Metro Manila, Philippines
This Sunday fight fans in Metro Manila get the chance to see a low key card between Filipino locals and Japanese visitors.
One of those bouts will see local youngster Ricardo Sueno (5-2-3, 2) look to extend a 3 fight winning run as he takes on fellow youngster Ryosuke Nasu (8-2-3, 2). Sueno debuted in 2014 and began his career 2-0-3 before back to back losses to Kenneth Paul Gentallan, though has subsequently bounced back with 3 wins and looks to be rebuilding his career. Aged 22 Nasu will be making his international debut, and will be looking to continue rebuilding his own career after a painful opening round KO loss to Masamichi Yabuki in November 2016. This could be a very competitive and well matched contest.
The other bout will see the visiting Shione Ogata (8-6, 2) take on local foe Floryvic Montero (3-3, 1). Last time out Ogata scored a career defining upset win over Saemi Hanagata and put herself in the mix for big fights, potentially even world title contests. Despite being on the verge of something big this will be her international debut. Montero doesn't look like a test for Ogata on paper but the Filipino has never been stopped and could, with home advantage, be a real banana skin here.
As well as the two bouts above there is also an all-Filipino bout as Roldan Aldea (11-4-1, 5) battles against Nathan Bolcio (14-13-3, 4) for the GAB Lightweight title. This looks like a mismatch on paper, on favour of Aldea, but Bolcio has mixed with better company and is certainly the more battle hardened of the two men, having shared the ring with the likes of Tomoki Kameda, Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo, Hisashi Amagasa and Defry Palulu among others. Aldea on the other hand has been stopped in 3 of his 4 losses, including a 2015 defeat to Terdsak Kokietgym.
Ulsan, South Korea
There will also be action in Korea with a KBF show.
The main event will see former OPBF Super Bantamweight title challenger Jin Wook Lim (9-5-5, 3) take on Filipino visitor John Ray Logatiman (6-7-2, 2). The Korean has scored 2 wins in his last 5 bouts, but is better than his record suggests and is a former Korean Bantamweight champion with a win over Sa Myung Noh and a draw with Ye Joon Kim. The visitor has lost 3 of his last 4, but is someone who has proven to be durable, and has gone the distance in all of his losses, with that toughness likely to give Lim problems in this 8 rounder.
A second bout of note on this card will see two unbeaten men colliding, as Yoon Sung Kim (10-0-1, 8) faces off with Tae Won Jung (3-0, 1). Kim is, by far, the more experienced fighter and has been a professional since 2015, debuting in September of that year. Kim's most notable results include a draw against Nathan Bolcio and a win over Khunkhiri Wor Wisaruth, which given his are pretty good results, but this looks like it could be a tough one for him. Jung on the other hand debuted last March and was busy in the first half of the year, but hasn't fought since May last year, so comes in with around 9 months of potential ring rust