Chad Dawson and Yuriorkis Gamboa make their HBO returns tonight in Montreal, with Dawson hitting the road to face Quebec favorite Adonis Stevenson, a power-punching super middleweight contender jumping up to light heavyweight in the main event, and Gamboa facing Colombia's Darleys Perez in the co-feature.
Dawson (31-2, 17 KO) and Gamboa (22-0, 16 KO) are both the big favorites, and our staffers picked both "Bad" Chad and GAMBOA (that's his only nickname as far as I care) to win with relative ease. But both are in against dangerous punchers, or in Gamboa's case, what appears to be a dangerous puncher.
Stevenson (20-1, 17 KO) has smashed a lot of opponents so far, but none of them are on Dawson's level, nor were they as physically big as the defending titleholder. Perez (28-0, 19 KO) has the pretty record, but he's pretty much totally untested, and has never faced anyone like Gamboa.
Will we see an upset? Maybe two? I don't know! That's why you watch to find out!
Kory Kitchen will be handling live duties for this show. Join him at 10 pm EDT!