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Kiko to have six good rounds but Carl to win

I think this is going to be much tougher than the first fight for Carl.

I believe Kiko is going to come out and have five or six really good rounds and there's going to be very little in it early on.

Kiko is coming as the world champion, he's had four stoppage wins since losing to Carl and he will be desperate to make amends for the defeat to Carl.

But I do think Carl having that victory over Kiko the first time will mean a lot as we get down to the championship rounds.

Carl is so mentally strong, he's unbelievably tough and has a great attitude, and that mental strength will be the difference in the later rounds.

Because, as the fight gets tougher Kiko will have doubts, he knows he's been stopped before.

Kiko has improved since he lost to Carl, that has to be said, but then Carl has improved and the fight has come at the right time for Carl.

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He's a very self-assured 27-year-old man and I have to admit that he is my favourite fighter at the moment. I really think he is a bit special.

So, I think it's going to be a very exciting fight and the great Belfast fans are going to be in for a real treat – the atmosphere will be unbelievable and that is obviously in Carl's favour too.

He has such a toughness about him, maybe more than what Barry had, and although I think he will have to dig deep, I can see him winning the world title and not just winning the title but going on to defend it because he will beat anyone in the world at super-bantamweight.


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