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 
It now appears that we still have a fair few weeks to wait until boxing returns to the rings on a regular basis. With that in mind we continue our 5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation series with more 5 bouts from the world of Asian boxing. These are, again, a mix of high level bouts, regional level bouts and some a lower level bout.
There's some real explosive action here and you certainly won't feel disappointed with the time spent watching these fantastic action bouts!
Ryugo Ushijima (2-0, 1) vs Shota Ogasawara (3-1, 2) 
Ji Hoon Kim (13-5, 10) Vs Koba Gogoladze (20-2, 8) 
Makoto Fuchigami (17-6, 8) vs Koji Sato (20-1, 18) 
Jung Oh Park (23-2-2, 16) vs Jintoku Sato (15-1, 15) 
Takuya Muguruma (26-2-1, 20) vs Wilfredo Vazquez (26-3-1, 22) 
We've still no major fights taking place on however we still have a lot of archive videos we can share, and with that in mind we bring another volume of our "5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation" series. This week we do probably the strongest 5 bouts so far. We have a future world in a thriller, a Japanese youth title bout, a pair of Japanese national title bouts and a criminally over-looked world title bout.
We have explosive action, intense action and some fantastic rounds across these 5 bouts!
Once again we want you to enjoy some boxing and these are very much bouts that are easy to enjoy so sit back, grab a beer and enjoy 5 fantastic fights from the world of Asian boxing!
Myung Woo Yuh (17-0, 3) vs Oh Kong Son (19-1, 9) 
Toshiya Ishii (2-0, 1) Vs Haruki Ishikawa (8-1, 6) 
Takefumi Sakata (17-0-1, 7) vs Trash Nakanuma (20-2, 8) I 
Nobuyuki Shindo (20-4-1, 8) vs Akinori Watanabe (37-7, 31)
Osamu Sato (24-1-1, 13) Vs Willie Jorrin (28-0, 12) 
For this volume of 5 bouts to enjoy during Isolation we've a pair of low key Japanese domestics, bout before bringing you a national title fight from Korea, a regional title bout from Japan and world title bout from South Korea.
Once again we want you to go into the bouts blind and enjoy them for what they are, a distraction to the current situation affecting the world. These are pretty fun this time around with intense action, and some rather short bouts.
Yusei Fujikawa (3-1, 1) Vs Haruki Ishikawa (6-0, 5) 
Katsunori Nagamine (10-1, 6) vs Kenya Yamashita (8-1, 5) 
Jung Bum Kim (9-1-1, 8) vs Hyuk Jin Kwon (5-2, 4) 
Keita Obara (19-2-1, 17) Vs Alvin Lagumbay (9-2, 8) I 
Seung Hoon Lee (42-6, 22) Vs Daniel Zaragoza (36-4, 20) 
As it appears our current global situation isn't about to change over the next few days we've decided to bring you great folks volume 2 in our bouts to enjoy during isolation series. We again understand fans are desperate to see great fights and once again we feel like we've got a bunch of fantastic fights for you.
Once again we're looking to mix the level of fights, but they are all great contests, and are worthy of the time, especially now people have plenty of it on their hands, to enjoy. So grab a beer, sit down and enjoy 5 more brilliant fights from the history of Asian Boxing!
Unlike the other series we do regarding great fights do we won't talk about the fights. Instead feel free to go in blind, and just enjoy the action. Trust us, these are all fun fights to watch during the current time, and are all worth a watch! We start it off with a low key bout, then 3 title bouts, one at regional level and 2 Japanese title bouts, then we top it off with a world title bout.
Yuki Yazawa (0-0) vs Kazuki Nakamura (0-0-1) 
Ji Hoon Kim (9-5, 7) vs Mark Sales (15-32-3, 4) 
Hikaru Nishida (15-8-1, 7) vs Tomohiro Ebisu (17-4, 17) 
Ryoichi Taguchi (18-1-1 8) Vs Naoya Inoue (3-0, 3) 
Young Kyun Park (20-1-1, 11) vs Seiji Asakawa (19-2-1, 14) 
We know fans are itching to watch great fights and are looking forward to the current suspension of the sport being lifted. Of course we still have to wait, we have to be patient, and we have to realise how awful things are in the world. Despite having to wait, we don't need to forget the past.
Boxing is, thankfully, one of the sports with the richest histories, and the archive of great fights really is incredibly deep, as those who follow our Closet Classic series will be aware of. With that in mind we've decided to share some of the bouts we've been watching recently as part of our time at home. So, for those looking to watch something amazing during their isolation, here are 5 great bouts that we'd suggest sitting and enjoying.
For the basis of this article we've tried to pick a mix of bouts that could have made a 5 fight card. So we've picked a couple of low key opening style bouts (bouts scheduled for 4 or 6 rounds), then a few bigger bouts (domestic or regional title level) and finally a world title bout to close it off. Unlike the Closet Classic and Treasure Trove series, we're not going to talk about the fights. Just let you enjoy them!
Ieyasu Yashiro (0-0) vs Ricardo Arredondo Jr (0-0) 
Kodai Honda (4-1, 3) vs Yasutaka Fujita (5-0, 5) 
Rex Tso (21-0, 13) Vs Kohei Kono (33-10-1, 14) 
Koji Arisawa (18-0, 15) vs Takanori Hatakeyama (20-0-1, 15) 
Takuya Muguruma (25-1-1, 19) vs Chan Young Park (24-3-2, 7) 
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).