The vast majority of the the fights are in the US with 5 bouts taking place on an American show in California. The most significant of which is a WBC Heavyweight title bout between Hatian puncher Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20) and Mexican American Chris Arreola (36-3, 31). This bout is notable for several reasons though, obviously, it's the first WBC world title fight with out a Klitschko in it since 2008 and that it's a rematch. The two men fought last year with Stiverne clearly defeating Arreola, who had his nose broken early in the bout. We imagine Stiverne will win again here but the bout is certainy interesting with both men being big punchers.
On the same card we have a Heavyweight bout as the chief support bout as Eric Molina (20-2, 14) battles against DaVarryl Williamson (27-7, 23), who sports the excellent moniker "Touch of Sleep". This bout isn't between world class fighters but is a great match up between relatively even fighters.
Other matches on the same card withh see Michael Hunter (4-0, 3) fighting against Jerry Forrest (7-1, 6) in what looks like a fantastic match up, Razvan Cojanu (9-1, 4) taking on Rodricka Ray (5-6-1, 2) in a low level match up and also a bout with the unbeaten Trevor Bryan (10-0, 8) taking on a yet to be named foe.
In a second US show, in Louisianna, we have a further 3 bouts. These include the unbeaten Antonio Mignella (2-0, 2) battling against the debuting Armando Hereera, Jr (0-0) and all unbeaten contest between Jonathon Guidry (1-0, 1) and Ronald Baca (1-0). Unfortunately those 2 interesting bouts are joined by a very poor match up between Joe Rice (0-1) and Dwight Gipson (0-1) in a fight that should see someone collecting their first professional win.
Over in the UK we expect to see the busy Hughie Fury (13-0, 8) continue with his high level of activity as he faces domestic foe Danny Hughes (12-2-2, 3) in one of the most interestined bouts in the career of young Fury. On the same show will also be a contest featuring David Howe (10-2, 5), though his opponent hasn't yet been named.
We get two more bouts in Germany. The most interesting of those will see the highly experience Alexander Petkovic (48-4-4, 26) taking on Croatian puncer Marino Goles (16-0, 14). Goles is a bit of an unknown, and is a small Heavyweight, though it look like he can certainly and a win over Petkovic could put him on the radar so to speak.
The other German bout will see 26 year old Azerbaijan born Elchin Ahmadov (3-0, 2) returning to the ring against a currently un-named foe. Ahmadov looks likely to be in action 2 more times this year and appears to be a fighter worth keeping an eye on.