This is one of the most competitive fights on the Daniel Dubois card and should be a relative 50/50. Maxwell is on a good run of form right now and has picked up a few good wins versus domestic level fighters. Joe Hughes has fought a lot of top competition but has lost his last couple of fights by decision.
Sam Maxwell is a good boxer who is technically decent. He has some real power and this is his best asset. He has a questionable chin as he has been dropped a few times in his career. I also think hes not great defensively and doesn’t use much head movement.
Joe Hughes is a good boxer himself but doesn’t have the power of Sam Maxwell. He is quite active but his work isn’t often appreciated by the judges because it can be quite scrappy. His defence is decent but nothing special.
I think this fight should be very even and i’m going to call the draw on this one though I could see Maxwell getting the cards in a close competitive fight as the house fighter.