This is a solid fight between rising blue chip prospect Xander Zayas and tough domestic contender Dan Karpency. Zayas is seen as the future of Puerto Rican by many people involved in boxing, including his promoters at Top Rank who signed him when he was only 16 years old. Now at the age of 19 and 10 fights into his professional career, Zayas is starting to step up in competition and on his current trajectory will fight for a world title by the time hes 22.
Dan Karpency has a decent jab when he uses it and clearly has some power in his right hand. He’s better than his record of 9-3-1 suggests and is a decent fighter domestically, a level that Zayas hasn’t yet bypassed. His defence is what will likely let him down in this fight along with handspeed.
Xander Zayas seems to have the full package of power, boxing ability and a mean streak to get his opponents out of the ring. He should have the advantage in almost every department over Karpency though he isn’t as experienced.
I think Xander Zayas should land the more telling punches over six rounds and win a decision. A knockout win would be impressive but I don’t see it happening personally even though Karpency’s defence isn’t the best. Over six rounds , Karpency’s experience won’t come into play so he’ll have to hope to get a knockout early in my opinion.