Unfortunately this weekend doesn't look like it'll be able to repair the harm done just a week ago, despite a number of noteworthy contests.
We'll start by looking at the European action which we believe will account for 5 contests in the division with arguably the most notable taking place in Belgium where the unbeaten Ali Baghouz (6-0-1, 3) fights Jean Claude Bikoi (15-13-1-1, 8). On paper this is a mismatch in favour of Baghouz though with the vacant Belgian Heavyweight up for grabs Bikoi may manage to pull out a rare upset.
The Belgian title fight is, sadly, one of the nights biggest Heavyweight clashes of the weekend, however the action is spread a bit wider than usual and in Bulgaria Hristiyan Kostov (0-0) makes his debut battling compatriot Nikolai Yorgov (0-11). Although we don't know much about Kostov we will assume he is naturally bigger than Yorgov who is a natural Light Heavyweight if not Super Middleweight.
In Germany we have two bouts. In Regensburg, Bayern, we see Bekim Pagga (3-4, 2) fighting Elvir Behlulovic (3-17, 1) in what looks like a bit of a dud and in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern we see the debut of Jens Tietze (0-0), although his opponent has not yet been named.
Finally in the UK, to close out the European action, the debuting Adam Machaj (0-0) will fight the win-less Luke Martin (0-1-1). As with most of the European bouts it's hard to say that we care much, though hopefully the 6'7" Machaj can live up to his nickname of "Immense".
Over the Atlantic we have bouts in Canada, USA and Uruguay. We'll start however with the Canadian contest which sees the unbeaten Nick Penner (3-0, 2) taking on Tyrone Gibson (1-4, 1). Although Penner will, rightfully, be favoured here it will be his first bout in 3 years and just his second contest in 5 years so, he's unlikely to be the saviour of the division
In California we have fights in two difference cites. In Rosevilla the unbeaten LaRon Mitchell (1-0, 1) faces the wonderfully named Blue DeLong (0-4) in what looks likely to be an easy contest for Mitchell whilst in Sacramento we have a double header. One of the bouts in Sacramento will see debutants colliding as O'Jayland Brown (0-0) takes on Edward Ramirez (0-0) whilst the other will see Rodney Hernandez (4-1, 1) taking on Kevin Howard (3-10-1, 1).
The remaining fight in the US, and the only Heavyweight title fight taking place stateside sees the unbeaten John L Smith (13-0-1, 3) fighting Jason Bergman (20-10-2, 13) for the lightly regarded NABA USA Heavyweight title. The unbeaten Smith, a protege of former world champion James "Buster" Douglas, may be unbeaten but did draw last time out against Daniel Martz suggest that his long term potential may not be that high either. Smith may overcome Bergman here but it's certainly not a given.
In the northern Uruguayan city of Artigas, the unbeaten 40 year old Yuberty Suarez Diaz (2-0, 1) fights compatriot Jose Maria Rodriguez Olivera (7-11-1, 3), who enters following 4 successive stoppage losses. Up for grabs here is the Uruguayan Heavyweight title, a title which hasn't been held since the 1930's!