The biggest bout of the day is in the US as unbeaten, world ranked, pair Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9) takeson Poland's Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12). This bout, a really key one to the division, is something that looks a bit special to us though there are issues around it including the fact Szpilka's preparations were troublesome with the Polish fighter struggling with Visa issues. Despite the issues this is truly a sensational match up and the winner looks likely to be rewarded with a world title eliminator by the end of the year. Of the two men Jennings is the more skilled though Szpilka is the bigger puncher and they both have questionable durability despite both being unbeaten. This could be the fight of the weekend.
A second notable bout takes place in Germany as the once promising David Price (15-2, 13) starts his rebuilding process in Germany. The affable Brit takes on the very limited, but hard hitting, Konstantin Airich (19-7-2, 15) and knows that another loss will be the end of the line. With that sort of pressure on his shoulders Price may not be himself, though if he can land that explosive right hand of his there no chance that Airich will take it, especially not after the way he was stopped, in a round, by Manuel Charr last time out.
On this same card in Germany we get the next chance to see the promising youngster Otto Wallin (4-0, 3) who will be fighting Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-9-1, 8) in what looks like a good step up for Wallin though it's a bout that he should win with out many problems.
Back in the US we get a number of lesser bouts but ones which are interesting. These include a brilliant matchup between Travis Kauffman (27-1, 20) and Vincent Thompson (13-1, 2). Both men do have a loss but both will be hoping to move on to the next level. On paper Kauffman is the favourite though Thompson does have the skills to make life very difficult for Kauffman whose opponents so far have generally been poor. Thompson, who lost last time out to Charles Martin, will be hoping to show off his skills here against a man who was once tipped as the next "Great White Hope".
Staying with American bouts the entertaining Derric Rossy (28-7, 14) takes on the good testing Joey Dawejko (8-3-2, 3) in what looks like an interesting lower level bout. This contest shares a card with another interesting bout as the unbeaten Dorsett Barnwell (11-0, 5) battles Jon Bolden (6-7, 5). These bouts aren't great but both should be entertaining enough, and cheap enough, considering they are both on a much smaller card than some of the other bouts.
In Brazil we have a very interesting Heavyweight, in terms of the South American stage, as the big hitting Irineu Beato Costa Junior (14-0, 13) attempts to defend his WBO Latino title against Daniel Alejandro Sanabria (17-3, 11). Costa Junior does hit hard and in all honesty it'd be a shock if Sanabria could take his power, though it could be an interesting test for the Brazilian who has looked very limited in previous contests.