11/20 – Shawn Estrada (15-0, 13 KO’s) vs. Alfredo Contreras (13-17-2, 5 KO’s) – Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
A 2008 U.S. Olympian, Estrada picks up a six rounder against the more experienced but not so dangerous Contreras, who has lost his last four bouts.
11/20 – Haskill Rhodes (22-0, 11 KO’s) vs. Miguel Angel Huerta (28-12-1, 18 KO’s) – Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
Rhodes took to the pro ranks after losing his first (and only) pro MMA bout in 2011. He’s been in against some good mid-level fighters, and won the USBA Southern Region and USBA Gulf Coast Region lightweight titles in 2013. Huerta’s held a few regional belts in his 15 year career, his last being the NABF lightweight title in 2007. He’s 1-2 since being inactive for nearly five years between 2008 and 2013.
11/20 – Wale Omotoso (24-1, 20 KO’s) vs. Abraham Alvarez (17-6-1, 8 KO’s) – Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
Omotoso brought his career to the U.S. in 2011 after winning his first 18 bouts in Australia (one in New Zealand). He’s picked up wins over regional title holders like Lanardo Tyner and Daniel Sostre, but lost a close decision to undefeated Jessie Vargas last year despite grabbing an early advantage by dropping Vargas in the second round. He stopped Eduardo Flores in eight rounds this past August. Alvarez had a good career going for him until 2011; since then he’s dropped five straight before grabbing a win last month.
11/21 – Leon Spinks III (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) vs. Ivan Zavala (6-7-2, 2 KO’s) – Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, California, USA
The grandson of the former world heavyweight champion of the same name, Spinks is looking for his third win since Wilberth Lopez edged him out in a six rounder this past April. Zavala brings little to the table, losing seven of his last 10 outings.
11/22 – Gianluca Branco (48-3-1, 23 KO’s) vs. Rafal Jackiewicz (46-11-2, 21 KO’s) – PalaCarucci, Terracina, Lazio, Italy
Closing in on a 20 year pro career, the 44-year-old Branco is still at it, and looks to pick up the vacant EBU (European) welterweight title in this one. Though he’s held a number of regional titles, he was unsuccessful in two world title tries, losing to Arturo Gatti and Miguel Cotto in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Jackiewicz held the IBC and EBU welterweight belts, and was also on the losing end of a world title bout when he fought Jan Zaveck in 2010.
11/22 – Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20 KO’s) vs. Edgar Puerta (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) – Yokohama International Swimming Pool, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Miura won the WBC World super featherweight title in 2013, stopping Gamaliel Diaz in nine rounds and has made two successful defenses. This is Puerta’s first world title bout, and with exception to one contest in Venezuela, it’s the WBC Silver welterweight champs first fight outside Mexico as well.
11/22 – Kali Meehan (41-5, 32 KO’s) vs. Shane Cameron (29-4, 22 KO’s) – North Shore Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Meehan was almost the WBO heavyweight champion, coming within one point of defeating titleholder Lamon Brewster in 2004. Since then he’s picked up a few regional titles and won the WBF heavyweight crown three years ago. His last three bouts, all wins, came in the Super-8 heavyweight tournament held in New Zealand this past summer. Cameron has held regional titles both as a cruiserweight and as a heavyweight, but comes in off back-to-back losses to Danny Green and Brian Minto. David Tua also stopped him in two rounds in 2009. The two are fighting for the vacant WBA Oceania heavyweight title.
11/26 – Koki Eto (15-3-1, 11 KO’s) vs. Cris Paulino (14-1, 4 KO’s) – Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Eto held the interim WBA flyweight belt for a few months last year, and after losing the title to Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep, came back to win the OPBF title in his next bout. Paulino is his first defense; the challenger comes in as the WBC Youth Intercontinental flyweight champ, winning his last four bouts.