In Slovakia fans got to see Hungarian fighter Andras Csomor (9-2-1, 7) recorded his his 6th straight victory with a 5th round TKO over the previously unbeaten Istvan Geller (5-1, 3). For Geller, also from Hungary, this was a clear step up and one that saw him found out despite a credible effort.
The Heavyweight action for a new week kicked off on Tuesday this week with a small show in Hungary. The show, which featured 2 Heavyweight bouts may not have had much of real note but there was enough to keep the Hungarian fans happy.
The more notable of the two bouts saw the unbeaten Istvan Geller (5-0, 3) claim his first 8 round victory as he was taken the distance by the highly experienced Csaba Olah (5-80-3, 4). Olah, who is tough even if he lacks skills became Geller's 5th opponent in the space of 8 weeks and although it's unlikely we'll see Geller ever fight in a genuinely interesting contest it's great to see an unbeaten Heavyweight being so busy.
Talking about Geller's activity he isn't the only busy Hungarian Heavyweight and his former foe Tibor Balogh (14-4-2, 10), fighting for the 4th time this year, was also on the card. Balogh, who was beaten last time out by Geller after suffering an injury, managed to score a very quick victory over fellow Hungarian Robert Szucs (3-8, 3) who was stopped for the 8th time in his 11 fight career.
This past Saturday was an incredibly busy one in the Heavyweight division even though very few of the bouts were genuinely of note. Sometimes however activity is key rather than big names and this weekend it was hard to complain due to the sheer number of fights.
The most notable man in action was former Heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers (37-4, 19) who marked his return to the Heavyweight division with an intelligently fought victory over journeyman Tomas Mrazek (9-46-6, 5). Chambers, who had lost 3 of his previous 4, was fighting for the first time since linking up to the Fury camp and trainer Peter Fury did seem impressed by his charge. Although Fury seems to think that Chambers has the potential to become a world champion we've got to admit he's going to struggle due to his mentality, size and lack of power in the division. Despite that he'll always be worth following.
On the same card as Chamber's fight we saw the unbeaten David Allen (5-0-1, 3) surprisingly being held to a draw by Plamen Nikolov (1-1-2, 1) in what was, on paper, a relatively easy assignment for the unbeaten man.
Another, relatively, unexpected result was in the US where the hard hitting Adam Kownacki (6-0, 6) proved that his power was some what legitimate by stopping Excell Holmes (2-3-1, 1) inside a minute of the second round. Of course Kownacki is completely untested but we certainly expected Holmes to do better than he did here.
Yet another unexpected result was in Hungary where 34 year old novice Istvan Geller (3-0, 2) managed to stop the more experienced Tibor Balogh (13-4-2, 9) inside a round. Whilst Balogh isn't great by any stretch this was still an eye catching result for the hard core fans who will be wondering whether Geller is eying up the Hungarian champion Zoltan Petranyi.
Staying in Europe their was no surprises in the Czech Republic when Ante Verunica (1-0, 1) made a winning start to his career by stopping Josef Kuricaj (0-18) was taken out inside a round. This was Kuricaj's 15th stoppage loss in 18 bouts. On the same card however some fans may have been a little startled to see journeyman David Vicena (7-18-2, 5) force a stoppage against the much bigger Josef Trsko (0-1) who had a debut to forget.
On paper it was perhaps the French fans who got the real treat as Mickael Vieira (14-3-1, 7) beat fellow highly ranked Frenchman Gregory Tony (20-6, 15). Although both are behind Newfel Ouatah and Johann Duhaupas in terms of good French Heavyweights this was still a decent domestic scrap and Vierira's win could catapault him into a national title fight.
A final result from Europe saw the hard hitting Nikola Milacic (3-1, 3) wipe out the win-less Valentin Marinel (0-23) inside a round. This was Milacic's first bout since being disqualified against Andrzej Witkowski last December.
Back in the US we had a trio of low level fights. These were highlighted by the wonderfully named Rusty Ellis (1-0, 1) who debuted with an opening round stoppage over Eddie Jones (3-3, 2). Ellis stoppage victory was joined by decision wins in the other two bouts. They saw Lance Gauch (4-8-2, 3) taking a shut out over Dakota Talbott (2-11) whilst Mike Scranton (0-1), who had a 52lb weight advantage, was beaten by fellow debutant Kent Holland (1-0) in a majority decision.
Sunday's are days where we expect many fights but this past Sunday saw one Heavyweight fight in Hungary. The bout in question saw novice fight Istvan Geller (2-0, 1) scoring his first decision victory as he out pointed the much more experienced Zoltan Somosi (15-13, 7) over 6 rounds.
Wednesday was certainly not a busy day in the boxing world but there was still some Heavyweight action with two bouts in Hungary.
The first of those bouts saw the debuting Istvan Geller (1-0, 1) scoring an opening round KO over the "stopor be stopped" Daniel Kol (6-5, 5) who suffered his 5th stoppage defeat and his 4th straight.
The second bout wasn't much longer as Andras Csomor (6-2-1, 4) stopped the previously unbeaten Peter Palovic (1-1, 1) in just 2 rounds.