The busy Yemen boxing scene is again at the forefront this weeks action with one of the first Asian shows of the new week. As with almost every show in Yemen it will be held in the countries capital city of Sanaa.
The 8 bout show is expected to start with debutants in action as Amad Rohani (0-0) takes on Saeed Shuaibi (0-0). This bout, made around the Super Featherweight limit is one of 5 bouts scheduled to be fought over the 4 round distance.
We expect the second of the 4 round bouts to feature two men looking for their first victories as Sameeh Arasi (0-1) fights Sami Umasi (0-1). This is the show's only bout featuring two fighters with losing records though on paper it appears to be a perfectly matched bout.
At Light Flyweight we expect the unbeaten Husam Shargabi (2-0, 1) to take on Abdu Mansur (0-1) in one of the other 4 round bouts and then at Bantamweight Omar Moxamad (2-0, 1) will take on Sabin Juma (0-1). With both Shargabi and Moxamad looking for their third successive victories it's hard to imagine either of them losing here.
It's expected that the final 4 round contest will see Wesam Maqrami (4-1, 2) in action as he tries to bounce back from his sole loss, a decision loss to Omar Awdan, as he takes on Hamdan Khulani (0-1). Maqrami is a very promising 16 year old and we'd be very shocked if he doesn't claim his fifth professional victory here.
It's thought that the first of the 10 round contests will see Luke Hasan (3-0, 1) taking on Luway Jaber (2-2, 2). This will be Hasan's second bout scheduled for 10 rounds but the third for Jaber who is 1-1 in bouts scheduled for 10 rounds.
Arguably the most interesting 10 round bouton the card sees Ali Salem (5-0, 1) facing Esayas Dagim (2-0, 1) in a battle of unbeatens. This looks like a genuinely great contest on paper between Salem, of Somalia, and Dagim an Ethiopian who will be fighting for the third time in Yemen.
Despite the fact that Salem/Dagim looks really interest it appears that the main event will see the unbeaten Yasin Abdulkhalik (6-0, 3) in action against the once beaten Moxamad Abdu (4-1, 2). This is a rematch between two men who fought just weeks ago with Abdulkhalik taking a very clear decision so we really don't see much point in the bout despite both men being well regarded domstically in Yemen.
Unfortunately with cards from certainy countries in the East the schedules don't reach us until late, one such as example is this Tuesday's Yemen card from Sanaa.
The ridiculously busy Yemen scene is probably one of the fastest growing anywhere in world boxing boxing and whilst Ali Raymi is pretty much the only name of note at the moment it doesn't seem like it will take too much longer before others will start to emerge.
This card unfortunately is unlikely to give the next emerging talent from Yemen but should still be an enjoyable even if you're in Sanaa and able to get to the Yemen Boxing Federation Gym.
The event kicks off with 4 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds and then features the same number of bouts scheduled for 10 rounds.
We expect the first bout to be around the Bantamweight division as debutant Akram Jafwi (0-0) takes on Ahmed Nasser (0-1), this is expected to be followed by a bout at Welterweight as both Ismael Elias (0-1) and Younis Dolbhant (0-1) look for their first career victories.
It's then back to the Bantamweight for a bout between Omar Moxamad (1-0) and Ahmad Sabra (0-1) with Sabra returning to the ring for the first time in well over 2 years.
The final bout scheduled for 4 rounds is thought to be a Light Flyweight contests between Mawj Abdulrezak (2-3) and Salem Hasani (0-1). For Abdulrezak this will be his fifth fight of the year, in fact his fifth fight in just over a month, for Hasani it'll be a chance to get his first win on the board.
Over the 10 round distance the Bantamweight division appears to be a busy one with 3 of the 4 contests taking place in or around 118lbs. These bouts will see Luway Jaber (1-2, 1) taking on Hasan Wesabi (1-1); Yasin Abdulkhalik (5-0, 3) facing Khaled Maweri (1-1) and the unbeaten Esayas Dagim (1-0) taking on Esam Aunfi (2-1, 1).
The only non-Bantamweight bout over 10 rounds will see Yaser Ali (3-1, 3) attempt to bounce back from his sole loss as he takes on Mohammad Saleh (2-2). Saleh comes in to this bout on back-to-back losses to Abdu Sameer who incidentally was also the man to defeat Ali/