The most notable bout featuring an Asian fighter this coming Friday comes from Thailand as former world title contender Nawaphon Por Chokchai (36-1, 28) returns to the ring for the first time since tasting defeat to Juan Hernandez. The Thai youngster, who we stopped by Hernandez in a bout for the WBC Flyweight title, will be dropping down several levels as he takes on journeyman Frans Damur Palue (14-15-2, 9) in a bout for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Super Flyweight title, finally abandoning the Flyweight division. This bout should be an easy confidence builder for Nawaphon, but if we're being honest he really was shown to be a long way from world class and it's hard to see where he really goes in the long term.
Christchurch, New Zealand
In New Zealand we'll see Thai journeyman Paitoon Jaikom (7-29, 2) battle against the once beaten Bowyn Morgan (11-1, 5), in what should be a mismatch