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Marcos Reyes vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Marcos Reyes

Boxing: Saturday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Don Haskins Convention Center)

The Line: Marcos Reyes +800 / Julio Cesar Chavez Jr -1250 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Showtime

Marcos Reyes and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fight Saturday at the Don Haskins Convention Center.

Marcos Reyes enters this fight with a 33-2 record that includes 22 knockouts. Reyes has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a January win over David Alonso Lopez. Reyes doesn’t have much punching power despite his knockout percentage. In fact, Reyes has just two knockouts in his last six fights. Reyes is more of a defensive fighter who moves well around the ring and will take his chances when opportunities open up. Reyes also has fast hands and will land aggressive combos when he has the momentum of the fight. The concern with Reyes in this bout is that he has yet to fight somebody as talented as Chavez and doesn’t have the resume to match. This will be Reyes second career fight in Texas.

Marcos Reyes vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr enters this fight with a 48-2-1 record that includes 32 knockouts. Chavez has split his last four fights and is coming off an April loss to Andrzej Fonfara. Chavez is a strong fighter with a tough chin and doesn’t go down easily. Six of Chavez’s last eight victories have gone the distance, as he doesn’t always take advantage of his punching power and doesn’t mind a fight that he wins round by round. Still, Chavez can end a fight quickly if not careful and is willing to trade punches due to his strong chin. The major concern for Chavez is a lack of motivation, as this is a fighter who threw away his last fight and didn’t look good at all. This will Chavez’s 14th time fighting in Texas. Chavez has never lost a fight in Texas.

The only reason to throw some money on Reyes is anticipating another Chavez in sloppy form. Reyes can’t box with Chavez when both fighters are at their best.

Chavez is going to win this fight, but I’ll guess that it goes the distance.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (UD)

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