Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera
Herrera has been a tough customer in the d140lb division for many years, even having a win over red-hot Ruslan Provodnikov. Durable, and a slick boxer, he is a style that Garcia has not yet faced. Two of the best chins in boxing are not likely to yield a stoppage... add to that the underrated defensive skills of both men. However, Herrera has needed judges help in a few close ones, and he will not have that here. Besides, Mauricio does one thing very well, Garcia does everything well. Garcia by wide UD.
Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott
I am glad Scott gets another top contender, after his screw job loss to Chisora. With how slowly his career progressed at first, he ahs no time to waste. I am very glad Wilder is stepping up to a fighter that should be undefeated. However, the perceived weakness of Wilder's chin and stamina will not be tested here. He gets outboxed, until he lands big, and even then, that is only if Malik is not shell shocked. Wilder by TKO, probably in round 5 or 6.
Sergei Kovalev vs. Cedric Agnew
I am glad Kovalev has so captivated the public, that even a mismatch like this is an HBO headliner. With Adonis' recent signing with Al Haymon, the Canadian titlist is being maneuvered away from the dangerous Russian, and towards easier fights with Hopkins, Froch, and the like. Therefore, Kovalev has to make his own name, which he ahs done with no problems, thus far. Not enough is known about Agnew, except that even if he has the skills to beat Sergei, he does not have the experience. This fight goes like all the others. Kovalev by KO inside of 4 rounds.
Juanma Lopez vs. Ponce DeLeon 2