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Tonight, January 27th 2018, we have a huge double header of action.  Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KO’s) will take on Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KO’s) for the vacant WBA Welterweight title.  The fight will take place at The Forum in Inglewood California, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10:20pm ET.  The co-feature will be another huge fight, as Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KO’s) will defend his WBA/TheRing Lightweight titles against Mercito Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

LUCAS MATTHYSSE

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-Record:  38 – 4 – 0, 35 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Danny Garcia  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • John Molina Jr  —  Win, KO 11th round (12), 3/26/14.
  • Ruslan Provodnikov  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 4/18/15.

 

TEWA KIRAM

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 0, 28 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  N/A

-Notable Fights

  • Vijender Kumar  —  Win, KO 9th round (12), 2/17/17.
  • Ramadhani Shauri  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 7/14/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Jorge Linares  —  def  —  Mercito Gesta  —  via  —  Decision

Lucas Matthysse  —  def  —  Tewa Kiram  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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