8/30 Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KO’s) vs. Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KO’s) – Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Huck defends the WBO cruiserweight title for the 13th time. The champion has suffered just one loss since 2007, dropping a close decision to Alexander Povetkin for the WBA heavyweight crown. The Italian challenger holds the EBU-EU cruiserweight belt, and is the former holder of the WBC International silver title. Vincenzo Rossitto is his most experienced opponent, but Huck will be his toughest.
8/30 – Denis Boytsov (33-1. 26 KO’s) vs. Timur Musafarov (6-1, 5 KO’s) – Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Boytsov had run up an impressive record but the up and coming heavyweight was derailed by Alex Leapai last November after losing a 10 round decision. Musafarov is the opponent to get him back on track, the former GBU cruiserweight title holder is coming in off an eight round loss to Erkan Teper over a year ago.
8/30 – David Sanchez (25-2-2, 19 KO’s) vs. Anuar Salas (14-2, 10 KO’s) – Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
The interim WBA super flyweight title is on the line with the champion Sanchez making his first defense. He comes in on a 15 fight winning streak and also olds the WBA International super flyweight belt. Salas is a former South American flyweight champ but has lost on the two occasions he stepped up in opposition to challenge for the WBC silver flyweight title.
8/30 – ShoBox: The New Generation – Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The Saturday edition of ShoBox brings us a triple header with some familiar names.
J’Leon Love (18-0, 10 KO’s) vs. Rogelio Medina (32-6, 26 KO’s)
Love comes in as the WBA International super middleweight champion, though the belt is on the line. He’s a three fight winning streak since a big win over Gabriel Rosado in 2013 was changed to no-contest when he tested positive for a banned diuretic. Medina usually fights at middleweight, and has lost four of his last six bouts. The two however, have come by first round stoppage.
Badou Jack (16-1-1, 11 KO’s) vs. Jason Escalera (15-2-1, 12 KO’s)
Jacks undefeated streak was snapped quickly in February when Derek Edwards dropped him twice en route to a first round TKO. He fought the above mentioned Medina last year, stopping him in six rounds. Escalera’s won two consecutive fights after dropping two in a row: one in 2012 and one earlier this year.
Ronald Gavril (9-0, 7 KO’s) vs. Thomas Falowo (12-2, 8 KO’s)
Gavril and Falowo open the show in a scheduled eight round bout. They look to be evenly matched and both are coming off stoppage wins in their last bouts.
8/30 – Yonfrez Parejo (15-1-1, 6 KO’s) vs. Luis Hinojosa (25-7, 15 KO’s) – Parque Naciones Unidas, Caracas, Venezuela
The interim WBA bantamweight title goes to the winner in this one. Parejo is the last holder of the WBA International bantamweight title but hasn’t made a defense since winning the belt in 2012. He last lost earlier that year to Hugo Ruiz in a contest also for the interim WBA belt. He’s won four bouts since then. Since September of 2010, Hinojosa has won 24 of his last 25 bouts with one being a no contest, the majority of those being against no-hopers with losing records. His last two wins however, made him the holder of the WBA Fedelatin and Dominican Republic bantamweight titles. He won an 11 round decision over undefeated Angelo Munoz his last time out.
9/3 – Ali Raymi (21-0, 21 KO’s) vs. Abdu Rafik (4-0, 1 KO) – 22 May Sports Stadium, Sanaa, Yemen
The 40 year old “Peoples Champ” puts his 21 fight first round KO streak on the line. I’m guessing that streak makes it to 22.