Jason Quigley vs. James de la Rosa Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/7/16
James de la Rosa vs. Jason Quigley
Boxing: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Jason Quigley -2000 / James de la Rosa +1000 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Jason Quigley and James de la Rosa square off early Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena.
Jason Quigley enters this fight with a 10-0 record and which includes nine knockouts. This will be Quigley’s eighth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a March win over Freddy Lopez. Quigley is in busy mode at 24 years old, as he’s climbing his way up to become one of the best boxers in the sport at the moment. El Animal has beaten up on a bunch of subpar fighters and now has a chance to start proving he’s as good as advertised. Quigley has overwhelming power in both hands and a vicious right that has ended most of his bouts. Only one of Quigley’s 10 fights have made it past the third round due to his rapid punches and incredible power. The only concern at this point with Quigley is that we don’t know how good his chin is due to so many quick fights. This will be Quigley’s third fight in Las Vegas.
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James de la Rosa enters this fight with a 23-3 record that includes 13 knockouts. De La Rosa has split his last six fights and is coming off a 2014 loss to Hugo Centeno Jr. De La Rosa has had a lot of time away from the ring after his scheduled fight against David Lemieux didn’t take place. De La Rosa has been a hit or miss as of late and is coming off the first knockout loss of his career. However, when in top form, De La Rosa is an aggressive fighter who throws impressive combos and has solid power. De La Rosa has quick hands and does a nice job of working the body as well as the head. De La Rosa also has a tested chin despite recently getting knocked out. The King has shown flashes of being one of the more underrated welterweights in the world. This will be De La Rosa’s fifth fight in Las Vegas.
These odds are pretty crazy given what we know De La Rosa is capable of and his experience advantage as well. However, Quigley is no joke with his punching power and has shown zero signs of slowing down in his young career. Even with the time off and his experience, De La Rosa may be in over his head here and could very well taste the canvas again if he isn’t careful. There’s just no reason to bet against Quigley right now.
Look for Quigley to remain unbeaten.