2020 Jan 18

Chris Colbert vs. Jezreel Corrales

12 rounds, for vacant WBA interim junior lightweight title

Chris Colbert (13-0) has looked sensational since turning professional three years ago. 2019 was by far the best year in his career where he posted 4 impressive victories culminating in his first round knockout of Miguel Beltran jr. His skills are top notch although he still lacks the experience at the top level. As an amateur he ended his career with a staggering 103-3 record and he looks able to do most things inside the squared circle. He can box, move, great feet, good punch selection, decent power and high iq. His opponent Jezreel Corrales (23-3) will be his toughest assignment so far in his pro career. Corrales was also an outstanding amateur and he has looked very confident in the build up to this fight. He had 2 fights last year and was last seen in action when he faced TMT fighter Ladarius Miller and lost a close split decision. The fight really could have gone either way and that shows you that he can compete at a high level. Let's not forget that Ladarius Miller has a career-best victory against current world champion Jamel Herring. To be fair, the Herring that fought Miller was not as good as the current version that managed to become world champion under the tutelage of Bomac but it is still a great victory for him.

Corrales will come out gunz blazing in this fight and will look to test the chin of Colbert early. He knows what it is like to lose a close decision away from home, he said it himself that he thought he won against Miller so he will try to take it of the judges hands in this fight. Colbert will weather the early storms and will find a good target for his looping shots on Corrales who leaves himself open quite often when attacking recklessly. Colbert has such good feet that it will be difficult for Corrales to track him down and pin him to the ropes. Chris Colbert is ready for this challenge and he will put in an excellent performance and win this fight. There is a possibility that we will release an additional more specific pick after the weigh in for higher odds.

The Pick: Chris Colbert to win fight
Odds: -1000 (1.10 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT