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Matchups We Want to See

The world waited over 5 years to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in what was quite an uneventful lackluster fight where one boxer was clearly outmatched. Well here are 12 fights that boxing fans shouldn’t have to wait half a decade for and would be way more entertaining to watch:

Heavyweight

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Wladimir Klitschko (64-3) vs. Tyson Fury (24-0)

Klitschko is a somewhat boring fighter, simply winning by being bigger and longer than his opponents but his last fight with Bryant Jennings was not nearly as one-sided as idiot judges scored it. And for once in his career Klitschko will be the smaller man as behemoth Fury is massive enough and strong enough to present a problem for any fighter.

 

Bryant Jennings (20-1) vs. Deontay Wilder (33-0)

Bryant Jennings was closer than most to taking down all-time great Wladimir Klitschko and he would need to be just as good facing 6-7 Olympic medalist Wilder. Both guys can hit and both guys like to hit. This would be a heavyweight’s fan’s dream.

 

Light Heavyweight

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Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1) vs. Adonis Stevenson (26-1)

Stevenson is a southpaw with 1 of the meanest left hands you will ever see. But Kovalev and his absolute monster punches have dropped more fighters just the same as Stevenson, meaning this fight would be a slugfest for the ages.

 

Middleweight

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Gennady Golovkin (33-0) vs. Peter Quillin (31-0-1)

Triple G might be the best P4P boxer in the world not named Mayweather and his 20 KO’s in a row have given the Kazakhstan boxer fanfare you wouldn’t believe. As for Peter Quillin, he received a draw against champion Andy Lee even though he dropped Lee twice. This would be Golovkin’s 1st real test, and a tough 1 at that, as the winner would prepare for the winner of the next fight on this list.

 

Miguel Cotto (40-4) vs. Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1)

Cotto just dominated another top notch boxer last Saturday in New York and the future Hall of Famer looks the best he ever has after 3 straight dominant KO’s. As for Canelo, his last few fights since his sole loss to Mayweather have shown that he is an elite level boxer, ready to take on Cotto in what would easily be the biggest fight of the year.

 

The Winner vs. Gennady Golovkin (33-0)

All boxing fans around the world would expect GGG to take care of business against Quillin, although it would still be a tough fight. So then the winner of Cotto-Canelo would have to be the next fight and no matter which challenger it would be, the power punches would be flowing and the fans would get what they paid for.

 

The Loser vs. Erislandy Lara (20-2-2)

The loser of Cotto-Canelo fight should still have to fight top flight contenders such as the 1 that gave Canelo Alvarez the toughest fight of his career, save Mayweather. Lara is a sneaky southpaw who relies on movement to outbox his opponents the way he outboxed Canelo in 2014.

 

Welterweight

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Timothy Bradley Jr. (31-1-1) vs. Kell Brook (35-0)

Timothy Bradley is a disliked fighter because he won a ridiculous decision against ultra-popular Manny Pacquiao, but since then he has stayed near the top of the Welterweight division beating Ruslan Provodnikov in fight of the year and then Juan Manuel Marquez before losing to Pacquiao in a rematch. Bradley vs. the hard hitting Brit would make for a fantastic fight that would delight boxing fans with speed and power.

 

Amir Khan (31-3) vs. Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2)

Khan has been lobbying to fight top 3 Welterweight of all-time Floyd Mayweather Jr., but him giving Floyd any trouble at all after his disappointing performance against Chris Algieri is laughable. He will have to settle for the next best thing, which is superstar Manny Pacquiao. If you’re watching this fight, you are in for 1 thing, S-P-E-E-D.

 

Jr. Welterweight

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Lucas Matthysse (37-3) vs. Adrien Broner (30-1)

Matthysse may have just won in the 2015 fight of year with Ruslan Provodnikov, but the Siberian Rocky is a straightforward fighter that doubles as target practice compared to the ultra-quick Broner. The Mayweather prodigy, Broner, has only 1 loss and that was a disappointing effort against stud Marcos Maidana. So this matchup should feature a heavy-handed Matthysse vs. a speedy Broner and as we all know, styles make fights.

 

Terence Crawford (26-0) vs. Lamont Peterson (33-3-1)

Smooth boxing and super-fast champion Terence Crawford would make a great opponent for Peterson who is coming off a very close split decision against undefeated champion Danny Garcia. Lamont’s strong punching against Crawford’s slick boxing would make for a great fight to watch.

 

Featherweight

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Nicholas Walters (25-0) vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1)

Walters is undoubtedly the champion of this division but he would face quite the test with Lomachenko’s boxing ability. Last year Lomachenko broke his right hand early in a fight and went on to win every round even though he had to box with just his left. These 2 fighters would put on quite a show as they are definitely the top 2 Featherweights in the world.

12 thoughts on “Matchups We Want to See

  1. Canelo vs Cotto, Rigondeaux vs Santa Cruz, Klitschko vs Wilder, Kovalev vs Ward, Matthysse vs Garcia II, Golovkin vs winner of Cotto vs Canelo, Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada. Nicholas Walters vs Vasyl Lomachenko. Sounds like a good year to me!

  2. I didn’t put Danny garcia on there because I’m just never overly impressed by him. He’s my least impressed 40-0.

  3. Great list. You’re missing GGG vs Canelo, artur betribiev vs kovalev, and lomachenko vs rigondeux, Maidana vs Pacquiao, Maidana vs mathysee, Bradley vs mayweather.

  4. But let me ask you this Jose Valencia, i have the winner vs. Canelo-Cotto against GGG, and you said i am missing Canelo-GGG. Does that mean that you think Cotto would beat Canelo? I do, and i know Cotto’s biggest fan, Stanley Hoenig does.

  5. no I don’t believe cotto can beat canelo. I like the way cotto fights, but canelo is younger, faster, and stronger.

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