I really like this fight as it should be very competitive and both fighters are taking a risk as a loss would set them back while winning gets them slightly closer to a world title. Alex Dilmaghani seems to have become the focus of boxing on Channel 5 and with that comes the responsibility of taking hard fights which he is doing here. Samir Ziani is boxing on away soil in England defending his EBU European Super Featherweight title.
Alex Dilmaghani is a southpaw who usually has a good jab and decent fundamentals. In his most recent fight versus Francisco Fonseca he abandoned these tools and instead went to war which ended up with him getting a draw which could easily have been a loss. He’s very tough and has good stamina though when he gets cut it effects him and he slows down badly.
Samir Ziani is also a southpaw and like Dilmaghani likes to get into a scrap. Hes normally a come forward fighter that throws lots of combinations and tries to overwhelm his opponents. He’s very tough and not bad technically either though neither him or Dilmaghani are likely ready for world level.
I think Alex Dilmaghani will win by decision because he’s the taller fight and will be able to use his jab to control the fight. I also think in his fight with Francesco Fonseca he showed he can fight effectively on the inside so he won’t get bullied there. I applaud Mick Hennessy for bringing boxing back to free television in the UK especially with the competitive match ups hes making.