This coming Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, fans will get Mayweather promoted card which will be aired on Showtime. It's not a huge card, but it is a show with a trio of Filipino fighters involved, against unbeaten American prospects.
One of the bouts will see the unbeaten, and highly regarded, Xavier Martinez (14-0, 10) take on Jessie Cris Rosales (22-3-1, 10). The 21 year old Martinez has been on a tear in recent years, stopping his last 6 including Filipino fighter John Vincent Moralde, and looks like he will be fighting at a very high level in a year or two. The 27 year old Rosales has lost twice this year, losing to Shakur Stevenson in 4 rounds in January and then losing a very close decision to Tyler McCreary back in July
Another bout will see the very talented Dylan Price (9-0, 6) take on Jeronil Borres (10-4-1, 5). The 21 year old Price is one of the top young Americans and was a former standout amateur, winning multiple national titles and claiming a bronze medal at the 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. Borres on the other hand is pretty much a regional journeyman, who was blown out inside a round by Junto Nakatani last year. This should be an easy win for the talented Price.
A third bout promises to be explosive as American 20 year old puncher Cris Reyes (8-0, 7) takes on Reymond Yanong (10-4-1, 9). Between them the two men have 16T/KO's from a combined 17 wins, and have only heard the final bell in a combined 5 fights. Expect this one to finish early!
As well as the US show there will also be a note worthy card in Thailand.
The main event here will see Teerachai Kratingdaenggm (42-1, 31) defending his WBA Asia Welterweight title against Salehe Mkalekwa (14-7, 4) from Tanzania. This should be an easy win for Teerachai who is moving, slowly, towards a second world title fight. The Thai, best known for losing to Lucas Matthysse, is a good boxer, and hopefully he gets a chance to show that again, but competition like this won't prepare him for a world title fight.
A second former world title challenger on this show will be Dennapa Kiatniwat (20-2, 15), who will be up against Indonesian veteran Samuel Tehuayo (21-45-2, 16) in a bout for the WBA Asia Super Flyweight title. This will be Dennapa's first bout since he was stopped by Artem Dalakian back in June.
The action for April kicks off with a show from the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, which features some Rookie action and some interesting hopefuls.
The main event of this card will see Takayuki Sakai (8-1-2, 6) take on Tomoki Takada (6-4-2, 3) over 8 rounds. For Sakai, the bout will see him hunting a 6th straight win and building on a very good victory over Pharanpetch Tor Buamas, aka Amphol Suriyo. Since losing in August 2016 Sakai has gone 6-0-1 and a solid, if unspectacular run coming into this bout. Takada ont he other hand has won his last 2, but has suffered 3 stoppage losses and doesn't appear to be the most durable fighter out there.
In the main supporting bout Ryuki Ishii (9-3, 5) will look to continue his good form, as he takes on Filipino puncher Reymond Yanong (9-4-1, 8). Last time out Ishii beat Zirolian Riku, and has won 3 in a row since losing to Kazuma Sanpei back in October 2017. Yanong has been stopped in 2 of his last 3, but certainly has the power to trouble Ishii here.
The 2018 Rookie of the Year runner up Haruki Ishikawa (6-1, 5) will be looking to kick off his 2019 as he takes on Alvin Medura (8-3, 7), in what will be his first bout since losing to Yusei Fujikawa in December last year. This has the ingredients of being a very, very explosive and fun encounter!
In a Rookie of the Year bout Kyonosuke Kameda (2-1, 1) will take on Takuya Inamori (1-3). Kameda, part of the clan that has already given us 3 world champions, will be seeking a third straight win since being stopped on debut at the start of 2018, Inamori on the other hand will be looking to bounce back from his third career defeat, earlier this year.