Sam Goodman vs TJ Doheny Preview March 11th, 2023
Sam Goodman of Australia will be putting his IBF Inter-Continental and WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Titles on the line this Saturday March 11th, (Mar 12th in Australia) when he takes on former IBF Super Bantamweight Champion TJ Doheny of Ireland in a 10-rounder in Sydney. Doheny last saw action a year ago when he stopped Cesar Juarez in the second round while Goodman beat Jason Cooper by a 10-round unanimous decision in his last outing in October.
Goodman vs Doheny Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- TJ Doheny +300
- Sam Goodman -400
The 36-year-old Doheny hails from Ireland, but now fights out of Australia. He’s 23-3 with 17 Ko’s after starting his pro career with a perfect mark of 21-0 with 15 Ko’s. He made his pro debut in 2014 after a good amateur career which saw him reach the final of the 2006 and 2008 Irish National Championships and the semifinals of the 2005 and 2007 events. He has 159 rounds of experience under his belt since making his pro debut in 2011.
Doheny’s a skilled boxer with pretty good power in his fists as his current knockout ratio stands at 65.4 per cent. He’s lost two of his last three and three of his last five fights but his last three victories have all been by stoppage. Doheny stands just over 5-feet-5-inches tall with a 68-inch and owns a solid chin, but has been down before as a pro.
Since turning pro Doheny has won the PABA Super Bantamweight Title and defended it half a dozen times. He won the IBF Super Bantamweight Title in Japan at the famous Korakuen Hall via a unanimous decision over Ryosuke Iwasa in 2018 and defended it by stopping Ryohei Takahashi in the 11th round five months later. He then met WBA champion Danny Roman in April, 2019 in a title unification bout and was edged by a majority decision.
His other losses came at the hands of Ionut Baluta by an eight-round unanimous decision in 2020 and a a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Michael Conlan in 2021 in a shot at the interim WBA Featherweight Title after being dropped in the fifth round. He then bounced back from those two straight losses with his second-round stoppage of Cesar Juarez in his last outing.
Goodman is just 24 years old and climbs through the ropes with a perfect mark of 13-0 with 7 Ko’s. He’s boxed 75 rounds since turning pro in 2018 following an amateur career which saw him reach the semifinals of the 2017 Australian National Championships and 2013 and 2014 Junior Championships. He won the 2017 Oceanian Championships and also fought at the 2016 AIBA Youth World Championships and won the Australian Youth and Junior National Championship in 2016.
As far as power goes, Goodman is just above average with a current knockout ratio of 54 per cent. He stands just over 5-feet-6-inches tall with an unlisted reach so has an inch edge in height on Doheny. Since turning pro Goodman has also captured the vacant Australasian Featherweight Title. He’s taking a step up in class this weekend as his biggest wins so far have been against Richie Mepranum and Juan Miguel Elorde.
Doheny is no pushover as he’s a former world champion but he’s no longer in his prime as he’s 36 years old while Goodman is just 24. Doheny’s a a fan-friendly boxer with an entertaining style and should give Goodman he can handle and a Doheny win isn’t out of the question here. However, Goodman is 12 years younger and as long as he can handle Doheny’s power he should come out on top in this fight. He’s going to have to work hard to earn the win though.
This should be a hard test for Goodman but one he should pass.
Play Goodman -400 @ BetOnline.ag
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