"This is a great match-up for the opening fight. Heavyweight's at that."
"Byarms Not a bad fighter, but he hasn't shown himself to be a good one either yet. Hes not always in shape and when your fighting a guy like Abdusalamov who usually is, it makes all the difference. Byarm best chance is to take him into deep water, work behind the jab, and wear him down with body shots. Chances are he wont and he will look to exchange early hoping to catch him cold, end up on the wrong end of Abdusalamov' power and just try to survive."
"Abdusalamov is a hard punching southpaw that seems to take a good punch and has decent finishing skills. That should bee enough to get him a win and probably a KO against mediocre Byarm."
"Battle of sluggers, should be pretty wild while it lasts. I've seen Byarm and I think he'll be out to make us forget the recent loss to Jenkins, while at the same time I'm not sure what Mag brings to the table. Byarm by stoppage is my best guess, but the opposite wouldn't surprise me in the least."