After the past 2, very busy days it's nice to have a somewhat quiet Sunday with just 2 cards in Japan and one in Yemen.
Sadly from the two cards we only really have details about one of them. We know that there will be cards from the International Conference Hall in Nagoya and one from Amagasaki.
Unfortunately tonly ones we have any real details on is the one from Nagoya and even those details don't appear to be complete.
What we do know is that the Yushi Tanaka (9-0-3, 6), the Japanese ranked #8 Bantamweight, will be taking on Filipino Vergel Nebran (11-4-1, 7) in a bout for the WBC Youth Bantamweight title.
This will be Nebran's second fight in Japan following a split decision loss to last year Masamichi Nozaki in a bout that was also for the WBC Youth Bantamweight title. Rather funnily Tanaka drew with Nozaki in a bout for the very same title just a few months ago.
Whilst the records may heavily favour Tanaka their results with Nozaki would suggest that this will be an incredibly close contest and something that could well help launch the career of the winner.
The only other bout we have details about sees Shota Hayashi (19-5-1, 11), the Japanese #5 ranked Super Bantamweight, in a stay busy contest against Thailand's Payanoi Jittygym (0-2). This should really be a case of getting Hayashi rounds more than anything else.
The few other details we do know about this card is that there should 4 more bouts on the show.
The other show, the one in Amagasaki is expected to have 10 bouts as part of the "Rookie of the Year" tournament, though sadly we're unsure who the combatants are.
In Yemen we appear to be getting the domestic showdown every one wants as KO sensation Ali Raymi (11-0, 11) faces Ali Dridi (8-0, 3). All of Raymi's fights so far have ended in the opening round but Dridi is much better than any of Raymi's previous opponents and the Somalian born fighter will be looking for a memorable result here.
The other bout on the card that we have details about sees Omar Awdan (3-0, 2) taking on Ali Al Ahdal (2-0, 1). We wouldn't be shocked if the winner here took on the Raymi/Dridi winner.