The biggest name in action this is former champion Shannon Briggs (53-6-1, 47) who, following his bizarre journey to Germany recently, is back in the ring for his third fight in the space of a few weeks. Briggs will be expecting another quick blow out as he takes on the very limited Matthew Greer (16-12, 13) who has been stopped the last 7 times he has faced an opponent with a winning record.
On the same card as the Briggs/Greer bout will be a contest with the unbeaten Ed Latimore (4-0, 4) who will be facing Felix Abner (4-3, 3).
On a separate show in the US we see one of the brightest Heavyweight prospects out there, Andy Ruiz Jr (21-0, 15). Although certainly a rotund Heavyweight Ruiz is skilled, fast, intelligent in the ring and has the ability to be one of the few true boxer-punchers in the division. Ruiz will be defending his NABF title as he takes on the tough but limited Manuel Quezada (29-8, 18) in what looks to be the pick of the Heavyweight bouts for the night.
In the main event of another US card fans will get the chance to see the big hitting Natu Visinia (9-0 8), again his opponent has not yet been named.
One other US card will see two, almost gimmick like bouts, as the 56 year old Hassan Chitsaz (24-1, 24) battles the often rotund and out of shape Chauncy Welliver (55-8-5, 22) in a very odd contest. The other bout on this card will see John Ellis (3-0, 3), the only man to beat Chitsaz, taking on the very peculiar Fijian Rohit Singh (6-0-0-1, 6) who has had a reported record over over 20 KO wins. Very strange contest in all honest.
On, yet another, US card we get a double header of Heavyweight action as Dwayne McRae (13-3, 7) takes on the very limited Zeferino Albino (4-19-3, 2) and Jed Phipps (18-8, 11) battles Ariel Espinal (8-23-3, 4). We've got to be honest and admit it's hard to be interested in either of these fights which seem like typical club fights with none of the 4 men likely to go far in their career though we'll also be honest and say that sometimes club fights can be genuinely great fun to watch due to the limitations of the men involved in them.
In the UK British fans have 3 Heavyweight bouts, on separate cards, to be interested in. For us the most interesting of the bouts will see Eddie Chambers (38-4, 20) taking on journeyman Carl Baker (10-7, 7) in a criminally mismatched contest.
The other two bouts will see the unbeaten AJ Carter (6-0, 4) battle the big punching Kenneth Odeke (4-1, 4) and in the other bout former British Cruiserweight champion Shane McPhilbin (8-8-1, 5) attempts to end a 7 fight win-less streak as he battles domestic journeyman Paul Butlin (15-20, 3).
The McPhilbin/Butlin bout does have a domestic area title on the line but it really is a bout that is hard to take seriously given the form of McPhilbin and the fact Butlin is several years beyond his somewhat average best. Not a great fight at all.
We expecting more disappointing action in Germany where we have bouts involving Yakup Saglam (31-4, 28), arguably the most padded record in Heavyweight boxing right now, and Michael Stromberg (5-1, 4). Whilst a fight between the two would be interesting it seems both are facing yet to be named foes in what are likely to be serious mismatches.
A second German show will see the debuting Senad Gashi (0-0) battle against the win-less David Liska (0-4).
In a 4 rounder in Uruguay fans will get to see Yuberty Suarez Diaz (4-2, 2) takes on Argentinian novice Gabriel Antonio Damian Gerez (1-0, 1). With a combined age of 76 we don't expect this to be anything great and the limitations of Diaz have already been shown up in 2 of his last 3 bouts, hopefully the fans are aware that "Apocalipsis" isn't very good, even though he is a former Uruguayan champion