Pavel Silyagin will face the tough test man Nizar Trimech later today in Russia in what should be a stay busy fight for him. Silyagin is one of the most promising prospects in the super middleweight division and I would be very surprised if he doesn’t punch his way to a world title shot within the next few years. He has great fundamentals and a nice jab though can sometimes be accused of settling into one rhythm for a fight. He looks awkward in the ring but clearly his style and positioning works very well as he’s beaten every opponent hes faced as a pro so far without any major problems.
Nizar Trimech is a solid fighter who has come out of nowhere in recent years and given good fights to notable fighters such as Kamil Szeremeta and Ronny Landaeta. He shouldn’t be on the level of Silyagin and while he’ll give his best effort I think he’ll struggle to have much impact in the fight.
Silyagin will push Trimech back with his jab and out-box him throughout the fight. Silyagin could get a stoppage but I think it’s more likely that Trimech makes the full distance as hes tough and Silyagin might want to get some rounds in to start the year.