Derrieck Cuevas vs Jesus Beltran Fight Odds: The Heavyweight Factory returns Friday, July 12th with a highly anticipated main event between welterweight prospects Derrieck Cuevas vs Jesus Beltran. The classic Mexico vs Puerto Rican rivalry is part of the Championship Fight Series with the 10-round scrap between Cuevas, 21-0-1, 14 KO’s, and Beltran, 17-2-2, 10 KO’s, the fire starter. The Miami based 24-year old Puerto Rican prospect Cuevas is looking formidable and has been instilled as the 15 to 1 favorite over the Mexican-based Beltran. The Championship Fight Series will be aired on Telemundo at 11:35 PM ET with the W.B.A. Fedelatin title on the line in this one. Can the boxer/puncher Beltran hold off the unbeaten slugger Cuevas? ESPN2 News broke down the particulars.
Derrieck Cuevas -Boxer
Strengths: “Pretty Boy” is strong and stocky at 5’9″ with sound power and a good pair of whiskers. Aggressive and bullish inside with good punch volume and placement. Sweeping left-hook is an effective weapon. He knows how to fight cleverly out of the Philly shell. Varies punch speed and rhythm. Well-conditioned. Above-average athleticism. Fights with the confidence of an unbeaten fighter.
Weaknesses: Young and still developing. Mostly stays in range vulnerable to punishment. Decent hand-speed but no burner. Gives few angles. Needs to be tested against better competition before fighting for a major belt.
Derrieck Cuevas vs Jesus Beltran Fight Odds have Beltran +700
Jesus Beltran – Boxer
Strengths: “Barreterito 1″ is a decent technician that likes to work off a crisp jab. Tall and rangy at 5’11” with decent footwork. Knows how to box outside with good use of feints. A tough competitor that gives a good account of himself. Been 10 rounds once.
Weaknesses: Suspect Chin. Porous defense for the top level. Skinny frame. Average power and hand-speed. Not much of a bodypuncher or infighter. Could be weak and dehydrated having fought s high as middleweight.
Prediction: Cuevas KO5
Wt. 158 est.
Pro Rounds Fought: 98
Amateur Record: 123-14 (Unofficial)
Jesus Alberto Beltran
Wt. 154 est.
Pro Rounds Fought: 85
Amateur Record: N/A