The major action was in Japan where the Japanese Super Featherweight champion Daiki Kaneko (19-2-3, 12) made very light work of domestic rival Mitsuya Omura (16-8-1, 12). Omura, who missed the Super Featherweight limit on the scales yesterday, weighing in at 133.5lbs, was unable to claim the title even if he had won though he was taken out inside a round by the champion.
The victory for Kaneko was especially sweet, considering the fact Omura had previously defeated Kaneko by stoppage back in 2007. It now appears likely that Kaneko will turn his attention to the world scene and attempt to claim a world title of some sort.
On the same card in Japan the Japanese Middleweight title changed hands as the 35 year old Daisuke Nakagawa (22-3-2, 17) stopped Tomohiro Ebisu (11-3, 11).
Ebisu, defending the title for the first time since stopping Sanosuke Sasaki in February was stopped himself in the 7th round of the scheduled 10 round contest. With the victory Nakagawa adds the Japanese Middleweight titles to his national titles at both Welterweight and Light Middleweight to make him a 3-weight national champion.
In one of the chief support bouts Shuji Hamada (12-5-3, 2) won a very hard fought and competitive split decision over Masafumi Otake (14-11-3, 7). Despite scoring the victory Hamada would have been very disappointed with how hard the contest was over a fighter that had won just 3 of his last 13.
Another of the support bouts saw Filipino Ardin Diale (21-8-3, 8) stopping Yota Hori (9-2-2, 6) in the 7th round. This is actually a stunning result for Diale, a former world title challenger, stopping a man who scored a 6 round draw with Koki Eto, the man who recently claimed the WBA interim Flyweight title.
The other 8 round contest on the card saw Yuji Hasegawa (8-2, 2) stopping Dosanko Fighter Hayasaka (7-10-2, 1) in the final round of their bout. The Hasegawa/Hayasaka fight was the second on the show following the opening contests which saw Masaya Tamayama (1-0, 1) stopping Kenta Suzuki (0-1) in the 3rd round of an all debutant clash.
In the Philippines we also had a card that was held at the Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex.
The show here saw 3 bouts scheduled for 6 rounds and 3 more scheduled for 8.
The 6 round contests saw two early finishes with Gabriel Royo (8-7-2, 7) stopping Jonel Borbon (1-10-1, 1) in 3 roundsat Super Featherweight and Cris Alfante (9-1, 3) doing the same to Roy Albaera (2-20-4). The other of the 6 round contests saw the unbeaten Vergel Rivera (3-0-1) taking a decision over Raymond Empic (2-2, 1).
The first result we had from the card was that Zoren Pama (4-7-3, 2) stopped Rolando Niones (4-14-2, 2) in the 4th of a scheduled 8 rounds. Following that we've later found out that Jonathan Ligas (5-5-1) out pointed Elbert Guardario (8-22-1, 2) and Roldan Aldea (3-1-1, 2) scored a 3rd round TKO over Marco Niones (3-9, 1) due to the 3 knockdown rule.
In Australia things weren't great for for Asian's, more specifically Thai's, where they went 0-2 against Australian's.
It took less than a round for Petchsuriya Looksaikongdin (5-9, 2) to suffer a knockout loss at the hands of the unbeaten Dennis Hogan (13-0-1, 6). Things weren't much better for Dennapa Bigshotcamp (12-27, 4) who was down in the second before dropping Todd Kidd (9-2-1, 5) in the following round. Unfortunately for Dennapa it seems that Kidd took exception to being dropped and exacted revenge by knocking Dennapa out in eye catching fashion.