Boxing weekend prediction: Quigg to defeat Booth

We highlight the fights to watch this weekend and bring you our prediction for Jason Booth v Scott Quigg

By Mike Pope

Prediction: Scott Quigg to beat Jason Booth by late technical knockout

Undefeated Scott Quigg will enter the ring on Saturday night against veteran Jason Booth with all the physical tools to win the fight and claim the British title. Quigg is four inches taller than Booth, which is a massive advantage at super-bantamweight. He is the stronger of the two, with a far higher knockout percentage – 68 per cent to 35 per cent – and is faster and younger. However, if Booth were to lose this fight his career would most likely be over, so expect the former world title challenger to put up stiff resistance. Quigg will use his jab to fight from distance early on to establish a lead on the judges’ cards, wearing Booth down. As the fight progresses Quigg will continue to use his jab to work openings in Booth’s defence to land his right hand, hurting the British champion. Expect the referee to step in late on and bring an end to the contest as the young challenger inflicts an increasing amount of damage on Booth.

Prediction: Nonito Donaire to beat Omar Narvaez by early knockout

Bantamweight champion and one of the sport’s best, Nonito Donaire goes up against undefeated, two weight world champion, Omar Narvaez on Saturday night in New York City. Argentine Narvaez is a fantastic boxer and world champion – but he will be completely destroyed by Donaire come fight night. The Filipino sensation is four inches taller than Narvaez, more powerful, younger, a better athlete and a more complete boxer – so expect an early knockout victory for Donaire. This is a mismatch, but it is hard to imagine anyone in and around Donaire’s weight divisions who can really trouble him. Donaire has one punch knockout power in both hands so expect him to test Narvaez from the first round, and send the veteran to canvas for the first time in his career on his way to victory.

Friday 21 October 2011:

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam v Edgar Sosa
Bangkok, Thailand
12 rounds flyweight for Wonjongkam’s Ring and WBC titles

Edwin Rodriguez v Will Rosinsky
Mashantucket, USA
10 rounds light heavyweight

Saturday 22 October 2011:

Marco Huck v Rogelio Rossi
Ludwigsburg, Germany
12 rounds cruiserweight for Huck’s WBO title

Alberto Mosquera v Brunet Zamora
Panama City, Panama
12 rounds light welterweight

Miguel Acosta v Richard Abril
Panama City, Panama
12 rounds lightweight

Charlie Navarro v Thomas Dulorme
Panama City, Panama
8 rounds welterweight

Alexander Ustinov v Denis Bakhtov
Cherkasy, Ukraine
12 rounds heavyweight

Jason Booth v Scott Quigg
Bolton, England
12 rounds super bantamweight for Booth’s British title

Nonito Donaire v Omar Narvaez
New York City, USA
12 rounds bantamweight for Donaire’s WBC and WBO titles

Miguel Garcia v Juan Martinez
New York City, USA
10 rounds featherweight

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