Saturday, November 30th, 10 pm ET, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, (Las Vegas)
Carl Frampton (26-2) vs Tyler McCreary (16-0-1)
Fight Odds: Carl Frampton (-3333), Tyler McCreary (+900)
Oscar Valdez (26-0) vs Andres Gutierrez (38-2-1)
Fight Odds: Oscar Valdez (-10,000), Andres Gutierrez (+2000)
VALDEZ VS. GUTIERREZ
The boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas will play host to
a super featherweight double feature this thanksgiving weekend. This will see
former featherweight champion Oscar Valdez taking the move up to super
featherweight to face the former world title challenger Andres “Jaguarcito”
Gutierrez in the main event exclusive to ESPN+.
The co-feature on the evening will see former two-division world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton, face up and coming undefeated prospect Tyler “The Golden Child” McCreary in a 10 round bout taking place at super-featherweight.
FRAMPTON VS. McCREARY
Coming off his failed bid for the IBF featherweight title, Carl Frampton looks to get back in the win column when he faces the undefeated Tyler McCreary at super-featherweight. Moving up in weight Frampton will enter the ring the smaller fighter with McCreary having a 4-inch height advantage. While Frampton has lost 2 of his last 5 bouts, these losses have come from champions. The first coming in the rematch against Leo Santa Cruz, WBA (Super) super featherweight champion and the other in his last bout against Josh Warrington, IBF world featherweight champion.
When you are to compare the calibre of opponent the two competitors have faced Frampton has the much more respectable resume, for McCreary this is the biggest step up in competition he has faced. Because of this, I believe Frampton’s experience will show and he will be able to defeat McCreary via a decision win.
VALDEZ VS. GUTIERREZ
After struggling to make weight on his last few bouts Oscar Valdez has finally made his long-awaited move up to super-featherweight. As he has always been one of the bigger guys at featherweight this move only makes sense for Valdez as he gets further into his career. It would seem he is at the perfect camp to make the move, being trained by Eddy Reynoso head coach for four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez who himself just made a move up in weight to claim the WBO light heavyweight title against Sergey Kovalev.
Although Gutierrez doesn’t have an undefeated record he has 38 wins, 25 coming by way of KO/TKO.
Having been fighting at the weight class, Gutierrez will be coming into this fight the naturally bigger guy, this coupled with his heavy hands he is looking to derail Valdez’s goals of becoming the super featherweight champion.
Coming into this bout Valdez has spoken of utilizing his defence
and counterpunching within this matchup. He has spoken openly that this fight
isn’t going to be a walk in the park however he is confident he will get the
victory come November 30th.
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