Sometimes, when picking out a fight to make a prediction on, many things come into play.
This week I chose the WBA title fight between Anselmo Moreno and Lorenzo Parra, taking place in Moreno’s native country, Panama. One of the things that make this fight interesting and difficult to predict is that Parra is from the neighboring country next door, Venezuela, so if there is a hometown edge here, it’s very difficult to find.
Moreno, 25, a southpaw, sports a record of 30-1 (10 KO’s) with 4 of his past 6 wins coming on split decisions. In short, he does well in close fights.
Parra, 32, 31-2-1 (18), has faced tougher foes and appears to be the better banger of the two combatants, although neither shows real knockout power.
At 5’8”, Moreno does have a significant size advantage.
So how does one break down a contest like this? Well, it’s not easy, which is why I chose this one to make the prediction on.
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