Unfortunately this weekend may struggle to convince the cynics otherwise as a show in Bolivia, yes that country of Mike Tyson fame, hosts a show featuring number of fighters who are either fat, overweight or both.
The show, which features 4 Heavyweight contests will kick off with the debuting Yindo Ovale (0-0) fighting Carmelo Roca (4-7-2, 2). This is a contest that is easy to avoid when you look at the other 3 heavyweight bouts on the show. These contests will see, the out of shape, Chauncy Welliver (55-7-5, 22) fighting against Guido Santana (13-6-2, 9), the old Billy Wright (40-4, 31) defending his PABA interim title against Esteban Hillman Tababary (16-10-2, 12) and Saul Farah (44-17-3, 38) fighting against Carlos de los Santos Fresneda (15-4,8).
It's hard to see anything but wins for Welliver, Wright and Farah though in all honesty none of those men will likely go far in the sport due to their notable limitations.
Bolivia won't be the only country in South America with Heavyweight action ad Brazil joins in on the act with Jonathan Correia da Silva (0-0) debuting against the limited Jose Carlos Da Silva (2-14-1, 1) who has been stopped in 11 of his 14 losses.
Whilst the Bolivian show is the most interesting in terms of overall action we actually the best fight in the division will be in the UK as Britain's Dereck Chisora (18-4, 12) battles the Czech republic's Ondrej Pala (32-3, 22). This bout, for the WBA and WBO International titles is some thing like the third opponent Chisora has been scheduled to face and although a late replacement it does look like he's a decent enough opponent.
On the same British show the unbeaten Gary Cornish (16-0, 8) fights Ivica Perkovic (20-22, 15). Although the records are worlds apart it wouldn't be a shock in the slightest if Perkovic managed to defeat the very limited Cornish.
Staying in Europe, France will have a contest between Ibrahima Mariko (3-1, 2) and David Spilmont (2-1, 1) whilst Germany will see Aleksandr Beliaziun (0-0) making his debut.
The action through Europe extends as far as Russia where Apti Davtaev (3-0, 3) fights Frantisek Kynkal (2-2, 2) and Arbi Madaev (1-0) takes on Oleksandr Pritula (0-1) in two very low level match ups.
Over in the US we will get several bouts. The highest profile of those will see Travis Kauffman (26-1, 19) fighting the limited, but late replacement, Jason Barnett (14-14, 7). This contest, for the World Boxing Union Intercontinental Heavyweight should really be just a case of handing Kauffman the title.
The other bouts in the US will see David Long (12-2-2, 8) attempting to defeat the hard hitting Danny Kelly (4-0-1, 4) in an interesting looking contest, Terrance Dumas (4-0, 3) fighting the debuting Robert Davis (0-0) and both Randy Easton (0-2-1) and Danny Calhoun (2-0, 1) taking on yet to be named opponents.
Finally, there is also action in Canada. These bouts will see Didier Bence (9-0, 3) fighting Eric Martel Bahoeli (9-3, 6) in what should be a good test for Bence and Dillon Carman (5-2, 4) taking on Sylvera Louis (5-2, 2). Whilst the Bence bout is the more interesting it's fair to say that both are pretty competitive looking.