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GervontaDavisvsJesusCuellarPreviewApril21st

FormerSuperFeatherweightChampionGervontaDavisofBaltimorewillbetakingonformerFeatherweightChampJesusCuellarofArgentinaattheBarclaysCenterinBrooklyn,NewYorkthisSaturday,April21stforthevacantWBASuperFeatherweightTitle。

The12-roundboutcanbeseenliveintheU。

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onShowtimewhilefansintheUKcancatchtheactiononSkySports。

ThoseinCanadacansseitliveonTSN3。

TheunbeatenDavislastfoughtinAugustwhenhebeatFranciscoFonsecaofCostaRicabyaneight-roundknockout。

Cuellarslastfightwasa12-roundsplitdecisionlosstoAbnerMaresinDecember。

DavisvsCuellarBettingOdds

HerearethebettingoddsfromonlinesportsbookBetOnline。

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JesusCuellar+525

GervontaDavis-700

MyPick

The23-year-oldDaviswasa2012NationalGoldenGlovesChampionasanamateurandentersthefightwithaperfectmarkof19-0alongwith18Kos。

He’sinthestableofFloydMayweatherJr。

andhasfoughtjust61roundssinceturningprobackin2013。

However,hisperformancesagainstJosePedrazaandLiamWalshwereexceptionalandthesouthpawlookstobeanexcellentprospect。

Ofcourse,thereasonforthelownumberofroundsDavishasboxedisduetohistremendouspunchingpower。

Daviscurrentlyhasaknockoutratioof95percentastheonlyopponenttotakehimthedistanceasaprowasGermanMerazwhenthepairwentsixroundsbackin2014。

However,Davisstillmanagedtodrophiminboththethirdandfifthrounds。

DavisstoppedJosePedrazaintheseventhroundfortheIBFTitleinJanuaryof2017andthendefendeditfourmonthslaterinEnglandwhenhestoppedLiamWalshinthethirdround。

DavistitlereigncametoanendlastsummeragainstFonsecathoughwhenhefailedtomakeweight。

TheotheropponentyoumayrecognizeonhisproboxingresumeislikelyCristobalCruz,whoDavisstoppedinthethirdroundinOctoberof2015。

Davisstands5-feet-6-inchestallandhasareachof69inches。

Hesobviouslygotalotofdynamiteinhisfists,buthischinhasntreallybeentestedasofyet,butshouldbeagainstCuellar。

The31-year-oldCuellarisalsoasouthpawandentersthecontestwithanimpressiverecordof28-2alongwith21Kos。

Hestands5-feet-6-inchestallandhasa68-inchreach,soisbasicallythesamesizeasDavis。

He’salsoaquiteaheavyhitterwithacurrentknockoutratioof70percent。

Cuellarhas166roundsofexperiencetohisnamesinceturningprobackin2008。

Theformerchamphadwon11fightsinarowuntilmeetingMareslastyear。

HisotherlosswastoOscarEscandonbyseventh-roundstoppagein2011。

Cuellarhasdynamiteinbothfistswithsevenstoppagesinhislast10victories。

HesbeenknockedoutandwasdroppedbyMaresinthe11thround,butstillhasaprettygoodchin。

CuellarwontheinterimchampionshipinAugust,2013bybeatingClaudioMarreroviaunanimousdecision。

HethenbeatRicoRamos,JuanManuelLopezandRubenTamayobeforebecomingthefull-fledgedchampionbystoppingVicDarchinyanineightroundsinJune,2015。

Prediction

CuellarwontbesteppingintotheringtoboxDavisonSaturdaynightashellbeputtingthepressureonhimwhiletryingtobetheaggressor。

Hisboxingskillsaresomewhatunderrated,buthehastobewaryofabarrageofquick,shortpowershotsfromDavis。

Thishasthepotentialtobeathriller,butIthinkDaviswilleventuallycatchCuellarbeforethe12roundsareover。

Davispowershouldbethedifference。

Play:Davis-700@BetOnline。

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