Subriel Matias is one of the biggest punchers in the super lightweight division and will be looking to avenge his only defeat in the pro’s in this fight. Matias and Ananyan clashed almost two years ago in a bout which took place on the Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder rematch card. Matias started out well but couldn’t wear Ananyan down who after withering the early storm dropped Matias and then won the last four rounds due to Matias gassing out. Matias has said he wasn’t in the best shape due to still being effected by the death of Maxim Dadeshev who died after injuries suffered in their fight.
I think Matias has looked good in his two fights since the loss and seems to be in much better shape as well as a better headspace. Ananyan has only had one fight since their first meeting and I didn’t think he boxed great though he was dealing with a lot of inactivity.
I think Matias should be able to grind and out-punch Petros Ananyan who will get stopped in the 10th or 11th round. Ananyan should have got more opportunities after their first fight but can earn himself a world title fight if he beats the dangerous Matias again.