Fight Doctor’s Predictions

Regis Prograis vs Julius Indongo:
World Boxing CouncilĀ  interim title
To lessen the confusion, that simply suggests that Prograis-Indongo is a final eliminator for a vacant belt.

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Indongo will use his length and right jab/straight left combo to keep Prograis at bay. Taking a slight advantage on the cards through three rounds. Picking up the pace knowing he is down on the cards Prograis takes more shots on getting inside Indongo’s long reach. He starts to get on the inside and land cleanly with hooks to the head and body. He starts to win close and competitive rounds but is eating some clean shots every time he tries to get to the inside But is able to outwork Indongo when he does get close. The cards are about even through 8 and both fighters are showing plenty of wear. In the 9th Prograis tries to get on the inside and eats a jab/ left-hand combination that drops him. He raises to his feet and Indongo jumps on him and buckles Prograis with a massive right-hook that sends him into the ropes and Indongo jumps on him and punishes his man with right-hooks and left hands till the referee saves Prograis from additional punishment. Giving Indongo a 9th round stoppage

Official Prediction: Julia Indongo Via 9th Round TKO

Oscar Valdez Vs Scott Quigg
World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight Title

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This will be a barn burner from the opening bell. Both fighters going for the knockout early. Both fighters have excellent punching power and are excellent offensive fighters. The fight takes place in the middle of the ring as long as it lasts. Each man trading and landing big shots. By the mid rounds, the fatigue and punishment Quigg has taken are starting to catch up with him and he tries to slow the pace and keep Valdez at a distance using his jab and longer reach. Valdez still has his legs and is able to get on the inside. The slugfest becomes more of a chess match with Quigg trying to box on the outside and ties up Valdez when he gets inside, and Valdez is still trying to press the action. Valdez got the better of the fight early when it was a slugfest, and he is also getting the better of Quigg when he tries to stay on the outside. To start the 10th round Quigg who has landed plenty of clean shots but has lost almost every round has clearly fatigued. Valdez is able to get on the inside and buckle Quigg with a straight right that puts Quigg into the ropes and jumps on him landing power shots with pinpoint accuracy until the ref calls a halt to the bout half way through round 10.

Official Prediction
Oscar Valdez via 10th round TKO

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Sergey Lipinets Vs Mikey Garcia
International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight Title

This fight will be a perfect example of a fighter being too tough for his own good. In Lipinets last outing he outlasted veteran Akihiro Kondo in a competitive and entertaining decision. Newsflash, Akihiro Kondo is not Mikey Garcia, not even close. Lipinets didn’t begin boxing till he was in his 20’s, Mikey was born and bred to do this. That difference will show as every round pretty much looks the same. Mikey Garcia, the clearly more skilled fighter outboxes Lipinets with perfect 1-2 shots, counter right hands and excellent bodywork. He also punishes Lipinets on the inside and beats up the Russian when they exchange in close. Lipinets does have moments here and there landing right hands and counter hooks at times but it is clear round after round he is being outboxed and outclassed. Lipinets hangs tough though and survives all 12 lopsided rounds. Mikey takes a one-sided UD ranging from 120-108 to 118-110

Official Prediction
Mikey Garcia via UD

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