This should be a good fight for Coffie to get rounds in but not much else. Coffie has gone from being a heavyweight no one knew to being a fringe world level contender who was supposed to take on a good name in Gerald Washington this weekend. Washington had to pull out of the fight due to something with Covid and so in stepped journeyman Jonathan Rice.
Rice is a tough fighter and is a good size for a heavyweight but has a fairly basic skill set and doesn’t seem all that bothered about if he wins or loses. Coffie has power and decent timing. He also has an underrated skill set technically.
I think Michael Polite Coffie will win this fight by decision after ten rounds due to having more notice and having more will to win than Rice.