The first Heavyweight contests of the day are expected to take place in Kenya as Morris Okola (1-0) takes on Mustapha Noor (0-21-3) and Bernard Adie (9-1, 5) battles Obadiah Mwangi (4-6-1).
Of course the first of those two contests, Okola/Noor, looks like a typical prospect v bum contest ans it's hard to argue against that though. The other bout however is by the more interesting with Adie and Mwangi fighting it over the Kenyan Heavyweight title. Sure we don't tend to think much of Kenyan boxing but it's still nice to see that they do have what appears to be a growing boxing community.
As with most weekends most of the Heavyweight action is stateside with 5 bouts taking place in the US.
Of those 5 bouts bouts in the US 3 are expected to take place at the Phil Welch Stadium in Saint Joseph, Missouri where the headline bout sees Richard Carmack (12-1, 12) battling Galen Brown (40-22-1, 14) for the vacant USA Mid American Heavyweight title. Despite the big disparity in experience we're picking Carmack to defeat the older and more ring worn Brown.
On the same card as Richard Carmack, there will also be a bout for Brandon Carmack (2-0-1, 1) who faces Alex Rozman (2-1, 1) in a bout for the Missouri State Heavyweight title. Of the two men Rozman is likely the more well known due to his loss, earlier this year, to Hughie Fury. In that bout Fuy stopped Rozman in 146 seconds though we cannot imagine Carmack doing to same to him.
The third Heavyweight bout in the Missouri show sees Ricky Thompson (3-5-1, 2) facing Dakota Talbott (1-7). Compared to the other two bouts it's hard to see any real interest here, though we do need to note that this bout will see the men completing a trilogy after going 1-1 in their previous bouts together.
Away from Missouri we have a bout in Florida which sees novice Chaen Chess (2-1, 2) taking on Carlos Reyes (5-4-1, 3). On paper this looks like a competitive match up though things aren't that event when you consider that Chess was a credible and Reyes is a blown up Light Heavyweight who was stopped in 3 by Ismayl Sillakh.
The final bout, also away from Missouri sees "Big Stuff" William Miranda (6-6-2) facing off against David Williams (6-7-2, 2). This match is a rematch of a bout between the two from last December which ended in a draw so should be competitive no matter who wins.
heavyweight Bernard Adie SC Obadiah Mwangi
heavyweight Mustapha Noor SC Morris Okola
heavyweight Chaen Chess SC Carlos Reyes
heavyweight Richard Carmack SC Galen Brown 8
heavyweight Brandon Carmack SC Alex Rozman 6
heavyweight Ricky Thompson SC Dakota Talbott
heavyweight William Miranda SC David Williams 6