Terence Crawford: 31-0 (22 ko’s)
Julius Indongo: 22-0 (11 ko’s)
Terence Crawford & Julius Indongo go to battle on Saturday in a unification bout in the light-welterweight division with all the belts on the line.
Indongo is coming off his biggest win to date when he out pointed and outclassed Ricky Burns in Glasgow back in April. Prior to that, Indongo shot to fame when he knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky last December in Moscow.
Crawford has been collecting belts and looking like a pound for pound star as of late. He’s easily dismantled top quality opposition, beating the likes of – John Molina Jnr, Viktor Postol, Dierry Jean & Raymundo Beltran in his last few fights
I expect Indongo to use his height & reach advantage in the early rounds while he pops out that snapping jab of his. He doesn’t seem to have world-class power so I can’t see him buzzing Crawford, so he’ll have to stick to his jab and high work-rate to try to rack up some rounds early on.
However, Crawford has shown similarities to Mayweather in his ring IQ. So, he may start slow or take a few rounds to figure out Indongo, but when he does he will start to take control. Expect Crawford to get inside Indongo’s rangy jab and start working up close to the body by the middle rounds.
Crawford will eventually start switch-hitting and unloading his trademark combo’s down the stretch as he asserts his dominance over the tough Indongo and proves to everyone who the top light-welterweight in the world is.
Crawford wins on points (unanimous decision)
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