The key bout, and one of the biggest bouts this weekend across the boxing world, sees former Heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10) taking on unbeaten American Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12). The bout, although not classed as an eliminator of any sorts, is a major contest and the winner will almost certainly move in to the title picture as a result of a victory. Due to the importance of the contest we've done a full preview of it.
Of course the Chisora/Scott fight isn't the only one taking place.
In Kenya Senad Hadzic (0-1) takes on the deubting Odeke Kenneth. Oddly despite the inexperience of both fighters this is apparently a 10 round contest. Interestingly between the two fighters they have a combined 2 rounds of professional experience with Hadzic's debut, against Alexander Petkovic, seeing him stopped in the second.
In the US we expect to see 6 bouts, unfortunately at the moment we only have 3 bouts that are fully scheduled. They will see Rodney Hernandez (4-1, 1) take on Yohan Banks (5-8-3, 3); Larry Ward (2-4, 1) facing debutant Rick Cheeks and Alex Rivera battling C.J. Leveque in an debutant affair.
We've got to be honest none of these bouts really interest us.
As well as those 3 complete bouts we also expect to see Cuban Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16, Nicaraguan Jose Luis Roque (5-0, 4) and American Earl Ladson (14-19-1-1, 7) all in action in the US, though none of their opponents have been named as of yet. The same applies to Paul Drago (2-0) in the UK.
We've been fans of Luis Ortiz for a while though the Cuban former amateur standout really needs to stop wasting time with his career. He's already 34 and unless he makes a statement this year he may as well kiss his career good bye.