Whilst we love boxing in Asia, it's always fun when we have Asian's fighting in international bouts. Today Asian fighters are literally fighting every where.
In New South Wales Filipino's collide with the once highly ranked Allan Tanada (11-2-2, 5) facing the Australian based Filipino born veteran Roberto Oyan (20-38-4, 7). Oyan seems to have spent the past few years merely making up the numbers and we'd expect the same here against a fighter looking to rebuild his career after suffering 2 losses in his last 3 bouts.
Staying in Australia, though in Queensland Thai pair Khomkeaw Sithsaithong (6-1, 5) and Khomsan Sithsaithong (0-0) are in action. Khomkaew faces the unbeaten Dennis Hogan (11-0-1, 4) in the shows main event whilst Khomsan takes on Jarrett Owen (2-1-1, 1).
Whilst Asian's fighting in Australia is rather "common" it's much less common to see them in Denmark. Surprisingly that's where Artem Solomko (11-22-1, 4), an Uzbek born Belorussian, is fighting this weekend. Solomko faces the highly touted Norwegian Simen Smaadal (5-0, 2)
In South Africa Filipino Edrin Dapudong (28-5, 16) looks to claim the IBO Super Flyweight title as he takes on current champion Gideon Buthelezi (13-3, 4). This bout is the second between the two men who fought last Novemeber with Dapudong bein very unfortunate not to claim the title. We're expecting a very close battle here.
In Britain the Pakistan born Faheem Khan (4-0-2) faces the once beaten Gareth Heard (4-1, 1) in what looks to be a very evenly matched bout.
Arguably the most important bout howeber takes place in Argentina as the highly regarded Chika Mizutani (14-3, 7) challenges WBC female Lightweight champion Erica Anabella Farias (16-0, 9). Mizutani is in hard here but she's certainly a live under-dog and has got the ability to at least test Farias, even if she is unlikely to defeat the Argentinian champion.