2020 Feb 15

Bryant Perrella vs. Abel Ramos

10 rounds, welterweights

Bryant Perella was once viewed as a hot prospect and was unbeaten until he ran into Yordenis Ugas and took a vicious beating. He was dropped 2 times in that fight and stopped in 4 rounds. After that he came back with a win over a journeyman and in the very next fight he lost to Luis Collazo. Since then he has rebounded with 2 wins over low quality opposition to get him back on track. An interesting fact is that both times he lost, he was the favourite going in. That tells you that the bookies and boxing fans have overvalued him in the past, which is not to say that he isn't a good fighter because he can fight. It is just that he isn't at the top level yet. His opponent Abel Ramos (25-3-2) will present a step-up from the last 2 opponents that Perella has faced. It is fair to say that Perella has never beaten anyone as good as Abel Ramos yet. He has faced 2 opponents better than Abel Ramos in Ugas and Collazo, but he did lose to both. Abel Ramos has a nice winning streak going for him and he is as confident as ever going in to this fight. In his 3 losses, he was stopped only once to the formidable hard-hitting Regis Prograis. He managed to go the distance with Ivan Baranchyk and Jamal James which was impressive

Perella is a decent fighter but he has looked vulnerable lately. His defense is not quite at the level it needs to be when he is facing top offensive fighters. Abel Ramos is not considered a top fighter but he is physically strong and he can punch with good power. Ramos is riding a 7 fight win streak and we believe that he is better than ever before. Stylistically, Ramos is a bad style match-up for Perella. We thought that Perella would be the favourite in this fight but he isn't. The fight opened as a 50/50 but since then there has been more betting on Ramos, just like we are recommending and he is a now a favourite with the bookies. There is good value in our pick and that is Abel Ramos by ko/tko for a price of +225 (3.25 decimal odds)

The Pick: Abel Ramos by ko/tko
Odds: +225 (3.25 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT