In an international day of action through Asia we saw a champions crowned in both Indonesia and in Korea as well as a show in Japan.
The Indonesian show, televised by RCTI, saw novice Tibo Ilduce Monabesa (4-0, 1) successfully retain his Indonesia Professional Boxing Commission (KTPI/IBPC) Light Flyweight title as he over-came Faris Nenggo (7-4-3, 2) via a decision. This was a meeting between "interim" champion Monabesa and the then reigning champion Nenggo who had held the title for almost 2 and a half years, though had defended it just once.
On the same Indonesian show the experienced Hendrik Barongsay (26-16-3, 15) out pointed Selsius Romilus (3-7, 1) over 6 rounds.
In Korea we saw a new national Featherweight champion crowned as Bong-Joon Suk (6-1-2, 1) out pointed Il-Kwon Kim (5-3, 2) over 10 rounds. The point was competive through out with pretty much every round being impossible to score one way or another, so a rematch between the two would certainly not be a bad thing.
The Suk/Kim bout was one of two title bouts on the Korean show with Hee-Jung Yuh (8-2, 2) successfully defending her IFBA Super Flyweight title for the first time stopping Thai visitor Kledpetch Lookmuangkan (5-2, 1) in the 8th of the scheduled 10 rounds.
The female title fight was one of two female bouts on the show with Eun-Hye Lee (4-0, 1) out pointing Thai debutant Dorkmaipah Kiatpompetch (0-1) over 6 rounds.
Also on the Korean card was a victory for Myung-Koo Yuh (11-4-1, 6) who stopped Lito Wayan (14-22-4, 3) and a victory for Bum-Jib Kim (1-1, 1) who defeated the previously unbeaten Woo-Jin Jun (1-1), both of these ending in the second round.
In Japan, Orio Promotions, put on an 8 bout show. This show was headlined by Yuta Sasaki (5-3, 1) out pointing Tatsuya Miyamoto (10-11, 6) via a razor thin majority. This was a co-main feature sharing the top billing with Yamato Uchinono (4-2-5, 2) who stopped Takayuki Teraji (4-6-1, 1) in the fifth of a scheduled 6 round contest.
The show kicked off with a victory for debutant Yuji Rensei (1-0, 1) who stopped fellow debutant Daisuke Shukuri (0-1) in 152 seconds, this was one of 3 stoppages early on the show with Koki Tomio (2-4, 2) stopping Bejita Ishikawa (2-4-1, 1) in the fourth round and Masamichi Yoshida (5-0, 4) took out Takuya Taniguchi (3-5-1, 1) inside a round.
Also on the under-card were 3 more deicisons. These saw Yosuke Higuchi (4-4, 2) narrowly upset Yusuke Iju (5-3-1, 2), Takuya Abe (3-1, 2) struggle past the winless Hiroyuki Sato (0-5) and, in a battle of unbeatens, Mitsuyoshi Fujita (2-0) took a unanimous decision over Kentaro Fujisawa (3-1-1, 1).
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