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Gervonta Davis Vs. Liam Walsh: Forbes' Boxing Expert Predictions

Forbes' boxing experts weigh in on Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh.

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Davis vs. Walsh

It's always special when two undefeated fighters clash. On Saturday in London, at the Copper Box Arena, IBF super featherweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis (17-0, 16 KO) will make the first defense of his title in a road game of sorts against Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KO).

Per OddsShark.com, Davis is the minus-350 favorite to win, but those odds could take a hit after the Baltimore native struggled to make weight on Friday night. After two unsuccessful tries, Davis finally made the 130-pound limit.

Walsh is no pushover. The 31-year-old will be the stiffest challenge the 22-year-old Davis has faced in his young career.

Will Davis prevail? The Forbes boxing experts believe he will, but all three of us see a tough battle ahead of him across the pond.

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Davis vs. Walsh

Davis should have the speed advantage, both feet, and hands. He also has outstanding power. He has stopped every opponent he's had except one. That said, Walsh is an accurate and smart puncher with surprising pop. He changes levels nicely and saves his energy for opportune times to inflict damage on his opponents.

He has to know Davis will be quicker, so I fully expect Walsh to look to counter with body shots and right hands over Davis' jab. Davis' speed and power are obvious weapons, but in this fight, I expect his toughness to be his best asset.

Walsh will land shots, and I believe he'll even buzz Davis at some point in this fight, but ultimately Tank's talent and fighter makeup will pull him through.

Like Josh Katzowitz and Peter Kahn, I see Davis winning by late stoppage.

Here's what Kahn identified as Davis' keys to win.

Davis needs to be busy, give Walsh angles and outbox him. He must keep his balance and resist getting wild and emotional. Don’t get lured into a war. Walsh has KO power and is a sneaky counterpuncher. He can make you miss and return with power. Walsh likes to go to the body, so Davis must make use of the jab and angles and keep this fight in the middle of the ring. Walsh will be right in front of Davis, coming forward the entire fight. So Davis needs to be first and not let Walsh set to throw his punches. I expect Davis to wear Walsh down and look for a later round KO or TKO.

Katzowitz's take was similar.

Both are undefeated, but Walsh has never seen anybody with the skills and power Davis possesses. Expect Davis to overwhelm the Brit. It is a tough test fighting on Walsh's home turf in England, but Davis has experience fighting abroad as an amateur so he won't be bothered.

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Also, be sure to check back next week to see our ongoing prediction point standings. We each get five points for picking the winner, three for picking the method of victory and another three if we pick the right round.

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