The stand out up coming fighter in action this Friday is unbeaten American Bryan Jennings (16-0, 8) who NBC appear to be pushing as a future contender, if not champion. Jennings continues his development as he takes on the experienced Russian Andrey Fedosov (24-2, 19).
Fedosov may have been beaten twice in his 26 fight career but is a hard hitting fighter and at 27 years old is starting to enter his peak. With his power the Russian certainly has a chance at scoring a major upset against a man seen as one of America's most promising Heavyweights.
On the same card as the Jennings/Fedosov bout in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is the debut of 26 year old Bill Marks (0-0) who starts his professional career with a bout against Randy Easton (0-1-1).
Marks isn't the only debutant in action as Ernest Blackwell (0-0) and Jose Hermocillo (0-0) also mark the start of their professional careers.
Blackwell starts his campaign off in North Carolina where he faces Jesse Barber (0-1). Barber, who debuted himself this past January, will be hoping for a better result than his previous bout in which he stopped inside a round.
Like Blackwell, Hermocillo is also facing a fighter with a losing record as he takes on John Makani Sarellano (0-1) in California.
In New Jersey novice pair Tyrell White (1-0) and Moses Marshall (0-1-1) face off in what could be an interesting bout on the untelevised portion of the ESPN Friday Night Fights card.
The usually poor fights that folk in Memphis, Tennessee get served up doesn't seem likely to change any time soon. This Friday's Heavyweight bout between Quincey Palmer (6-2-1, 6) and Willie Perryman (10-22, 7) will be yet another example of Tennessee's poor match ups though it should be an entertaining scrap even if it's a bit of a mismatch.
In Canada Eric Martel Bahoeli (8-3, 5) is scheduled to face journeyman Jean Francis Traore (4-17, 2). Bahoeli, who suffered 3 successive losses in less than a year is looking to rebuild his career and it seems likely he's going to be matched softly for a while as he rebuilds his confidence. He has avenged one of his 3 losses, stopping Raymond Olubowale for the Canadian Heavyweight title but is unlikely to be going too far (though a fight between a revitalised Bahoeli and Didier Bence would certainly be interesting).
French fans at the Salle Marcel Cerdan will get to see one of their own unbeaten Heavyweights in action as Ibrahima Mariko (2-0, 1) takes on Hungarian Laszlo Peczeli (4-5-1). It'd be a huge shock to see Peczeli, who has lost 5 of his last 6, winning here.