Nikoloz Sakhniashvili v Isaiah Jones on tonght's Top Rank Card

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Sakhniashvili has stopped 4 of 5 opponents and appears to have quite a bit of power. However, he is less experienced than Jones, and has a much lower ranking. Jones has never been stopped, and has a distinct height and reach advantage. I have seen odds of 1/10 on Sakhniashvili and 11/2 for Jones. To me this looks a 50/50 fight. Jones could win on points, or the Georgian could knock him out. If that is his plan, he only has 6 rounds in which to do it. I wonder if there is value in backing Jones here. Although Sakhniashvili has stopped his opponents early, none of them have been up to much, and certainly not as good as Jones.
 
Aug 26, 2017
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I got it wrong about the rankings: Sakniashvili has the better ranking. Still think Jones has a decent chance, though.
 
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Santillan has been taking it easy for years. 26-0-0 looks good at first glance, but at 28, he should have taken on better opposition by now. Not convinced by him, personally.
 
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Jones taking big shots really well, and he's going to the body a lot with a nice safe position.

Only 1 round in and I'm liking both of these guys.
 
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Nik is feather-fisted

I doubt it. Jones is just doing a great job of deflecting most of those big shots. He's not winning the fight, of course.

Nik needs to learn how to vary his timing. IMO, he made it too easy for Jones to read him.
I love how he threw from lots of angles, though. He's obviously studied prime Golovkin.
Nice defensive head movement, too.
 
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Krael is better than his record suggests, but I don't think he has enough power to keep Mominov off him. And he is being mostly ouworked too.