A busy day of action through Asia kicked off in Thailand courtesy of a Nakornluang Boxing Promotion's show that was televised on Thai Channel 7.
The first bout on the show, as we regularly see on Thailand, was effectively the second most meaningful contest on the show. This saw Nawaphon Por Chokchai (18-0, 13), the younger brother of Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, stopping Filipino Crison Omayao (16-7-2, 4) in the second round. Omayao, you might remember, was the debut opponent for Naoya Inoue, and for Nawaphon to be fighting him today there really was no chance of an upset.
In the main event, which due to the way the Thai's do their shows, the second contest televised Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (23-3-1, 21) successfully defended his WBC Super Flyweight title for the first time. Despite having been active since he claimed the world title earlier this year Srisaket hadn't done much more than defeat limited opponents. This time around however he stopped Japan's highly regarded Hirofumi Mukai (9-3-1, 1), forcing Mukai's corner to save their man who incredibly brave though thoroughly out-gunned.
Amazingly the stoppages on the card kept coming with the remaining 3 contests lasting just a combined 4 rounds.
These saw former world WBC Super Flyweight champion, and Srisaket's close friend, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (31-5-1, 13) stopping fellow Thai Singnamchai Chaiyonggym (0-1) in round 2, and opening round blast outs for both Kongfah Nakornluang (8-0, 4) and Yodchanchai Nakornloung Promotion (23-4, 18).
Kongfah stopped Surachai Por Lalita (0-1) whilst Yodchanchai stopped Pinpetch Sor Ratidech (0-1).
Several hours after the Thai action we turned out attention to Russia where yet more televised action took place.
The undercard on the Russian show featured 4 low level contests as Yury Kashinsky (1-0, 1) stopped fellow debutant Yerbol Zholdybayev (0-1) inside a round, the debuting Alexander Gomon (1-0) defeated the win-less Denis Kenzhegaliev (0-3) via a decision, Artem Merzlikin (3-0-1, 2) out pointed Ruslan Sirazhev (1-2) and Alexey Stakanchikov (2-1, 1) over-came Murad Dalkhaev (3-2, 2).
One of the other bouts on the card saw Karen Avetisyan (8-6-1, 4) scoring a third round retirement over the limited Valikh Aliev (4-11-3, 2). Aliev was retired in his corner at the end of the round and he proved to be a less than stellar opponent.
In the first meaningful contest of the show WBA "interim" female Light Welterweight champion Svetlana Kulakova (9-0, 1) retained her title with a clear decision over Florence Muthoni (8-3-1, 3). The fight wasn't great in terms of action though it's fair to say that it's always a pleasure to see the stunning Kulakova in action.
Following Kulakova's somewhat unexciting victory we saw explosive action thanks to the unbeaten and hard hitting Eduard Troyanovsky (16-0, 13) who scored an eye catching KO over Michael Odhiambo (11-5, 9) in the second round. This KO was pretty much the highlight of the card.
Although Troyanovsky wasn't the only big hitter on the card it was unfortunate that Fedor Chudinov (8-0, 6) ran in to Frenchman Jimmy Colas (32-10, 13) who proved to be incredibly tough to see out 10 rounds with Chudinov.
In the main event Pavel Mamontov (8-1-1, 1), a talented though light hitting boxer, managed to easily out box Kanat Kartenbayev (10-7-2, 4) to claim the interim PABA Light Middleweight title. The bout was a clear cut victory for Mamontov though one that may well have sent the crowd to sleep.
In later results we also get the results of fights from two shows in Japan.
For us the most interesting of the action took place at the Korakuen Hall thanks to Naguchi promotions.
This show began three contests scheduled for 4 and saw both Toshiki Maruyama (1-4, 1) and Akihito Mitsumura (1-1) scoring their first victories. Maruyama stopped debutant Ryusuke Arai (0-1) whilst Mitsumura out pointed Shinya Ito (0-1).
In the other 4 rounder on the show Yuya Asabe (1-0-2) fought to a draw with Shunsuke Fukushima (1-1-2, 1), this was their second draw together this year as the two men have appeared to be very evenly matched.
The rest of the card, four bouts, was all spent on 8 rounders. This included a fourth round stoppage for Ryuta Wakamatsu (9-8, 6) who defeated Ryo Nakamura (7-3, 3) in a minor upset.
In an expected result Filipino teenager Johnreil Maligro (9-0, 7), AKA Jun Sakura, defeated Thailand's Kosol Sor Vorapin (17-18-1, 11) in the third round of their contest.
The other two 8 rounders also finished early as Kuninobu Shimamura (16-3, 11) stopped Thailand's win-less Eakkreenkrai Mor Krungthepthonburi (0-3) in the third round whilst Kazuhiko Hidaka (32-7, 23) took 7 rounds to defeat Shiro Saito (6-4-1, 2).
In the other Japanese show, at the Bodymaker Colosseum, Harada put on a 9 fight card.
This show, like the other one, started off with a number of 4 round bouts. From the five bouts scheduled to go 4 three of them went the schedule as Yuki Takahashi (2-0) out pointed Tetsuya Morisada (1-2, 1), Kyohei Tonomoto (2-1, 1) took a decision over Akira Takasuka (3-6) and Kaito Hoshino (4-3) took a victory over Yoshihisa Inoue (1-2).
The other two bouts scheduled for 4 rounds went a combined two rounds as Daiya Shimazu (4-0, 3) took out Junya Akitake (0-1) and Reiya Konishi (2-0, 1) did the same to Tatsuya Sakamoto (3-4, 1).
In the sole 6 rounder Tatsuya Yoneo (5-3, 2) took a split decision over Junki Oura (4-5, 1) in the closest contest, in terms of result, on the show.
The show finished with a trio of bouts scheduled for 8 rounds. These saw Yuki Takemoto (14-18-2, 7) scoring a sixth round TKO against Yoshihiro Kinjo (7-18-2, 2), Tetsuya Hisada (21-8, 11) stopping Shunji Nagata (7-11-2, 3) in round three and, in the shortest bout of the show, Kota Tokunaga (11-2, 8) took just 68 seconds to defeat Takashi Fujiki (6-8-2, 6).
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.