The Hungarian fight scene, whilst not amazing by any stretch of the imagination, is often entertaining and does seem to be growing. Despite the growth we dare say the one constant right now is 47 year old veteran Zoltan Petranyi (50-20, 15). Petranyi, the UBO European and Hungarian national champion, successfully retained his titles and once again proved he was the best Heavyweight in Hungary as he defeated the much younger Tibor Balogh (12-2-2, 8) in just 3 rounds.
Balogh, fighting in his first title bout, was shown to lack the experience needed to over-come the veteran, despite a 20 year age advantage. Unfortunately for Balogh, who was fighting for the 15th time this year, his activity hadn't lead to the experience needed to adapt in the ring like Petranyi and this, ultimately, was what cost the challenger.
Over in in the Czech Republic we had two genuine shocks. For most the biggest shock was seeing journeyman Tomas Mrazek (9-45-6, 5) defeating former British champion Danny Williams (45-20-0-1, 34) via a split decision. This was just days after Williams had defeated Mazur Ali in Abu Dhabi though should be the loss that makes Williams too embarrassed to continue to fight.
Whilst Williams's loss was a big one it's fair to suggest that Roman Kracik (35-11-1, 19) losing to the debuting Lukas Horak (1-0) is even more shocking. Whilst Horak may have fought in MMA and "Bigger's Better" this was still a major win for a pro boxing debut. Hopefully we'll see Horak taking on Mrazek at some point in 2013.