The biggest "name" fighter in the division who is active today is the multi-weight world champion James Toney (74-8-3-2, 45) who takes on journeyman Kenny Lemos (12-7-2, 8). Toney, who looked in fantastic shape when challenged for the WBA Cruiserweight title at the end of last year, has ballooned back up in weight to around 240lbs however he looks in shape compared to the 290lb Lemos.
Oddly Toney's former opponent Danny Batchelder (26-9-1, 13) is also in action as he faces Rodney Moore (17-7-2, 7) in Louisiana, USA. Batchelder is widely seen as a solid journeyman (if not a gate keeper) and although he regularly loses it's often only to credible fighters. With this in mind it'd be a surprise if Moore defeated him.
Also in the US, though in Florida and as part of the ESPN "Friday Night Fights" card (though very unlikely to be televised), are 2 more Heavyweight bouts.
The more noteworthy of those two bouts sees former amateur star Donovan Dennis (4-0, 4) facing Curtis Harper (7-2, 6). Although Harper has suffered 2 stoppage losses he has faced much better competition than Dennis so far (including Gerald Washington and Yasmany Consuegra-the two men to have defeated him) and this is an outstanding match up despite the "levels" of the two men.
The other bout sees debutant Kareem Bann (0-0) facing the "win some-lose some, but never go the distance" Chris Vendola (5-4, 5). We have to admit we know next to nothing on Bann at the moment but the 43 Vendola probably won't defeat him (especially considering Vendola hasn't won a bout since March 2008).
There is also a bout in California as the gigantic Justin Goslee (0-0) makes his debut. Goslee a 330 man mountain faces fellow debutant Jose Hermosillo (0-0) who is almost 100lbs lighter.
On the big card of the day in Germany, there's the professional debut of Tom Schwarz (0-0). Schwarz is regarded as a top prospect by the legendary Uli Steinforth who has had him sharing the ring with some experienced Heavyweights in the build up to his debut. Aged just 19 and standing at around 6'5" Schwarz is an imposing figure out of the ring and he'll be looking to prove he's capable in it as well when he faces Mario Schmidt (3-11, 9).
Staying in Germany though moving to Berlin, Turkish Heavyweight Aziz Baran (1-0, 1) looks to score his second victory inside a week as he takes on the limited Pole Bartosz Szwaryzynski (0-5). With all 5 of Szwaryzynski's bouts ending in the opening 2 rounds it'd be a surprise to see him survive the distance here.