With the year coming to a close it’s safe to say 2016 has been abysmal for boxing. The super fight soon approaching between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward will be the only really memorable thing this year.
2017 looks to be promising, there has been promising talk so far of potential matchups, but when isn’t there big talk of fights that fall through. Klitschko V Joshua is an obvious one, I know it seems to be almost completed, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
Canelo V Golovkin could arguably be the biggest fight in world boxing today providing May V Pac 2 hopefully doesn’t happen. Golovkin creeping up the pound for pound rankings, and Canelo being the face of boxing, it shapes up for a historic event in the Middleweight division.
Crawford V Pacquiao at Super Lightweight is current rumour flying around at the moment. Some say that would be the passing of the torch from the next best prospect on to one of the all time greats and boxing legend.
The return of Tyson Fury is definitely something we hope to see return in 2017. It’s very hard to say wether he feels 2017 will be too soon but he lit up a division that has been asleep for 10 years and done the unthinkable. A fight against Deontay Wilder, David Haye or Anthony Joshua would all be monumental fights for Fury.
Kovalev v Ward winner targeting the chance to become the undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion against WBC holder Adonis Stevenson, although he seems to be taking his fair share of cherry picking at the moment.
The list goes on, and on and on. I really could go on for ages, but I am hopeful for 2017 as pen to paper on some agreed terms already, it looks promising.