The most notable man in action was former Heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers (37-4, 19) who marked his return to the Heavyweight division with an intelligently fought victory over journeyman Tomas Mrazek (9-46-6, 5). Chambers, who had lost 3 of his previous 4, was fighting for the first time since linking up to the Fury camp and trainer Peter Fury did seem impressed by his charge. Although Fury seems to think that Chambers has the potential to become a world champion we've got to admit he's going to struggle due to his mentality, size and lack of power in the division. Despite that he'll always be worth following.
On the same card as Chamber's fight we saw the unbeaten David Allen (5-0-1, 3) surprisingly being held to a draw by Plamen Nikolov (1-1-2, 1) in what was, on paper, a relatively easy assignment for the unbeaten man.
Another, relatively, unexpected result was in the US where the hard hitting Adam Kownacki (6-0, 6) proved that his power was some what legitimate by stopping Excell Holmes (2-3-1, 1) inside a minute of the second round. Of course Kownacki is completely untested but we certainly expected Holmes to do better than he did here.
Yet another unexpected result was in Hungary where 34 year old novice Istvan Geller (3-0, 2) managed to stop the more experienced Tibor Balogh (13-4-2, 9) inside a round. Whilst Balogh isn't great by any stretch this was still an eye catching result for the hard core fans who will be wondering whether Geller is eying up the Hungarian champion Zoltan Petranyi.
Staying in Europe their was no surprises in the Czech Republic when Ante Verunica (1-0, 1) made a winning start to his career by stopping Josef Kuricaj (0-18) was taken out inside a round. This was Kuricaj's 15th stoppage loss in 18 bouts. On the same card however some fans may have been a little startled to see journeyman David Vicena (7-18-2, 5) force a stoppage against the much bigger Josef Trsko (0-1) who had a debut to forget.
On paper it was perhaps the French fans who got the real treat as Mickael Vieira (14-3-1, 7) beat fellow highly ranked Frenchman Gregory Tony (20-6, 15). Although both are behind Newfel Ouatah and Johann Duhaupas in terms of good French Heavyweights this was still a decent domestic scrap and Vierira's win could catapault him into a national title fight.
A final result from Europe saw the hard hitting Nikola Milacic (3-1, 3) wipe out the win-less Valentin Marinel (0-23) inside a round. This was Milacic's first bout since being disqualified against Andrzej Witkowski last December.
Back in the US we had a trio of low level fights. These were highlighted by the wonderfully named Rusty Ellis (1-0, 1) who debuted with an opening round stoppage over Eddie Jones (3-3, 2). Ellis stoppage victory was joined by decision wins in the other two bouts. They saw Lance Gauch (4-8-2, 3) taking a shut out over Dakota Talbott (2-11) whilst Mike Scranton (0-1), who had a 52lb weight advantage, was beaten by fellow debutant Kent Holland (1-0) in a majority decision.