This coming Thursday attention turns to the Philippines for for a small card in Bohol.
One of the most notable bouts on the card will see Joan Imperial (14-6-6, 9) take on the experienced Robert Awitin (10-26-2, 9). In the last few years Imperial has been matched ridiculously hard and has picked up losses to the likes of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Nawaphon Por Chokchai and Palangpol CP Freshmart. Despite suffering losses against notable opponents Imperial is 5-1 (5) in his last 6 bouts. On paper Awitin looks very limited, but he comes into this bout on the back of a 4 fight winning run and will be hoping to extend it here against the beatable Imperial.
Another bout of some note will see Angelito Merin (9-7-3, 3) battle against John Kenan Villaflor (6-5-3, 2). Merin has been a bit of a controversial figure, fighting without the GAB's permission in the past, but returned to a Filipino ring earlier this year, fighting at home for the first time in over 3 years. Villaflor has failed to win any of his last 5 bouts, and it would be a surprise to see him change that here.
Sadly the fact we've picked probably the two best bouts from the card should show just how poor this card actually is.