The notable of those bouts sees the infamous Eric Esch (77-9-4, 58) returning to the ring after more than a year out. "Butterbean", as he's better known, will be in Australia facing novice Kirk Lawton (1-1, 1). In his prime you'd favour Butterbean to add another one in the "W" column but at 46 and without a win since 2007 it'd not be a big surprise for Lawton to win (despite having not fought since 2005 himself).
When Butterbean is in the most notable Heavyweight bout of the day you know the sport is having some issues.
As is often the case the German boxing scene gives us plenty of action, though sadly a number of the bouts seem to only have one fighter confirmed at the moment.
The bouts in Germany we know will be taking place are Franz Rill (1-0) against Lonja Fanta (3-1, 3) and Werner Kreiskott (13-19-1, 8) against Oezcan Cetinkaya (21-8-1, 14).
Of the 4 mentioned above, it's fair to say that Rill, a Canadian, is probably the most likely to go somewhere. He debuted late last year and in Fanta he will be facing an opponent in 2 rounds in his most recent bout some 3 years ago. In the other bout it's hard too say too much. Both men are international level journeymen who face decent fighters on a regular basis and lose whilst defeating scrubs between those bigger fights. It could certainly be an intriguing one.
Also in Germany we expect to see Agit Kabayel (5-0, 3) and Dzenan Hodzic (4-0, 4) though their opponents have yet to be named. Although Hodzic's record looks exciting he's in his mid 40's and making a return after several years out on the other hand Kabayel has yet to face an opponent with a winning record.
In the UK there are 2 more Heavyweight bouts. On paper the more interesting one sees Micky Steeds (12-6, 3) taking on Paul Morris (5-17-2, 3). On paper the fighters look mismatched but in all honesty we'd expect this to be a competitive match up. Interestingly Steeds has lost his last 4 and is with out a win in 5 years whilst Morris is winless in 8.
The other bout in Britain sees the debut of Dominic Akinlade (0-0). Akinlade was one of the top amateurs in Britain and he starts his assault on the professional with a match up against Latvian Janis Ginters (1-3, 1). If the unbeaten Akinlade is as good as hoped he could end up in the British title mix in the next 2-3 years.
There is one more bout to talk about as Argentinian based Canadian Icho Larenas (6-2, 6) fights for the 9th time in his adoptive Buenos Aires. Larenas will be facing Alfredo Brigido Ruiz Diaz (6-5-1-1, 2) who comes in to the bout with 1 win in his last 5 bouts (1-2-1-1), though that win did interestingly come against Larenas who was undefeated up to that point. This could be a very interesting battle as Larenas seeks revenge.