This past weekend wasn't a great one for Heavyweight action but it did feature a number of promising fighters who all scored relatively easy wins.
The highest profile Heavyweight bout of the weekend saw Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32) scoring his 32nd victory inside as he forced the 4th round retirement of the out of shape Jason Gavern (25-17-4, 11). Wilder fought as if he wanted rounds though picked an opponent unable to give him then in what proved to be little more than a waste of time for fans and Wilder himself. If rounds are what Wilder needs it would make sense to fight someone able to go rounds rather than someone taking a fight on a weeks notice.
On the same card as the Wilder/Gavern bout was another Heavyweight mismatch as Dominic Breazeale (12-0, 11) made light work of veteran Billy Zumbrun (27-14-1, 16). Zumbrun, who is in his 40's, was down twice in the opening round before being stopped in the second and unfortunately left us wondering the purpose of the bout for Breazeale who proved little and developed nothing. A real waste of time for all those involved.
Another unbeaten American Heavyweight in action was novice Trey Lippe (4-0, 4), the son of Tommy Morrison, who took on the usually durable Emmit Woods (2-10-2, 2) and scored a 43 second stoppage. Lippe may not be as well schooled as his compatriots but he seems to be just as potent against the extremely low level opponents that he has been facing. Just a case of seeing him step up we guess.
In Argentina we only had a low profile bout as teenager Esteban Juarez (3-0, 2) scored his first decision victory and over-came Arnaldo Perez (2-8, 1) in a 4 rounder. Aged 17 Juarez is one of the youngest prospects in the division though unfortunately he hasn't yet started to look like a fighter in terms of physical shape. Hopefully Juarez does get into shape though at the moment we do have apprehensions about the youngster.
Another low level bout took place in Canada as Ty McDougall (3-4-2, 2) stopped Chad Neilson (1-4, 1) in the 4th round of a scheduled 6 rounder.
In Poland we had a another low level bout that ended in a genuine upset as Wlodzimierz Letr (3-3, 2) scored a 6th round stoppage over Ben Wrotniak (5-2, 1).