Boxing weekend prediction: Montiel to beat Terrazas

We highlight the fights to watch this weekend and bring you our prediction for Montiel v Terrazas

By Mike Pope

Prediction: Montiel to beat Terrazas by late technical knockout

In his third fight since being devastatingly knocked out by Nonito Donaire in the third round, Fernando Montiel continues to rebuild his career on Saturday night in Mexico against Victor Terrazas. Montiel is the far superior boxer and should overwhelm his opponent with his better footwork, reflexes and hand speed, on his way to a late technical knockout. Terrazas is a solid opponent who has been on the fringes of fighting for a world title for the last few years. However, after losing to England’s Rendal Munroe in a title eliminator in early 2010, the standard of his opposition has fallen dramatically. Montiel will win this fight and move one fight closer to becoming a world champion again.

Prediction: Chavez Jr to beat Manfredo Jr by unanimous decision

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is one of the biggest draws in Mexican boxing, capable of drawing tens of thousands of fans on a fight night as well as thousands more on pay-per-view. This is partly because of his famous father, Mexico’s most popular fighter ever, and also because Chavez Jr is the first middleweight champion this proud boxing nation has ever produced. However, unlike his father, Chavez Jr is not an exceptional pugilist. Against average and mediocre opponents he has been made into a household name and a world champion. His opponent on Saturday night, Manfredo Jr, is the biggest name he has faced, but the champion will prevail. A former star of the US TV show ‘The Contender’, Manfredo Jr is a solid opponent with a well known name, who has fought for titles across the world. However, he is only a contender and even Chavez Jr has too much for him. Expect the famous son to use his size advantage over his American opponent and win a relatively comfortable unanimous decision with his jab and superior movement.

Friday 18 November 2011:

Antonio Pitalua v Cosme Rivera
Polanco, Mexico
12 rounds light welterweight

Joan Guzman v Florencio Castellano
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
12 rounds welterweight

Saturday 19 November 2011:

Billy Dib v Alberto Servidei
Sydney, Australia
12 rounds featherweight for Dib’s IBF title

Jose Alfredo Rodriguez v Nethra Sasiprapa
Mazatlan, Mexico
12 rounds light flyweight

Oscar Cortes v Winston Campos
Mazatlan, Mexico
10 super featherweight

Fernando Montiel v Victor Terrazas
Los Mochis, Mexico
12 rounds super bantamweight

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr v Peter Manfredo Jr
Houston, Texas
12 rounds middleweight for Chavez Jr’s WBC title

Wale Omotoso v Lanardo Tyner
Houston, Texas
8 rounds welterweight

Ronald Cruz v Anges Adjaho
Atlantic City, USA
8 rounds welterweight

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