Marcus Browne vs Sean Monaghan Preview July 15th
Unbeaten light heavyweight Marcus Browne of Staten Island, New York will be facing undefeated Sean Monaghan of Long Beach, New York at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York this Saturday, July 15th. The 10-round bout can be seen live in North America on the Fox Network. Monaghan last fought in December when he beat Fernando Castaneda by a 10 round unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Browne’s last outing resulted in a sixth-round stoppage of Thomas Williams Jr. in February.
Browne vs Monaghan Betting Odds
- Sean Monaghan +385
- Marcus Browne -500
The 35-year-old Monaghan enters the contest with a perfect mark of 28-0 along with 17 Kos. He turned pro back in 2010 and has fought 141 rounds since then. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and has a reach of 72.5 inches. Monaghan has shown decent power throughout his career with a current knockout ratio of 61 per cent. He hasn’t really faced the cream of the crop in the 175 lb division, but has eaten the likes of Donovan George, Fulgencio Zuniga, Elvir Muriqi and Matt Vanda.
Browne is a 26-year-old southpaw and also has a perfect record. He’s 19-0 with 14 Kos. Browne has been a pro since 2012 and has just 71 rounds of experience to his name. He’ll have a couple of inches height advantage as he’s just over 6-feet-1-inch tall and he also has a three-inch reach advantage with a wingspan of 75.5. Browne had a pretty good amateur career as he boxed at the 2012 Olympics in London, England, but was beaten by Damien Hooper on points 13-11 in his first contest.
Browne has better-than-average power in his fists as his current knockout ratio stands at 74 per cent. His biggest wins have been against Williams Jr., Gabriel Campillo, Radivoje Kalajdzic, Cornelius White, Aaron Pryor Jr., George Blades and Otis Griffin. He’s not actually the hardest guy to hit in the ring even though he’s sound defensively, but has a solid chin and is generally a pretty exciting boxer to watch. Browne also has the edge in most major departments here such as youth, height, reach, and power.
Browne and Monaghan are friends and know each other well. They’ve often sparred together over the past decade and would rather not be facing each other. However, the winner may get a shot at WBC Champion Adonis Stevenson somewhere down the road and the fight is also a good promotion tool since it’s being broadcast on a national television network.
Even though Browne has the edge here, he can’t take the experienced veteran Monaghan too lightly. If Browne isn’t at his best he’ll have his hands full here, especially in a fight between two New Yorkers. When all is said and done though, the age difference may be a factor as well as Browne’s power. It won’t be easy though as this fight will feature a lot of determination and a will to win by both fighters. This should be another close entertaining bout, but I feel Browne will somehow pull it out.
The age difference will benefit Browne.
Play: Browne -500 @ BetOnline.ag
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