The most important bout of the day sees two Russians battling in a very interesting Lightweight contest in the US. The bout will see Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17) fighting against recent title challenger Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18). The winner is likely to be 1 fight away from a bout with Miguel Vaquez though we don't imagine either man will have the ability to get a win over Vazquez if they manage to secure a fight with him. Ignoring the eliminator status of the contest it's a great little contest between two men each looking to prove themselves as a world class Lightweight and a win over the other man should manage to do that.
Pathum Thani, Thailand
In Thailand the unbeaten Thewa Onesongchaigym (5-0, 1) will be hoping to claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Featherweight as he takes on Xian Wei Qian (4-3-1). The bout looks like a good test for Thewa but one that he should manage to pass courtesy of his more impressive skills.
In an under-card bout the former world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (51-1, 33) will be battling against Wang Yi Ming (2-2, 2). This should be an easy stay busy win for the Thai veteran though seems like another distraction before a possible world title challenger or eliminator. Another undercard bout will see the unbeaten Kwanpichit OnesongchiGym (27-0-2, 12) face off against he win-less Saichon Or Ounsuwon (0-18).
A third under-card bout will see Teeraporn Pannimit (18-7, 5) fighting against Napaporn Superchamps (9-8, 2). This will be the third meeting between these two women and so far Teeraporn is winning the series 2-0.
In Australia we again see a bunch of mismatched Thai's being used to pad records of some local fighters. The biggest of the mismatches comes in a female bout as former world champion Susie Ramadan (23-1, 8) takes on unbeaten novice Muaylek Sithsaithong (3-0, 1). Muaylek is the second successive Thai that Ramadan will have faced but this will be her first bout in more than 2 years.
Another of the Thai's is Patomsith Pathompothong (9-1, 4) who battles the unbeaten Ibrahim Balla (5-0, 4). This will be Patomsith's first bout outside of Thailand and we can't see him over-coming the very promising Balla, though this is the most competitive of he three bouts. The third bout will see journeyman Ngaotawan Sithsaithong (10-14-1, 5) fighting against Australian debutant Jason Moloney (0-0) in what looks little more than a foregone conclusion.