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.
This coming Friday fans in Thailand can tune into a title double header on Channel 7. Neither bout looks great on paper, but both do feature unbeaten local hopefuls taking on visiting fighters with more experience.
In a bout for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Minimumweight title we'll see 25 year old Southpaw Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart (3-0, 1) take on Indonesian foe Melianus Mirin (9-3, 6). Not too much is known about the Thai, who hasn't faced anyone of any note, but this is a chance to make his first mark on the sport. Interestingly for Mirin this will be his first bout outside of Indonesia, and he's currently riding a 5 fight winning run coming into this bout, so should make for an interesting test.
The other title bout will see 19 year old Wanchana Menayothin (7-0, 3) facing off with Agus Kustiawan (18-6-2, 8) for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Featherweight title. On paper this looks like a simple win for the emerging prospect, but the Indonesian visitor has proven his toughness and could well provide some stiff foil for the local teenager, who debuted in late 2016. The local is a former WBC Youth Intercontinental champion and this is a credible step up for the youngster.