The month of June may have only just began but we're already in to major bouts and to kick off June we get a WBC Minimumweight world title contest.
The bout at hand will see reigning champion Wanheng Menayothin (37-0, 12) making the second defense of his title as he takes on Filipino foe Jerry Tomogdan (17-5-3, 9) in what appears to be a huge mismatch in favour of the defending champion.
Wanheng, who won his title last year by stopping Oswaldo Novoa, was originally scheduled to be facing Korean puncher Young Kil Bae who was forced out of the bout with an injury suffered in training. That left the promoter of the bout scrambling for an opponent with the WBC allowing Tomogdan to be the replacement, despite the fact the Filipino was ranked well outside of the top 15. For Wanheng this is supposed to be an easy defense of his title before a mandatory later in the year, possibly against Denver Cuello. As for Tomogdan this is a huge opportunity, but one that we suspect has come too soon given his lack of quality opposition thus far.
A second title bout on this show will see WBC youth Minimumweight champion Chanachai CP Freshmart (3-0, 2) defending his belt against Filipino Lester Abutan (7-2-3, 4). Abutan's team do sound confident of over-coming the Thai novice, but Chanachai has been impressive so far in his career and we'd be shocked if Abutan really tested him here.
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The month ends with a small card in Shizuoka. The card isn't too amazing but it does have some interesting action on it and the fighters are able to collect bonus's if they manage to stop their foes, with the bonuses being tiered based on how quickly they score the stoppages.
Whilst we won't go into the bonus system, we will state that we like the idea and would like to see more promoters doing things to try and add to the excitement of shows.
In the main event of this card we see the fantastic Ryuji Hara (18-1, 10) fight for the first time since being stopped, in 10 rounds, by Kosei Tanaka. Hara is dropping down massively in terms of opponents, going from the sensational Tanaka, in what was a contender for Japan's 2014 FOTY, to the limited Petchnamchai Sor Sakulwong (1-2, 1). This should be an easy win for the world ranked Hara who will be hoping to rebuild his confidence before restarting his search for a world title.
In another apparent mismatch we'll see Japanese based Filipino Ricky Sismundo (28-8-1, 12) battle against the heavy handed Kazuya Nakano (8-4, 7). Sismundo is on a 2 fight winning streak, notching wins against Shuhei Tsuchiya and Akihiro Kondo, following a wide decision loss to Masayoshi Nakatani last May. Nakano isn't a terrible fighter but has lost 2 of his last 3 and we suspect that run will continue here.
A bout that does look very even, and incredibly well matched, will see Quaye Peter (7-5-2, 3) face off with Cristiano Aoqui (9-3-2, 5). Peter was beaten by Aoqui last July though has scored back-to-back wins since then including a very good victory over Kazuya Maruki. Aoqui on the other hand has fought just once, stopping Koichi Ogawa. This could well be the stand out bout of the show.
Another well matched bout on this card will see Kyohei Tsunashima (4-5, 3) take on Noriyoshi Taki (4-5-1, 1) in a 6 round bout. The fighters are very similar in terms of their win-loss record though Tsunashima is the heavier handed fighter who also seems to lack durability.
In Korea the KPBF will be hosting a small card. The main event here will be a KPBF Light Middleweight title bout. Unfortunately, though as with most KPBF shows, the details on this show are all but impossible to find and the show isn't expected to be included on boxrec.com.
May 30th-Kosei Tanaka and Melindo go for gold, Pinoy's get domestic show and even India get in on the action!
This Saturday is one of the busiest and possibly most memorable days this year for boxing fans around the globe. For us it's a day that feature two major world title bouts and a lot, lot more besides.
The big show of the day, for us at least, comes from Japan where an impressive record is under threat and we may well be able to crown the next Japanese sensation.
That potential sensation is the incredibly talented 19 year Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2) who looks to claim the WBO Minimumweight title in just his 5th professional bout. In the opposite corner to Tanaka will be once beaten Mexican fighter Julian Yedras (24-1, 13), a decent contender though a man who is seen as being “up against it” here against a potential superstar in the making. Tanaka has been nothing but sensational thus far into his career and a win here would see him setting a Japanese national record for fewest bouts to a world title. A loss would be a serious set back but given his age Tanaka would bounce back.
In the chief support bout fans will see unbeaten OPBF and Japanese ranked contender Yushi Tanaka (13-0-3, 9) battle against the brave but limited Mako Matsuyama (7-8-2, 3). Tanaka is slowly working towards a title bout and should come out on top here, though we're unsure just how good he is, or how good he could become. As for Matsuyama we'll never forget his amazingly brave effort against Rex Tso last year and we hope for a similarly exciting bout here, though we're next expecting one even near to the same level.
Another supporting bout will see the experienced Shota Hayashi (24-5-1, 15) battle against Yasuyuki Otagaki (5-3-3, 1) in what looks to be a stay busy fight for Hayashi, who hasn't fought this year. Hayashi is ranked by both the OPBF and JBC and this bout seems to be more about shaking off ring rust than anything else.
As well as the 3 bouts mentioned this card is scheduled to feature 4 undercard bouts as well.
The second world title fight of the day involving and Asian fighter we'll see Milan Melindo (32-1, 12) challenge hard hitting IBF Light Flyweight champion Javier Mendoza (23-2-1, 19). This is a really tough test for Melindo though he has been up against it in the past and managed to acquit himself well in his only other bout at this level, losing a competitive decision to Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada. For Mendoza this will be the first defense of the title that he won last year, in a really engaging brawl with Ramon Garcia Hirales, and he won't be wanting to give that title up. We really expect that this one could be something a little bit special
Staying in Mexico fans will see Filipino fighter Vergel Nebran (13-8-1, 8) take on former world champion Cristian Mijares (51-8-2, 25). Mijares, once one of the best pure boxers on the planet, is several years removed from his best however he should still be too good, too quick and too skilled for the 25 year old Filipino who has gone 3-5 in his last 8 and is 0-5 outside of the Philippines.
Davao del Norte, Philippines
Having mentioned a few Filipinos in international action it makes sense to look at what's going on in the Philippines with an interesting looking card coming from General Santos City.
The main event here will see Adones Cabalquinto (19-0, 12) defend his Filipino national title against Jonel Gadapan (9-7-2, 5) in what appears to be a complete mismatch in favour of the champion. We do like Cabalquinto but really cannot understand why he's still toiling around at this level rather than being pushed upwards and onwards towards an OPBF title fight.
Another notable fighter in action here will be the sensationally talented Jerwin Ancajas (22-1-1, 14) who is fighting a stay busy fight against Juan Purisima (11-7-1, 4). Ancjas has looked brilliant recently and we're hoping to see him fighting at a higher level than this shortly though he has been out of the ring since last November, when he blitzed Fadhili Majiha in Macau. Hopefully a quick win here will allow the “Pretty Boy” to return to action sooner rather than later.
Another fighter on this show who has been showcased in Macau is Aston Palicte (17-1, 15). The heavy handed Palicte made an impressive statement when he stopped Ismael Garnica and will be hunting his 8th straight stoppage here as he battles Michael Escobia (10-9-1, 2). Interestingly Escobia has gone the distance with some good fighters, including Froilan Saludar and Masaaki Serie, though he has been stopped thrice.
One final name of note on this show will be Drian Francisco (27-2-1, 21) who will be in a genuinely interesting looking match up against Jason Canoy (23-5-2, 17). On paper this is, easily, the stand out bout and although Francisco is more experienced, at least at a higher level, we're not expecting him to just have a walk in the park here. Brilliant match up.
Dongducheon, South Korea
There is also a card in South Korea, sanctioned by the KBC.
This card is certainly not a big one and only features novices though it may still be an interesting card.
From what we understand there is no notable name in action as much of the card is focused on debutants. Despite that there should be some good action, including a Welterweight bout between Woo Min Kim (1-0) and Won Suk Lee (0-0-1) who are both risking their unbeaten records.
New Dehli, India
The most peculiar card of the day comes from New Dehli in India as Brazilian promoter Mike Miranda puts on what is believes to be the first professional boxing show in India since 1952.
The card, despite it's historic status, is a weak looking one with the main event being a 12 round bout between Neeraj Goyat (2-2-2) and Nelson Gulpe (8-4, 3) for the lightly regarded WBC Asian Boxing Council Welterweight title. We're not sure what either fighter has done to deserve a title fight but the belt does add some allure to the card.
The only other notable fighter in action here is Gurlal Singh (6-0, 6) who fights against Vikas Hooda (0-0). Singh has been based in Thailand fighting under the guidance of South Korean promoter Andy Kim and he'll be hoping to carry on his run in the country of his birth.
In Texas fans will see Filipino veteran Juanito Rubillar (49-22-7, 24) battle against former world champion Joseph Agbeko (29-5, 22). The 38 year old Rubillar has seen much better days, in fact he's not fought in more than 18 months and not scored a win in more than 2 years, in fact you need to go back to 2009 to find his second most win. Agbeko might not have scored a win in 2 years but he's a world class fighter and should over-come his Filipino foe.
Another bout in the US will see Kyrgyzstan's Timur Shailezov (17-9-1, 4) battle against the unbeaten Nate Green (7-0, 2) in a tough looking 6 round for the 35 year old from Bishek. Shailezov has won just 1 of his last 8 and we're not expecting him to pick up the win here, though he has scored an occasional upset in the past.
In Australia fans will see Filipino journeyman Fernando Ocon (13-8-1, 5) battle against Jason Cooper (13-2-1, 7) in a contest for the WBA Oceania Super Bantamweight title. It's a tough ask to see Ocon coming back with the win here but it's a good opportunity for the well traveled Filipino.
(Image courtesy of Kosei Tanaka's blog)
There isn't much action on Friday but the day is effectively the calm before the storm with Saturday expected to be a huge day of action.
The most notable action comes from Japan where we see a former world title challenger in action whilst the undercard features several interesting looking bouts.
In the main event fans will see former world title challenger Hidenori Otake (22-2-3, 9) fight for the first time since he was widely out pointed by Scott Quigg. The Japanese fighter, a former Japanese Super Bantamweight champion, will be up against Thailand's Phissanuthep Chaiyonggym (4-12-1, 3) in what should be a mismatch. Otake is obviously wanting to shake some ring rust going in to this one, considering he's not fought since last November, though it's hard to see where the 33 year old goes next time out.
The chief support bout is an interesting looking Flyweight bout between 2013 All Japan Rookie of the Year Ryuto Oho (6-2-1, 2) and Takahiro Fujii (7-3-1, 2), a solid but unspectacular fighter. This is likely to be much better than the main event, though certainly won't get the headline that Otake's bout will.
A third 8 rounder will see Naoya Okamoto (8-4, 4) take on Yutaka Kamioka (8-3-2, 4) in a very well matched bout at a contracted 54.5Kg's. We're not going to try and pretend either of these guys are world class, or even domestic title level fighters, but they should make for a brilliant match up together given that both men are flawed and both know that a win will help boost their career. We suspect Kamioka will come out on top but neither will lie down for the other.
Another bout on this card, a 6 rounder, is a rare Heavyweight clash which will see Yamato Fujinaka (5-3, 1) battle against Thailand's Prakampetch Por Palapol (0-2). Coming in to this bout Fujinaka is on a 4 fight winning streak and should be too good for Prakampetch who was stopped in both of his previous bouts, both back in 2013.
As well as the 4 bouts mentioned there will be a further 4 bouts on the under-card.
In China there appears to be a small but notable card.
The main event of the show will see Chinese Heavyweight destroyer Zhang Junlong (10-0, 10)* battle against former world title contender Shawn Cox (18-5, 17) in what looks to be a genuine test for the Chinese fighter. Junlong has been matched lightly for the most part but did stop Jason Gavern last time out and this is his second success bout against a recognisable opponent. If Junlong can take Cox's power then we'll be impressed, though there is every chance that Junlong will see off his visiting opponent before being tagged himself.
In a supporting bout China's Wang Kun (2-1, 1) will be facing Filipino visitor Romeo Jakosalem (16-9-1, 8) in what looks to be a really tough match up for Kun. Another supporting bout will see the unbeaten Lin Chunlei (2-0, 1) take on Jason Redondo (10-3-1, 7) in what looks to be another big ask for the home fighter.
On a Channel 11 card from Thailand fans will see the heavy handed Chalermpol Singwancha (12-0, 10) defending his ABF Welterweight title. Sadly we've not been able to work out who Chalermpol's challenger will be, though we have been informed it will be an Italian fighter.
As well as the Channel 11 show there will also be a Channel 7 card. Unfortunately details regarding this show are scarce though we believe there will be a WBA Asia Bantamweight title on here.
*Junlong's record is disputed with his manager informing us that his boxrec is missing a number of his bouts.
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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
One of the final highlights of the month takes place on Thursday in Thailand as fans get the chance to see former WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (33-4-1, 30) takes on Mexico's talented Jose Salgado (34-2-2, 27). This bout, for the WBC silver Super Flyweight title is set to act as a world title eliminator and move the winner on to a world title fight with current WBC world champion Carlos Cuadras. Incidentally Cuadras holda technical decision win over Srisaket and a technical draw against Salgado, both from bouts marred with head-clashes from last year. On paper this really does look like a fantastic fight and whilst we won't go as far as tipping it to be a FOTY contender it does have the ingredients for a brilliant contest.
Sadly other than the Srisaket Vs Salgado bout we're unsure what other bouts will be on this card, though the TV broadcast, on Channel 7, is set to run for 2 hours.
Whilst the “Rookie of the Year” is the big tournament in Japan we do need to confess we really like the Dangan B Class tournaments. Today we get the finals in one such B Class tournament as 7 divisions get the chance to crown a B class champion whilst also get some Rookie of the Year action.
The first of those B Class finals comes at Light Flyweight where Tomoyuki Kaneko (7-4-1, 4) takes on the much less experienced Sho Kimura (5-1-2) in a solid looking lower tier bout. Kaneko got here in questionable circumstances, following a technical draw with Hidetoshi Ueki, and is win-less in 3 however Kimura hasn't set the world on fire either.
At Flyweight the very promising Kensuke Sasaki (3-1, 2), who is genuinely promising, will be facing Tatsuji Kakumoto (5-5, 1) in what should be a fantastic test for both men. Kakumoto does have the edge in experience but Sasaki is a very promising fighter who really should be unbeaten at the moment.
The Super Bantamweight final will see Kazuki Yokoyama (7-2, 5) face Shingo Koike (7-2, 3) in a very even looking bout. Yokoyama is the heavier puncher but he's also got question marks about his durability, having been stopped twice, but Koike has never been stopped and has solid enough power to stop a guy from taking liberties.
At Featherweight we get the really promising Daisuke Watanabe (2-0, 2) up against the heavy handed Takehiro Shinohara (6-4-2, 6). Watanabe has been really impressive so far and we suspect he has a very bright future ahead of him, however he'll be chin checked here by Shinohara, who has mixed in good company and proven himself a capable lower level domestic fighter. Really interesting match up.
In the Super Featherweight match up Shoichi Eiraku (6-4, 5) will be taking on Yutaka Ekawa (6-3-1, 3) in another well matched bout on paper. Eiraku certainly has the edge in power and durability but Ekawa is a tricky southpaw who has gone 5-1-1 in his last 7 after a disappointing 1-2 start to his career. Another brilliant match up.
At Lightweight Manato Honma (8-3, 4) will battle with the heavy handed Ryosuke Takami (6-1, 5) in what looks like another really good bout. The 21 year old Takami isn't a world beater but does hit very hard whilst the more experienced Honma is starting to find his groove and has won his last 3 bouts, his longest winning run thus far.
In the Welterweight division we get a more perplexing bout as novice professional Noriaki Sato (1-1) takes on Makoto Kawasaki (6-2-1, 1). Sato lost his debut at Light Middleweight but was impressive last time out against Hisashi Kato. Kawasaki on the other hand has mixed with good company and has only been beaten by the very promising Hironobu Matsunaga, with two close decisions. This could be a very tough bout for both, though we're expecting Kawasaki to come out on top.
(Image courtesy of http://danganboxing.com/)
May 24th-World ranked Takumi Sakae looks to extend winning streak, Yuki Beppu fights for the first time in 2015
After a small break in Japan action things get back under-way today with some really notable fighters, sadly however they are set to be involved in bouts that look likely to be mismatches.
The main event features unbeaten prospect Takumi Sakae (11-0, 7) defending his world rankings against Indonesian visitor Hengky Elleuw (3-2, 3). Sakae isn't nearly ready for a world title fight, but should be focusing on a domestic title fight by the end of the year, sadly however this is a nothing bout, a real waste of time for the talented youngster who is staying active but should be facing much better foes.
An equally meaningless bout between a local fighter and an Indonesian visitor will see Yosuke Kirima (20-4-2, 13) battle again Yasmet Star (1-2, 1). Star was stopped in a round last time out and has never beaten a fighter with a win and whilst we don't rate Kirima as a world beater he should still be far too good for the visitor, even on a very bad day.
Another mismatch comes at Welterweight where the exciting Yuki Beppu (8-0, 8) battles against Thailand's Topform Sithsaithong (0-0). Beppu was the 2014 All-Japan Welterweight Rookie of the Year and he looked really powerful, even if he was a little crude, last year and has got a lot of promise. Hopefully we'll see that promise later this year in a more meaningful bout than this one.
As well as the 3 bouts mentioned this card is set to include a further 3 bouts.
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For Asian boxing fans this weekend isn't a huge weekend, but there is a lot of action going on involving fighters from Asia.
In Seoul Korean fans will get the chance to see world title action under the auspices of the controversial KBA. Although the organisation may not be regarded as highly as the KBC, or even the KBF, this show is on par, if not better, than any that the other Korean outfits have sanctioned this year.
The main event will see unbeaten Hyun Mi Choi (9-0-1, 3) defending her WBA female Super Featherweight title against Japanese veteran Chika Mizutani (14-4, 7). This will be Choi's second defense of the title and will see her returning to the ring after more than a year of inactivity. If Choi's inactivity is bad it's made to look good by Mizutani who hasn't been in the ring for more than 18 months. Despite neither fighter fighting recently this should still be an excellent contest between two very talented fighters.
In the co-feature fans will see Dan Bi Kim (10-3-2, 2)* battle against unbeaten Thai Petchngam Sor Prasobchoke (7-0, 1) in a bout for a WIBF title, we suspect at 108lbs. This should be a fascinating contest, though we're expecting it to be very ugly, as most Kim bouts are.
As well as the action in South Korea there will also be a show in the Philippines. As with many domestic Filipino shows it's not the most mouth watering of cards but there are a few fighters of note on the card.
The main event on this card will see the very under-rated Adones Aguelo (23-11-2, 15) battle against Richard Betos (20-10-1, 7) in a contest that looks really well matched on paper. In reality we suspect this will end up being a mismatch, with Aguelo being too strong and too tough, though the bout should still be interesting all the same.
In one of the chief support bouts Joey Canoy (8-1-1, 3) will battle against journeyman Michael Borja (6-12-1). Canoy is a promising youngster and will be fighting for the first time since losing a close decision to future world title challenger Jerry Tomogdan. Canoy should be too good for Borja but the bout will be about rebuilding his confidence.
Another supporting bout will see Renoel Pael (17-1-1, 8) up against Dingdong Quinones (4-13-1, 2). Quinones has been stopped in 11 of his 13 bouts and we suspect that Pael will manage to add another one. Although not an elite fighter Pael is really worth making a note of and his sole loss was a very controversial one in Thailand last year to Noknoi Sitthiprasert.
As well as the 3 bouts mentioned this card is set to have 3 other under-card bouts.
In China there will be a small show with novices. For us the most notable bout will see Bai A Fu (2-0) take on the debuting Liu Yu (0-0) in one of 2 bouts scheduled for 6 rounds.
New South Wales, Australia
In New South Wales fans will have the chance to see a number of Asian under-dogs attempt to upset local fighters.
In one of two title bouts we'll see Thailand's Denkamon Pakdee Gym (22-4, 13) battle against the once beaten David Browne Jnr (20-1-1, 6) in a contest for the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Super Featherweight title. Denkamon is a clear under-dog though could be a potential banana skin.
The other title bout on this show will see Eakkhunphol Mor Krungthepthonburi (10-6, 5) take on Rocky Jerkic (9-0, 7) for the IBO Asia Pacific Light Middleweight title. This bout looks like an incredibly tall order for the Thai though hopefully he'll prove to be better than his record suggests.
Thailand's tough but limited Paitoon Jaikom (3-12, 2) will be hunting his third successive win as he takes on the unbeaten Mohamed Yari (1-0) in a bout that we suspect will be more competitive than the records suggest.
The remaining bout will see the win-less Arnon Yuchaereon (0-8-1) take on once beaten Aussie Valentine Borg (9-1, 6) in what looks like a clear mismatch.
New South Wales, Australia
Another show in New South Wales will be headlined by a PABA Super Featherweight title bout between Thailand's Mongkolchai Lookmuangkanch (12-2, 7) and the once beaten Corey McConnell (14-1-1, 1). On paper this looks competitive but we really can't see anything but a win for McConnell, who is talented despite lacking power.
On a third Australian show fans will see a couple of Indonesian fighters in action.
One of those fights will be Jamed Jalarante (23-17-1, 11), who was stopped last year by former world title challenger Makoto Fuchigami. Jalarante will be in action against light hitting Welshman Kerry Hope (20-4, 1) in a bout made at Welterweight. This is certainly a peculiar match up considering an Indonesian and a Welshman are facing off in Australia though it is one of the eclectic line ups put on by Ricky Hatton and Hatton Promotions who have often put on peculiar shows that are often well worth tuning in for.
The other Indonesian on this card is the unbeaten Afrizal Tamboresi (3-0, 1) who faces once beaten Australian Brad Hore (4-1) for the WBF Asia Pacific Super Flyweight title
*-The record of Kim is incomplete on boxrec.com
(Image courtesy of Hyun Mi Choi's facebook)
May 22nd-Mamadjonov Vs Commey appears mouth watering, whilst unbeaten Thai's attempt to extend winning runs
The start of the day's action begins in Thailand with a small card involving two of the Nakornloung prospects.
The more experienced of the two notable prospects is Kongfah Nakornluang (20-0, 12) who will be hoping to continue his winning run and move towards an eventual world title fight. The other fighter is Jirapan Nakornluang (4-0, 3) who will be looking for his 4th win of the year.
Sadly we're unsure about the opponent of either man.
*Note “Nakornloung” is the spelling the promoter uses on their website
In the US we get a really good looking Lightweight bout as Uzbek hopeful Bahodir Mamadjonov (17-1, 11) takes on the huge punching Ghanaian Richard Commey (21-0, 19) in a bout for the IBF Inter-Continental Lightweight title. Commey has impressed when we've been able to see him and he's significantly better than most active fighters from Ghana however Mamadjonov is a very good fighter himself, which makes this a genuinely mouth watering clash. On paper the Uzbek is the better “boxer” but Commey the better puncher and this should boost the winner towards a world title bout
Great fights seem to keep coming and after last weeks memorable Light Middleweight clash between James Kirkland and Saul Alvarez we look like we are in for another treat this weekend.
The most notable action this weekend comes from California where Kazakhstan star Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29) defends his WBA “super”, IBO and WBC “interim” Middleweight titles against the talented and slippery Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6). Golovkin comes in to this bout as a big favourite though will be facing a possible stylistic nightmare in Monroe who could be described as a bit of a “runner”. Golovkin will be the huge favourite but do want to see how he copes with a mover like Monroe.
Also on this card is Teiken promoted Nicaraguan sensation Roman Gonzalez (42-0, 36) who makes his HBO debut as he defends his WBC Flyweight title against Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30) of Mexico. We're glad to see “Chocolatito” finally get a chance to showcase his ability to a wider audience in the US, though we are puzzled as to why it's taken this long for him to get his chance given his style and ability.
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
In Mexico we get another notable bout as Filipino fighter Eden Sonsona (33-6-2, 11) battles against the destructive Adrian Estrella (22-0, 20) in a bout for the WBC International silver Super Bantamweight title. The winner of this will be regarded as a top contender for current WBC champion Takashi Miura, and although Estrella will be favoured here Sonsona has impressed on the road before, almost defeating Kohei Kono in Japan and giving Pungluang Sor Singyu a real test in Thailand.
In Japan fans have a low profile card with 8 scheduled bouts.
Of the 8 bouts 4 will be Rookie of he West preliminary bouts whilst the main event is a scheduled 6 round bout between professional “loser” Masaki Hirai (4-13-3, 2) and the light punching, though rather promising, Seita Ogido (6-2-1, 1).
Seoul, South Korea
In South Korea fans get a small card from Seoul but it's a really low level card with 4 bouts scheduled, each listed for 4 rounds. Apparently the bouts will be part of a new project to create a champion. We like the concept of creating a new Korean scene but we can understand this show being over-looked by most.