It's so hilariously ironic that people are bagging on Palhares in this thread for being a "can-crusher".
I'll give Lombard the benefit of the doubt and assume he was injured in his Boetsch fight because he looked so bad, but if he doesn't come out much better than that then I can see Palhares taking this fight.
I'd say he is... so far. But a win over Lombard would definatly not help him in that respect since alot of critics have given him the same label.
Either way I'd pick Hector to win via Knockout.