On the same card in the UK the Qatar born Abdul Barry Awad, AKA Kid Galahad (15-0, 8) successfully claimed the British Super Bantamweight title as he stopped the previously unbeaten James Dickens (16-1, 5) in the 10th round. Tipped as a future world champion Galahad showed plenty to like here though certainly has a lot more to improve before he starts thinking about world titles
In Japan we got domestic action with an 8 bout show thanks to Apollo Promotions.
The double main events on the Japanese show saw Takashi Nishimura (8-10-1, 1) out pointing Yusaku Suzuki (8-11-2, 5) and Shun Ishibashi (8-14-1, 3) stopping Masato Morisaki (6-2-2, 1) in the 7th of a scheduled 8.
As well as the two 8 round contests, there was a trio of 6 round bouts with Yu Iwasaki (7-1, 2) defeating Sho Horii (6-5-1, 1) and Tomohiro Iwasaki (4-4-2) claiming a victory over Fumio Yoshida (4-10, 1), both by decision, before Takayuki Morimoto (5-6, 3) stopped Hiroyuki Ukawa (11-11-1, 9).
The show kicked off woth a trio of 4 round bouts. These saw the debuting Tatsuya Terada (1-0) out pointing the previously unbeaten Tomonori Ota (1-1), Yukitaka Nishida (3-7-2, 1) defeating Takashi Okura (1-2) and Shogo Takenaka (4-5, 2) stopping Tatsunori Fukunaga (3-3, 1).
In the Philippines the promising young Vic Saludar (2-0, 2) recorded his second victory of the year by blasting out Camilo Rey Seneres (0-6) in just 85 seconds!