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Tonight, August 25th 2018, Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KO’s) will defend his WBO World Lightweight title against Jose Pedraza (24-1, 12 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale Arizona, and will be live on ESPN at 10:30pm ET.  In the co-feature, Isaac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KO’s) will go at it with Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KO’s) for the WBO Super Bantamweight title.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Raymundo Beltran Tale of The Tape Jose Pedraza
35 Wins 24
7 Losses 1
21 KOs 12
1 Draws 0
43 Total Fights 25
49% KO% 48%
5’8″ Height 5’9″
68″ Reach 70″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Mexico Nationality Puerto Rico
July 23rd, 1981 Date of Birth May 8th, 1989

 

PREDICTIONS:

Isaac Dogboe  —  def  —  Hidenori Otake  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Jose Pedraza  —  def  —  Ray Beltran  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

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This Saturday night August 19th 2017, for the first time since Bernard Hopkins did it at Middleweight, we will crown an undisputed champion in the Junior Middleweight division.  All the belts will be on the line when Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KO’s) defends his WBC/WBO/TheRing/Lineal Junior Welterweight titles agains Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KO’s) who will defend his WBA/IBF Junior Welterweight titles.  The winner will be the first undisputed champion since 2004 when Bernard Hopkins defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the last remaining title at Middleweight.  The fight will take place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln Nebraska and will be live on ESPN at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Oleksandr Gvozdyk (13-0, 11 KO’s) will take on Craig Baker (17-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Also on the card, Nicholas Walters (26-1-1, 21 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on Arturo Santos Reyes (19-8, 5 KO’s) in a 10 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

TERENCE CRAWFORD

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-Record:  31 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Ricky Burns  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/1/14.  (Won WBO Lightweight title)
  • Tomas Dulorme  —  Win, TKO 6th round (12), 4/18/15.  (Won vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title)
  • Viktor Postol  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/23/16.  (Won WBC/TheRing/Lineal Junior Welterweight titles)

 

JULIUS INDONGO

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-Record:  31 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Kaizer Mabuza  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/6/14.
  • Eduard Troyanovsky  —  Win, KO 1st round (12), 12/3/16.  (Won IBF/IBO Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Ricky Burns  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/15/17.  (Won WBAunified Junior Welterweight title)

 

Predictions:

Nicholas Walters  —  def  —  Arturo Santos Reyes  —  via  —  TKO 4th round

Oleksandr Gvozdyk  —  def  —  Craig Baker  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Terence Crawford  —  def  —  Julius Indongo  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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What can be said about Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s)?  Is he the perfect boxer? The answer is yes, especially after he took apart Miguel Marriaga (25-3, 21 KO’s) and embarrassed him this past Saturday night.  It was an unbelievable performance from start to finish, and I believe that Lomachenko is the hardest man in boxing to defeat.  From start to finish, he was toying with Marriaga, hitting him from all angles with every kind of punch imaginable.  In the first 3 rounds, Lomachenko was zooming in and out of punching range, creating all kinds of angles and just tapping Marriaga.

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After the 3rd round, Lomachenko started punching a bit harder.  It didn’t really matter if he exposed himself defensively, because its not like Marriaga could hit him anyway.  Lomachenko knocked Marriaga down in the third with a perfect straight left while marriaga was off balance.  In the 6th round, Lomachenko actually turned around and walked straight into the corner and begged Marriaga to come at him.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a boxer do that before.  Lomachenko continued to come forward and pressure Marriaga after that, and in the 7th round he knocked him down again.  Between rounds 7 and 8, Marriaga’s corner informed the referee that Marriaga no longer wanted to continue.  There was no point really, as Marriaga lost every second of this fight in embarrassing fashion.  There was absolutely no way that Marriaga had any chance to do anything meaningful in this fight, so there was really no point to continue.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Friday Night Fights had a special thursday edition (3/26/15) last night on ESPN2.  Ahmed Elbiali vs Mike Stafford in a 6 round contest, Rances Barthelemy vs Angino Perez in a 10 round contest, and the main event was the undefeated Freddie Lawson vs former world title challenger Breidis Prescot.  Here are your results from last night:

Ahmed Elbiali defeats Mike Stafford via Unanimous Decision

  • This was a relatively easy fight for Elbiali.  He clearly had more power and was the more skilled boxer.  He won every round except the last, as Stafford looked sluggish and over matched the entire fight.  Elbiali give up defense for offense, and he will have to work on that going forward.  A higher class opponent would pick him apart.

Rances Barthelemy defeats Angino Perez via TKO 2nd round

  • Barthelemy vacated his title to move up to Junior Welterweight.  This looked like a tune up fight for sure.  Talk about overmatched, Perez never stood a chance.  Barthelemy knocked him down twice in the first round and Perez never recovered.  He lasted 15 seconds into the second round, and it was over.

Freddie Lawson defeats Breidis Prescot via Split Decision

  • Hands down the best fight of the night.  It was a very competitive affair, and with a very narrow split decision, Freddie Lawson will stay undefeated.  Back and forth they went, and Prescot seemed to punch himself out in the end.  Lawson took over the last 2 rounds, and the knockdown in the 3rd round proved to be the difference on the scorecards.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE