Carlos Maria Alanis vs Liam Wilson Preview August 23rd, 2023
After losing a controversial fight to Emanuel Navarrete by way of a ninth-round TKO in February for the vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title, Liam Wilson returns to his homeland of Australia to take on Carlos Maria Alanis of Argentina. The 10-rounder from Sydney can be seen live down under on Kayo pay-per-view this Wednesday, August 23rd. The unbeaten Alanis last saw action in June when he stopped Marcos Gabriel Martinez in the sixth round to retain the WBO Latin super Featherweight title and to capture the vacant Argentine Belt.
Alanis vs Wilson Betting Odds
- Carlos Maria Alanis +700
- Liam Wilson -1250
The 27-year-old Wilson who fights out of Redcliffe, Australia climbs through the ropes with a mark of 11-2 with 7 Ko’s and has boxed just 70 rounds since making his pro debut in 2018. He had a solid amateur career before that as he made it to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won the 2017 Australian National Championship and 2016 Australian Golden Gloves. He also captured the 2013 Australian Youth National Championship and fought in several other top-grade tournaments.
Wilson measures just over 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 70-inch reach and carries decent power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 53.8 per cent. His power definitely shouldn’t be taken lightly as he nearly pulled off an upset against Emanuel Navarrete earlier this year when he dropped him in the fourth round. Navarrete was the recipient of a long and controversial count by referee Chris Flores as video replays reportedly clocked Navarrete has having 27 rounds to recover from the knockdown after spitting out his mouthpiece.
Wilson was then stopped five rounds later. Since turning pro he’s won the vacant WBO International, IBF Youth, Australian, and WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight Belts. He was stopped in the fifth round by Joe Noynay in July 2021 in his first shot at the WBO Asia Pacific Title after being dropped in the first and fourth rounds but stopped Noynay in the second round of their rematch eight months later. Noynay missed weight in that fight and the belt was on the line for Wilson only.
The 25-year-old Alanis climbs through the ropes with a perfect mark of 12-0 with 4 Ko’s and has only 68 rounds of pro experience since making his debut in 2019 following his amateur career. Alanis measures 5-feet-9-inches in height with a 71-inch wingspan which sees him just half-an-inch shorter than Wilson but with a minimal one inch edge in reach. As far as power goes, he doesn’t appear to be blessed with much of it as his current knockout ratio clocks in at 33.3 per cent.
Alanis has stopped his last two opponents however as well as four of his last six. As a pro, he’s also won the vacant WBO Youth Super Featherweight Title with a second-round stoppage of Leonardo Uzcategui in April, 2022. He also has a win over Kevin Leonel Acevedo by third-round stoppage this March and will be fighting for the third time in 2023 this week. This will be Alanis’ first pro fight outside of his homeland of Argentina.
Wilson knows what it’s like to be the underdog fighting outside of his homeland for the first time so he can’t afford to take Alanis lightly here. Alanis is just 25 years old and his power has been more evident in recent outings. Wilson’s skills and power gave Navarette all he could handle though and based on that performance earlier this year I’ll give him the edge over Alanis.
Wilson’s skills and hometown advantage should be the difference.
Play Wilson -1250 @ BetOnline.ag
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