10/23 – Aaron Pryor Jr. (19-7, 12 KO’s) vs. Marcus Upshaw (17-13-2, 8 KO’s) – Renaissance Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
After a four fight losing streak, Pryor comes in off three straight victories, winning the USNBC Silver super middleweight title in his last bout. Upshaw is 4-6 in his last 10, losing and eight round decision last time out.
10/24 – Manuel Charr (26-2, 15 KO’s) vs. Michael Grant (48-5, 36 KO’s) – Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Charr’s two losses came in high profile bouts; Vitali Klitschko stopped him in four rounds and more recently he was stopped by Alexander Povetkin in seven. He’s the current holder of the CISBB and WBC Baltic heavyweight titles. Grant was being touted as the next big thing in the late 90’s, but never flourished at the upper level of the division. Since knocking out Frans Botha in 2011 he’s fought just once: an eight round stoppage loss to Carlos Takam over a year ago.
10/24 – Vivian Harris (32-9-2, 19 KO’s) vs. TBA – Memorial Hall, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Coming off two big wins over Danny O’Connor and Jorge Paez Jr., the former light welterweight champ is scheduled for an eight round bout against…someone.
10/25 – Jonathan Victor Barros (37-4-1, 21 KO’s) vs. Sergio Javier Escobar (26-23-3, 11 KO’s) – Club Atlético Talleres, Villa Gobernador Galvez, Santa Fe, Argentina
Barros is the former WBA featherweight champ who mow holds the IBF Latino featherweight title. His four losses have all come against big names, and he comes in on a three fight winning streak. Escobar has lost his last three.
10/25 – Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KO’s) vs. Domencio Spada (39-5, 19 KO’s) – Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Murray kept things close with Sergio Martinez before being stopped in the final frame last year. Since then he’s won three bouts and the WBC silver middleweight title which he defends against Spada, who has held that title before and come sin off a six round win after a failed for the WBC middleweight belt against Marco Antonio Rubio.
10/25 – Hekkie Budler (26-1, 9 KO’s) vs. Xiong Zhao Zhong (24-5-1, 14 KO’s) – Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Budler defends the WBA and IBO minimum-weight titles. Save one loss against Gideon Buthelezi in 2011, he’s won nine world title bouts and comes in on a nine fight winning streak, stopping his last three opponents. Zhong is the former WBC minimum-weight world champion, and lost his title earlier this year to Oswaldo Novoa. He’s since won two bouts by stoppage.
10/25 – Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KO’s) vs. Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KO’s) – Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The vacant IBF World bantamweight title is up for grabs in this one. Caballero comes is as the former WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title holder and the current NABO bantamweight champ. He’s a five fight knockout streak. Hall held this title last year, but lost it to Paul Butler in June after a technical draw with Martin Ward earlier in the year.
10/25 – Thomas Stalker (9-0, 2 KO’s) vs. Jack Caterall – (9-0, 5 KO’s) Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Stalker is a 2012 Olympian, and goes for his first title in his first scheduled 10 rounder with the vacant WBO European light welterweight title on the line. Caterall is the newly crowned BBBofC Central Area light welterweight title holder; this is his second 10 rounder.
10/25 – Chris Eubank Jr. (17-0, 12 KO’s) vs. Florian Wildenhof (18-3, 8 KO’s) – Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Eubank has yet to win a title, but he has gradually been increasing his level of opposition and comes in having stopped his last nine opponents. He already has a November bout scheduled where he’ll be fighting for the EBU (European) middleweight title. Wildenhof hasn’t fought anyone of note, and come in off a third round knockout win.
10/25 – Andy Ruiz Jr. (22-0, 16 KO’s) vs. Kenny Lemos (12-8-2, 8 KO’s) – Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
Ruiz is still working his way into the heavyweight picture, and has scored some impressive wins and holds both the NABF and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles. He’s scored knockouts in his last eight contests. Lemos is a win some-lose some fighter in recent years, and last lost to James Toney in June of 2013. You can read Eric “Sugar Foot” Duran’s “Kenny Lemos: Life’s a Fight” article HERE
10/26 – Moruti Mthalane (30-2, 20 KO’s) vs. Odilon Zaleta (15-4, 8 KO’s) – South Africa
Mthalane is the former IBF flyweight champ, who now holds the IBO title in the same weight class. His only loss since 2004 came to Nonito Donaire in 2008. His first defense comes against Zaleta, the former FECARBOX light flyweight title holder, who comes in off two losses and was knocked out by Akira Yaegashi in his last bout.