New South Wales, Australia
Most of our attention this coming Friday will be focused on New South Wales, where we see two Asian fighters in action.
One of those bouts will Tim Tszyu (9-0, 7), the son of the legendary Kostya Tszyu, take on Indonesian foe Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus (27-15-1-1, 14) in a good step up for the second generation prospect. The 23 year old Tszyu doesn't look to be anywhere the natural talent of his father, but isn't being treat like the former amateur star his dad was, and is instead being given time to develop in the professional ranks. This bout looks to be a safe one for him, as Ferdinandus regularly picks up losses in bouts away form Indonesia.
The other bout will see the heavy handed 20 year old Brock Jarvis (13-0, 12) take on Thai veteran Yotchanchai Yakaeo (26-11-0-1, 21). Jarvis is slowly making his name thanks to a string of wins against over-matched Asian imports and this looks likely to be another. The Thai, also known as Rachan Yakaeo, has gone 1-3 in his last 4 bouts and has just a single win in the last 4 years. The Thai has shown some durability but with 3 stoppage losses against his name we wouldn't be surprised to see him taken out by the hard hitting Jarvis.
As well as the two bouts in New South Wales there is also a bout of note in Victoria, as we get a Thai fighter in action. The Thai in question is Wichet Sengprakhon (8-3, 3) who will be up against the odds as he takes on the unbeaten Mark Schleibs (8-0, 5). Coming in to this the Thai has lost his last 3, with 2 of those defeats coming by stoppage. The unbeaten Australian hasn't looked flawless, but has stopped his last 3, and we suspect that run will continue here
We also get a bit of a strange one in Thailand as unbeaten 49 year old Thai based Italian Christian Daghio (9-0, 9) looks to continue his KO run. The unbeaten man will be up against 36 year old Don Parueang (6-4, 6), who looks to have power of his own having stopped his last 4 foes but is chinny with 3 of his 4 losses coming by stoppage.