Edwin Rodriguez vs. Thomas Williams Jr. Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/30/16
Thomas Williams Jr. vs. Edwin Rodriguez
Boxing: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Edwin Rodriguez -320 / Thomas Williams Jr. +260 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. fight late Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
Edwin Rodriguez enters this fight with a 28-1 record that includes 19 knockouts. Rodriguez has won his last four fights and is coming off a November win over Michael Seals. Rodriguez has some power in both hands and knows how to finish fights when he feels he has his opponent on the ropes. Four of Rodriguez’s last seven victories have come by knockout, and his straight right is very impressive when he lands cleanly. Rodriguez has also bounced back nicely from his loss to Andre Ward and could get another big bout if he’s able to take care of business here. The issue with La Bomba is that he’s never been able to put everything together. While his record is pretty and he’s beaten some decent fighters, Rodriguez has never been able to take his career to the next level and still comes off as if something’s missing. This will be Rodriguez’s fourth fight in California.
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Thomas Williams Jr. enters this fight with a 19-1 record that includes 13 knockouts. Williams has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a November win over Umberto Savigne. Williams has some very impressive power like his father, who was former heavyweight Thomas "Top Dawg" Williams Sr. Williams has won three of his last four bouts by knockout and has had only three wins end by decision since May of 2012. Williams could really take his career to the next level if he managed to win this bout at just 28 years old. The concern with Williams is that he’s never fought another guy this skilled, and he only has one fight under his belt since 2015. There may be some ring rust with Williams entering this fight. This will be Williams’ third fight in California.
This is a decent fight for the undercard and could have some exciting moments with both fighters hungry and having some punching power. Overall, Rodriguez is simply the better and more experienced fighter in this bout. You always have to be a little concerned with Williams and his current form considering he only has one fight over the last year or so.
Not a huge fan of either of these guys, but Rodriguez should come away with the victory.