HBO's Harold Lederman lends his quick insight to this weekend's HBO card, headlined by Lucas Matthysse vs. Tewa Kiram. Jorge Linares will also be serving as prime support to the main event, taking on Mercito Gesta.
Here's what Harold had to say...
"January the 27th, very interesting doubleheader. Lucas Matthysse's a very, very good fighter, he's a thunderous puncher. Matthysse is taking on Tewa Kiram from Thailand. Kiram is 38-0 but all 28 fights have been in Thailand. He's never fought a big opponent such as Matthysse. I really expect a knockout in this fight. I think Matthysse is gonna win by KO.
"Jorge Linares is fighting Mercito Gesta on the undercard...and I really expect Linares to win this fight by knockout. I just think that Matthysse and Linares are very, very big punchers. Two of the best fighters in the world and I really expect two knockouts on this show in January."