The highest profile Heavyweight bout of the day is in France of all days as the very talented, though often over-looked Carlos Takam (29-1-1, 23) takes on the always difficult to beat veteran Tony Thompson (39-4, 26) in a WBC Silver title fight. This is Takam's first bout since being unfairly denied a victory against the highly regarded Mike Perez. Oddly this will be Thompson's first bout since he defeated Odlanier's Solis. It's a bit strange both men are coming in to this bout following contests with highly regarded Cubans though the winner of this certainly deserves to be regarded as a top contender.
In the UK the hard hitting Ugandana born Kenneth Odeke (5-1, 5) will be sharing the ring with the ridicuously tough Moses Matovu (5-41-4). Matovu is amazingly tough and will likely take the power of the 21 yeah old Odeke though we didn't expect Odeke to wipe out AJ Carter like he did just a few short weeks ago. Although Odeke has got a loss on his record and seems to be a Cruiserweight more than a Heavyweight we are actually really excited about the youngster.
Staying in Europe, though moving south to Italy, fans will get the chanceto see Ivan Di Berardino (0-0) make his debut as he takes on the win-less Nicolae Rata (0-1).
In the US we're expecting to see two bouts. One of those will see the unbeaten Donnie Palmer (4-0-1, 4) battling against the poor John Orr (1-3) in what should be a very easy bout for Palmer. Orr, who has been stopped in 2 of his 3 losses, will likely be blasted out by Palmer.
The other bout on this US card will be one between Jesse Barboza (8-1-1, 5) and Jamal Woods (4-11-3, 4). We don't think Barboza is special but he should over-come Woods here given that Woods is little more than a professional loser at the moment.