This Friday is sadly a day lacking in Heavyweight action though we do still get a title fight in the division!
As far as we're aware all of action is in China where we get two bouts of note, the biggest of which is a bout between Razvan Cojanu (10-1, 5) and Manuel Alberto Pucheta (37-9, 30). Cojanu is a 6'7" Romanian who is on a 10 fight winning streak at a low level. Pucheta on the other hand is a 42 year Argentinian banger who has last 4 of his last 7 but stopped 5 of his last 9 inside 3 rounds. Pucheta is certainly dangerous though Cojanu will be the favourite. The funny thing about this bout, considering the background of the two men involved, is that this bout will be for the currently vacant WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight title. If anyone can explain how that works we owe you a drink!
The other bout will see Chinese youngster Xia Shunkai (1-0, 1). Stood at 6'4" Shunhai might not be quite as tall as Taishan Dong but he is still a huge man and one who could have some potential if given the right type of development.