We pick the top 10 brawls that can happen between the division’s leading fighters – what you might want to call actual world championship fights
- Tyson Ferry vs Anthony Joshua
Boxing policies and legal disputes have so far prevented this British heavyweight giant’s fight from taking place. For the sake of sports, this is a match that simply has to happen.
- ERROL SPENCE JNR vs TERENCE CRAWFORD
These two American weightlifters seem to have it all in their arsenal, so the clash between them will undoubtedly be as competitive as it will be captivating. It’s another contest that should pay off.
- GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS JERMALL CHARLO
A middleweight encounter between Golovkin and Charlo would present a fascinating dynamic – that of a veteran war horse taking on the master stallion. Will it be maintaining the current system or changing the guard?
- ARTUR BETERBIEV AGAINST DMITRY BIVOL
Like some of the fights on this list, the Beterbiev-Bivol match has been promoted for quite some time. Matching these fearsome heavyweight Russians against each other would produce a battle of monsters.
- Oscar Valdez vs. Gervonta Davis
Valdez is an exciting and action-packed warrior, while the talented Davis is seen as a potential future King of the Pound. Their styles would probably fit perfectly with this featherweight, ultra-gloss scrap.
- Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant بل
Canelo, the sport’s number one superstar, is eager to establish himself as the undisputed preeminent middleweight. The plant would be hugely underpowered, but odds are it’s been slashed countless times before in boxing.
- Ken Shiro vs. Hiroto Kyoguchi
Japanese boxing has a rich heritage in the low-weight divisions, and Shiro and Kyoguchi continue that tradition. Let’s hope the two light ups meet.
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs Sunny Edwards
Having already fought against Sunny’s older brother, Charlie, Flyweight Martinez could end up sharing the ring with Edwards’ younger brother at some point.
- KNOCKOUT CP FRESHMART vs PETCHMANEE CP FRESHMART
Civil War Fifth on this list, the CP Freshmart derby between these two top teams would raise pulses in Thailand and beyond.
- Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mauricio Larra
Earlier this year, Lara himself jumped to the upper echelons of the featherweight division, with Russell currently leading the way.