[Photo Gallery] Quillin vs. Zerafa: Weigh-In Results x Card Predictions

Posted: September 12, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight News
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BROOKLYN — Former middleweight titlist Peter Quillin and Michael Zerafa tipped the scales at 160 and 162 respectively for their Saturday afternoon PBC card on NBC. Usually, a fight like this would be seen as a typical exhibition for Premier Boxing Champions. But this one has significant implications as it serves as a setup for a December showdown between Quillin and WBA titlist Danny Jacobs.




PREDICTION: Quillin has become an afterthought at 160 since vacating his WBO title to avoid facing then mandatory challenger Matt Korobov last year. The potential for a big matchup is finally on the horizon if he can get past Zerafa. This shouldn’t be a problem as Zerafa is little known and little accomplished, having turned pro in 2011 as a junior middleweight. Zerafa is decent fighting off the backfoot and counterpunching, but Quillin is too strong and big for him. QUILLIN TKO5




PREDICTION: A Bundrage title reign is always on borrowed time. Jermall Charlo is the puncher and more aggressive fighter of the two brothers. That power, in addition to his size, should neutralize Bundrage’s propensity to maul and make it ugly. Being 42 years old doesn’t help Bundrage, either. CHARLO UD




PREDICTION: I haven’t decided yet if Al Haymon is rewarding Campillo for derailing Thomas Williams Jr.’s career, or punishing him with these recent matchups. After receiving a brutal KO at the hands of Artur Beterbiev five months ago, he’s getting thrown in with another power puncher in Marcus Browne. Browne is more refined than Williams, so I don’t see the veteran Campillo getting a chance to get any footing in this one. BROWNE KO4


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