It's hardly the kind of line-up to leave heavyweight aficionados weak at the knees, but on May 5 in Erfurt the beleaguered division may move a little closer to acknowledging its next big thing.
Unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev faces Alexander Dimitrenko in a bout whose winner will almost certainly become next in line for a challenge to one of the Klitschko brothers - and will stand as good a chance as any.
Neither Pulev nor Dimitrenko are the kind of headline-hoggers of whom the heavyweight division is in desperate need. This largely accounts for why the pair have been continually overlooked despite their consistent records.
Now, though, with the Klitschkos even being forced to regurgitate former pitiful foes in order to keep their titles active, there is a widespread assumption that Pulev and Dimitrenko will be fighting off with a world title shot on the line.
It may be more for the purists, but Pulev versus Dimitrenko certainly has its merits. Pulev is unbeaten in his 15 professional fights, and what he lacks in power he possesses in sheer size - he is 6ft 4ins - and sturdy technique.
Pulev stopped Briton Matt Skelton in 2010 and has subsequently outpointed a slew of fringe contenders, including Dominick Guinn, Paolo Vidoz and the American Travis Walker, against whom he won almost every round in October last year.
So far, so low-key: but Pulev has dispatched every new opponent put in front of him, and the same can almost be said for Dimitrenko, whose single blot in 33 fights is a majority decision loss to Eddie Chambers in 2009.
Dimitrenko has been described as Klitschko-lite: big, imposing, but quite ponderous and unexciting for his size. He has also been struggling with injury, which forced him to relinquish his European title in September last year.
That same title is once again on the line against Pulev, and while the Bulgarian clearly has one of the Klitschkos in his sights, the 29-year-old Dimitrenko is solely focused on regaining his old title.
"I'm taking one step at a time," said Dimitrenko, who will be trained by Briton Scott Welch for the first time for the fight. "No matter what anybody else says, the only thing on my mind is fighting for the European title."
Those same aficionados who will likely not be thrilled by this fight will be quick to point out that Welch has his own low-key place in heavyweight title history, having lost every round of a dreadful WBO clash against Henry Akinwande in 1997.
It is a level of which Pulev, if not Dimitrenko, is certainly starting to dream. The Bulgarian is not the first to be convinced that he has the beating of the Klitschkos once he gets the chance.
"First of all, I want to be champion of Europe," said Pulev, who beat Odlanier Solis in an accomplished amateur career. "After that, I will start thinking about which of the Klitschkos I want to fight next."