November 20th 2010-PAGCOR Hotel and Casino, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Merlito Sabillo (13-0, 5) Vs Donny Mabao (16-15-1, 3)
In late 2010 Filipino fight fans saw Merlito Sabillo, a future world champion, battle against the experienced Donny Mabao, in a defense of the GAB title that Sabillo held.
*Note-Records shown on screen differ from those on boxrec.com
April 17th 2016-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Pablo Carrillo (18-4-1, 11) vs Donny Mabao (22-24-3, 4)
Earlier this month Japanese fans saw Colombian born, Japanese based, fighter Pablo Carrillo face off against Filipino veteran Donny Mabao.
January 30th 2015- Chom Thong District Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Palangpol CP Freshmart (6-1, 4) Vs Donny Mabao (21-23-1, 4)
Thailand's Palangpol CP Freshmart was earmarked as a fast rising prospect from the minute he decided to take boxing seriously. The fact Palangpol, a former Muay Thai great, is expected to fight for titles has been why he has been matched harder than most prospects and in just his 8th professional bout he took on tough Filipino veteran Donny Mabao, who took Ryuji Hara close in a very competitive bout last year.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
The lower weights have a number of very promising young fighters in them. Whilst many, such Kosei Tanaka, Stamp Kiatniwat and Ken Shiro are just beginning their journeys other young fighters are more established such as Japanese 24 year old Ryuji Hara.
Earlier this year Hara scored his most significant win of his career as he took a very hard fought win over Filipino fighter Donny Mabao and claimed the OPBF Minimumweight title. The bout, which Hara won by majority decision, saw Mabao completely fail to make weight, coming in at 110lbs for a Minimumweight bout and this advantage certainly helped him make the bout more competitive.
Since winning this bout Hara hasn't yet defended his title though has fought in a non title bout. As for Mabao, who is now suspended from fighting in Japan, he will be returning to the ring on August 31st to face on an unbeaten and promising Filipino.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.