2019 Jun 15

Sullivan Barrera vs. Jesse Hart

10 rounds, light heavyweights
Sullivan Barrera vs. Jesse Hart is really a good match-up. Sullivan Barrera is a solid light heavyweight contender. He has 22 wins with only 2 losses that came to Andre Ward and Dmitry Bivol and there is no shame in losing to them as Ward might be an all-time great and Bivol might be the best in the division currently. The bad part about his meeting with bivol was that he took a beating for 12 rounds and was ultimately stopped in the last round. Jesse Hart is moving up in weight and this is his first fight at light heavyweight. His record stands at 25-2 with 21 knockouts. The only really talented fighter he has faced is Gilberto Ramirez who he fought twice and lost to both times. The fights were very close, but he did lose. So if you remove Ramirez from his record Barrera is no doubt the best opponent he will have faced. Hart is moving up a division but his frame fits the light heavyweight division and he is a big guy standing at 6´3. He has the height and reach advantage in this fight. Will Jesse Hart raise his game and beat an opponent of Barrera´s class and pedigree or will Barrera show that he has more left after the struggles he has been in? Barrera is up there in age at 37 years old and he needs this win badly to get another title shot.