The most interest of the American contests both take place on the same card and both feature very promising Heavyweight prospects. Arguably the most promising of those prospects is Dominic Breazeale (10-0, 9) who will be putting his unbeaten record on the line against Devin Vargas (18-3, 7). Vargas has lost 3 of his last 4, all by stoppage, but is still a decent test for Breazeale who we know will be fighting in the hope of scoring an eye catching KO.
The other unbeaten man is Michael Hunter (4-0, 3) who appears to be in a fantastic match up with Jerry Forrest (7-1, 6). Forrest was stopped last time out by Gerald Washington but that was Wahsington's 9th bout whilst Hunter will be facing Forrest in fight #5, a brave move if you ask us.
More action in the US includes a very interesting contest between the unbeaten Steve Vukosa (8-0, 4) and the much more experienced Arthur Saribekian (23-5-1, 18) in a bout that we like the look of. Vukosa will be ending a break of more than 10 years though was a talented amateur and appears to be trying to make up for lost time. Saribekian was beaten in his only fight in the last 10 years though will likely have hoped that the loss will have knocked off some rust. Interesting match up and one that could catch a few fans off guard as both men will be looking to score a needed win.
On the same card as the Vukosa/Saribekian bout is another Heavyweight contest as Julian Pollard (3-0, 3) puts his perfect record on the line against Solomon Maye (1-2, 1). Neither man has completed the schedule of a bout so far and we'd not be shocked if this one ends early either.
A complete pointless mismatch in the States will see Jason Pettaway (15-1, 8) battle against the limited journeyman Justin Novaria (4-15, 2). Although Pettaway is unlikely to become a contender this an almost unforgiveable mismatch considering that his sole loss, a stoppage to the tragic Magamedov Abdulsalamov, is now more than 2 years in to the past. Pettaway does have some talent but matches like this won't help him improve or develop his skills.
The bouts aren't just taking place in the US and in Romania we have an interesting, albeit very low level bout, as Florian Benche (3-5, 1) looks to defeat Jakov Gospic (14-9, 10). Although neither man is a big name both will be fighting for a win and both will believe that the other man is very beatable. Interesting bout.
Another interesting bout is in France where Fabrice Aurieng (8-6, 2) will battle against journeyman Edgars Kalnars (25-29, 16). Neither of these men are world beaters but they should manage to put on a decent bout together as the limitations of both men should allow the other chances. Hopefully this ends up being a competitive low level bout but there is the risk of it becoming a grab fest.
Staying in Europe we expect a trio of bouts in Germany. The most notable of those will see novice Dennis Kiy (1-0, 1) facing the experienced Marcel Zeller (24-10, 23) in a bout that could well put Kiy on the boxing map. The other fights currently only have 1 fighter in each bout listed andthey are Boris Estenfelder (4-0, 3) and the debuting Fuad Doukalli (0-0). Sadly these two aren't facing each other and instead tey will each have a "can" to crush come fight night.