- Teraji vs Petalcorin goes Monday, December 23rd at 3:55am ET
- Can Teraji defend his throne for the seventh consecutive time?
- Check our preview below to see if Petalcorin can disrupt Teraji’s multi-year reign
Kenshiro Teraji vs Randy Petalcorin is for the WBC world light flyweight title. The gold is up for grabs in this 12-round contest.
The event hails from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. An undefeated champion will step into the ring to again reassert his dominance at 108 pounds. Petalcorin is stepping in as a replacement on a few weeks notice and is looking to shock the boxing world with a massive upset to close out the year and this decade.
Check out the fight odds and my prediction below.
Kenshiro Teraji vs Randy Petalcorin Odds
Odds taken Dec. 22.
Petalcorin is stepping in for Felix Alvarado, who was forced to pull out with lung issues. Petalcorin looks to capitalize on the short notice opportunity. Teraji has made six successful defenses of his WBC title so far. He also arguably has the greatest nickname in all of Boxing. The Amazing Boy looks to amaze yet again in a great display of the sweet science for the holidays. I think Kenshiro gets it done and puts on a true master class in this title bout.
Teraji Maintains his Spotless Record
Petalcorin was the WBA light flyweight world champion. He plied his trade mostly on the Philippines circuit but has also fought in China and Australia. This will be his first fight in Japan and he’ll take on an individual who has solely fought there. He has faltered against world-class competition though, and has nowhere near the track record that the reigning champion has.
Petalcorin takes on an individual regarded by many as the number one fighter in his given weight division.
The WBC Champ Ken Shiro will fight Randy Petalcorin in Yokohama, Japan.
As a fun fact, this will be the champion's first fight of his pro career with his full name, Kenshiro Teraji instead of “Ken Shiro.”#WBC #ConquerEverything #Boxing #ShiroPetalcorin pic.twitter.com/Jnf258mg2c
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 20, 2019
Petalcorin has a powerful left hand and effective aggressiveness. He has more than twice the amount of pro fights and has several years of additional experience than Teraji.
He came up short in a bid for the IBF world light flyweight title in late-2018. Petalcorin has the chance to change his championship fortunes on Monday. This bout is a chance to see some of the best lighter weight action in the entire world.
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Petalcorin being a southpaw, and owning a bit of a reach advantage are a few fun factors to look at. Still though, it’s difficult for me to imagine a scenario where Petalorin wins here.
Kenshiro has the volume punching prowess to secure stoppage victories in his bouts. He also manages his energy quite well and can sustain himself in an exemplary fashion over all 12 rounds. I think the outcome for this fight will be more the former than the latter. Teraji gets it done by TKO inside of nine rounds.
Pick: Kenshiro Teraji (-5000)