We are often big fans of All-Japanese under-card bouts. That's not because they are always well matched but it's because we often end up with enjoyable contests that see fighters showing off their skills whilst also fighting with aggressive intent. Neither fighter comes to lose.
That was certainly the case when the then then 2-3 Akihiro Yamanaka took on the then 1-1 Shohei Niwa. Both men were being featured on TV and both wanted to leave a lasting impression on the under-card of a Japanese Flyweight title bout. We can't say they stole the show but they certainly gave fans a very fan friendly contest with a lot of shots, a solid tempo and skills that belie the records of the two fighters involved. For a relatively "meaningless" 4 rounder on an under-card this was really good and no at all similar to what we we expect of under-card bouts in either the US or the UK.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.