Unfortunately in Donetsk, Ukraine things weren't great for Filipino's with losses for both Juan Purisima (11-4-1, 4) and Jason Canoy (16-4-2, 11).
Purisima, fighting the talented Artem Dalakian (8-0, 5) for the WBA International Flyweight title was absolutely dominated losing by more than 12 points on all cards of a very one-sided contest.
Although Canoy was more competitive in his contest with Oleksandr Hryshchuk (13-0, 5), he was still out pointed dropping a 7 round technical decision in a bout for the WBA Inter-Continental Flyweight title.
In Russia things were better for the promising Middleweight's Fedor Chudinov (7-0, 6), who stopped American KeAndrae Leatherwood (12-3-1, 8) in the 3rd, and his older brother Dmitry Chudinov (10-0-2, 7) who stopped Jorge Navarro (12-2, 10). With his victory Dmitry claimed the WBA International Middleweight title.
Staying in Russia there was also a victory for Arif Magomedov (6-0, 5) who managed to take a decision over the tough and testing Karen Avetisyan (7-6-1, 3), also of Russia.
It was also in Russia that novice female Svetlana Kulakova (8-0, 1) claimed the interim WBA female Lightweight title out pointing out pointing Judy Waguthii (12-6-3, 3) of Kenya.
Remaining in Russia for a second, the unbeaten Welterweight Evgeny Pavko (2-0-1, 1) scored his first stoppage taking out Dmitry Lavrinenko (2-7, 1) in the 4th round.
Across in Germany there was a trio of Kazakhstan born fighters celebrating a successful night.
Former WBC Super Featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert (24-2, 6) scored his fourth win since losing his title to Takahiro Ao, as he defeated Mikheil Avakyan (18-11-3, 7). Former WBA Super Middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison (31-2, 19) also continued rebuilding his career scoring a second victory since losing to Karoly Balzsay last year. Sartison stopped Syrian Baker Barakat (38-15-4, 26) and may well be looking for a fight with current WBA "interim" champion Stanyslav Kashtanov who defended his title in Ukraine earlier today.
To complete the Kazakhstan sweep, former world champion Ina Menzer (31-1, 11) successfully defeated Goda Dailydaite (8-1, 2) and successfully claimed the WBF "interim", WIBA and WIBF Featherweight titles thanks to a very dominant decision.
The Filipino fortunes, which were bad in Ukraine, were no better in the USA with the experienced Juanito Rubillar (49-22-7, 24) being stopped, for just the 6th time in his career, by the promising youngster Rey Vargas (16-0, 15).
They were however betting in Canada as Canadian-Filipino Marc Pagcaliwangan (6-0, 6) recorded another early victory stopping the out matched David Kanalas (13-8, 7) in the second round of their contest.
Remaining in the US there was a solid victory for unbeaten Russian Anton Novikov (27-0, 10) who out pointed Robert Frankel (32-14-1, 6) in a very one sided contest.
Back in the Orient there was a good show in Osaka, Japan. The main event here saw Tomoko Kawanishi (8-1, 4) stopping Tamao Ozawa (5-1, 2) inside a round to successfully defend her female OPBF Super Flyweight title.
In the co-main features, Filipino Rey Megrino (20-20-3, 17) out pointed Japan's Myung Ho Lee (16-4, 5), Naoki Matsumoto (9-6-2, 2) managed to out point Masashi Uranishi (7-13-5, 1) and Ryuto Kyoguchi (10-0-1, 7) was held to a draw by Adones Aguelo (20-8-2, 12).
In the undercard bouts there was an opening round stoppage for debutant Sho Nakazawa (1-0, 1) who dispatched Detchai Bobbygym (0-1) in just 80 seconds and a victory for Reiya Konishi (1-0) who out pointed Hirohide Murakami (0-1) over 4 rounds.
There was also local action in the Philippines as ALA's "Idol" series of shows kicked off. This show, featuring 8 bouts was headlined by a solid victory for the unbeaten Melvin Gumban (15-0, 7) who stopped Indonesian John Bawaja (11-5, 6), inflicting just the second stoppage on to the record of Bawaja.
Gumban's stoppage of Bawaja was one of 6 on the show with both of the chief support bouts also seeing early conclusions. These saw Mark Vincent Bernaldez (11-0, 7) taking out the experienced Marangin Marbun (21-11-1, 9) inside a round and Richard Barrios (5-0, 3) also doing an opening round job stopping Ryan Canillas (2-2-3, 1).
There was actually 4 opening round stoppages on the card with Raul Yu (2-0, 2) taking out the debuting Diomedes Semella (0-1) and Kazuma Ejiri (1-3, 1) stopping Jerome Baja (1-6-1) also in the opening round. In fact, other than the main event, only Kim Galon (2-0-1, 2) took more than a round to record a stoppage as he took out the debuting Rico Eugis (0-1) in the second.
Although much of the Filipino show was blast outs there were 2 bouts that went to decisions with the most notable of those seeing Jessel Mark Magsayo (3-0, 2) defeating John Rey Melligen (2-1, 1) and Roniel Parcon (2-0) defeating debutant Geo Santisima (0-1).
In Argentina, the Japanese challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (22-11-1, 10) was unfortunately stopped by Argentinian great Omar Andres Narvaez (40-1-2, 21). Hisataka tried fighting hard but was out skilled by the great "Hurracan" broke him down through the middle rounds before stopping him in round 10 of a WBO Super Flyweight title fight.