During the development of this "5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation" mini series we put together a lot more fights than we realised we would need. With that in mind we've decided to finish the series with a total mix up of stuff, and we hope you guys enjoy a completely random selection of fights! This isn't a themed list and is pretty much just 5 bouts that failed to make the cut of earlier collections. Despite missing the cut originally they are all bouts worthy of your time and mix female action, controversial decisions, a dramatic come back and an all out war.
Shindo Go (14-2, 9) vs Arely Mucino (20-2-2, 10) 
Katsuya Onizuka (18-0, 16) vs Thanomsak Sithbaobay (37-2, 21) 
Pungluang Sor Singyu (52-3, 35) vs Marlon Tapales (28-2, 11) 
Chris John (36-0-1, 20) Vs Juan Manuel Marquez (44-2-1, 33) 
Jong Kwon Baek (20-0, 18) Vs Lakva Sim (11-1-1, 10) 
With this number of these we need to do now running out, as our plan is to just cover to the end of June we've decided to put together another themed 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation . These 5 bouts are all bouts that are Bantamweight bouts and took place in recent years in Japan. There's a Rookie of the Year bout, a brilliant clash between two men who went on to do bigger things and a trio of Japanese title bouts.
These are hard hitting, explosive, exciting and well worth your time!
Kantaro Nakanishi (1-0-1) vs Shodai Morita (2-0, 2) 
Hiroaki Teshigawara (13-2-2, 7) vs Keita Kurihara (9-4, 8) 
Kentaro Masuda (18-6, 10) vs Yu Kawaguchi (20-5, 9) I 
Yuta Saito (12-9-3, 9) vs Yusuke Suzuki (10-3, 7) 
Shinsuke Yamanaka (13-0-2, 9) vs Ryosuke Iwasa (8-0, 6) 
We're planning to end this series at the end of June, so with that in mind we have a few more to bring you. This volume of 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation features brothers battling in Japan, a hidden gem from Thailand, an under-rated 2019 war and two amazing world title bouts. This isn't a themed 5 bouts, like we've done a few times recently, but we suspect you'll all find something to enjoy here!
Kusuo Eguchi (10-3, 4) vs Katsuaki Eguchi (10-4, 1) 
Kongfah Nakornluang (14-0, 8) vs Den Sithsaithong (0-6) 
Kento Hatanaka (9-0, 9) vs Jaysever Abcede (19-8, 12) 
Jung Koo Chang (24-1, 11) vs Katsuo Tokashiki (19-3-2, 4) 
Katsunari Takayama (27-6-0-1, 10) vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr (17-2, 13) 
A few years ago we were getting the brilliant "Super Fly" shows in the US, highlighting one of the best division's in the sport at the time. Whilst those shows did shine a light on the division they have, seemingly come to a complete end and fans are unable to access the division in the same way. With that in mind volume of "5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation" is focused completely on the Super Flyweight division. All the bouts featured have taken place in the last 15 years and all are fantastic. We start with a Rookie of the Year, and finish with one of the best bouts featured on a Super Fly show.
Seiya Meguro (5-0, 3) vs Keisuke Iwasaki (4-1, 1) 
Akira Yaegashi (26-6, 14) vs Hirofumi Mukai (16-5-3, 6) 
Rex Tso (19-0, 12) vs Ryuto Maekawa (11-0-1, 7) 
Kohei Kono (17-3, 7) vs Teppei Kikui (21-4, 4) III 
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 39) Vs Roman Gonzalez (46-0, 38) I 
For the latest in our 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation series we've decided to go with a theme, and the theme here is the Super Featherweight division, with all the bouts being featured taking place at 130lbs!
The Super Featherweight might not be one of the "Original 8" but it's hard to deny just how great the division has been over the years and we're now going to bring you just a tiny bit of the great stuff the division has delivered in Asia!
The 5 bouts selected include some top class action at world level and some lower level action, but it is all brilliant just a sliver of the great stuff the division has given us!
Yusaku Sekishima (6-1, 4) vs Ken Koibuchi (4-1, 3) 
Daiki Kaneko (26-5-3, 18) Vs Pavel Malikov (11-0, 5) 
Taek-Min Kim (13-3, 8) vs Sonny Manakane (14-9-3, 8) 
Takanori Hatakeyama (20-0-1, 15) vs Koji Arisawa (18-0, 15) 
Yong Soo Choi (21-2, 13) Vs Lakva Sim (5-0, 4) 
Whilst we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and we can begin to see fights just around the corner they aren't here yet. With that in mind we look at more bouts to enjoy during isolation with 5 bouts that all took place at Super Bantamweight.
These include a global fight of the year contender, a bout that helped launch a mega star and one of the most brutal bouts ever to take place at Korakuen Hall.
Bong Chul Kim (8-0, 2) vs Jae Won Choi (7-0, 3) 
Naoto Takahashi (15-2, 10) Vs Mark Horikoshi (17-1, 13) 
Yong In Jo (11-2, 6) vs Tae Woo Kim (1-2, 1) 
Manny Pacquiao (32-2, 23) vs Lehlo Ledwaba (33-1-1, 22) 
Somsak Sithchatchawal (45-1-1, 35) Vs Mahyar Monshipour (28-2-2, 19) 
Our 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation series will be coming to an end in the not too distant future, as we see a return of boxing to the square circle. Until then however we're keeping this series going with another, and this time we have a second run of rematches!
These are a nice mix of action bouts, brutal wars and intense action. We begin with a rematch between a Japanese hopeful and a Filipino journeyman, feature a forgotten war from Thailand, a thrilling Japanese title fight, a slugfest of an OPBF title fight and a brilliant world title contest.
Shoma Fukumoto (12-2, 10) Vs Arnel Tinampay (24-21-1, 10) II 
Petchchorhae Kokietgym (13-0, 8) vs Iwan Zoda (6-1, 5) II 
Takuya Kogawa (20-2, 11) vs Shigetaka Ikehara (23-4-2, 19) II 
Yuji Watanabe (25-4-1, 23) Vs Seung Ho Yuh (12-0-1, 6) II 
Myung Woo Yuh (30-0, 11) vs Mario Alberto Demarco (25-3-4, 8) II 
We continue with our 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation series as we continue with another themed idea.
This time we have got 5 bouts featuring a debutant, with the theme here being "debuts".
From these 5 bouts 5 men have won world titles and another bout has a very young promising fighter who is tipped for big things. We suspect some people have seen some of these, but whether you've seen them or not the bouts are well worth the time in watching again with some great skills on display and real promise.
Hinata Maruta (0-0) Vs Jason Canoy (24-5-2, 18) 
Kosei Tanaka (0-0) Vs Oscar Raknafa (12-4, 5) 
Akira Yaegashi (9-2, 6) Vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (0-0) 
Ryota Murata (0-0) Vs Akio Shibata (21-7-1, 9) 
Naoya Inoue (0-0) vs Crison Omayao (16-4-1, 4) 
The second in our "themed" 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation series focuses on break out wins. These are, for us, the bouts that really made us realise that fighters we were watching were something special. Whether that was in their potential to go all the way, or just the special type of fighters that we feel are must watch.
For this particular series of fights all 5 are Japanese bouts, and they feature 3 men who went on to win world titles, one winning a world title in the bout we've featured, and one we have very high hopes for, still!
These are a nice blend of destructive action skills, and a chance to see some talent before the fighters became success stories.
Seiya Tsutsumi (2-0, 2) vs Junpei Inamoto (2-0, 1) 
Kongfah CP Freshmart (14-0, 10) Vs Daigo Higa (6-0, 6) 
Naoya Inoue (2-0, 2) v Yuki Sano (17-2-4, 12) 
Kosei Tanaka (3-0, 1) Vs Ryui Hara (18-0, 10) 
Oleydong Sithsamerchai (35-0-1, 13) Vs Kazuto Ioka (6-0, 4)
We continue with this mini series with a themed "5 bouts to enjoy during isolation". This time we're looking at rematches, with a fun little opener Korean opener from 2018, thanks to BoxingM, and then finishing with one of our favourite bouts from 1998. On route we get a Rookie of the Year final from 2019 and a truly brilliant Japanese title bout from 1987.
Again for fans wanting something different to enjoy during these weeks without boxing we think we've put on a nice little collection here and we suspect you'll enjoy these little treats from Asia!
Jae Min Kim (2-0, 1) vs So Won Shin (2-1, 1) II 
Katsuki Mori (4-0, 1) vs Shu Nawai (3-1, 2) II 
Jun Kitano (11-1-1, 2) vs Keisuke Yokoyama (17-8-2, 8) II 
Naoto Takahashi (11-0, 7) vs Mitsuo Imazato (22-10, 12) II 
Takanori Hatakeyama (21-0-1, 17) vs Yong Soo Choi (24-2-1, 14) II 
Thinking Out East
With this site being pretty successful so far we've decided to open up about our own views and start what could be considered effectively an editorial style opinion column dubbed "Thinking Out East" (T.O.E).