The time is almost here, 2013 is coming to an end, luckily it will be going out with a bang thanks to the stacked card this weekend. There are four big fights this weekend, so lets get right into it.
In the opening fight of the evening Beibut Shumenov defends his WBA light heavyweight title against Tamas Kovacs. This should be a relatively close fight considering how average Shumenov is. However, Kovacs doesn’t have the skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities. Shumenov by unanimous decision.
Next up Leo Santa Cruz defends his alphabet title against the unheralded Cesar Seda. Seda is in way over his head, as the majority of Santa Cruz opponents are. Should be an exciting fight while it lasts. Santa Cruz by KO inside of 6.
In the co-feature Keith Thurman takes on the resurgent Jesus Soto Karass in what promises to be the closest fight of the evening. Both guys are big punchers and have underrated skill sets. Look for an exciting slug-fest where both guys get hurt. Thurman has the superior movement and boxing ability and should be able to take advantage of Karass’ wildness and poor footwork. Thurman by a close but unanimous decision.
In the main event Adrien Broner takes on the big punching Marcos Maidana in his most dangerous test to date. Many believe that Maidana has the ability to hurt Broner, however I don’t think he has the skills or footwork to use his power properly. Those hoping to see Broner pushed and challenged will be disappointed. Broner by one-sided unanimous decision.