This coming Tuesday attention turns to China where we'll be getting a relatively low key card.
One of the major bouts on this show swll see the promising Wanchana CP Freshmart (8-0, 4) make his international debut as he travels in Shenzhen and takes on Que Xu (11-2-1, 4), with the Thai making his first defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Featherweight title. Wanchana has looked really promising since making his debut in late 2016 and although he's not really kicked on like some would have hope he does still look like a fighter with a lot of potential and a very exciting style. The Chinese local began his career with a loss and then had a draw but reeled off a 9 fight winning run following that start. A loss in late 2016 has slowed his rise but he comes into this with back to back stoppage wins and will be hungry going into this contest. The bout should be really good and see both men being forced to answer real questions, which is always a good thing.
Another really interesting bout on this card will see local Lightweight hopeful Yongqiang Yang (9-0, 7) battle against teak tough Japanese visitor Takuya Watanabe (33-7-1, 18) for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Lightweight title, which Yang will be defending for the first time. The 25 year old Chinese fighter turned professional around 2 years ago and has compiled a decent record already, but this is a huge step up in class. The 29 year Japanese fighter has fought through out Asia, picking up wins in Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong, but this will be his first fight on the Chinese mainland. Given his success on the road the experience of fighting in China won't be an issue, especially given that his stable mate Sho Kimura scored his career defining win in China last year.
Another interesting bout on this card will see Yelieqiati Nihemaituola (12-0-1, 4) battling against Filipino Conrado Tanamor (10-0, 4) in a regional title bout at Bantamweight.
There's not much Asian action on the first Friday of the month, but that is of course the calm before the storm of Saturday's hectic schedule.
Of the three bouts involving Asian's only one is a title fight. That's a female bout in Australia that sees the unbeaten Pania Marshall (2-0, 1) take on Thailand's Petchsaifah Sor Sommai (0-0) for a very small minor title
On the same show we'll see Jimmy James (10-3-1, 2) face Thai journeyman Phompetch Twins Gym (7-6, 4) in a bout that looks like a record padder for James. Phompetch has won just once in his last 7 and it's hard to see him picking up a win here, despite the fact James is returning to the ring after 5 years of inactivity!
Although the day's action is limited we do interestingly get the chance to see the American debut of China's Que Xu (9-1-1, 2), who won the League of Fists' Featherweight tournament earlier this year. Xu, who has won his last 9, will be up against Fernando Fuentes (9-7, 3) and whilst he should be favoured this is a step up in class for the Chinese hopeful.