So lets start with that big bout first.
In Brooklyn the once beaten Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell ( 25-1-1, 19) looks for revenge over the man who beat him, Johnathon Banks (29-1-1, 19), last November. The bout, the chief support of the Paul Malignaggi/Adrien Broner fight,
is a chance for the hard hitting Mitchell to get revenge whilst Banks can prove his 2nd round stoppage of Mitchell last year as no fluke.
Going in to their first bout Mitchell was viewed by many as the "new heir" to the American Heavyweight throne. He was exciting, hard hitting and whilst technically limited he appeared to have the power to over-come his limitations. As it turned out Banks was too skilled and only needed one shot to take Mitchell from his game plan.
Mitchell was dropped 3 times last time out so will need to show a much refined and cautious style here to prevent himself from being stopped early once again.
Whilst the Mitchell/Banks II fight is the biggest Heavyweight fight, it's one of a handful of bouts in the division this Saturday.
Staying in the US for a second, there is a second bout Stateside as the unbeaten Joshua Tufte (12-0, 6) faces off against Jonte Willis (9-5-1, 3). Willis has gone 2-5-1 in his last 8 bouts but they have included competitive losses to Denis Bakhtov and Didier Bence and a stoppage the very highly regarded Andy Ruiz Jr/ This is a really good test for Tufte who will be defending his United States Boxing Organisation and NABA USA Heavyweight titles for the first time.
In Canada Jarred Kilkenny (4-1-2, 3) looks to bounce back from the first loss of his career as he takes on Hungarian journeyman Gabor Farkas (6-27-5, 3). Farkas has lost his last 13 bouts over the last 2 years so it would be a massive surprise for him to defeat kilkenny here.
Over in Europe we have a very interesting all French clash as Johann Duhaupas (28-1, 17) takes on French Heavyweight champion Fabrice Aurieng (7-5, 2). Duhaupas enters on a winning run of 11 bouts since suffering his lone set back to Francesco Pianeta in December 2008 whilst Aurieng comes in on the back of a stoppage loss to Japanese Heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto.
In Germany the unbeaten Norman Jendrejczyk (1-0-1, 1) faces veteran Marco Heinichen (11-29-2, 6). It's hard to care too much about this bout with both men being in their late 30's though with Heinichen having only scored a solitary win in 4 years it's hard to see him claiming a victory here.