In an oddly quiet Saturday we only had 1 card of note in Asia, though we did also have a card in Australia with an Asian interest.
The one Asian card was held at the The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Metro Manila, Philippines and featured 11 bouts.
The main bout of the day saw Jerson Mancio (17-3-3, 8) stopping Robel Villegas (9-7, 3) to claim the Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Light Flyweight title. Mancio stopped Villegas in the 5th of a scheduled 12 to claim the title.
Mancio v Villegas was the cards only bout scheduled for 12 rounds but there was also 3 bouts scheduled for 10. Unfortunately none of those went the distance either, though that didn't prevent victories for Cris Alfante (8-1, 2) and Ricardo Roa (11-7-2, 3) from having a bad day as both men stopped their opponents. The 3rd of the 10 round bouts, saw an untimely headclash force a draw as Ronelle Ferreras (11-5-2, 4) was cut against Roque Lauro (7-13-4, 2).
The card featured a solitary female bout as Jessebelle Pagaduan (5-0, 3) out pointed former stoppage victim Lady Love Sampiton (0-2) in one of 4 bouts scheduled for 6 rounds.The other bouts scheduled for that distance saw stoppage victories for Lionel Mark Duran (10-7-2, 4) and Zoren Pama (3-7-3, 1) over Junjie Lauza (4-8, 1) and Roy Lagrada (2-5-1, 2) whilst Bryan Macamay (7-1-2, 5) had to settle for a decision victory over Menard Zaragosa (5-12-1, 3).
The card also featured 3 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds and actually they all went the distance as Ariel Arevalo (2-1, 2), Vergel Rivera (2-0-1) and Just Bornilla (4-1) all claimed decision victories defeating Gebby Manago (0-1), Jerwin Dela Rosa (0-2) and Avelino Ramos (1-2).
In Australia sadly Asians went 0-2 with losses for both Filipino Jayson Mac Gura (1-15-2) and Korean born-Australian based Jeong Jin Park (1-4) who was trying to claim the New South Wales State Light Middleweight title.
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.