Who will walk tall as the undisputed lightweight champion when Katie Taylor and Miriam Gutierrez lock horns?
- Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez goes Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 2 PM EST
- Who leaves the ring hoisting four lightweight titles in this main event?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Katie Taylor versus Miriam Gutierrez emanates from Wembley Arena in London, England. Taylor vs Gutierrez will broadcast on DAZN.
These two warriors will be vying for the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight world titles with Taylor and Gutierrez in the roles of champion and challenger, respectively.
This mega bout is part of a gigantic tripleheader card of championship bouts on what is overall, an amazing weekend for fans of the sweet science.
Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez Odds
|Thomas Whittaker Hart||-800|
Odds taken Nov. 12
Katie Taylor Aims to Remain on Her Throne
In an era of countless organizations and new belts seemingly popping up by the day, a champion that has unified all the belts is an anomaly in many ways.
Katie Taylor is the undisputed champion in her division as she carries all the major divisional hardware with her into this weekend’s prizefight.
This head movement by @KatieTaylor 🔥#TaylorGutierrez this Saturday! 📅 pic.twitter.com/qKjgQZe75h
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) November 10, 2020
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist and two-weight world champion Taylor last competed in August when she secured a unanimous decision victory over Delfine Persoon.
She looks to get in one more fight before the calendar year wraps up and takes on an individual who has held the mandatory challenger spot for the last year.
Miriam Gutierrez’s Chance to Shock the World
Miriam Gutierrez captured the interim WBA lightweight world title in her last outing when she bested Keren Batiz via unanimous decision in November 2019.
That being said, Gutierrez’s record is littered with club level fighters who have lopsided losing records. This includes several pugilists who hadn’t scored a single pro win prior to fighting Miriam Gutierrez.
Inspiring the next generation 🙌@KatieTaylor 👑 #TaylorGutierrez pic.twitter.com/i38yMFefvm
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) November 11, 2020
Gutierrez is getting a bit long in the tooth as well being 37 years old and facing a 34-year-old champion in the prime of her run.
Both are unbeaten heading into this weekend but someone’s 0 has got to go.
Taylor vs Gutierrez Tale of the Tape
|Significant Wins||Keren Batiz|
Considering her sub-fifty percent KO rate, count on Taylor going the distance here.
Katie Taylor gets it done here via lopsided decision when Taylor takes on Gutierrez.
Pick: Katie Taylor (-8000)
Main Card Picks for Taylor vs Gutierrez
- Terri Harper vs Katharina Thanderz: The WBC and IBO super featherweight world titles will be up for grabs between Harper and Thanderz. Terri Harper enters this bout as the champion on the heels of a draw against Natasha Jonas while Thanderz is undefeated and in the contender role. Odds on Harper winning via decision are at -250, and I see that as being the likeliest outcome. Pick: Terri Harper (-575)
- Rachel Ball vs Jorgelina Guanini: The vacant WBA bantamweight world title will go to the winner of this slugfest. In Ball’s 6 wins as a professional, she has not scored a single stoppage. Also, odds on Ball winning via decision are at -140. I think Rachel Ball captures the vacant belt and wins on points. Pick: Rachel Ball (-280)
- Thomas Whittaker Hart vs Jermaine Springer: Springer has double the pro experience of his opponent but I’d say Whittaker Hart has faced stiffer tests across his unbeaten run. The odds on Thomas Whittaker Hart winning via decision is at +185, and I see that as how he wins this bout. Pick: Thomas Whittaker Hart (-800)
- John Docherty vs Jack Cullen: Docherty has close to an eighty percent knockout rate. Odds on Docherty winning by KO, TKO, or DQ are situated at -190 for good reason. Also, Docherty winning in round 7 is at +850, which is when I see John Docherty putting his opponent away. Pick: John Docherty (-600)
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