The weekend's boxing action kicked off with a world champion in action as Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (20-3-1, 19), the WBC Super Flyweight champion, stopped the over-matched Filipino Joan Imperial (9-3-5, 4) in 2 rounds. The bout, although televised was not a title bout as Srisaket merely had a stay busy bout, something that is common for Thai's.
Srisaket was in control of the bout and although he was forced to eat one eye catching a shot the champion never really broke sweat here with a dominant victory.
We expect to see Srisaket out again in coming months as he looks to defend the world title he took from Yota Sato earlier this year. Do not be shocked if this destructive Thai wipes out many future opponents very quickly with his and style
Following Srisaket's victory, his stable mate Nawaphon Por Chokchai (16-0, 11) was in action. Nawaphon, defending his WBC Asian Boxing Council Flyweight title for the 5th time, thoroughly beat brave Filipino Roque Lauro (9-15-4, 2) who took a real shellacking from the talented Nawaphon but refused to fold as he took the bout to a decision.
The former world champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (28-5-1, 11) had the easiest outing of the day as he took out debuting Chandech Sor Ratidech (0-1) inside 2 minutes.
On the same card Yodchanchai Nakornloung Promotion (22-3, 17) claimed a 6 round decision over Den Sithsaithong (1-6, 1) and Kongfah Nakornluang (5-0, 2) took out Petchthongchai Sithsaithong (0-1) in a round.
In the Korakuen Hall fans were treat to a 9 fight show thanks to "reason" promotions.
The 3 highlight bouts all saw unbeaten fighters continue their development.
The promising Masayuki Ito (11-0-1, 3) had arguably the toughest test as he took on the hard hitting Taiki Minamoto (7-3, 6). With Minimoto's power it was fair to say that Ito was always going to have to keep his concentration out and that's exactly what he did as he took a decision in a competitive bout to record his second successive 8 round contest.
On paper there was also a pretty tough contest for Tatsuya Yanagi (9-0, 3) as he took on Keisuke Arima (8-8-1). Although Arima's record doesn't show it he's a tricky opponent who rarely gets clearly beaten though that's exactly what Yanagi did hardly dropping a round against an opponent we thought could push him.
It was only Katsunori Nagamine (9-0, 6) who actually had an easy day as he stopped the hard hitting Akira Tsurumi (10-5, 10) in the second of a scheduled 8. This was a great win considering that not only is Tsurumi a big hitter but had only been stopped once himself.
The remaining 6 contests on the show were all 4 rounders and part of the "Rookie of the Year" competition. These bouts sawstoppages for Ryosuke Takami (2-0, 2) stopping Kenji Ishii (3-2, 3) in just 66 seconds, Yudai Tamagawa (5-3, 2) stopping Yuichi Katayama (2-1, 2) in 101 seconds, Takuya Matsusaka (4-1, 4) taking out Katsuya Abe (1-3) in 2 rounds and Akio Tomiyama (5-3, 4) taking out Kazuyuki Wakamatsu (3-1, 3) in 4.
As well as the 4 stoppages two fights went to decision as Hiroto Kurosawa (5-1, 3) claimed a clear decision over Shunya Maruyama (3-1-1, 1) and Yuto Sasamori (5-3, 3) took a narrow one over Yoshifumi Tamaki (4-1, 2)).
In Australia the Sudanese born Australian Korobo Etto (1-0) made a successful start to his professional career by out pointing Jake Gathercole (0-2-1) over 4 rounds.
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.