Friday Night Fights
At The Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
Chris Arreola (31-2) vs. Kendrick Releford (22-14-2)
Tito Jones’ Pick: I don’t know much about Arreola’s opponent but looking at the record, I think this might go a few rounds. But this has an Arreola win all over it. Arreola by knockout in 6.
Tony Thompson (35-2) vs. Maurice Harris (24-14-2)
Tito Jones’ Pick: Ok. So I’m biased. Sue me. I like Maurice by decision here. He has better wheels, he’s hungry as hell, he has a good game plan to go with a physical plan of adding a bunch of muscle to deal with Thompson’s size. Thompson came in heavy at 256. We’ll see what that means tonight. I’m picking Maurice on smarts, skills, and hunger. GO MO!!!
Jorge Linares (30-1) vs. Francisco Cordero (24-1)
Tito Jones’ Pick: Linares is a bad ass but he never fights. Rust is going to kill this guy. The only time that Cordera fought out of Colombia, was in Mexico. He lost. I think Cordera loses a decision based on experience and ring smarts.
Edit: A replacement was brought as Cordera had visa problems. So now it’s Adrian Verdugo (18-4-1, 15 KOs). I’m still picking Linares.
Parker, AZ at The Blue Water Casino
John Molina (21-1) vs. Alejandro Rodriguez (12-2)
Tito Jones’ Pick: Tune-up alert. Molina needs to shake rust and this guy he is fighting might as well be nicknamed “WD40.” Molina by knockout in 5.
Georgetown, Guyana at The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall
Lennox Allen (14-0-1) vs. Kwesi Jones (7-1)
Tito Jones’ Pick: Ok. You caught me. This is another one of our guys. I like Allen inside the distance. This is going to be an awesome event. Allen is becoming a local hero and our company is quickly becoming big in Guyana. Good times.