Typical Asian boxing countries like Japan, Thailand and the Philippines have always been big boxing countries but today Afghanistan looks to be represented on the world stage.
Afghan born Canadian Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10) will look to become the first Afgahn born fighter to claim a world title as he takes on Dominican Argenis Mendez (21-2, 11) for the IBF Super Featherweight title. Although Usmanee is now pretty much a Canadian citizen it would still, hopefully, lead to a huge impact in boxing in Afghanistan.
As well as Usmanee's world title fight in New York there is also action involving more traditional boxing countries as Pornsawan Porpramook (28-5-1, 17), of Thailand, attempts to defend his interim PABA Light Flyweight title for the first time.
Porpramook, defending in Bangkok, Thailand, will face Filipino Rey Loreto (16-13, 9) in what appears to be little more than a mismatch in favour of the former WBA Minimumweight champion here.