Of all the bouts across the world the one Heavyweight who seems to have the hopes of a country on his shoulders is Olympic champion Anthony Joshua (5-0, 5) who faces Matt Legg (7-2, 3) in a bout we can't help but feel is a total waste of time for Joshua who now needs to be looking at English title fights not very low level domestic fighters. By now Joshua should feel he's beyond this type of match up.
In Poland we'll get to see the once beaten Marcin Rekowski (14-1, 11) battling former WBC title challenger Albert Sosnowski (48-6-2, 29) in an excellent all-Polish bout. We're expecting Rekowski to come out on top but Sosnowski has the experience edge and is the more "proven" fighter, even if he is viewed as being on the slide.
Another European bout is in Germany where the unbeaten Adnan Redzovic (14-0, 4) fights busy journeyman Tomas Mrazek (9-46-6, 5) in a scheduled 6 rounder. Aged 37 Redzovic is hardly a prospect, more a side show, and he doesn't really seem to mind at this point in his life.
In Belgium the once beaten Herve Hubeaux (16-1, 7) will be defending his WBC Youth title against the limited Tibor Balogh (14-4-2, 10). Although Bubeaux isn't very good, despite his record, he should still see off the poor Balogh without too many issues.
There is yet more European action as the Czech Republic hosts an indefensible mismatch between Danny Williams (46-21-0-1, 35) and Frantisek Kynkal (3-4, 3). This is likely to be Danny Williams's second victory of the money and, maybe like Shannon Briggs, Williams is thinking that winning mismatches could lead to a big payday.
Outside of Europe we get a very odd looking bout in China as the unbeaten Zhang Junlong (6-0, 6), of China, puts his unbeaten record up against Japan's Kotatsu Takehara (10-9-3, 4) in an excellent looking IBO Asia Pacific title bout. This contest is sure to be interesting even if neither guy is anywhere on the world scene.
The most interesting Heavyweight bout in the US takes place in Missouri as the unbeaten Ed Fountain (8-0, 3) takes a step up to battle man mountain Richard Carmack (12-4-0-1, 10). Carmack has lost his last 4 but this is still a step up for Fountain who has been facing weak opponents so far.
Fans in New Jersey will get to see a pair of Heavyweight bouts. The more significant, though more 1-sided, of those bouts sees the unbeaten Tyrell Wright (5-0, 4) battling against the very limited Eric George (1-6), who has been stopped in 2 of his 6 losses.. The other contest will see the once beaten Joe Cusumano (6-1, 4) fighting against Excell Holmes (2-3-1, 1) in a bout that we expect will be much better than it looks on paper.
In West Virginia we're expecting a real mismatch as Keith Barr (12-6, 3) battles against the chinny and limited Rocky Burch (1-4-1, 1), whose sole win came back on his debut in December '09.
Another bad US bout sees the unbeaten Scott Buchanan (4-0, 3) battling against Dennis Benson (1-6, 1) in Washington, DC.
Yet another weak US bout takes place in Iowa as "Iron Man" Travis Fulton (21-37-1, 20) takes on Eric Scribner (1-1, 1). We doubt this one will go the distance though have little hope for the winner either way.
There is another two bouts in North American Heavyweight that takes place in Canada. The lesser of these sees as Eric Barrak (7-1, 6) battle against Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-10-1, 8) in what looks to be another relatively disappointing contest whilst the other sees the much touted Bogdan Dinu (9-0, 6) take on Avery Gibson (3-3-2, 1) in what should be little more than a stay busy assignment fro the much touted Dinu.
Amazingly even Ethiopia is getting in on the Heavyweight action this weekend with 2 Heavyweight bouts in Addis Ababa. The more interesting of these bouts will see Joseph Chingangu (27-9, 20) fighting against Francis Zulu (17-3-2, 8) in an IBF Continental Africa title fight. The other bout, a non-title bout, will see the huge punching Sammy Retta (18-3, 17) fighting against Ahmed Saed (11-4, 2).