The Mayweather v McGregor Undercard
Badou Jack v Nathan Cleverley
This is the fight that could steal the show! Badou Jack part of the Mayweather stable, is stepping up to Light Heavyweight and will take on Wales’ Nathan Cleverley. Cleverley, currently holds the WBA Light Heavyweight title after defeating German Jurgen Brahmer in his last outing in October 2016.
Jacks last outing saw him draw with England’s James DeGale at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, with the Swedish fighters WBC World Super Middleweight title and DeGale’s IBF World title on the line. Following the draw Jack announced that he was stepping in weight and only a couple of weeks ago it was announced that he would face Cleverley on the Mayweather v McGregor undercard. The fight is a genuine 50/50 contest and with both men averaging nearly 50% knockouts in their career it could end in a stoppage victory for either fighter.
The Boxing Reporters fight prediction: Badou Jack TKO victory
Gervonta Davis v Francisco Fonseca (IBF World Super featherweight title)
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is the man to take over from Floyd Mayweather Jr, according to various people in the boxing fraternity. After impressing last time out, stopping Liam Walsh in London, England and having stopped 17 of his 18 opponents, Davis will head into this bout as red-hot favourite.
His opponent Fonseca brings with him an unbeaten record of 16-0-1, but is making a huge step in class of opponent and having only fought out of South America all his career, will the occasion of fighting under the bright lights get to him?
The Boxing Reporters fight prediction: Gervonta Davis KO victory
Yordenis Ugas v Thomas Dulorme (Welterweight)
Yordenis Ugas has come in as a late replacement for this bout, as Shawn Porter was originally supposed to be facing Thomas Dulorme on the bill, but due to a death in the family Porter withdrew last week.
Ugas (19-3), a former Olympic bronze medallist steps up in class when facing Dulorme. His previous best opponent was Bryant Perrella who headed into their bout unbeaten, but Ugas stopped him in round number 4.
Thomas Dulorme comes into the bout on the back of two straight victories over Jesus Gurrola and Brian Jones, since his second career defeat to now undisputed Junior Welterweight king Terence Crawford. With 16 of his 24 victories coming by way of knockout Dulorme can certainly punch, but with a late change of opponent will it have affected the Puerto Rican’s preparation?
The Boxing Reporters fight prediction: Thomas Dulorme UD victory
Andrew Tabiti v Steve Cunningham (Crusierweight – NABF Crusierweight Title)
Blink and you may miss this one! Andrew Tabiti (14-0) defends his NABF Crusierweight title, against 41 year old Steve Cunningham (29-8-1).
Tabiti comes into the fight off the back of victory over Quantis Graves earlier this year and will be a huge favourite for the fight. In his 14 fights, he has stopped 12 of his opponents and he could make it 13 on Saturday when he steps in the ring with former IBF World Cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham.
Cunningham, is coming into the fight on the back of a points victory over Felipe Romero earlier in 2017, but in fighting Tabiti he is stepping up in class of opponent, something which in recent years when he has stepped up he has lost.
The Boxing Reporters fight prediction: Andrew Tabiti TKO victory
Juan Heraldez v Jose Miguel Borrego (Super Lightweight)
Someone’s 0 has got to go! Undefeated Juan Heraldez and Jose Miguel Borrego go head to head in this Welterweight contest on the biggest of stages. Featuring on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather will only help them gain exposure, with the winner certainly going to be remembered.
Heraldez has fought out of Vegas for much of his 12 fight career, and with victory over Alfonso Olvera earlier in the year in an 8 round contest the American comes into the fight with rounds under his belt and looking to make a statement on his biggest platform to date.
His opponent Jose Borrego fought only two months ago against Kevin Watts, who he stopped in round 4 of an 8 round contest. Having only fought in June, will this catch up with Heraldez if the fight goes into the later rounds?
The Boxing Reporters fight predication: Juan Heraldez UD victory
Savannah Marshall v Sydney LeBlanc (Super Middleweight)
Savannah Marshall who recently signed with Mayweather promotions, is making her debut on her promoter’s final night inside the ring. The former world amateur champion, faces Sydney LeBlanc (4-3-1) in the Super Middleweight division and will be looking to make a statement.
LeBlanc comes into the fight on the back of 3 straight defeats including to Claressa Shields, who most tip will face Marshall in the future. On the back of a straight run of defeats can LeBlanc stop the rot against Marshall or will it be another tough night in the ring for American?
The Boxing Reporters fight predication: Savannah Marshall UD victory
Kevin Newman II v Mark Anthony Hernandez (Super Middleweight)
Kevin Newman II (7-0-1), another Mayweather promotions fighter takes on Mark Anthony Hernandez (9-1). The American comes into the contest on the back of 7 straight victories after drawing on his pro debut against Azamat Umarzoda, and will be looking to continue his winning run on Saturday night.
Hernandez comes into the contest on the back of a defeat to Kyrone Davis, via a split decision points verdict. Stepping up in class even though it ended in a split decision defeat, showed that Hernandez can mix it with the level above and this is sure to be a good contest to watch.
The Boxing Reporters fight prediction: Kevin Newman II UD victory
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