Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam vs. Patrick Mendy Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 3/12/16
Patrick Mendy vs. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Boxing: Saturday, March 12 2016 at 1:00 pm (Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan)
The Line: Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam -11000 / Patrick Mendy +3000 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam and Patrick Mendy fight Saturday at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan.
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam enters this fight with a 30-2 record that includes 17 knockouts. N'Dam has won six of his last eight fights and is coming off a June loss David Lemieux. N'Dam is an impressive defensive fighter who controls the center of the ring and moves well laterally. N'Dam likes to win his rounds with his defense and a consistent jab. N'Dam doesn’t have a ton of knockout power, but he isn’t exactly a light puncher and is more than capable of stinging opponent with a little pop at times. The concern with N'Dam is that he doesn’t have much of a killer instinct, as he often does just enough to win fights, not producing a knockout since 2010. All but seven of N'Dam’ fights have taken place in France.
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Patrick Mendy enters this fight with a 16-9-1 record that includes one knockout. Mendy has won two of his last seven fights and is coming off a September loss to Kamil Szeremeta. Mendy doesn’t enter this fight in good form at all, and that’s even worse news considering he doesn’t have many respectable fights under his belt at 25 years old. However, Mendy has a proven chin and has been knocked out just once in his career. Mendy is a tough dude who isn’t going to back down despite his numerous hiccups. This is easily the biggest fight of Mendy’s young career and would certainly make a lot of people look at him differently if he can pull off the shocking upset. Much of Mendy’s boxing career has taken place in France.
Mendy has lost to fighters far less talented than N'Dam and has looked bad doing it. This is a fight where Mendy is simply over his head. There’s a reason this line is so insane.
Look for N'Dam to get the job done and bounce back from his loss to Lemieux.