Jesse Vargas, Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar, will hold the first defense of the WBC flyweight title (up to 50.8 kg) against Welshman Jay Harris in Texas on the undercard of the duel between Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas.
At what time Julio Cesar Martinez vs Jay Harris fight?
The fight time is February 22, 2020, at 02:30 AM EST.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV
How many wins and losses Julio Cesar Martinez have?
Julio Cesar Martinez has 14 wins and 1 loss.
How many wins and losses Jay Harris have?
Jay Harris has 16 wins and 0 loss.
Julio Cesar Martinez
A major favorite was Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar. The 25-year-old Mexican became the world champion on December 21, 2019, but is not going to rest and will hold the first defense of the belt against an excellent opponent. At the moment, Martinez is considered the second number in the weight category of 50.8 kg after the Japanese Kosei Tanaki.
If Martinez Aguilar was a more popular fighter, he would certainly have taken the title of the best boxer of 2019. The Mexican crushed three top opponents, and all ahead of schedule – Andrew Selby, Charlie Edwards, and Cristofer Rosales. On his account 15 wins (and in fact 16) and one defeat.
Aguilar has an unusual style that is difficult to predict. The champion constantly presses and inflicts power blows from different angles. Martinez can hit with one hand more than three times in a row, which is characteristic of an extremely small number of professionals. With all this, Aguilar has knockout power and has persuaded 12 opponents.
Jay Harris is a 29-year-old undefeated boxer from Wales. BoxRec has identified it as the 26th flyweight number. In 2019, Harris turned from an unknown boxer into one of the most promising representatives of the division. He has been playing in the professional ring since 2013.
Harris is 2 cm taller than his Mexican counterpart, but this is unlikely to surprise Martinez, who has repeatedly won against tall opponents. Jay spent 17 fights and won 17 fights. Last year, he defeated Angel Moreno on points and then knocked out Paddy Barnes.
Julio Cesar Martinez vs Jay Harris Prediction
The Welshman cannot be called a puncher since he has only 10 rivals. Up to 22 years old, Harris boxed in amateur boxing and repeatedly became the winner of the Wales championships. In the American ring, Jay will perform for the first time.