Claudio Marrero (14-0, 11 KOs) vs. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (22-1, 18 KOs) for the interim WBA Featherweight Championship
Both of these prospects are in their mid-20s and have 78 percent KO ratios. This is a massive opportunity for both men, and it promises to be a highly entertaining fight.
Marrero is a quick, explosive puncher.
Pick: I like him by late-round KO.
Alexei Collado (16-0, 15 KOs) vs. Hugo Partida (19-4-2, 15 KOs), Super Bantamweight
Collado is another former Cuban amateur who is quickly developing into a hot prospect in the pro game. He fights out of County Cork, Ireland. Partida has some experience, but he's been stopped twice before—and by fighters with less glitzy records.
Pick: Collado by Round 6 TKO.
Ed Paredes (33-3-1, 22 KOs) vs. Noe Bolanos (24-8-1, 16 KOs), Welterweight
Ed Paredes is a Hollywood, Fla., native, and his current residence is listed on BoxRec as Lawrence, Mass. He hasn't lost a fight since dropping a decision to Carlos Molina in 2009.
Welterweight is an extremely competitive division, but Paredes is a guy who could figure in a significant fight there. I doubt he'll stumble against a journeyman.
Pick: Paredes by Round 10 TKO.
Antoine Douglas (8-0, 6 KOs) vs. Edgar Perez (5-5, 3 KOs), Middleweight
I've seen two of Douglas' fights live and a third on television. He is a very solid prospect at 160. He has a stellar amateur background.
This fight is about getting him rounds and maybe some more television exposure if he can be slipped in. He puts in work and handles his business, so I expect him to finish this within the scheduled six-round distance.
Dorsett Barnwell (9-0, 4 KOs) vs. David Saulsberry (7-5, 7 KOs), Heavyweight
It's always exciting when there's a chance to see an undefeated heavyweight. In this bit of video from his professional debut against Kareem Wilson, he looks like a busy, athletic heavyweight with a bit of promise.
Saulsberry has knocked out everybody he's beaten and been knocked out by everybody who has beaten him. I expect an early night here, as well.
Notes: Barnwell by Round 3 KO.