When punchers collide we tend to get knockouts. That's what we expect in Australia as the hard hitting Solomon Haumono (20-2-2, 18) battles Brazil's Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (16-4, 14). For Haumono, originally of New Zealand though now based in Australia, this will be his first contest since being stopped by Kevin Johnson back in April and suffering his first official stoppage loss. Nascimento however has lost 3 of his last 4 and it would be no shock if he lost again here.
Nascimento is one of two Brazilian Heavyweights in action as Raphael Zumbano Love (33-6-1, 26) travels to France to take on former French national champion Fabrice Aurieng (7-6, 2). Aurieng, coming in to this bout after back to back losses will desperately know that he requires a victory whilst Love himself will know that Aurieng is a fighter void of confidence at the moment.
The action continues in the USA with 3 more contests.
In Pennsylvania we seeunbeaten Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16), a fighter some how ranked #2 by the WBA, taking on journeyman Rayford Johnson (8-12, 4). We've no idea why the WBA regard Ortiz so highly however if he's as good as the WBA think then he should literally walk through Johnson in no more than 3 rounds.
The other two US bouts both take place in Detroit, Michigan. The first of these is expected to see the much talked about Amir Mansour (14-0, 9) fighting the experienced Rubin Williams (29-19-1, 16). Although Williams is experienced he has been piling up losses for fun in recent years losing his last 17 bouts and is actually winless since August 2006! We've got to ask how long it'll be before Mansour fights someone with a pulse, though unfortunately we imagine the the truth is "never"
In the other Heavyweight bout on show in Detroit the once beaten Damon McCreary (14-1, 10) fights Todd Welcome (3-8-1, 3). Although this will be McCreary's first contest since being stopped by Deontay Wilder last year he'll still be very heavily favoured here, going in with a man who has been stopped in 5 of his last 6 contests.