The highest profile bout, and arguably the one with the strangest ending, was in Britain as former world title challenger Dereck Chisora (19-4, 13) stopped Czech fighter Ondrej Pala (32-4, 22). The fight, which had been interesting in the first 2 rounds, ended in the third as the referee ruled Pala unfit to continue. Unfortunately it appeared that Pala was fine to continue but had made a clumsy mistake and was then tagged by two cheap shots. It seemed likely that Chisora was going to go on to score a stoppage but unfortunately the ending was less than satisfactory.
On the same card as the Chisora/Pala fight there was a victory for Scottish giant Gary Cornish (17-0, 9) who stopped Ivica Perkovic (20-23, 15). Although Perkovic has got a losing record this is still, easily, the best win on Cornish's record and the type of result that tells us that there is real development in Cornish, even if he'll never be a world champion himself.
Staying in Europe, though moving down to France, Ibrahima Mariko (4-1, 2) out pointed David Spilmont (2-2, 1) over 6 rounds.
The busiest European action was in Poland where we had 4 bouts on a show in Czestochowa. This show was headlined by Marcin Siwy (7-0, 4) stopping Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-9-1, 8) in the third round of a scheduled 8. Prior to the main event Marcin Najman (15-4, 11) had stopped the debuting Alex Serbic (0-1), Tomasz Dobosz (1-0, 1) had taken out Oliver Nagy (2-3) inside a round and Jacek Chruslicki (3-0, 1) took a majority decision over Ferenc Zsalek (12-38-3, 1).
In a notable Canadian upset Didier Bence (9-1, 3) was stopped in 2 rounds by fellow Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-3, 7). The fight saw Bence looking pretty good in the opening round before Martel connected hard early in the second. Bence did recover to his feet though was never able to clear his head and after 2 subsequent knockdowns the referee was forced to stop the fighter under the 3-knockdown rule. This is a major setback for Bence who did look promising through really kick-start Martel's career which seemed all but over 12 month ago when he was stopped by Bogdan Dinu.
Martel's victory over Bence was one of two Heavyweight bouts in Canada with the other seeing Dillon Carman (6-2, 5) stopping Sylvera Louis (5-3, 2) inside a round. This result sees Carman avenging a loss from earlier this year when Louis stopped him in the fifth round.
If we go with the biggest upset happening in Canada then the most obvious result occurred in the US as Travis Kauffman (27-1, 20) made extremely light work of Jason Barnett (14-15, 7), forcing an opening round stoppage. This saw Kauffman claiming the World Boxing Union Intercontinental Heavyweight .
On the same show Randy Easton (1-2-1, 1) scored his first victory as he stopped William Monroe (0-2) in just 43 seconds.
Surprisingly the action actually extended as far as Africa as Kenya played host for Morris Okola (4-0, 2) who defeated James Nyariki (0-9) via a unanimous decision over 4 rounds.