The biggest fight seems likely to be between Poland's Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29), a former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion, and 2008 Olympian Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0-1, 11). Although this is the biggest fight on paper, some are doubtful about both men with Adamek looking a shell of the fighter he was in the smaller divisions and with Glazkov having looked very poor against Malik Scott. There is also a rumour that Adamek may be about to pull out of the contest with justa few days notice due to illness.
For once it's not just one country with notable fights, in fact we get notable action on at least 3 continents.
In Germany the most note worthy bout is that of prospect Erkan Teper (11-0, 7) who will fight Martin Rogan (16-4, 8). Although this is a mismatch on paper with Rogan being a fighter well beyond his prime it's still a chance to see Teper in action, not a bad thing considering the way some do regard very highly. This same show has a second notable contest with the debuting Uwe Hueck (0-0) fighting former world champion Luan Krasniqi (30-4-1, 14). This is mostly notabe as "Krasniqi's comeback" and really shouldn't be competitive given that Hueck is 41 himself.
Staying with that German show for a second we get a third Heavyweight contest as 25 year old Canadian Franz Rill (3-0, 2) faces his stiffest opponent so far in the form of Ivo Andelic (8-1-1, 3).
We get yet another notable bout in New Zealand where former Heavyweight title challenger David Tua (52-4-2, 43) fights Russian fiant Alexander Ustinov (28-1, 21). There has been talk about the winner of this contest being a possible opponent for Wladimir Klitschko so the bout is certainly an important one, though one that perhaps pits two older and more limited fighters against each other. If nothing else this bout will certainly look like little and large with aroun 10" of height difference between the two men.
On the same show as Tua/Ustinov are two other Heavyweight contests as Dave Letele (0-0) debuts against Jason Williams (6-2, 3) and Bubba Tuigamala (0-0), also making his debut, faced Clint Foai (0-3).
You could argue a fourth notable bout takes place in Australia as the big hitting Mark de Mori (24-1-2, 22) takes on experienced journeyman Ivica Perkovic (20-21, 15) in a contest for the WBF world title. Whilst it certainly a lesser fight than some of the others it is one that promises to be explosive with both men having heavy hands.
On the de Mori/Perkovic card is an interesting secondary Heavyweight contest as Hunter Sam (7-2-2, 4) fights Clarence Tillman (11-13-2, 6) in a bout for the WBF Asia Pacific title. Hopefully this will lead to a Sam/de Mori bout in in 2014 because that could genuinely be a very under-the-radar classic.
Unfortunately the rest of the action in the Heavyweight division this weekend is at an extremely low level with most debutants or novices in action.
The low level action is seen around the world. In Germany it's most notable thanks a double in Berlin which will see Ali Ibrahim Kujaschewski (7-0, 7) in action and also Manuel Reuss (0-6) also on the show. It appears very unlikely that these two men will fight each other, but it also seems unlikely that either will fight a decent opponent.
In the UK we expect to see AJ Carter (3-0, 1) up against Radek Linka (5-1, 5) in what looks like a good test for the unbeaten man and also a bout between Declan Timlin (8-2, 4) and journeyman Tayar Mehmed (5-24-2, 1).
The remaining bout in which both fighters have at least one professional contest under their belt takes place in the US as Latashia Burton (2-2) battles fellow woman Saretha Bonner (0-1)
Amongst the debutants are Anthony Carpin (0-0) fights the win-less Milos Andric (0-0-1) in France; Nico Feulner (0-0) who battles the fragile Stefan Albers (0-3) in Germany; Wlodzimierz Letr (0-0) who takes on Damian Sarzala (0-1) in Poland and an all debutant clash between Tyler East (0-0) and Daniel Haymes (0-0) in the US.