Whilst we did say there wasn't many major bouts the one stand bout is major and this features two former world title challengers fighting in a true cross roads fight, it's hard to see where the loser goes though the winner will rocket themselves back into contention.
The bout in question will see American veteran Tony Thompson (38-4, 26) battling against Cuba's former amateur star Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13) for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title. Solis, once touted as the man to over-throw the Klitschko's, has been massively disppointing in his 21 fight career and has blown his chance of becoming a world champion by a serious lack of dedication to the sport. Thompson, who has lost two to Wladimir Klitschko, has only lost to top fighters in recent years though at 42 his career is coming to a close. It's a great crossroads bout though one that will likely be fought at a very slow and calculated pace.
The same show that gives us the Thompson/Solis bout features three other Heavyweight clashes. The most notable of these "lesser fights" will see the unbeaten Agit Kabayel (9-0, 7) fighting against the more experienced Gbenga Oloukun (18-9, 11) in a bout for the regional WBC Mediterranean Heavyweight title which has apparently been vacated by Manuel Charr. It's to pick against the unbeaten man here even if he is still relatively untested.
Of the other two Heavyweight bouts on this card we've got to admit we're intrigued by a clash between the debuting Bugra Horus (0-0) and the far more experienced Goga Abuladze (15-5, 9). This bout strikes us as either Horus being bum brought in to lose or a fighter from another code being given a solid debut outing against a natually smaller man. Very interesting match up.
The other bout will see Umut Camkiran (1-0, 1) in action action against a yet to be named foe.
It's not just Turkey with numerous bouts though as both America and the UK have a number of Heavyweight contests.
In the UK John Moxey (2-2, 1) will be fightin the debuting Brett Murphy (0-0), the win-less Pat Quinn (0-1) will be taking on the perfect Mahmoud Abu-Ria (1-0) and David Howe (10-2, 5) will be taking on a yet to be named opponent. These aren't great bouts but, for the two that are complete, they do look competitive on paper.
Before looking at the US we'll just finish with Europe.
In Austria the unbeaten Durmus Keklik (8-0, 4) will be hoping to extend his winning run with a easy looking assignment against Michal Vasek (1-2, 1) whilst in France Wilfried Hoareau (0-1) will be hoping to over-come the debuting Franck Acho (0-0).
The most notable bout stateside will see club fighter Derric Rossy (28-8, 14) battle against the returning Samuel Peter (34-5, 27). Peter, a former WBC world champion, hasn't fought in almost 3 years and hasn't won in around 4 years so whilst he may have been a world champion he's a long way removed from that level and Rossy stands a genuine chance of scoring a very notable win here.
Another US out will see the unbeaten Darlington Agha (9-0, 6) attempt to move in to double figures as he battles the limited Jamal Woods (4-11-2, 4).
A third US bout will see Sonya Lamonakis (8-1-2, 1) fighting against her favourite opponent Tiffany Woodard (4-7-3, 3) in what will be the 4th meeting between these two women. At the moment Lamonakis leads the series 2-0-1 though the bouts have been close and this isn't actually a bad rematch.
Out side of the US, in Argentina, fan will get to see the hard hitting Matias Ariel Vidondo (17-1-1, 15) defend his Argentinian crown against Alfredo Brigido Ruiz Diaz (7-6-1, 2).
The only other bout taking place is in New Zealand where Will Quarrie (3-0, 1) puts his unbeaten record on the line against Junior Pati (7-19, 5) in what looks to be a decent step up for Quarrie after a trio of very limited and inexperienced foes.