If we can say just 1 thing about 2014 it's that the year hasn't been a good one for Asian fighters at 105lbs. We've seen Xiong Zhao Zhong lose the WBC belt to Oswaldo Novoa in an unexpectedly 1-sided beat down, we've seen Merlito Sabillo get beaten up by Francisco Rodriguez Jr and we've seen Rodriguez Jr also defeat Katsunari Takayama. It's fair to say if you're an Asian fighter in Minimumweight the year is one you'll want to forget, well unless you're Kosei Tanaka who appears to be on the verge of a break out year.
Another Asian to have a set back in 2014 was Thai veteran Pigmy Kokietgym who was easily seen off by South African fighter Hekkie Budler in a WBA title fight that further rubber salt into the wounds of Asian fight fans.
We won't ruin this bout too much, other than saying Budler beat Kokietgym, but it should illustrate what Budler is about ahead of his upcoming defense against Zhong in what could be one of the more even matches at the top of the division this year.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.