Earlier today the IBF announced that they would be holding a special card to celebrate their 36th anniversary, with a small but notable show in Macau.
The big fight for local fans comes at Light Heavyweight, where the unbeaten Chinese hopeful Meng Fanlong (14-0, 9) [孟繁龙] will face unbeaten German Adam Deines (17-0-1, 8), in a bout for an IBF minor title, rumoured to be the IBF Inter-continental title.
Another unbeaten fighter on this card will be Australian Steve Gago (10-0, 4), who takes on Filipino fighter Adam Diu Abdulhamid (14-7, 6). This will be for a regional IBF title, and although it looks like a mismatch we're actually really interested in this one, with Abdulhamid being much better than his record suggests.
A third bout of note will see former world title challenger Richie Mepranum (33-7-1, 9) take on Chinese fighter Sen Chen (11-1, 2). This will also be for a regional IBF title, and looks like a tough bout for the Chinese youngster, though Mepranum is certainly not the fighter he once was.
At the moment full details of the card haven't been revealed, though we are hoping that the show will be given a free legal stream though some of the Chinese sites.
Earlier today we were sent the full bout card for the MP Promotions show on March 23rd.
The card will be headlined by an IBF Bantamweight world title eliminator, as Michael Dasmarinas (28-2-1, 19) and Kenny Demecillo (14-4-2, 8) battle to become the mandatory for the IBF title. This bout had previously been announced for a different show, in Singapore, that appears to have fallen through.
A second world title eliminator will be at Minimumweight, and will see Samuel Salva (16-0, 10) taking on Rene Mark Cuarto (16-1-1, 9).
Other bouts of note on this show will see Ronnie Baldonado (13-1-1, 9) battle Elias Joaquino (12-3-2, 6), in a mouth watering domestic battle and another great domestic clash between Orlie Silvestre (12-5-1, 8) and Joel Taduran (8-10-2, 2).
On the international stage we'll see Singaporean fighter Muhamad Ridhwan (11-1, 8) and Landy Cris Leon (11-18-5, 5) battle in a supposed showcase for Ridhwan and a great match up touted Chinese prospect Lei Wang (2-0, 1) taking on the under-rated Adam Diu Abdulhamid (13-7, 5) in a really tough looking bout.
(A huge thanks to Ian Melodillar @iaknows for the image)
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