The bout we're most interested in is a rare bout between unbeaten prospects, as German fans will be getting a real treat as the touted Erkan Teper (12-0, 8) battles former Olympian and former French champion Newfel Ouatah (12-0, 8) in a contest for the currently vacant EBU-EU Heavyweight title. We know the EBU-EU title isn't regarded very highly but this is a fantastic match up and match ups like this are few and far between, sadly. It goes without saying that this is the best bout, on paper, that the division sees on Friday and is pretty close to a 50-50 contest with us juster favouring Teper who is fighting in his homeland.
Although the bout of the night is in Europe we do get plenty of action in North America. Amongst those bouts are 2 set to take place in Missouri, the most ineresting of which will see the 34 year old Jason Redmond (7-1-1, 5) come out of a 7 year retirement to take on Dakota Talbott (2-11). The other bout on the same show will see Joseph Shaw (0-0) make his debut against the win-less Mike Scranton (0-1).
Staying in the US fans in Minnesota will get the chance to see the debut of Colton Warner (0-0) who will be fighting against the poor James Roe (1-3, 3).
Canadian fight fans will get the chance to see the debut of Cody Krahn (0-0) who battles against the limited Taylor Bull (2-3, 2) in a bout that we really don't think is going to be anything great, but it's always good to see a new name in the division.
In Australia fans will have 2 shows with Heavyweight action. One of those will see Paul Samways (2-1, 2) battling against the stop-or-be stopped John Dugu (4-6, 4). We're not going to hazard a guess here at who will win but it's unlikely to go the distance.
On the other Australian card fans will be treat to 2 Heavyweight contests. One of those will see another stop-or-be-stopped fighter, Willie Nasio (3-1, 3) battling against the limited Dean Garmonsway (2-7, 2) in what is likely a more even contest than the records of the men would have you believe. The other bout of relevance on this card will see novice James Porter (2-2) battle the very experienced Walter Pupu'a (12-28, 8) in what looks interesting but not all that appealing.