In Germany Britain's once touted Olympic medal winning David Price (18-2, 15) scored his first 10 round victory as he over-came the tough Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (16-7, 14). The fight wasn't amazingly exciting but was the sort of fight that Price needs for his development and his stamina control. It's a shame Price didn't have one of these type of fights prior to fighting Tony Thompson as it's the sort of thing he really needed.
In Price's native KO we also had Heavyweight action. This included a fight that saw the unbeaten David Allen (6-0-1, 4) defeat Larry Olubamiwo (10-7, 9) who has now lost 6 straight fights, including 4 following his positive drug test. We still wonder how he gets fights or even a license to fight and our views on his aren't hidden but hey, if he keeps getting beaten we don't mind him getting a "real punishment". Sadly for this fight he retired after 2 rounds rather than letting Allen really punish him for his transgressions.
Staying in the UK fans also saw the promising Adam Machaj (4-0, 3) taken the distance for the first time. Although Machaj managed to drop Hrvoje Kisicek (8-11, 2) the unbeaten man couldn't finish off his opponent who managed to survive the 4 round schedule.
Back in Germany there was a victory for promising teenager Ilja Mezencev (5-0, 5) who very quickly took care of Marko Rupcic (3-8-1, 1) who lasted less than a round. Aged just 18 it seems Mezencev hasn't full developed into a Heavyweight and his team won't be rushing him, however he's often close to the Cruiserweight limit than a true Heavyweight and may well find his future at 200lbs.