Hopkins--Taylor Heads Up Busy Saturday

BY Charles Jay ON July 16, 2005
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TODAY (July 16)

Las Vegas -- World 160-lb. title
BERNARD HOPKINS -180
JERMAIN TAYLOR +160
Youth vs. experience

HOPKINS--TAYLOR
-- Will go full distance -190
-- Will end inside distance +170

-- Hopkins will not win by 12-rd. decision -140
-- Hopkins will win by 12-rd. decision +130

-- Taylor will not win inside distance -650
-- Taylor will win inside distance +550

-- No Knockdowns will occur -220
-- A Knockdown will occur +200

-- No penalty points will be assessed -1800
-- A penalty point will be assessed +1200

-- Taylor wins first round -110
-- Hopkins wins first round +100
(Source: Lederman's HBO scorecard)

-- Hopkins lands higher % of punches -140
-- Taylor lands higher % of punches +130
(Source: Compubox stats)

-- Taylor lands more jabs -135
-- Hopkins lands more jabs +125
(Source: Compubox stats)

-- Taylor throws more punches -110
-- Hopkins throws more punches +100
(Source: Compubox stats)


Las Vegas -- WBC 122-lb. title
OSCAR LARIOS -350
WAYNE McCULLOUGH +300

LARIOS--McCULLOUGH
-- Will go full distance -270
-- Will end inside distance +250
Why does McCullough keep getting title shots?

Las Vegas -- WBO 115-lb. title
FERNANDO MONTIEL -1000
EVERT BRICENO +800
Briceno's first fight outside of Nicaragua

Las Vegas -- Jr. Middleweights
VERNON FORREST -2400
SERGIO RIOS +2000
Rios is 6-1. Why was this fight passed?


Bolton, UK -- British Welterweight title
MICHAEL JENNINGS -400
JIMMY VINCENT +350

JENNINGS-- VINCENT
-- Will go full distance -240
-- Will end inside distance +220
At 26-0, Jennings gets biggest test here

Bolton, UK -- British Heavyweight title
MATT SKELTON -1700
MARK KRENCE +1300
Krence is late sub; Danny Williams pulled out with "flu"

Bolton, UK -- Lightweights
AMIR KHAN--DAVID BAILEY
-- Will go full distance -200
-- Will end inside distance +180
Pro debut for heralded Khan; Bailey usually takes things the distance


Nurnberg, Germany -- Middleweights
ARTHUR ABRAHAM -110
HOWARD EASTMAN +100

ABRAHAM--EASTMAN
-- Fight will go full distance -260
-- Fight will end inside distance +240
Abraham 's last stop before a title shot; he's got hometown edge

Nurnberg, Germany -- European Super Middleweight title
VITALI TSYPKO -240
BRIAN MAGEE +220

TSYPKO--MAGEE
-- Fight will go full distance -140
-- Fight will end inside distance +130
Tsypko had no contest with Jeff Lacy last year

Nurnberg, Germany -- European Middleweight title
SEBASTIAN SYLVESTER -125
MORRADE HAKKAR +115

SYLVESTER--HAKKAR
-- Fight will go full distance -190
-- Fight will end inside distance +170
Hakkar's won three straight after losing to Hopkins

Nurnberg, Germany -- Super Middleweights
CRISTIAN SAVANIA -200
DANILO HAUSSLER +180

SAVANIA--HAUSSLER
-- Fight will go full distance -400
-- Fight will end inside distance +350
Haussler's stock is way down

Rome -- Heavyweights
VINCENZO CANTATORE -220
EDSON CESAR ANTONIO +200
Cantatore back after a year layoff; Antonio is 19-0 but untested

Salvador, Brazil - Lightweights
ACELINO FREITAS--FABIAN SALAZAR
-- Will end before Round 7 -155
-- Will enter Round 7 +145
Freitas keeps busy in relative mismatch

Kinder, LA -- Jr. Welterweights
JUAN DIAZ--ARTHUR CRUZ
-- Will end before Round 7 -170
-- Will enter Round 7 +160
Cruz has lost four of last six

CJ Line

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