The most notable name in action on Friday was former world title challenger Ray Austin (29-6-4, 18). Austin, fighting for the first time since 2011 was matched understandably softly and managed to claim his first victory since 2009 as he out pointed Earl Ladson (17-23-1, 7) over 6 rounds.
On the same card as Austin's victory there was also a KO for Don King's promising young Heavyweight Trevor Bryan (10-0, 8) who stopped Jason Barnett (14-16, 7) in just 90 seconds.
In New York Brian Clookey (5-1-2, 3) managed to score a 4th round TKO over the debuting Ray Santiago (0-1) scoring the stoppage with 27 seconds of the bout left.
For us though the one man we think is actually worth making a note of was Cuban Roberto Alfonso (4-0) who managed to out point the previously unbeaten Zakki Scott (4-1, 1). The bout saw both men going 6 rounds for the first time though the amateur pedigree of Alfonso shone through in the end. We are worried that Alfonso's lack of power may limit his potential but his is certainly skilled and has hardly lost a round in his career so far.
The only other bout appears to have taken place in the UK as Poland's Remigiusz Smolinski (2-0) managed to out point the very limited Tamas Bajzath (9-9-1, 5). Whilst Smolinski did win he wasn't convincing and only just managed to claim the decision in a very disappointing performance.