With just a single card in Japan yesterday the action was limited but yet it was worth talking about.
The card, held at the Mielparque Hall in Osaka featured 9 bouts though it was the main event that really had people interested as the unbeaten Rio Hidaka faced Frenchman Gregory Tony.
Tony, an internationally known fighter came in to the bout with 2 losses in his previous 3 bouts though proved to have too much for the previously untested Hidaka who couldn't cope with Tony's experience. Although Hidaka showed his Japanese spirit and made it to the final bell he did suffer his first defeat and drops to 10-1 (8) whilst Tony advances to 19-4 (14).
The rest of the card lacked the quality of the main fight but did see wins for unbeaten trio Shohei Kawashima (3-0, 1), Johnny Abarca (5-0) and Shunsuke Nagao (1-0) all by unanimous decision.
Arguably the most evenly matched bout on the card saw Koichi Ogawa (9-3-1, 4) overcome Hiroki Hayama (7-5-3, 3) via a 6 round decision. The Ogawa v Hayama bout was one of 2 bouts scheduled for 6 with the other bout not even lasting a round thanks to Masato Morisaki (6-2-1, 3) taking out Thepyothin Sithdabnid (0-1) in a little over 2 minutes.
Morisaki's stoppage of Sithdabnid was one of two stoppages on the card with the other being scored by Keisuke Tabuchi (3-1-1, 3) who stopped Hiroshi Konoura (3-2) in the second round.
The remaining 2 bouts were both split decisions with Akira Takasuka (3-5) overcoming Tomohiro Iwasaki (3-4-2) and Takayuki Morimoto (4-6, 2) unexpectedly defeating Tatsunori Fukunaga (3-2, 1).
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.