of novices. These bouts saw Light Flyweight debutant Toshiki Yanari (1-0, 1) stopping Kento Yasumoto (0-2) in the second round in what was 1 of 4 stoppages on the show. The show's other stoppages saw Masafumi Suda (1-0, 1) taking out Yoshiharu Tanaka (0-2), Shogo Maeda (1-0, 1) stopping Takehiko Hokketsu (0-1) and Hiroya Kojima (2-0, 2) taking out name sake Yoichi Kojima (0-1), with all 3 of these coming in the second round.
In bouts that went the distance we saw two draws as Nobuya Sugimoto (1-2-1) was held by Takumi Imasato (3-3-1) and Masanori Maeda (0-1-1) fought to a draw with the debuting Daisuke Terumoto (0-0-1).
The remaining fights, which all went the scheduled 4 rounds, saw Yuta Motoyama (1-1) taking a split decision over Garyu Takuma (1-4, 1), Yukinori Yamaguchi (1-0) taking a majority decision over Taichi Yoshizato (0-1) and Kana Fukuda (1-0) taking a victory in the sole female bout, defeating Yuma Kaino (0-2).
As well as the two Asian cards there was also a bout in Britain with an Asian interest as Syrian born journeyman Youssef Al Hamidi (12-61-3, 1) suffered his 9th loss of the year. Al Hamidi was defeated by Ryan Corrigan (2-0) via unanimous decision