Southern Leyte, Philippines
The headline bout of a card in the Philippines will see upset minded Adones Aguelo (26-14-2, 18) battle against the very limited Rodel Wenceslao (11-12-1, 4) in a bout for the Asian Boxing Federation Lightweight title. Although Aguelo's record is a less than flattering one he has proven his ability numerous times and was very unlucky last year against Will Tomlinson, and has been unfortunate in other bouts. With what we know of both men it's hard to see Aguelo not picking up the win here.
London, United Kingdom
In the UK we see another Filipino in action as the once beaten Jake Bornea (11-1, 5) takes on touted Welshman Andrew Selby (6-0, 4). For Bornea the bout serves as a chance to make a name for himself internationally however he will be a serious under-dog against the brilliantly talented Selby, who is a former amateur standout and a man tipped for major success in the years to come. For both men this looks to be a step up and it's a great match up for the IBF Inter-Continental Flyweight title, which should potentially open the doors for the winner to face Johnriel Casimero for the world title next year.
There even more Filipino action with a trio of Pinoy's fighting in Russia.
The most notable of those bouts involving a Filipino will see unbeaten Russian puncher Magomed Kurbanov (8-0, 7) face veteran Dennis Laurente (50-7-5, 30) in a bout for theWBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Super Welterweight title. Laurente, fighting for the first time since losing the OPBF Light Middleweight title to Takayuki Hosokawa, has lost his last two and will know that he cannot afford another set back here.
At Lightweight we'll see Pavel Malikov (8-0, 2) take on the visiting Carlo Magali (20-8-3, 10) for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Lightweight title. A loss for Magali would be a second successive defeat for the Filipino, who was stopped by Emmanuel Tagoe earlier this year. Russian fighter Malikov is looking for his first defense of the title, after winning the belt earlier this year when he stopped Filipino Leonardo Doronio.
In the third bout we'll see Russian based Tajik Shavkat Rakhimov (6-0, 4) take on Pinoy Jerry Castroverde (9-3, 5) in a bout for the vacant WBO Youth Super Featherweight title. The bout looks like a tough one for the Filipino but Rakhimov has shown flaws and certainly isn't unbeatable, which should fill the Filipino with some hope here.