We expect the first fight to take place in Greece as the unbeaten Evgenios Lazaridis (1-0, 1) looks to continue his winning streak. The novice professional is best known for his exploits in the one night tournament "Bigger is Better" (which he won) though he did also compete at the 2012 Olympic test event defeating American Lenroy Thompson. Lazaridis will be facing the winless Sergio Romano (0-2) and it's quite difficult to see how the 6'6" Greek could lose here. Interestingly Romano reached the semi-final in the same "Bigger is Better" tournament" losing to losing finalist Yavuz Keles.
After the Greek bout we expect Bulgaria to take centre stage as Kristian Krilov (2-5-1) takes on Deyan Mihailov (0-3-2) in an all-Bulgarian affair. Although it's a bout between two "professional losers" it's a bout with two fighters that British fans may recognise with both men having fought the UK 3 times. Unfortunately for Krilov he is 0-3 in the UK whilst Mihailov is 0-2-1 and both have effectively proven to be little more than fodder for emerging prospects.
Having just mentioned the UK it seems a fitting time to mention the UK bout that sees the unbeaten Scottish giant Gary Cornish (14-0, 6) fighting for his first professional title. Stood at 6'7" Cornish will be dwarfing his journeyman opponent Paul Butlin (14-18, 3) by some 5" as they battle for the International Masters Heavyweight title over the 10 round distance. Interestingly this will be the first time Cornish has been scheduled to do 10 rounds.
Finally we get to the last pro bout in the division as we reach Argentina and see Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (16-11-3, 8) taking on Luis Oscar Juarez (7-7-1, 4) for the 4th time. To date Zarate holds a record of 2-0-1 against Juarez, though Juarez is 2-0 going in to this bout whilst Zarate has won just 1 of his last 4 bouts.
Now aside from "professional" Heavyweight action we also, as mentioned above, have a "Bigger is Better" tournament.
"Bigger is Better" for those of you who haven't caught the tournament before pits fighters from cross codes (boxers, kickboxers, thaiboxers and mma fighters) in to what is effectively a "Prizefighter" tournament". These bouts are no longer recorded by Boxrec.com as not all the fighters need to posses a boxing license.
This will be the 21st "Bigger is Better" though arguably the most interesting as it's supposed to feature the very highly touted Romanian Bogdan Dinu (9-0, 6 as a professional) who was a stand out amateur. Dinu is viewed as the over-whelming favourite with around 90% of the votes on the "Bigger is Better" website at the time of writing.
As well as Dinu the competition features Nikolas Tsoukalas-a Greek kickboxer, Edmont Baltatzis-a kickboxer who alleges to be the pro boxing Heavyweight boxing champion of Greece (we can't find any evidence of that however), Alexandros Kartozia-a Georgian kickboxer, Ozcan Cetinkaya-A Turkish pro boxer (21-8-2, 14), Vladimir Toktasynov-a Russian kickboxer, Szymon Was-a Polish kickboxer and Dmitri Bezus-a Ukrainian kickboxer.