The most notable of those was Britain's Anthony Joshua (5-0, 5) who swiftly took out Argentinian veteran Hector Alfredo Avila (22-16-1, 14). The bout was sold as Joshua taking on an opponent who had gone 9 rounds with Dereck Chisora though Avila didn't look like he could have gone 1 round with any half decent pro here. As soon as Joshua connected Avila wanted out and he made it obvious.
If Joshua was the most notable prospect then the youngest was 18 year old Ilja Mezencev (4-0, 4) who continued his winning run by stopping Milos Doveden (0-4) in just 40 seconds. Mezencev is a fighter we'd advise keeping a close eye on and whilst he currently looks like a Cruiserweight he will mature into a very promising young fighter.
Mezencev wasn't the only teenage prospect to pick up a victory as the 19 year old Tom Schwarz (4-0, 2) took a 4 round decision over Latvian Janis Ginters (5-7, 5). Schwarz, who is trained by Ulf Steinforth, will likely have people questioning his power though at 19 years old it's obvious he's not began to develop his man strength and getting rounds under his belt is probably more important to him than getting KO's at the moment.
On the same card as the Schwarz/Ginters fight there was a second Heavyweight contest which saw Michael Wallisch (12-0, 8) defending his German Heavyweight title against the previously unbeaten Frank Schadwill (7-1, 6).
One more unbeaten prospect in action was the heavy handed Charles Martin (15-0-1, 13) who scored a 2nd round KO over Tyyab Beale (9-4-2, 3) ending an 8 fight unbeaten run from Beale who had won his last 4, including a stoppage over former Golden Gloves champion Nathan James.
It wasn't just the prospects in action but also journeymen. Back in the UK Paul Butlin (15-20, 3) defeated the still win-less James Oliphant (0-6-2) whilst in the US Danny Batchelder (30-9-1, 14) managed to out point Jonte Willis (9-9-1, 3). Although all 3 of these 4 men have poor records we'd dare say all of them are better their records indicate and all have the potential to be banana skin foes for more touted fighters.