Originally Posted by Grant1
Derry is getting too much credit for the first round there.
Rees won a competitive second and dominated the third.
I got Rees stopping him around 8 in this one.
I didn't mention the first fight in that post because I didn't really take a great deal from it when picking Mathews. I only brought it up when that other poster made the stupid suggestion that Rees is a massive favourite vs Mathews- which based on what we saw first time around, he isn't. Maybe your looking too much into Rees in the 3rd round, people have dominated in one round before and ended up losing? Crolla looked like he was coming on strong vs Derry but he managed to turn it around there.
All I'm saying is that I think this fight is a close one. I think it's quite reasonable to make Rees favourite and to think he is going to win but on the other end of the scale, it's also fair enough to think that Mathews has a decent opportunity too. Which I'm hoping he will be able to do.