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Jesus Soto Karass vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/15/16

Yoshihiro Kamegai vs. Jesus Soto Karass

Boxing: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Belasco Theater)

The Line: Yoshihiro Kamegai +165 / Jesus Soto Karass -215 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Estrella TV

Jesus Soto Karass and Yoshihiro Kamegai fight late Friday night at the Belasco Theater.

Jesus Soto Karass enters this fight with a 28-10-3 record that includes 18 knockouts. Karass has split his last eight fights and is coming off a 2014 loss to Devon Alexander. Karass has had almost two years off to kind of recharge the batteries after two straight losses. In top form, Karass is a high volume puncher who isn’t going to be outworked in terms of offensive aggression. Karass has a solid reach of 72 inches and is able to use his bigger frame to cut off his opponent's movement. The concern with Karass has always been his defense, as he’s a come forward fighter thinking about offense only. This will be Karass’ first fight in Los Angeles.

Jesus Soto Karass vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/15/16

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Yoshihiro Kamegai enters this fight with a 26-3-1 record that includes 23 knockouts. Kamegai has won four of his last six fights and is coming off a October win over Nelson Gulpe. Kamegai has always been known for his punching power, as his victories simply don’t go to the judges. Kamegai throws heavy punches that connect clean, and he does a nice job of putting his punches together at times, usually overwhelming his opponent. Kamegai’s last six victories have come by the way of knockout. The concern with Kamegai is the lack of competition he’s faced throughout his career, and like Karass, he’s not exactly known as a defensive fighter. This will be Kamegai’s first fight in Los Angeles.

This is going to be an absolute brawl between two fighters who are always looking for the knockout and don’t spend a whole lot of time protecting themselves. We could get several rounds of two guys beating the hell out of each other, or a couple of short rounds with somebody getting knocked out.

When it’s all said and done, is the more proven fighter and easier to trust. Kamegai is more than solid, but his lack of quality opponents is concerning, and he’s 2-3-1 when fighting in the United States.

Give me Karass.

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