Metro Manila, Philippines
One of just two shows from this coming Saturday comes from the Philippines
The main event of this card will see the once beaten Carlo Caesar Penalosa (8-1, 2) take on the tough, and hard matched, Vincent Bautista (5-8-4, 1) in a bout for the Philippines Boxing Federation Light Flyweight title. The bout looks like a mismatch on paper but Bautista is better than his record suggests and has been in some very tough bouts on foreign soil.
Also on the card fans will see hard matched female fighter Carleans Rivas (5-4-3) take on Floryvic Montero (3-2, 1). Rivas was last seen losing an 8 round decision against Chaoz Minowa in Tokyo, showing her toughness in that bout. Montero is less well known, but has mixed with decent competition herself, and could well be a banana skin here for the more experienced fight.
The only other show for the day comes from Indonesia, where Agus Mamuaya will be promoting a low key show.
The main event of the card will see Sahlan Coral (16-6, 9) making his second defence of the KTI/IBC Welterweight title, as he takes on the limited Benny Tamaela (3-6, 1). Neither of these guys are well know, though it is possible that Coral's name rings a slight bell as he has faced the likes of Azizbek Abdugofurov and Cameron Hammond, who both beat him. Tamaela has lost his last 4, with 3 of those coming by stoppage, and it's almost impossible to imagine him putting up much of a fight here.
The other bout of interest on the show will see the unbeaten Andika Sabu (12-0, 6) take on the win-less Wono Raya (0-1). This should be a mismatch, and looks like a big step backwards for the 21 year old Sabu, but it keeps him ticking over after more than 6 months of inactivity. Sabu needs to be kept busy, allowed to develop and not left on the shelf, some doing something here is much better than doing nothing. It's hard to say how good Sabu is, but he has the potential to be pretty solid going forward, if his team can get the developmental fights that he needs.