For us the most interesting of the two bouts saw Uzbek Ahror Muralimov (15-0, 12) scoring his second win of the year as he overcame former US Golden Gloves champion Nathan James (9-3, 5). "Aha", as he is known, didn't need long to deal with James who appears to have fallen a long way short of expectation.
Although Muralimov probably isn't a "natural" Heavyweight the fact he keeps stringing wins together, in both the West and the East will likely lead him to a major fight sooner rather than later.
The second clash was actually a female bout as Sydney LeBlanc (4-0-1) cleared up the only mark on her record defeating Tiffany Woodard (4-7-3, 3). The two women had fought before, fighting to a draw on LeBlanc's debut but this time the unbeaten woman used her experience to drop Woodward, as she secured a decision victory.
As well as the US action there was also a bout in Hungary as the once beaten Daniel Kol (6-1, 5) took his first decision victory. Kol, fighting the more experienced Zoltan Somosi (13-9, 6) of Romania, took every round despite being unable to get rid of his opponent through 8 rounds.