With another action-packed weekend for boxing fans, we look ahead to some of the best fights for fans to check out in our weekly preview – prediction article….
- Liam Smith vs Liam Williams – Light-middleweight bout
These two bitter rivals meet again in a real grudge match to decide who’s the best light-middleweight in Britain. Their first fight back in April was a real tale of two halves, with Williams setting the early pace and dominating the first 5 rounds. Smith finally came back into the fight and looked to be coming on strong when the fight was stopped due to a severe cut on Williams.
Smith will have to start faster this time and force the pace, while Williams may have to pace himself a bit better as he looked to be fading in the first fight and has still to complete a 12 round fight, so stamina questions remain.
Im expecting another gruelling toe to toe battle and I think it will be a case of who wants it more down the stretch as there really is nothing between these two…..
Prediction – Liam Williams wins on points / split decision
- Josh Taylor vs Miguel Vasquez – WBC silver light-welterweight title
Scotland’s Taylor 10-0 (9 ko’s) makes another step-up in class when he takes on Mexico’s Vasquez 39-5 (15 ko’s). Taylor is coming off a career best win when he dismantled Ohara Davies and stopped him back in July. He’s looked sensational so far but faces his toughest test yet against former IBF lightweight champ Vasquez. Vasquez is on a 5 fight win streak and has never been stopped, having gone the distance with Canelo Alvarez & Tim Bradley. So it would be some statement if Taylor gets him out of there early.
A stoppage is doubtful, but I think Talyor will relish the step up in class and really shine on the big stage…..Jacobs by ko/tko
Prediction – Josh Taylor wins on points / unanimous decision
Also in action this weekend are –
- Arthur Beterbiev vs Enrico Koelling – IBF Light-Heavyweight title. Prediction: Beterbiev by ko/tko
- Danny Jacobs vs Luis Arias – Middleweight bout. Prediction: Jacobs by ko/tko
- Jarrell Miller vs Mariusz Wach – Heavyweight bout. Prediction: Miller by points