Originally Posted by DamonD
Thanks for all the weight and picture updates.
I think Skelton will start slow, he's been out of action for over a year, and this will be the most dangerous period for him with Sprott looking to make the early running. You can argue about whether this version of Sprott is better than the one that fought in 2004, but I think Skelton definitely is...more experience, a bit more skillful too.
The longer it goes on, the more I favour Skelton. He's a durable, solid guy so I don't see him getting iced by a hail mary left hook as Audley did. If he sticks to what he does best, using his physical strength to maul Sprott, he can get a late stoppage win. For his part, Sprott needs to box.
Ideally, Skelton will show his Sugar Ray Skelton skills early on and then get into a slug-and-slothfest once Sprott begins to tire. Or I can see Skelton outboxing Sprott.
That, or Skelton brawls; I'd then pick him by late and telegraphed stoppage.
Additional: Skelton looks like he's covered in ticks.