New South Wales, Australia
In New South Wales fans will get the chance to see a number of Asian fighters taking on Australian fighters, two of which will be in title bouts.
The most interesting of the bouts will see Australian Brit Darragh Foley (10-2, 7) battle against under-rated Filipino Sonny Katiandagho (11-1, 6) in a bout for the WBA Oceania Light Welterweight title. Coming in to this Foley is the champion, seeking his second defense of the title, but will be up against one of the toughest foes of his career so far. Although relatively unknown Katiandagho has shown his ability on the road, and is 3-0 (1) outside of the Philippines, having taken the unbeaten records of Hyun Woo Yuh and Rafik Harutjunjan. This could be a very good contest.
In a less exciting bout we'll see OPBF Welterweight champion Jack Brubaker (12-1-1, 6), who is a really solid fight, take on the less than decent Mark Sales (22-40-4, 8). Sales, who is listed as being down to challenge the champion for the title, is unbeaten in his last 3 has lost 5 of his last 8 and shouldn't be in title bouts. Sales is better than his record suggests but shouldn't be getting a title fight if we're being honest.
In form Australian based Brit Ben Savva (5-1, 1) will be seeking his 6th straight win as he takes on Filipino veteran Joel Dela Cruz (20-25-3, 8). The bout, like the Brubaker/Sales bout, should be a mismatch in favour of Savva but on paper it is a step up for him as he slowly moved up the level of his competition. Dela Cruz has been stopped in 2 of his last 3 but we suspect he may go the distance here against the light hitting Savva.
The remaining bout will see the hotly tipped Jai Opetaia (9-0, 6), a former Australian amateur standout, take on Korean visitor Joo Hyuk Lee (4-1, 2). This really should be a mismatch, especially given that Lee is a former Middleweight who has fought just once in the last 60 months, but Opetaia is young enough and busy enough to have these types of bouts on the way on up, and this is his 7th bout in 12 months.
As well as the action in Australia there will also be a show in Singapore.
In the main event of this card we'll see unbeaten Singaporean Muhamad Ridhwan (6-0, 5) take on Indonesian fighter Waldo Sabu (12-6, 3). On paper this looks like a step up for Ridhwan, who is unbeaten but taking on a fighter who will actually be coming to win, but it does need to be said that Sabu has struggled recently and suffered 4 losses, 3 by stoppage, last year. Sabu has won his last 5 but they have been against very limited opponents at home. These two will be facing off the WBA Asia Super Featherweight Title.
Another Singaporean local on this card is female fighter Nurshahidah Roslie (5-1, 3), who looks to rebuild her career following a loss last November. The Singaporean will be up against limited Thai Nongoum Por Niramon (1-1) in what should be a confidence building win for the local.
In a Singapore Vs Indonesia support bout fans will see the unbeaten Rafi Majid (4-0, 4) battle against Marco Tuhumury (11-16-2, 4). Majid is a popular fighter in the region, and is showing signs of being a genuine puncher, but has been matched softly and that's the case again here with Tuhumury having already been stopped 10 times.
In another supporting bout fans will see Filipino Jun Talape (21-9-1, 8) battle with Indonesian veteran Heri Andriyanto (22-23-2, 10). On paper this looks a total mismatch but Tapale has been out of the ring for more than 5 years, and is 6 years removed from his last win. Andriyanto has won just one of his last 6 but could make for an interesting opponent for Tapale's ring return.