Nah, I don't think he can match Diego's pace. He doesn't have the chin, conditioning, or never say die attitude that Diego has. Of course I'm biased though, just like you, haha.
I think if Pearson wants to win this, he needs to fight intelligently and pick his shots. He doesn't have to match Diego's pace. Patience is required here.
I'm still hoping that Diego is telling the truth about being really sick against Jury. Apparently "the fight doctor" posted on twitter defending Diego's claim and said that he could barely stand that morning or something like that. As a fan, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
I think Pearson may wilt during one of Diego's blitzes. I haven't been overly impressive with Pearson as of late. Then again, I feel the same about Diego. I'm just really pulling for Diego here. It's going to be almost heart breaking for me as a fan if he fails to get the win again. I don't think retirement would be too far off for him if that were the case.
Shall we have a sig bet for this fight sir?