Here I will break my typical trend of thinking the taller and lankier of the boxers will out box his opponent. This time, rather, I predict that the Bey will out box the longer Barthelemy.
Barthelemy has freakish dimensions – 5'11 height, 73-inch reach – for a lightweight, but with a tradeoff – that he is a bit unsteady on his legs. Bey has not looked good as of late but he remains very athletic, and I believe his athleticism will overcome the length of Barthelemy, who really does not box in a manner to maximize his advantages: - I do not see him maintaining distance between Bey and himself; Bey can muscle him around inside given his lower center of gravity and stockier frame… It is possible that Barthelemy can outwork Bey, but Bey can lower his output with his footwork and pacing his own attacks.
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