There isn't much Asian action this coming Thursday but there is a small card in California with a couple of Filipino fighters involved.
The main event of the bout will see hard hitting Filipino Romero Duno (16-1, 14) take on Gilberto Gonzalez (26-4, 22) in a 10 rounder. This will be Duno's third straight US bout, and his 4th bout Stateside in his last 5, and he'll clearly be looking to build on his growing reputation in the States with his power and exciting style. Gonzalez is also a big puncher, and will be looking to take Duno's head off, but is flawed and has been both out boxed and stopped. This is a bit of a step up for Duno, but a step up that he should manage to make without too many problems, if he can avoid the power of Gonzalez.
The other Filipino fighter on this card is Rey Perez (22-9, 6), who takes on unbeaten Mexican Oscar Duarte (13-0-1, 9) in another 10 rounder. The 27 year old Filipino fighter is better than his record suggests and has mixed at a very high level with bouts against fighters like Nobuo Nashiro, Hugo Fidel Cazares, Andres Gutierrez and Jessie Magdaleno. Although no world beater Perez will be coming in to this bout on the back of a big win over Christian Gonzalez. As for Duarte the 22 year old Mexican has been stepping up his level of opposition in recent bouts, with wins over Juan Jose Montes and Jorge Rodriguez in his last 2 bouts. He's talented and heavy handed and will be favoured here, not only due to his power and skills, but also the fact he has a significant size advantage over the Filipino.