Earlier today saw the preliminary screening of both Takashi Miura and his upcoming opponent Dante Jardon. The screening, done ahead of their clash on New Years Eve gave us some interesting information regarding the two men.
With these two fighters it's worth noticing that although Miura is the shorter man by 3cm he has a significantly better reach at 5cm. Both men have longer winspans than height but Miura's is staggeringly different and could well pose problems for Jardon, especially if the Japanese fighter can establish his longer punches through Jardon's somewhat wild wide punches.
As well as the reach advantages Miura also holds the advantage in terms of experience with 3 more total fights, 3 more world title fights and a staggering 66 extra rounds. Yes Jardon is, on paper, the bigger puncher but in our view not a lot splits them in the power stakes especially when you consider that Miura has knocked down Takashi Uchiyama and Sergio Thompson in 2 of his last 3 bouts.
Jardon's real advantages are hard to spot on paper and although he's the younger man by 4 years neither fighter is particularly old.
Despite viewing Miura as the man with most of the advantages we do think this bout is potentially one of the best fights of the year and if the WBC Super Featherweight title changes hands we certainly wouldn't be shocked.
If you're undecided on this fight it may be worthgiving our preview a read and getting excited about a fight that promises fireworks from both men.
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