We do action, through only 3 bouts and worst of all, 2 of those take place in the Latvian capital of Riga. You know, the boxing capital of Europe...oh never mind...
The most telling bout of the 2 in Riga is arguable the one that sees Janis Ginters (4-6, 4), a low level European journeyman who has twice fought in the UK, taking on the debuting Elmars Lankovskis (0-0). Whilst we know nothing about the debuting man it's fair to assume he's been picked as a patsy for Ginters who's 4 wins so far have come against debutants in, you guess, Riga! Ginters is 4-0 (4) in Riga and 0-6 outside of his homeland, something that should tell you all you need to know about him.
Ginter's is joined in action by another recognisable name as Edgars Kalnars (24-27, 15), another name well known to European fans, is in action. Kalnars, like Ginters, is a journeyman who has made his name by travelling to lose. Amongst those who have beaten Kalnars are Mike Perez, Oscar Rivas, Gregory Tony, Andrzej Wawrzyk and Manuel Charr with all of those losses, amongst numerous others, coming on the road.
Despite being known as a journeyman Kalnars is a former Latvia Heavyweight champion, although he did beat Nigerian Franklin Egobi for that title. Kalnars looks for his first victory of 2014 as he takes on novice Alberts Mutulis (0-1). Mutulis himself debuted last November and lost, in Riga, to Vitalijs Zakirko, who at the time was 0-3. Most worryingly is the fact Mutulis lasted just 20 seconds. Fair to say we're not expecting Mutulis to really give Kalnars any sort of a test.
The one Heavyweight bout that isn't in Riga is in Memphis in the US and will see Jeremy Scruggs (2-1,2 2) taking on Tobias Rice (4-10-1, 2). Like the 2 bouts in Riga this is certainly not a bout that will really interest anyone other than the family and friends of the fighters.
Disappointing day really.