Dierry Jean vs. Terence Crawford Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/24/15
Terence Crawford vs. Dierry Jean
Boxing: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (CenturyLink Center)
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Dierry Jean and Terence Crawford fight Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center for the WBO light welterweight title.
Dierry Jean enters this fight with a 29-1 record and has won 20 of his fights by knockout. Jean has won his last four fights and is coming off a June victory over Jerry Belmontes. Jean has solid speed and agility, and he clearly packs some power behind his punches despite getting up there in age at 33 years old. Six of Jean’s last seven victories have come by way of knockout. Jean is usually in great shape and more than willing to go the distance if need be. The concern is that Jean can be predictable at times, which cost him against Lamont Peterson. Jean also hasn’t fought many quality fighters in his career and has been able to gain an extra boost from his home crowd. This will be Jean’s fourth career fight outside his home country of Canada.
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Terence Crawford enters this fight with a 26-0 record and has won 19 of those fights by knockout. This will be Crawford’s second fight of 2015 and he’s coming off a April win over Thomas Dulorme. Crawford is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the sport right now and can beat his opponent in a variety of ways. Crawford is great defensively and can pick you apart by sitting back or he can use his speed and power to end things rather quickly. Crawford adjusts well and is usually in well control of his fights. Crawford has shown little to no weakness at his point of his career other than the fact he can start fights off rather slowly, which can be dangerous if he runs into a power puncher looking to land that haymaker. This will be Crawford’s fourth fight in Nebraska, his home state.
This is easily the biggest fight of Jean’s career and a major step up in competition from what he’s used to in Canada. Crawford is just a different level and a guy who really has a bright future in this sport considering he just turned 28 years old.
Add the fact that this bout is in Nebraska, Crawford should cruise to an easy victory.