Sat July 8th – Glasgow
In a rare match these days, Ohara Davies & Josh Taylor put their undefeated records on the line. This light-welterweight Commonwealth title bout looks like an excellent matchup between two young fighters. After an ongoing war of words on social media, these two finally get to settle matters.
These two have a combined record of 24-0 (20 ko’s), both carry legit power and have shown excellent skills so far. But there are a few reasons why I think Taylor is favorite & destined for a higher level.
Taylor has greater amateur experience. He also has the quicker hands & feet, utilises feints & changes distance well, and switch hits too. His power is solid but his timing & accuracy are a level above Davies.
Ohara Davies has a good rangy jab, big right hand & has shown a killer instinct when he hurts his opponent. But he’s more one-dimensional, and can be one-paced at times. The biggest name on his record is Derry Matthews, who had never been to 140 lbs before, and has been stopped 9 times, previously by Luke Campbell at 135 lbs in 4 rounds.
Im expecting an excellent fight here and I think Davies might have some success early, and might surprise Taylor with his long reach and power. He may even drop Taylor at some point in the early rounds. But I think the longer the fight goes on, Taylor’s natural skill and ability will start to take over. I think Davies will get frustrated as Taylor uses his superior footwork and moves in and out of range, leaving opening’s for Taylor to take advantage of and start picking Davies apart.
Result – Josh Taylor wins on points (unanimous decision)
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