Not every Friday is as busy as last Friday which had everything a boxing fan could ask for including a world title fight, however even the quiet Fridays still, somehow remain relevant in the Asian boxing world.
In the most meaningful bout of the day Thai Kwanthai Sithmorseng (42-1-1, 21) defends his PABA Minimumweight title against Indonesian Madit Sada (5-10, 1). The bout, televised by Thai Channel 7 and promoted by Galaxy Promotions really does seem to be the only major bout in Asia all day.
Sadly despite Sithmorseng/Sada being the only really notable bout it's also a notable mismatch. Sithmorseng is a former "interim" WBA world champion who's only loss in an 8 year career came against Muhammad Rachman whilst Sada is a journeyman who has lost 3 of his 4 bouts so far this year. Worst yet for Sada is the fact he's 0-4 in Thailand with all 4 losses coming by T/KO.
Whilst we expect more on the show than just the Sithmorseng/Sada bout it's sadly the only one we have any details on.
In New Zealand Japanese puncher Shintaro Matsumoto (10-2, 8) attempts to claim the currently vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Heavyweight title. He goes up against the once beaten Robert Berridge (19-1-1, 15).
Dubbed "The butcher" Berridge is a dangerous fighter who comes in to this bout on a run of 4 T/KO's following his sole defeat to the fast rising Blake Caparello a little over a year ago. Likewise Matsumoto also rides a T/KO streak into the bout following a loss to future world title challenger Yuzo Kiyota in an OPBF Super Middleweight title bout.
One thing seems certain, this one isn't going the distance!