The most significant Heavyweight action of the day is in Germany where we get a couple of notable bouts. The biggest of those sees the top of the present generation of Heavyweights, Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51) defending his IBF, WBO and WBA super titles against WBO mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24). It's not a fight many of us want but it's fair to say plenty will watch and with the fight being shown around the world there is obvious interest in the contest. We can't help but think it will be another straight forward defense for "Dr Steelhammer" but with Leapai's power he does have the potential to score an upset victory.
The other bout on the same show sees the very promising Joseph Parker (7-0, 6) take on Brazilian puncher Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-5, 15). From what we've seen Parker should handle Nascimento with out any problems but the Brazilian is a late replacement for Sherman Williams who is refusing to fight after issues regarding his relationship with the Klitschko camp. The whole issue is a mess and has left Parker looking at a very late replacement foe.
On a separate show in Germany fans get an all debutant contest between Freskim Povataj (0-0) and Ahmed Mohammed (0-0) whilst on a third German show Andre Bunga (0-1) will be in action against an opponent that's yet to be announced.
The world title bout isn't the only title bout of the day and British fans, who get a host of Heavyweight bouts, get another. This bout sees the unbeaten and heavy handed Lucas Browne (19-0, 17) of Australia battle against Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-3, 7) for the vacant Commonwealth and vacant WBC Eurasian Pacific Boxing Council Heavyweight titles. We're not sure how the WBC titlehas managed to become connect to this fight but it's a great match up and one we're hoping to see.
On the same card as the Commonwealth title fight will be bouts featuring Kash Ali (6-0) and David Howe (10-2, 5) though their opponents have yet to be named.
On a different UK show fans will get the chans to see Tom Little (3-2) and Matt Legg (6-2, 2) in action though neither man has had their opponent named yet.
Although a lot of the action is in Germany and the UK there is also a lot of action in Poland which plays host to a trio of bouts. The most interesting of those is a rematch between Marcin Rekowski (13-1, 11) and the man who beat him in February Oliver McCall (57-13-0-2, 37). McCall out pointed Rekowski in an upset though will know that the Polish fighter will be seeking revenge here.
Another bout on the Polish card will feature former world title challenger Albert Sosnowski (47-6-2, 28) who faces novice Wlodzimierz Letr (1-2, 1) in a total mismatch whilst Roman Bugaj (16-8-1, 9) fights professional loser Patryk Kowoll (2-11, 1) in another bout that looks like a mismatch.
Yet another show in Europe is in Sweden where the unbeaten Joel Larsson (2-0, 1) takes on the win-less Jakub Kozera (0-1).
The only action that we're aware of in the US will see the unbeaten and very promising Michael Hunter (4-0, 3) in action against a yet to be named opponent. This will almost certainly be a walk over for Hunter who is talented but it's going to be a while before we find out just how good he really is.