The Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa
Nkosinathi Joyi (21-0) vs. Katsunari Takayama (24-4)
Boxing 360’s pick: You have to pick Joyi if only because he is undefeated and his name is easier to spell. Joyi by late knockout!
The Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT
Henry Lundy (21-1-1) vs. Dannie Williams (21-1)
Boxing360’s Pick: This is going to be a good one. I like Lundy because win or lose he is never in a bad fight. Lundy by TKO.
The Illusions Theater, San Antonio, TX
Kelly Pavlik (37-2) vs. Aaron Jaco (15-2)
Boxing360’s Pick: This is a comeback special. Pavlik needs rounds, Jaco will give them to him without fear of a knockout win. Pavlik by unanimous decision.
The Sparkassen Arena, Kiel, Germany
Arthur Abraham (33-3) vs. Piotr Wilczewski (30-2)
Boxing360’s Pick: If Abraham has enough to last the distance, he wins. Abraham by unanimous decision.
The Oasis Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
Jorge Linares (31-2) vs. Sergio Thompson (21-2)
Boxing360’s Pick: Surprise! We’re going with the chalk. No way Golden Boy Promotions or Linares’ skill allows anything or anyone to get in the way of the proposed rematch with Antonio DeMarco. Linares wins this one in 6.
Morelia Morelia, Mexico
Cristian Mijares (44-6-2) vs. Cruz Carbajal (32-18-2)
Boxing360’s Pick: Mijares is on a roll. Carbahal isn’t. Need we say more? Mijares in 8 and he gets that Donaire fight.