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Key ThrowdownFantasy.com Matchups for April/May

ThrowdownFantasy.com’s next group of games include some of boxing’s pound-for-pound bests like Floyd Mayweather, Wladmir Klitschko and Adonis Stevenson plus Adrien Broner, Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and more. Sign up now and receive 1,000 Throwdown Points that can be used to enter into the $300 TDP Guarantee! Draft your fighters now and start winning cash!

April 24 – ESPN
Josesito Lopez ($4600) vs. Aaron Martinez ($4500)
Lopez:  Riverside Rocky looking for second straight win following KO losses to Alvarez & Maidana.  Needs to be busier with punch output.   Lopez's KO Pct.: 47%
Martinez:  Light hitting Martinez likes to fight at close quarters.  Needs to throw punches in bunches to have any success vs. Lopez.   Martinez's KO Pct.: 18%

April 26 – Showtime
Keith Thurman ($5800) vs. Julio Diaz ($4400)
Thurman:  One Time improving with each fight.  Mixes jab and power punches well.  Thurman's KO Pct.: 89%
Diaz: tough assignment for solid pro Diaz.  Whatever he does good,  Thurman does better.  Diaz's KO Pct.: 58%

Lucas Matthysse ($5800) vs. John Molina ($4400)
Matthysse: comebacking  Matthysse shouldn' t have trouble finding face first Molina.  Matthysse's  KO Pct.:  84%
Molina:  fought just once above 140-lbs. Has several upset wins on his record.   Not this time.  Molina's KO Pct.: 73%

Omar Figueroa ($5400) vs. Jerry Belmontes ($4600)
Figueroa:   Omar returns following 8-mo. layoff  due to hand injury suffered in war vs. Arakawa.  Figueroa's KO Pct.: 74%
Belmontes:   slick Belmontes has several amateur wins over Figueroa.  Belmontes KO Pct.: 23%

April 26 – Int’l TV
Wladimir Klitschko ($6200) vs. Alex Leapai ($4200)
Klitschko: jab, occasional right hand, clinch= another lackluster win. Klitschko's KO Pct.: 80%
Leapai:  34-yr. old challenger's only hope is 38-yr old champ gets old overnight.  Leapai's KO Pct.: 65%

April 28 – Fox Sports 1
Michael Perez vs. Jorge Romero
Perez:  accurate with his power punches.  Perez's KO Pct.:  46%
Romero:  lost last 3- 2 by KO.   Romero's  KO Pct.: 68%

May 1 – ESPN2
Robert Garcia ($4900) vs. Victor Cayo ($4700)
Garcia:  won 6 straight since decision loss to Margarito in 2010.  Garcia's KO Pct.: 58%
Cayo:  lost all his step-up fights.  Cayo's KO Pct.: 62%

May 3 – Showtime PPV
Floyd Mayweather ($6000) vs. Marcos Maidana ($4400)
Mayweather: Money's  #1 on CompuBox plus/minus list.  He lands 42%, oponents 18%.  He should put up similar numbers vs. Maidana.  Mayweather's KO Pct.: 58%
Maidana:  Will have to get in Floyd's face and let hands go.  Maidana's promises to throw 100-plus punches per round.  Will have to land 30% or more.  Maidana's KO Pct.: 82%.

Luis Collazo ($4600) vs. Amir Khan ($4800)
Collazo:  reborn Collazo, coming off KO win over Ortiz, will be looking for another KO.   Collazo's KO Pct.:  45%.
Khan:  Collazo no layup fight following 13 mo layoff.  Will Khan be motivated after losing out on fight with Mayweather?    Khan KO Pct.: 61%

Adrien Broner ($6000) vs. Carlos Molina ($4200)
Broner:  The Problem returns to 140-lbs after bad loss to Maidana at 147-lbs.  He needs to let his hands go vs. rusty Molina.  Broner's KO Pct.: 76%
Molina:  inactive for 17 mos. following one-sided loss to Khan. Has to bring the fight to Broner to have any chance for a W.  Molina's KO Pct.: 37%

J’Leon Love ($4800) vs. Marcio Antonio Periban ($4700)
Love:   high profile fight for Money Team's Love, who landed 53% of his power shots in last outing vs. Biosse.  Love's KO Pct.: 56%
Periban: has busy, pesky style that could give Love problems.  Periban KO Pct.: 59%

May 10 – ESPN
Bermane Stiverne ($4600) vs. Chris Arreola ($4500)
Stiverne:  needs to keep busy like he did in first fight (59 punches thrown per round/37 jabs per round).  Stiverne's KO Pct.: 80%
Arreola: needs to let his hands go and get inside Stiverne's jab.  Fighting with a broken nose, only threw 28 punches per round in first fight.  Arreola's KO Pct.: 80%

May 16 - ESPN2
Delvin Rodriguez vs. Joachim Alcine
Rodriguez:  must win fight for Delvin, coming off brutal KO loss to Cotto in October.  Must take the fight to slow starter Alcine from opening bell.  Rodriguez KO Pct.: 42%
Alcine: last hurrah for 38-yr.old Alcine, who's 2-5 in last 7 fights- the wins vs. opponents with combined 7-7 records.  Alcine KO Pct.:  49%

May 17 - HBO
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado
Marquez: Marquez, 40, coming off loss to Bradley, needs this fight to stay relevant.  JM should be charged up, as he returns to the LA Forum, where he was 12-0  earlier in his career.  He shoudln't have trouble finding Alvarado.  Marquez KO Pct.: 64%
Alvarado: How much does Alvarado have left?  Coming off bad KO loss to Provodnikov and two wars with Rios.  Alvarado needs to box and not be overly aggressive against the counter punching Marquez.  Alvarado KO Pct.: 64%

May 24 - Showtime
Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara
Stevenson: fighting at home, hard-hitting Stevenson, a huge favorite, needs to not get KO happy. Stevenson's KO PCt.: 83%
Fonfara: huge step up in class for Fonfara, who was ko'd by Derrick Findley in '08.  Fonfara's KO PCt.: 54%

May 24 - Showtime
David Lemieux vs. Fernando Guerrero
Lemieux: comebacking Lemieux has won his last 6 (against marginal opposition)  following consecutive losses to Rubio (by KO) & Alcine (by dec.).  Guerrero will be right in front of him all night. Lemieux's KO Pct.: 88%
Guerrero: brawler Guerrero will test Lemieux early.  He had his moments vs. Quillin before getting KO'd in 7.  Guerrero's KO PCt.: 68%

May 24 - HBO
Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez
Jennings: Jenning's toughest test to date.  Needs to stick and move vs. southpaw Perez.  Jenning's KO Pct.: 56%
Perez: which Perez shows up?  The volume puncher who avg'd 90-plus thrown per round vs. Abdulsalamov, or the timid fighter who got off just 51 per round in disappointing draw vs. Takam?  Perez's KO Pct.: 57%
Daniel Geale vs. Matthew Macklin
Geale: Geale needs win to setup big payday vs. GGG.  Geale's KO Pct.: 50%
Macklin: must win for Macklin as well.  He's 2-3 in last 5, including third round KO loss to GGG. Mack was also ko'd by Sergio Martinez in 2012.  Macklin's KO Pct.: 57%

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