The majority of Asian action was international today with Asian's, namely Filipino's, fighting around the world.
Unfortunately in Donetsk, Ukraine things weren't great for Filipino's with losses for both Juan Purisima (11-4-1, 4) and Jason Canoy (16-4-2, 11).
Purisima, fighting the talented Artem Dalakian (8-0, 5) for the WBA International Flyweight title was absolutely dominated losing by more than 12 points on all cards of a very one-sided contest.
Although Canoy was more competitive in his contest with Oleksandr Hryshchuk (13-0, 5), he was still out pointed dropping a 7 round technical decision in a bout for the WBA Inter-Continental Flyweight title.
In Russia things were better for the promising Middleweight's Fedor Chudinov (7-0, 6), who stopped American KeAndrae Leatherwood (12-3-1, 8) in the 3rd, and his older brother Dmitry Chudinov (10-0-2, 7) who stopped Jorge Navarro (12-2, 10). With his victory Dmitry claimed the WBA International Middleweight title.
Staying in Russia there was also a victory for Arif Magomedov (6-0, 5) who managed to take a decision over the tough and testing Karen Avetisyan (7-6-1, 3), also of Russia.
It was also in Russia that novice female Svetlana Kulakova (8-0, 1) claimed the interim WBA female Lightweight title out pointing out pointing Judy Waguthii (12-6-3, 3) of Kenya.
Remaining in Russia for a second, the unbeaten Welterweight Evgeny Pavko (2-0-1, 1) scored his first stoppage taking out Dmitry Lavrinenko (2-7, 1) in the 4th round.
Across in Germany there was a trio of Kazakhstan born fighters celebrating a successful night.
Former WBC Super Featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert (24-2, 6) scored his fourth win since losing his title to Takahiro Ao, as he defeated Mikheil Avakyan (18-11-3, 7). Former WBA Super Middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison (31-2, 19) also continued rebuilding his career scoring a second victory since losing to Karoly Balzsay last year. Sartison stopped Syrian Baker Barakat (38-15-4, 26) and may well be looking for a fight with current WBA "interim" champion Stanyslav Kashtanov who defended his title in Ukraine earlier today.
To complete the Kazakhstan sweep, former world champion Ina Menzer (31-1, 11) successfully defeated Goda Dailydaite (8-1, 2) and successfully claimed the WBF "interim", WIBA and WIBF Featherweight titles thanks to a very dominant decision.
The Filipino fortunes, which were bad in Ukraine, were no better in the USA with the experienced Juanito Rubillar (49-22-7, 24) being stopped, for just the 6th time in his career, by the promising youngster Rey Vargas (16-0, 15).
They were however betting in Canada as Canadian-Filipino Marc Pagcaliwangan (6-0, 6) recorded another early victory stopping the out matched David Kanalas (13-8, 7) in the second round of their contest.
Remaining in the US there was a solid victory for unbeaten Russian Anton Novikov (27-0, 10) who out pointed Robert Frankel (32-14-1, 6) in a very one sided contest.
Back in the Orient there was a good show in Osaka, Japan. The main event here saw Tomoko Kawanishi (8-1, 4) stopping Tamao Ozawa (5-1, 2) inside a round to successfully defend her female OPBF Super Flyweight title.
In the co-main features, Filipino Rey Megrino (20-20-3, 17) out pointed Japan's Myung Ho Lee (16-4, 5), Naoki Matsumoto (9-6-2, 2) managed to out point Masashi Uranishi (7-13-5, 1) and Ryuto Kyoguchi (10-0-1, 7) was held to a draw by Adones Aguelo (20-8-2, 12).
In the undercard bouts there was an opening round stoppage for debutant Sho Nakazawa (1-0, 1) who dispatched Detchai Bobbygym (0-1) in just 80 seconds and a victory for Reiya Konishi (1-0) who out pointed Hirohide Murakami (0-1) over 4 rounds.
There was also local action in the Philippines as ALA's "Idol" series of shows kicked off. This show, featuring 8 bouts was headlined by a solid victory for the unbeaten Melvin Gumban (15-0, 7) who stopped Indonesian John Bawaja (11-5, 6), inflicting just the second stoppage on to the record of Bawaja.
Gumban's stoppage of Bawaja was one of 6 on the show with both of the chief support bouts also seeing early conclusions. These saw Mark Vincent Bernaldez (11-0, 7) taking out the experienced Marangin Marbun (21-11-1, 9) inside a round and Richard Barrios (5-0, 3) also doing an opening round job stopping Ryan Canillas (2-2-3, 1).
There was actually 4 opening round stoppages on the card with Raul Yu (2-0, 2) taking out the debuting Diomedes Semella (0-1) and Kazuma Ejiri (1-3, 1) stopping Jerome Baja (1-6-1) also in the opening round. In fact, other than the main event, only Kim Galon (2-0-1, 2) took more than a round to record a stoppage as he took out the debuting Rico Eugis (0-1) in the second.
Although much of the Filipino show was blast outs there were 2 bouts that went to decisions with the most notable of those seeing Jessel Mark Magsayo (3-0, 2) defeating John Rey Melligen (2-1, 1) and Roniel Parcon (2-0) defeating debutant Geo Santisima (0-1).
In Argentina, the Japanese challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (22-11-1, 10) was unfortunately stopped by Argentinian great Omar Andres Narvaez (40-1-2, 21). Hisataka tried fighting hard but was out skilled by the great "Hurracan" broke him down through the middle rounds before stopping him in round 10 of a WBO Super Flyweight title fight.
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