This Friday sees the boxing world turning their attention to Tokyo for one of the best fights possible to make in the sport. Sadly that leaves the Heavyweight division looking relatively poor by comparison, though the division will still have some fighters of note in action.
Arguably the most important Heavyweight bout of the day will be in Germany where Michael Wallisch (12-0, 8) battles the very limited journeyman Edgars Kalnars (27-30, 18). On paper Kalnars looks poor in reality however he's much worse and Wallisch, at this point in his career, shouldn't be wasting time with crapfests like this. Aged 28 it's time the unbeaten German shit or got off the pot, though it does appear that he's currently suffering from a case of boxing constipation having been inactive in recent times.
Another fighter who should be fighting at a higher level than he is this weekend is Apti Davtaev (7-0, 7) who is wasting his time with the debuting Andrey Zapisov (0-0). Yes it's two unbeaten men in the ring together but we don't see why Davtaev, a rotund but heavy handed fighter, cannot get himself a better opponent than a debutant! Eurgh
The closest to an "even" bout that the division gets this Friday is in Serbia as the limited Bekim Pagga (4-5, 2) fights the win-less Sasa Dajic (0-3). Dajic has been stopped in all 3 of his losses and we're expecting him to suffer another stoppage loss here however this bout looks more interesting than the other two mismatches. Not saying a lot but this is the dire state of the Heavyweight division right now.