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Must see fights for 2018 - craigyid14 - 12-26-2017

Obviously Parker/Joshua but what fights do you wanna see next year??? International and domestic.


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - NakiFan - 12-26-2017

Whyte v Browne- The battle of the top 15s
Tyson Fury vs Briggs- Lets eat champ vs Lets go Champ
Wilder vs Ortiz- It's about time Wilder steps up...


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - diehard - 12-26-2017

And in the lighter divisions:

Horn v Crawford
Spence v Peterson


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - diehard - 12-26-2017

Some lesser interesting fights coming up soon:

Friday, January 12
Showtime
Claressa Shields vs. Tori Nelson
(WBC/IBF female super middle titles)

Saturday, January 20
Showtime
Errol Spence Jr vs. Lamont Peterson
(IBF welterweight title)

Saturday, January 27
HBO
Jorge Linares vs. Mercito Gesta
(WBA lightweight title)
Lucas Matthysse vs. Tewa Kiram
(WBA regular welterweight title)

Saturday February 3
ESPN
Gilberto Ramirez vs. Habib Ahmed
(WBO super middleweight title)
Jerwin Ancajas vs. Israel Gonzalez
(IBF super flyweight title)

Saturday February 10
Showtime
Sergey Lipinets vs. Mikey Garcia
(IBF jr welterweight title)
Rances Barthelemy vs. Kiryl Relikh
(WBA super lightweight title)

February 16
ESPN
Ray Beltran vs. Paulus Moses
(WBO lightweight title)
Saturday, February 24
HBO
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan F. Estrada
(WBC super flyweight title)


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - African Monkey - 12-26-2017

BJS v Canelo/GGG
Eubank Jr v Groves
Tyson Fury v anybody (I'd just be happy to see him back in the ring)
Povetkin v Parker (a real 50/50 fight for me)
Joshua v Wilder (yes dreams are free)
The rest of the WBSS Cruiserweight division version (every match there is a good one in that division although I favour Usyk to take it out)

Some real matches happening there, the rest obviously being me living in fantasy land.


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - Infern0 - 12-26-2017

Joshua vs Parker

If that doesn't happen then Parker vs Povetkin and Wilder vs Ortiz are good because i want the unifications to be seen as more even fights.

The whole rest of the WBSS is looking good.

Fury vs anyone

Dont care about alvarez v ggg 2

Those are the main ones id like to watch in the early part of the year


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - nullanulla - 12-26-2017

Murat Gassiev v Yunier Dorticos in the cruiserweights on February 3rd - these guys are a combined 47-0, with 39 KOs between them.

Dmitry Bivol v Sullivan Barrera at light heavyweight on March 3rd - this will be a yardstick of how good Bivol really is. I certainly rate him and for me this is the most exciting division in boxing right now, it has really opened up now that Andre Ward is out of the picture and there are some great potential matchups on the horizon with the likes of Bivol, Beterbiev, Gvozdyk and the possibility of a revitalised Kovalev all in the mix.


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - james5000 - 01-15-2018

Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara is a fight I eagerly anticipate, I know many don't rate Hurd but they will after he busts up Lara


RE: Must see fights for 2018 - nullanulla - 01-16-2018

(01-15-2018, 11:52 AM)james5000 Wrote: Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara is a fight I eagerly anticipate, I know many don't rate Hurd but they will after he busts up Lara

This one will be a real contrast of styles, with the size and power of Hurd v the defensive ability and guile of Lara. I rate Hurd but he does seem easy to hit; I'm hoping I'm wrong but I doubt this one will be a spectacle as fights involving Lara tend not to be the easiest watch.