Arguably the highest profile Heavyweight bout of the weekend was in London on the stacked under-card of Carl Froch's rematch with George Groves. This contest saw 2012 Olympic champion Anthony Joshua (6-0, 6) take a very quick victory over the over-matched Matt Legg (7-3, 3). Legg did manage to tag Joshua once or twice, showing Joshua's still suspect defence, but lacked the sort of power to do any damage to the promising Englishman.
On the subject of European prospects the once touted Herve Hubeaux (17-1, 7) successfully defended his WBC Youth title as he out pointed Tibor Balogh (14-5-2, 10). Although it's harsh we really can't see Hubeaux being a fighter with much upside or potential, it's a shame because we love the idea of Belgium producing some top world class fighters, but Hubeaux certainly won't be one of them, despite this win.
Although Hubeaux and Joshua both won as expected not all the bouts went as people anticipated and in the Czech Republic fans saw a major upset as former "Legend Killer" Danny Williams (46-22-0-1, 35) was shockingly upset by Frantisek Kynkal (4-3, 4). Kynkal dropped Williams in the opening round and dominated swathes of the 4 rounder to take a clear decision over the man who retired Mike Tyson.
Staying Europe for a second longer we saw a Polish Heavyweight champion crowned as the hard hitting Marcin Rekowski (15-1, 12) defeated former world title challenger Albert Sosnowski (48-7-2, 29). Sosnowski, a former European champion, really needs to call it a day after this 7th round TKO loss, his 5th loss in 8 bouts.
One of the most notable names in action was Romanian prospect Bogdan Dinu (10-0, 6) who fought first pro bout in 18 months as he went to Canada and defeated the tough Avery Gibson (3-4-2, 1). Whilst Gibson is unlikely to really test a prospect, despite his win over Olympian Ytalo Perea, he is tough and will give any fighter some good rounds, as he did with Dinu here.
On the same Canadian show fan got to see an early blast out by the once beaten Eric Barrak (8-1, 7) who needed less than a round to put away Hungarian Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-11-1, 8). This was Ruzsinszky's 6th stoppage
Staying in north American there was also a victory for the USA's Joe Cusumano (7-1, 5) who scored a very good 2nd round TKO victory over Excell Holmes (2-4-1-1, 1). Holmes, whilst nothing great, had only been stopped once before, by touted puncher Adam Kownacki.
"Down under" fans saw an all debutant bout between Danny Abbas (1-0,1) and Dennis Idehen (0-1) with Abbas taking a 2nd round TKO.