On Saturday night in Washington, D.C., undefeated WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin returns to action against well-traveled Lukas Konecny of the Czech Republic. Since claiming the title in October 2012, Quillin has won two defenses by stoppage.
Konecny is an unfamiliar name to most North American fans, but he's a former world title challenger at light middleweight. He's fought in most of the major boxing countries in Europe, including Germany, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom, but this will be his first time competing in the United States.
Like any boxing fan, I can think of several opponents that I'd rather see Quillin face. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see the titleholder return to action.