This week ends with plenty of action in Asia as Japan has two separate shows whilst the Philippines also get in on the act.
The better of the two Japanese shows is at the Big Wave in Wakayama with plenty of notable female action. In total this card features 7 bouts including 3 contests of relative interest with one of those being a female world title fight
The main event is a WBC female Flyweight title bout between the very talented defending champion Shindo Go (13-2, 8) and Thai opponent Kledpetch Lookmuangkan (6-2, 1). Kledpetch comes in to this bout on the back of an excellent victory over Kanittha Kokietgym though, the Kanittha win aside, she is totally unproven at this level whilst Go is a very talented and proven fighter who we think probably sees off Kledpetch inside the distance.
Go isn't the only proven world class fighter on this show as former WBA female Minimumweight champion Etsuko Tada (12-1-2, 2) fights a Thai opponent, albeit one we don't know the name of, as she attempts to rebuild following her upset loss to Anabel Ortiz last July.
A third fighter of note on this show is Shingo Kawamura (9-1, 4) who looks to score her 10th successive victory. As with Tada, Kawamura will be facing a Thai opponent though unfortunately we've not got a name for either of the opponent.
The other Japanese show is significantly smaller and the main event here sees Masami Moriizumi (5-3-1, 4) in action. Sadly we're unsure on who Moriizumi will be fighting be we do know that he'll be hoping to end a 3 fight losing streak.
This card, in total, features 7 bouts with 3 of them being scheduled for 6 rounds whilst the other 4 contests are all scheduled for 4 rounds.
As well as the two shows in Japan we also get one in the Philippines.
This show is headlined by a pair of domestic title fights which are both competitive bouts than they look on paper.
One of those title contests will see Rowel Rosia (7-2, 4) battle against the experienced Albert Alcoy (14-18-7, 4) in a bout that will be tougher than it looks. Rosia and Alcoy will be gunning for the Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) Flyweight title. Alcoy isn't great but he is better than his record and did nearly win a domestic Super Flyweight title in his most recent bout.
The other title fight will see the unbeaten Renerio Arizala (10-0-1, 4) battling against JC Francisco (6-7-2, 2) for the Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association (LuzProBA) Light Flyweight title. Although Arizala is unbeaten this looks likely to be the toughest test of his career so far and he is very much an untested fighter. Francisco has picked up losses through his career though has gone 6-1-2 in his last 9 bouts and is very much a fighter with a misleading record. This could be much, much better than it looks on paper.
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