2019 Jul 20

Luis Nery vs. Juan Carlos Payano

12 rounds, bantamweights

Luis Nery 29-0 is facing long time veteran Juan Carlos Payano 21-2 for the WBC Silver bantamweight title. Payano only has 2 losses that came against elite opponents in the monster - Naoya Inoue and Rau´shee Warren. He was knocked out against Inoue but lost a close majority decision to Warren. In his last fight Payano beat Damien Vasquez who was undefeated at the time with 14-0. Luis Nery has looked very good in his last few fights and he is a very good fighter. Nery has stopped his last 9 opponents which is very impressive.

Nery has all the advantages here and he is the fresher of the two. Nery will dominate this fight but Payano will put up a good effort. It is very likely that payano takes Nery the distance because Nery is not an explosive precise marksmen like Inoue. Nery is more of a heavyhanded beat down puncher. Payano is a tough customer who knows this is his last shot. A Luis Nery Decision win pays a remarkable 4 to 1. The Pick is Luis Nery to win this fight

The Pick: Luis Nery to win fight