Posted July 1, 2013 by John Baintree in News

Five Boxing Fights Which Need To Happen


English: The boxing world champion Floyd Maywe...Boxing fans worldwide were chomping at the bit after hearing the news that young Mexican Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez will be given the opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather. Many had the view that the fight may not happen, but after Mayweather signed a six fight deal with TV giants Showtime earlier this year the fight has now been confirmed with a date set for 14th September 2013, and the fight is set to be a Box Office smash at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Many see “El Canelo” as the man who can dethrone the great Mayweather. The fight is to be held at a catch weight of 152lbs. Alvarez is naturally bigger man who could possess too much power and find a way to beat Mayweather. Both fighters have a total of 83 fights between them, neither man has yet faced defeat.  This fight is likely to be fight of the year with a global audience. Can anybody beat Mayweather or will the “Pretty Boy” continue to show his dominance and cement his legacy as an all-time great.

Below we tell you the 5 Fights we’d love to see happen in the near future and why.

Kell Brook V Amir Khan

Sheffield based fighter Special Kell, hasn’t had a great 2013. Two cancelled fights with Devon Alexander due to injuries to both men have halted the fantastic progress Kell made in 2012. Meanwhile Amir Khan felt the canvass again in his recent victory against Julio Diaz. There are still questions about Bolton man’s chin and some feel a step up to welterweight may be too much, for the man who won Olympic Silver as a 17 year old lightweight. No question that Khan has been in with much quality opposition. Will Khan give Brook the chance he wants in the near future?

Carl Froch V Andre Ward 2

Does the Cobra deserve a rematch? The last time the pair met Ward’s silky boxing skills were too much, and a well-deserved point’s victory was the outcome. However the Nottingham man has since stood up and proved his worth, the complete annihilation of Lucian Bute got the fans talking again. It was truly a breathtaking performance with the Bute corner pulling him out in round 5, fearing his safety. Since then Froch has also defeated Mikkel Kessler in a rematch with the Nottingham man controlling most of the fight and putting to bed his defeat in Denmark to the Great Dane. So Ward remains the only man Froch hasn’t beat. Surely Froch deserves a chance and where else is they to go for Ward. This rematch makes sense, but is likely to take place at light heavyweight.

Adrien Broner V Ricky Burns

Broner is seen as the future of Boxing. The smooth-talking American has so far dispatched all in his path. Meanwhile tough Scot, Ricky Burns has to be one of the most underrated fighter in the game. He has dispatched quality international fighters such as Katsidis and Martinez. Both men hold world titles and Broner has called out Burns. With Burns recently leaving promoter Frank Warren, we hope this fight happens in the future if Broner remains at lightweight. This could be extremely unlikely has Broner has recently announced a fight to be held at Welter-weight v Paulie Malignaggi, as he struggles for credible opposition.

Martin Murray v Matthew Macklin

Promoter Ricky Hatton has done a great job in getting Murray two world title shots. A draw with Felix Sturm in Germany showed that Murray is a world level fighter. His latest performance against pound for pound great Sergio Martinez got people across the pond talking and taking note of the St Helens man. Murray lost on points but many people had him winning the fight and felt he was unlucky not to score two knockdowns and not just the one he did register. Macklin has been ploughing his trade in the U.S and winning admirable backing. With Darren Barker also in the mix with these two British fighters. The fans want to see all three fighters matched up, with different views on who is the best man. There is a real dislike between Murray and Macklin though with Macklin claiming he is ahead of Murray and Barker. Surely the Murray performance in Argentina has made him the front runner amongst the three world ranked Brits.

George Groves v Robert Stieglitz

Saint George Groves is now part of the ever growing Matchroom sports promotional team of Eddie Hearn. He is undefeated in 19 fights and ranked number 1 by the WBO. However Stieglitz holds the WBO belt. A fight between the pair was cancelled last year due to an injury to Groves. This fight will happen in the near future and Britain could yet again have another World champion in the Super Middleweight Division.

Let us know your views on fights you’d like to see in the near future.

Written by  & Daniel Dearlove


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