The main event on the card in Thailand saw Norasing Kokietgym (7-0-1, 5) successfully retain his PABA Super Flyweight title as he stopped Indonesian challenger Louis Loemoli (4-10-1, 2).
The poor Indonesian fighter was never able to get in to the bout as the Thai pushed him from the off and applied steady pressure. The pressure of Norasing made Loemoli seem uncomfortable from the off and when the champion let his hands go, it was only a matter of time.
After connecting with a series of rights upstairs Norasing sent down Loemoli who failed to beat the cont as the Thai recorded hsi second PABA title defense.
On the same card in Surin, Thailand, Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (22-6-1, 9) stopped Johan Wahyudi (9-24, 5) and Ratchasak Kokietgym (17-2-1, 7) beat a yet to be identified opponent via a 6 round decision.
Following the card in Thailand there was also a show in Japan from the "East Rookie of the Year" championship.
The show, with 12 bouts all scheduled for 4 rounds featured bouts between Light Flyweight and Middleweight.
At Light Flyweight the hard hitting Ryuto Maekawa (5-0, 4) was given his toughest test so far. Maekawa was not only taken the distance for the first time by Kiyoto Oshiro (3-2, 2) but was also pushed close in a majority decision. Things were equally as tough for Ryuto Oho (3-0, 2) who was also taken the distance for the first time. Oho, a Flyweight, narrowly defeated Takuo Watanabe (2-6-3) via a close unanimous decision.
In fact the card was full of close calls with Seiya Fujikita (4-0, 1) taking a narrow unanimous decision over Yutaro Nakajima (2-2) at Super Flyweight, Gaku Aikawa (2-0-1) narrowly defeating Shingo Koike (5-2, 2), Nobuaki Sakae (2-2-1, 1) out pointing Kazumichi Ishizawa (2-3) and Ryosuke Suzuki (4-0) taking a split decision over Rei Ichiyama (3-5, 1).
Of course close bouts aren't a bad thing at all, they merely suggest the competitive nature of the bouts and this is, of course, a great thing for all those involved, the fighters and the fans. Unfortunately however it can lead to inconclusive results as we saw in the techical draw between Motoyoshi Honma (1-1-1) and Masaharu Hanaka (2-0-1, 1).
It's fair to say that all of the decisions were competitive and even the clearer victory of Tatsuya Mukai (5-1-2), which came against Seishiro Kumakiri (3-2, 1) was still hard fought.
Some bouts also don't end up being as competitive as we expect and opening round blasts occur in even the most well matched of contests. This was evident as Middleweight Altin Pepa (2-0, 2) blasted out Tatsuya Aizu (2-3, 2) in just 79 seconds.
It didn't take Reo Komiyama (5-1-2, 5) much longer to stop the previously unbeaten Ryosuke Koizumi (2-1) or for Shingo Kusano (5-2-1, 3) to take out Mikio Kage (3-2-1, 3), with both of these bouts also ending inside a round.
As well as the trio of opening round victories there was one other stoppage with Super Featherweight Kazuma Sanpei (6-0, 2) stopping Naoya Nishimura (3-5-1, 2) in the final round of their bout.