As seems to always be the case the weekend's boxing action kicked off in Thailand as Channel 7 gave us televised action promoted by Galaxy Promotions.
The show kicked off the telecast with a victory for Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan (7-1) who claimed a 6 round decision over Eddy Comaro (26-16-5, 10). This was the 4th victory of the year for Duanaaymukdahan who wasn't hugely impressive in all honesty especially considering that Comaro is little more than a journeyman.
Following the opening bout we saw Kwanthai Sithmorseng (43-1-1, 22) successfully defended his PABA Minimumweight title as he overcame Indonesian challenger Madit Sada (5-11, 1). The Thai, who was landing his right hand at will from the off looked sharp from the opening round before forcing a referee's stoppage in the 5th with Sada cowering on the ropes. This was Sada's 5th visit to Thailand though unfortunately he's now 0-5 there.
The victory for Sithmorseng may have been highly expected, especially considering Sada had been stopped 7 times before, though it may well help the Thai get another world title fighter. He's been all but frozen out of the world title scene since his 2011 loss to Muhammad Rachman and is probably deserving of another now having scored 12 straight victories since his sole loss.
Also on the same card was a victory for Chatpetch Sithmorseng (3-3, 1) who evened out his record with a 6 round decision over Petchwanchai Sor Visetkit (9-5, 4) and an unexpected loss for Amin Sor Wangmoo (2-1-1, 2) who was taken out inside a round by Manopnoi Singmanasak (10-15, 6).
In New Zealand Shintaro Matsumoto (10-3, 8) was unfortunately stopped by Robert Berridge (20-1-1, 16). Battling for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Heavyweight title Matsumoto was out gunned from the off andwas thoroughly behind on the cards by the time of the stoppage.
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.