With no major action scheduled in Asian today it may seem like a quite day for Asian boxing, the opposite however is true as Asian fighters fight around the globe once again as they attempt to prove that they can be road warriors.
Most notably for Asian fight fans is a card in Mexico which sees 4 scheduled bouts between Mexicans and Japanese fighters.
The most notable bout on that Japanese card sees former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (53-8, 45) taking on Akihiko Katagiri (12-6-1, 4). On paper this looks a very tough ask for Katagiri though with the Japanese fighter having never been stopped and Gonzalez showing signs of slowing down in recent fights the upset cannot be completely ruled out.
In a battle of bangers Akinori Kanai (25-7, 22) faces Dante Jardon (22-3, 18) in a bout that we're not expecting to go the distance. Both guys are hard hitters and aggressive and this should be ridiculously fun for as long as it lasts. With the WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight title on the line (again we're not sure how these titles work as Kanai isn't from the Continental Americas) there is a notable reward up for grabs.
The biggest mismatch on the card sees Rey Vargas (13-0, 12) taking on Seizo Kono (13-4-1, 8). On paper Kono's record is solid enough but he could well be 1-6 in his last 7 bouts (instead of 4-3) and whilst he may take Vargas the distance we'd be shocked if he could score an upset.
Arguably the most interesting bout on the card is in female action as former world title contender Riyo Togo (9-4-1, 8) takes on former WBC female Flyweight champion Mariana Juarez (36-6-3, 16). Juarez will of course be favoured but Togo has the ability, power and size to score the biggest victory of her career.
As well as the action in Mexico Asian's are also in action in the US and in Australia.
In the US the tough nosed Filipino Michael Farenas (34-4-4, 26) takes on Mexican veteran Gerardo Zayas (19-21-2-1, 11). Farenas has proven his toughness against both Takashi Uchiyama and Yuriorkis Gamboa and it'd be a massive shock if he lost to Zayas.
In Australia, Thai based Iranian Amir Hossein Ranjdar (11-18, 5) will be hoping to end a 4 fight losing streak as he faces the unbeaten Dean Mikelj (8-0, 6). Whilst it'd be nice for "Amir Bando" to upset the Mikelj applecart it's hard to imagine it happening.