Alberto Machado vs Yuandale Evans Preview Oct. 27th
Unbeaten WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico will be defending his crown for the second time when he meets Yuandale Evans of Cleveland, Ohio at the theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 12-round bout takes place this Saturday, October 27th and can be seen live in North America on HBO. Machado’s last outing was a unanimous decision victory over Rafael Mensah in July. Evans hasn’t last fought since last November when he beat Luis Rosa by a 10-round split decision.
Machado vs Evans Betting Odds
- Yuandale Evans +370
- Alberto Machado -510
The 28-year-old Machado climbs into the ring with a perfect record of 20-0 with 16 Kos. It’s obvious that he has quite a bit of power as his current knockout ratio is an impressive 80 per cent and it was evident in his October, 2017 win over Jezreel Corrales when he won the title by an eighth-round knockout. Machado turned pro back in 2012 and the southpaw has fought just 63 rounds since then due to his knack of stopping his opponents. He’s quite big for a super featherweight at 5-feet-10-inches tall with a reach of 72 inches.
Machado hadn’t really fought anybody of note until meeting Corrales. He was dropped in the fifth round in that bout, but picked himself up from the canvas and stopped the former champion three rounds later. Corrales had lost his title by coming in over weight for the bout and the title was on the line for Machado only and he certainly took advantage of the situation. Machado had a fine amateur career by winning a few national championships and since turning pro he’s also won the WBC United States (USNBC), WBO NABO, and WBA-NABA Super Featherweight Titles.
Evans is 29 years old and has boxed 79 rounds since turning pro in 2009. He enters the clash with a fine mark of 20-1 along with 14 Kos. His lone defeat came at the hands of Javier Fortuna when he was stopped in the first round back in 2012. Before turning pro he had a pretty extensive amateur career with over 100 fights. He was a 2009 Golden Gloves State and Regional Champion and twice won bronze in the National Golden Gloves tournament. Since turning pro he’s captured the WBC Continental America Featherweight Title as well as the interim WBA-NABA, and interim WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Featherweight Belts.
Along with meeting Javier Fortuna, Evans has also met and beaten the likes of Emmanuel Lucero, Billel Dib and Adones Aguelo. He’s met mostly Grade B opponents so will be stepping up in class against Machado. Evans has decent power with a current knockout ratio of 67 per cent and since he’s been stopped we know his chin may not be rock solid. Evans height and reach aren’t listed, so we don’t really know how he stacks up against Machado. However, it’s doubtful he has the height and reach of the champion.
Machado’s style and power make him a fan-friendly boxer, but he isn’t the most mobile or fluid guy in the ring. He has good power with a not-so-perfect chin and that’s what makes him exciting. This has has the potential to be an entertaining and active fight and there could be a knockdown or two along the way. I’m also expecting Machado to retain his title here.
Machado’s a bit too powerful.
Play: Machado -510 @ BetOnline.ag
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