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2016 will not be a memorable year for boxing and it doesn’t deserve to be either. Ending 2015 with so much potential and a chance at new beginnings and passing of the torches, it ended up an absolute stinker. So here is my wishlist for hopefully a glorious 2017……

Heavyweight Division

I think I speak on behalf of most people when I say the glamour division needs someone like Tyson Fury back in the mix, and for me I would have to go with, Anthony Joshua V Tyson Fury 

Cruiserweight Division

This division has become electric this year and there really is some killer match ups to be made but the one I would likely want to see most would be between, Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew 

Light Heavyweight Division

This year we saw one of the biggest pound for pound fights in ages when two undefeated fighters put their records on the line in Kovalev v Ward, however it turned out to be an absolute stinker so for this division I would have to go with, Sergey Kovalev v Adonis Stevenson

Super Middleweight Division 

With Badou Jack and James DeGale’s unification clash on the horizon for this division, it’s certainly becoming more entertaining than it has previously been, and with Chris Eubank Jr’s recent step up to 168lbs, the ideal fight for me would be James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr

Middleweight Division

Plain and simple, there can only be one possible superfight in this division and that would be the long awaited match up between two of boxings biggest draws in Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez 

Super Welterweight Divison 

This division seems to be boiling over with lots of talent however it still seems to be one of the least appealing to the fans despite the big names. I would have Jermall Charlo v Demetrius Andrade 

Welterweight Division 

We are lucky that next year we see two of the best go head to head in Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia but putting that aside I would have to choose legend Manny Pacquiao v Danny Garcia 

Super Lightweight Division

With Terence Crawford basically ruling the 14olbs kingdom, none of the unification clashed excite me. A matchup between a fellow convict and American Adrien Broner v Terence Crawford

Lightweight Division

To be a champion in this division you have to be extremely world class and even the guys that are knocking on the door of a world title shot are top quality, but for me it would have to be an obvious one Jorge Linares v Mikey Garcia 

Super Featherweight Division 

This division is ruled by one man and one man only, Vasyl Lomachenko. In my opinion there is no one in the division that comes close, he would obviously like to right his wrongs and avenge his loss against Orlando Salido but I would like to see him face the WBO interim champion, Vasyl Lomachenko v Miguel Berchelt

Featherweight Division 

Easy one this and without any questions asked at all the fight I would love to see, Carl Frampton v Lee Selby

Super Bantamweight 

Since Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg fled the nest of the 122lbs division it freed up the world stage and it leaves me with no option other than to see Cuban king Guillermo Rigondeaux v Jonathan Guzman

Bantamweight Division

This has become less of an exciting division over the last few years but the fight I would be interested to watch would have to be down to boxing ability, Jamie McDonnell v Shinsuke Yamanaka 

Super Flyweight Divison

Despite this being a weight class of little men weighing just 8 stone, in here lies maybe one of the biggest exciting superfights for the hardcore boxing fans with a p4p number one king taking on Japanese Monster in a breathtaking match up, this division easily has to be Roman Gonzalez v Naoya Inoue. 

Those are the fights here at The Fight Diary we would most likely love to see but due to the politics involved and conflict of interest with TV broadcasters, and also it being the sport we love to hate, we’d be lucky if we saw at least 2 of those matchups next year. 

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