Jeff Horn vs. Randall Bailey Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/27/16
Randall Bailey vs. Jeff Horn
Boxing: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3:00 am (Convention & Exhibition Centre)
The Line: Jeff Horn -300 / Randall Bailey +240 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey fight Wednesday Convention & Exhibition Centre for the WBO Asia-Pacific title.
Jeff Horn enters this fight with a 13-0-1 record that includes eight knockouts. Horn has won his last 10 fights and is coming off a December win over Ahmed El Mousaoui. Horn continues to climb up the boxing rankings, as he’s already one of the tough boxers in Australia. Horn has power in both hands and has proven to be a knockout artist despite his last three bouts coming down to a decision. Horn is terrific at landing punches and dodging counters, making him a very frustrating fighter for opponents. Horn is quietly on the upswing in the sport of boxing, and this will already be his fifth fight since 2015. Horn has fought his whole career in Australia, his home country.
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Randall Bailey enters this fight with a 46-8-1 record that includes 37 knockouts. Bailey has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a October win over Shusaku Fujinaka. Bailey is showing he still has something left in the tank despite turning 42 years old in September. Bailey has the nickname the “Knockout King” for a reason as he has vicious power in both hands and a right hand that has done damage since 1996 when he turned pro. Even at his age, Bailey has still won his last two fights by knockout and enters this bout with extreme confidence. The concern with Bailey has to be his conditioning, as not many of his fights have gone the distance and he is fighting a guy 13 years younger than him. This will be Bailey’s first fight in Australia and seventh outside the United States.
This should be a hell of a fight between a polished young Aussie and an American legend who is somehow beating father time. Horn may be the more balanced fighter between the two and is fighting on his home soil. However, this is nothing new for Bailey, who beat Sugar Jackson on his turf back in 2010. Bailey has the experience factor on his side and has that right hand that only needs to land one good time.
I’m calling the upset here.