Yesterday, in Mexico, saw the weigh in for Saturday's interesting Bantamweight bout between Jonathan Baat (27-5-3, 13) and current WBC International Silver Bantamweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (21-5-1, 14).
Guerrero enters not only as the champion but also as a world ranked fighter and a previous Super Flyweight world champion. He is a man in great form stopping Daniel Rosas in a thriller at the start of the year and subsequently beating Takahiro Shigee a few months ago. Although in genuinely sensational form the Mexico is only a few fights removed from a decision loss to Daiki Kameda.
Baat, a Japanese based Filipino, enters this bout enters this bout on relatively uninspiring form. On paper he has won 7 of his last 8 bouts but 2 of those were close wins over China's promising Qiu Xiao Jun who won their third meeting earlier this year whilst the other wins haven't been significant in the slightest.
We do like Baat but we can't see him winning here we're afraid, Guerrero is simply too good, though we do wish Baat the best.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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