This is an excellent fight in the middleweight division between two top 10 fighters who have struggled to get the attention of others in their division. Demetrius Andrade is 29-0 with 18 knockouts and currently holds the WBO middleweight world title. Liam Williams is 23-2-1 with 18 knockouts and is on a good run since losing to Liam Smith twice in a row.
Demetrius Andrade has a very awkward style and can be fairly unorthodox though has a good amateur background and clearly has boxing fundamentals. He’s a tall southpaw who can box which makes it very hard to beat him and hes shown in the past he can make simple come forward fighters look ordinary. His biggest fault lies in not being able to get the knockout after dominating or hurting his opponents early on and instead simply out boxes them for twelve rounds when the knockout was there to be taken.
Liam Williams is a very aggressive boxer who throws a lot of punches with extreme amounts of spite. Hes decent technically though I would favor Andrade over him just from pure boxing skills. Williams has more power and isn’t afraid to make the fight rough.
While Liam Williams has been on a good run recently I still think Andrade has the skill set to out box him and win a decision. I think when Williams comes forward Andrade will counter and move. I’ve seen how hard it is to hit Andrade when he’s at his best and I think he’ll take this fight seriously as he wants a mega fight next.
A common trope among people not interested in boxing is that the best never fight the best in boxing and everyone just protects their records. I don’t believe this is true at all and its fairly obvious this isn’t much of a talking point anymore especially this year if you actually pay attention to boxing.
The problem that people have is they get hung up on Spence versus Crawford not happening and ignore the dozens of great fights that get made elsewhere. In recent times we’ve had Lomachenko versus Lopez, Jermell Charlo versus Jeison Rosario, Briedis versus Dorticos, Oscar Valdez versus Miguel Berchelt among many others. Even a match up between Joe Smith Jnr and Maxim Vlasov recently was a fight between two top 10 Light Heavyweights.
This year we are confirmed to have at least two undisputed fights in Josh Taylor versus Jose Ramirez and Jermell Charlo versus Brian Castano with a potential Joshua versus Fury fight on the horizon. How people can see all these great fights happening and then carry on with the tired narrative of boxers never fighting the best is beyond me. A few boxers and divisions have been slow in making 1v2 match ups and suddenly the whole sport is protecting their records and refusing hard fights apparently. In Football when Manchester City face Fulham you don’t see people complaining that it’s a mismatch but when a boxer takes a tune up fight its seen as some great travesty and they are indirectly called cowards which makes zero sense when they are quite literally risking their life in the ring no matter the opponent.
Obviously I think boxing could do better and have more competitive match ups but it puts its best against the best a lot more often than people give it credit for. I often see this argument from MMA fans who seem to have no problem with Usman-Masvidal 2 which is a blatant money grab after an noncompetitive first fight. If boxing had the propaganda tools of the UFC it would be seen as the greatest sport in the world but to an extent because of its long history the current champions are judged by standards which no human can possibly hope to live up to.
This is a decent fight for Magsayo who is still learning as a fighter. Pablo Cruz is a decent domestic fighter in the USA and is clearly fairly tough. Magsayo is a boxer-puncher who is a world level prospect but struggled in his last fight.
I think Mark Magsayo will win a decision after eight rounds or may get a late stoppage due to being technically better and having more power.
This is an excellent fight and a good step up for Stanionis who is a good prospect in the welterweight division. Eimantas Stanionis comes forward and applies good pressure with consistent body work. His defence is actually quite good as well. Thomas Dulorme is a good come forward fighter who has huge amounts of experience.
I think Eimantas Stanionis will win a decision after twelve rounds due to his body work and being the younger fighter though if Dulorme pulls off the upset due to his experience I wouldn’t be surprised.
This isn’t a bad fight though it’s only interesting because Rodriguez has some power and may be able to upset Ancajas. Jerwin Ancajas has been a world champion for a few years now but has had a very uninspiring championship run.
I see Jerwin Ancajas out boxing Rodriguez and potentially stopping him unless Rodriguez lands somethings big and knocks Ancajas out.
This is a really good step up fight for Jaron Ennis who is one of the best prospects in the sport currently. Sergey Lipinets won a world title at super lightweight but hasn’t been quite as good at Welterweight.
I think Jaron Ennis will make a statement and stop Lipinets due to being technically better and having a lot of power. He’s also the bigger fighter and I didn’t think Lipinets looked great in his last fight.
This isn’t a terrible fight as Conceicao hasn’t looked great as a pro and Ahumada has some power. Conceicao isn’t bad technically and clearly has some dog in him while Ahumada has some power but isn’t technically great.
I think over eight rounds Conceicao should do enough to win a decision though I expect him to lose son.
This is a decent fight for Bell who is slowly building his way towards world title shot. Albert Bell is a huge super featherweight and uses his size well by boxing from the outside. Manuel Rey Rojas isn’t a bad fighter but I think he’ll struggle to land on Bell who will be boxing and moving.
I think Albert Bell will win this fight by decision because hes the better boxer and has the size and range advantage. I’d like to see Bell in a good step up fight next as hes been treading water ever since his upset win over Andy Vences.
This shouldn’t be all that hard of a fight for Ajagba as he’s bigger and has more power. Brian Howard isn’t a real heavyweight and while hes got some power and will really try hes just not big enough to beat good heavyweight prospects.
I think Efe Ajagba will win by knockout within three rounds due to being bigger and having more power. It also doesn’t help Howard being 40 and coming off a loss.
This should be an easy fight for Jared Anderson who looks to be one of the best prospects in the heavyweight division. Jeremiah Karpency has a nice record of 16-2-1 but has been knocked out in his two step up fights. He’s also been very inactive and didn’t look all that motivated at the weigh in.
I think Jared Anderson will win by knockout within three rounds due to having more power and also being better technically. I like how active Anderson has been as well.