The growing Chinese boxing scene continues to get busier and this coming Tuesday sees yet another Chinese card as Shanghai plays host to a small but interesting show.
The show features co-main events with the least notable of those being a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Light Flyweight title as Chinese southpaw Ma Ya Ming (11-5, 7) battles against Indonesia's Tommy Seran (24-3, 15), a former holder of this title. Seran has lost 2 of his last 3, being stopped in 4 rounds by Milan Melindo and being out pointed by Palangpol CP Freshmart, though is one of the few Indonesian fighters who fights to win every time he's in the ring. On the other Ming doesn't have a particularly impressive record but has won his last 8 in a row and this really could be a very good bout between two men who will come to the ring feeling like they need a win to ever become relevant.
The other bout on the show will see the world ranked, and always exciting, Ik Yang (17-0-0-1, 12) making his move to the Light Welterweight division to try and claim the IBF Pan Pacific and WBO interim Asia Pacific titles. Yang will be taking on Thai veteran Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-5-1, 22) in what looks like a good test on paper. Sadly however we suspect this won't be as good as it looks as Sakkreerin isn't a Light Welterweight and has been stopped in 2 of his last 4 bouts, including a 100 second defeat at the hands of Japanese “KO King” Masao Nakamura. We wouldn't be shocked if Sakkreerin failed to survive 2 rounds here against Yang, who we always enjoy watching with his brutish offense that was last seen in his 8th round TKO win over Sukkasem Kietyongyuth back in August.