The more notable of two Welterweight title fights takes place in Australia where British born Australian based Ben Savva (4-1) takes on the much more experienced Filipino Dennis Padua (10-11-2, 5) for the vacant OPBF title. It appears that Jack Brubaker has vacated the title, following July's brilliant win over Suyon Takayama at the Korakuen Hall, and this fight will decide the new champion. Given the match up it's hard to get excited by this with Savva fighting in his first scheduled 12 round and Padua being a clearly limited fighter who has won just 1 of his last 10 bouts.
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Also in Australia fans will see Gearoid Clancy (6-4, 1) take on Thai foe Thongthai Rajanondh (17-21, 5) in what looks like a semi-competitive bout for fans at the Horden Pavilion.
The other Welterweight title bout takes place in China on a small but notable card.
That Welterweight title bout is a PABA Welterweight title bout which will see Chinese local Xing Xin Yang (11-5-3, 8) take on Filipino veteran Joel Dela Cruz (20-24-3 ,8) for the vacant belt. It's a tough fight for Yang, who is 1-2-1 in his last 4 including losses to Jack Brubaker for the OPBF title and the debuting Nursultan Zhanabayev back in October, but appears to be a winnable one. Dela Cruz comes in to this with a 3-12-1 record in his last 16 and questions need to be asked as to why he's fighting for a title.
In an under-card bout we'll see 21 year old Xiang Li (1-0) battle against 40 year old Thai veteran Suor Carryboy (10-13-1, 2) in a 6 rounder.