Predictions for Man vs. Machine

Published On Monday, September 21, 2015By
Fedor Chudinov (13-0), 28-years-old, is the current World champ after a split decision victory over former IBF World middleweight champion Felix Sturm in his own back yard in Germany, which awarded him with the vacant WBA World super-middleweight title. He is better than younger brother Dmitry, who lost at The O2 Arena to Chris Eubank Jnr., and has an impeccable amateur record and KO ratio of over 75%. Frank Buglioni (17-1-1) gets the home advantage and is well known for his popularity to fill venues to the rafters with vocal fans. The 26-year-old from Enfield, London also carries a lot of power and has been adorned with belts in the 168lbs division which Chudinov is still very new to.   We asked a few friends of BBN what they thought the possible outcomes in this intriguing match-up could be...
Tommy Langford (13-0) WBO Inter-Continental middleweight @Tommy_Langford1 "You've got to pick Chudinov as the favourite, he's a very solid opponent, typical Russian style, high guard and he can bang but he's hittable, not very slick, he's there to be caught. For a chance to win a world title then it's the best chance for Buglioni that's out there. He does hit hard but he takes punches a lot, but he stays there to crack through the guard. Chudinov can be outboxed so there is the possibility to outwork him but they're just gonna' stand there in front of each other and trade, and Buglioni has always been susceptible to that right hand and Fedor can bang with his right hand. But Frank's got the home advantage and the crowd behind him, but I think it'll be whoever lands the biggest punches on the night - I really hope that Frank can do it."
Joshua Nelson (1-0) Unbeaten lightweight @NeverNelson "Tough fight for Buglioni but home advantage might give him the nod."
George Hennon (1-0) Unbeaten welterweight @georgehennon12 "It's a massive ask for Frank but me and my family have followed Frank's career for a few years now and I believe he can pull it out the bag!"
Dean Gillen (1-0) Unbeaten middleweight @TeamDeanoPro "Frank Buglioni is up against it when he faces Fedor Chudinov for the WBA title. Chudinov gained the title after beating Felix Sturm! This fight went the distance but 10 of his previous 13 bouts haven't seen the final bell. Buglioni has been stopped whereas Chidinov remains unbeaten. I would like Buglioni to win but I think Chudinov might be too much for him on this occasion."
Matt Marsh (13-2) Former British super-bantamweight champion @MattMarsh147 "Very tough fight for Buglioni, Chudinov is solid. If Frank's got a good game plan and sticks to it then he might get the nod but it's a tough fight. I wish him luck!"
Tim Rickson TR Sports @timrickson "Fedor Chudinov is a big puncher and Frank Buglioni doesn't get out of the way enough against heavy-handed boxers, for me. I'm going with Chudinov on a late stoppage but best of luck to Frank, I'll be cheering for him all the way!"