The most frustrating man was, once again, American Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14) who put in a lacklustre attempt against the German based Manuel Charr (26-1, 15). Charr himself failed to really impress though did enough to take a decision in a bout that was very strangely untelevised, and odd occurence considering the level of the two men though it would seem clear that Johnson wasn't expected to please a TV audience.
Was Johnson was frustrating and Charr was under-whelming we did see a more interesting contest in the other notable Heavyweight bout as David Price (17-2, 15) had to get up off the canvass to stop Ondrej Pala (33-5, 23) in 3 rounds. The knockdown against Price was more of a clubbing arm than a punch though it will still leave fans wondering just how durable the nice from Liverpool really is.
A fifth world wide name was in action in the UK where "Fast" Eddie Chambers (38-4, 20) scored a surprisingly fast TKO over the usually durable Moses Matovu (5-40-4). The stoppage, which came after just 70 seconds, was just Chambers's 5th opening round victory in a 42 fight career, it was also Matovu's 4th stoppage loss in 49 bouts.
In the US we two, less than great, matches.
One of those US match ups saw the limited Dwayne McRae (13-4, 7) scoring a retirement victory over the inconcistent Jonte Willis (9-10-1, 3). Although Willis has now lost 6 in a row and 9 of his last 10 he has put in some great performances such as his close losses to Denis Bakhtov, Joshua Tufte, Eric Fields and Danny Batchelder tough this was certainly not expected result, though retirement usually aren't expected.
The other US bout saw Daniel Pasciolla (3-1) struggle past the limited David Williams (7-8-2, 2) in a debateable 4 rounder. We're really unsure on Pasciolla's future though would cerainly not expect him to go far at all in this sport.
Poland was the venue for two more bouts as Marcin Siwy (8-0, 4) managed to over-come Hrvoje Kisicek (6-9, 1) in a 6 rounder to claim the wonderfully named Republic of Poland Youth International Heavyweight title. The other Polish bout saw Adam Koprowski (1-0) out point the much bigger Kamil Bazelak (0-1) in an all debutant affair.