UK boxing fans will have a bit of a boxing dilemma in which fight event to watch live on Saturday night between either Warrington vs Frampton or Whyte vs Chisora. It’s a real shame both are happening on the same night as they both deserve a lot more attention than they will get. In this fight preview, I’ll be looking at both the main events and their undercards which hopefully can help make up your mind before they start.
Warrington vs Frampton
Starting with Warrington vs Frampton event, I personally think it is a very good line up of competitive fights along with a few big British names on the card. Not only that the main event is also for a world title which is big a bonus for me. Usually the smaller weight divisions don’t get that much appreciation, but they can still hit hard at featherweight.
The main fight should be an interesting fight, I think most us are expecting a convincing Carl Frampton victory on Saturday night and I think with his big fight experience at the top of the sport is should be enough to get passed Josh Warrington this weekend. However, I thought the same thing when Warrington faced Lee Selby back in May. Josh is an extremely hard-working fighter who will put the pressure on, but I was surprised by his effort at Elland Road stadium and he showed a lot maturity against a seasoned professional in Selby.
For Frampton, we all know he is a very intelligent fighter and likes to counter punch which puts off a lot of his opponents over the years putting on that extra pressure. I also thought it was interesting hear Frampton laugh off Warrington’s statement about Knocking him out.
“He is getting a bit too carried away though and I think there is a bit of arrogance in there somewhere that he is trying his best to keep away from the public.
“It is just a few wee things that he’s said. He’s said he’s going to knock me out and he doesn’t need to say that.
“It is a bit of an outrageous comment coming from a guy who has had as many knockout wins (six) as I’ve had world title fights. I don’t think he needed to say that.
“Also just a few little things that he’s said and done. I feel there is arrogance bubbling under the surface.”
It does seem very unlikely that Warrington will cause a KO, but I do think he can ask few questions of the Northern Irishman. This does make me worry that that we could see something like the Frampton vs Quigg fight which ended up very disappointing fight in the end.
In terms of the undercard, if you are planning on a night of watching the boxing this might sway your decision come fight night. The likes of Martin Murray, Nick Colan, Billy Joe Saunders, Nathan Gorman are all fighting on the card. See below for yourself:
As you can see, their are some good fighters going to be on show and this is what might sway you to go with the BT Sport PPV.
Whyte vs Chisora 2
Mr Hearn and Matchroom boxing, no doubt wanted to spoil the party and get in on the action before Christmas. For that reason, the fight fans unfortunately miss one or the other this weekend.
Personally, I think the main event of Whyte vs Chisora itself has the potential to be a lot better than the above event. After their battle two years ago, it will no doubt attract a lot of fans to watch on Sky this weekend. I think the causal fan will probably be more inclined to go with this as well due to heavyweights being more likely to land a big shot and higher KO rate.
In terms of how I think it will go, I feel Dillan Whyte has the advantage and has improved a lot since his victory over “Del Boy” two years ago. In particular his last win over Joseph Parker showed he grind out and compete against the near the top tier of heavyweight boxing. If Whyte wins on Saturday, he will no doubt get another opportunity to fight against Joshua at Wembley in April which will give him an opportunity to redeem himself.
For Dereck Chisora, he’s coming off a very impressive KO win over Carlos Takam, which he can take a lot of confidence from going into this bout. He has also joined up ranks with old rival David Haye and his promotional outfit which will have given him a fresh challenge to try take his standings to the top once again. However, in this case of who will win this weekend, I must go for Dillian Whyte. he does get underated at times (especially his jab) and even if Chisora manages to drag him into a dog fight he has enough in his arsenal to cope with him on Saturday.
The undercard we have some big names in there, but nothing that really catches the eye too much. It will be interesting to see how Buatsi handles the step up quality against Quinlan. While the other fight that will be interesting to see the outcome is if Charlie Edwards and if he can become world champion by defeating Rosales, who is no strange to getting a result away from home. See the full undercard list below and make you mind yourself:
Joshua Buatsi v Renold Quinlan – Light Heavyweight
Cristofer Rosales v Charlie Edwards – Flyweight for WBC world title
Carlos Takam v Senad Gashi – Heavyweight
David Price v Tom Little – Heavyweight
Ryan Walsh v Reece Bellotti – Featherweight for British Title
I hope this weeks fight preview will help make you mind up in reagrding to which PPV to go for this Saturday. Although I might be more bais to one, things can change on the night and all I would say is go with your gut on what you feel will be the best night of boxing.
If you haven’t done so already check out my top 20 boxing christmas gift ideas article if you are stuggling to think of anything. Hope this helps and enjoy whatever fight night you go for. I’ll leave you with the BT Sport no filter boxing below:
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