For us this Saturday's highlight comes from the Philippines where several notable fighters will be in action.
For us the most notable of those is the really promising Giovanni Escaner (13-3, 9) who fights for the first time since his upset win over Naoto Uebayashi in April. Escaner, who has had a few tough bouts recently, has been matched lightly here against Jayar Estremos (10-11, 4), who has lost his last 6 including 5 straight stoppage defeats. This is a big step down in class for Escaner but he deserves a homecoming after two tough wins in Japan.
Also booked for this show is former world title challenger Michael Farenas (40-5-4, 32). The tough nosed “Hammer Fist” hasn't had his opponent for the card announced but is expected to pick up a win and get back to climbing the rankings. The bout will be his second since losing, back in November to Jose Pedraza.
Yangju, South Korea
In Korea we see another rookie show as the KBC continue to develop their domestic scene. This particular card is a very small one with just 4 bouts.
Of the bouts only 1 is scheduled for more than 4 rounds, and that is a 6 rounder between Gun Woo Gang (2-0-1, 1) and Jung Ho Jang (2-1-1, 1) in a bout at 154lbs.
New Delhi, India
In India fans will will get the chance to see a rare show promoted by Mike Miranda and Brico Santig. The card is certainly not a big one but it will, hopefully, help generate attention for the Indian boxing scene.
From what we under-stand the bout worth making a note of is an all debutant bout between Mukesh Kumar (0-0) and Sandeep Singh (0-0), with Kumar's brother being an Olympian.
In Germany we'll get the chance to see Kazakh banger Sadam Sascha Kerimov (12-0, 12) attempt to extend his record. The heavy handed 21 year old will be up against 42 year old journeyman Albert Starikov (16-20-1, 7) in what should be a clear mismatch