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Two Piece

GGG vs Canelo & Matthyse vs Provodnikov would be barn burners.

Posted December 3, 2013 7:09 am 


FEARS

Quillin/Golovkin, Garcia/Broner, Lara/Alvarez

Posted December 2, 2013 9:37 pm 


TJ

DEXTER

ONE OF MY favourites on your list is RIGONDEAUX vs SANTA CRUZ…. The last several fights I have been quietly impressed with the work ethic and the willingness to engage of Santa Cruz. Whilst he hasn’t the same skillset of Rigo, it will be interesting to see what he could do and problems he presents for Rigondeaux…. Santa Cruz is fast becoming one of my favourite fighters to watch….
I can’t argue with any of your top 10 picks except the Rios vs Desert Storm match up…

I would actually like to see DESERT STORM vs KHAN, which was a matchup that was in the making for 2 years or so and should have happened at 140… The winner could legitimately claim the prize of a bout with FLOYD…

SWIFT vs BRONER is a good match up and I think Swift will unhinge THE PROBLEM… PROVODNIKOV vs MATTHYSSE could be the fight of the year back at 140 and
KID CHOCOLATE needs STEVENS to get him back in the groove after his lacklustre effort against ROSADO…. Steven has that power in his left hook, just as Kid Chocolate in his and pardon the pun, it could prove to be a hooker’s paradise!!!

Posted December 2, 2013 6:38 pm 


DEXTER MORGAN

TJ any fights I mentioned would you like to see?

Posted December 2, 2013 6:18 pm 


TJ

DEXTER MORGAN, Your list is a good one, but I truly believe Bam Bam’s days at the top are numbered as if there is such a thing as a blueprint in boxing he is a case of how to fight him and how not to fight him.

I was probably a but harsh on him as he is a family man, but needs to start using his head in the ring and not his heart.

One fight for RIOS would be against THE GHOST, ROBERT GUERRERO as both need a big fight/ win to keep them relevant….Failing that BAM BAM should go down a weight and try and challenge PROVODNIKOV, but that could be a slaughter!!!!

Posted December 2, 2013 6:07 pm 


DEXTER MORGAN

True TJ I agree Rios is a slugger (bad boxing skills) with a serious beard and heart. Could lore Bradley into a slugfest will vs. will. I think Rios could hurt Bradley, or Bradley would box the crap out of him. But could be an entertaining slugfest

Posted December 2, 2013 5:54 pm 


TJ

DEXTER MORGAN, I have never rated BAM BAM…. Any fighter with a modicum of boxing skill who can move in the ring will box rings round him. I assume you saw DESERT STORM box and move to get the nod over DINAMITA?
This is the way not only to defeat BAM BAM, but to show how little he possesses in boxing acumen. He is tough as teak, but the only award he will be receiving is pugilistic dementia.

Pac looked like a boxing genius vs this plodder in Macau…

I don’t want to see Bam Bam against anyone in the top 20…. his best bet is to get a rematch with his old nemesis in a trilogy….

Posted December 2, 2013 5:50 pm 


Neil (Pomy)

good article

Posted December 2, 2013 5:47 pm 


DEXTER MORGAN

1. FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO @147
2. ADONIS STEVENSON VS. SERGEY KOVALEV
3. DANNY GARCIA VS. ADRIAN BRONER @147
4. GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. MARTIN MURRAY @160
5. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV VS. LUCAS MATHYSSE @140
6. TIMOTHY BRADLEY VS. BRANDON RIOS @147
7. GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX VS. LEO SANTA CRUZ @122
8. NONITO DONAIRE VS. JHONNY GONZALEZ @126
9. MICKEY GARCIA VS. TERRENCE CRAWFORD @135
10. KIETH THURMAN VS. ROBERT GUERRERO @147
11. SAUL ALVAREZ VS. ERISLANDY LARA @154
12. PETER QUILLAN VS. CURTIS STEVENS @160

Posted December 2, 2013 5:42 pm 


TJ

Boxtradamus

Holmes would have SPANKED Foreman. TOO much Boxing SKILLS.

Posted December 2, 2013 7:00 am

TOTALLY agree with you BOXTRADAMUS…. Holmes called him out for years but George played death every time. Larry stayed active for years in the Hope of whupping his b*tt! He would have beaten him with one hand and one punch – the jab!

Posted December 2, 2013 5:37 pm 


TARK

I never said Canelo was “drained to death” for Mayweather… He looked like he started the weight making process to early and too aggressively. His body didn’t rebound well from it well from it like was the case for the Trout fight.

The scorecards reflected the margin as I predicted — but the fight itself was less exciting and interesting than I predicted. Canelo would have been sharper and more active if he arrived with the same condition, in-the-ring weight (172 vs 165), and energy he had for the Trout fight — but Floyd would still have been the winner with neutral judges.

I’ve seen hundreds of weight drained fighters so I know what I’m looking at… Andre Ward commented on how “bad” and “weak” Canelo looked at the weigh-in… Ward has 20 years of experience in the game so he knows what he’s talking about … Floyd isn’t responsible for how somebody else screws up in their training camp, and Leonard Ellerbe noted that Canelo’s managers were, “a bunch of idiots” when they agreed to the 152-pound limit … and actually made that weight.

Floyd paid a 600,000 dollar fine for weighing in at 146 instead of the agreed on 144 for Marquez… So that means he felt those 2 pounds were worth at least that much to keep on his body — and that’s very close to his natural weight.

Posted December 2, 2013 3:40 pm 


Anonymous

MARTINEZ the most hyped up middle in history.

Posted December 2, 2013 3:33 pm 


PEEJ

Martinez quality of work at middleweight is weak. His whole career is overrated. And at the moment he shouldn’t even be champ. But he got the home cooked meal and still is. GGG demolishes GGG inside of 8

Posted December 2, 2013 1:01 pm 


SREDMOND

Martinez might very well be done at MW but until he retires or is beaten in the ring he’s the man at 160… We saw Klitschko and Leonard out long periods after injury and return to win fights..Sergio May have more in the tank than people think he was an unusual athletic specimen when healthy…The Rush to invalidate the work he did in the division is WEAK, Golovkin cannot touch the quality of his work that said people should wanna see that fight eventually assuming both guys keep winning…

Posted December 2, 2013 12:19 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather vs Golovkins not even a legitimate conversation we have Tark who SWEARS on the Bible that Canelo was drained to death after losing an additional 1.5 pounds talking about GGG dropping a full 7 to fight in a division he never has in his 30’s…. There is NO WAY that Mayweather detractors will give him his due for outboxing and out speeding this MW… So really what’s in this for Mayweather? Golovkin has 00000 box office clout and he’s not even the most decorated MW in the World…Too many fighters are looking at FMJ like a Lighthouse and the only path to $$$ and a higher profile, while this might be true in many instances it does not mean all competitors are natural… Barring a HUGE windfall Mayweathers likely done at 154, he has NEVER fought there back to back in his life because he belongs at 147…

Posted December 2, 2013 11:57 am 


SREDMOND

I like Canelo vs Golovkin, I would wanna see Floyd vs Manny to get this discussion over with and Kovalev vs Stevenson eventually…. I get where Stevensons going he’s an OLDER fighter and if h makes no $$$$$ soon he will retire broke… Kovalev is building his name but does not yet bring the $$$$$ were Stevenson younger the Kovalev should be his next bout as it is I can understand his team looking to get him paid..

Posted December 2, 2013 11:48 am 


Anonymous

Curtley has the smartest post.

Posted December 2, 2013 10:54 am 


TyrantT316

To those bashing the author…no fight result is a given…not everyone will agree on picks…there is a valid reason for picking Mayweather over Pacman. As well as a valid reason to pick Pacman over Mayweather, etc.

You’re not right, you’re just an opinion. The only thing that is “right” is what happens between the fighters on fight night.

Posted December 2, 2013 10:50 am 


mr. hu

The author knows nothing about boxing match ups or styles

Posted December 2, 2013 10:08 am 


Boxing Barlow

Bears is also a super c.iss.y

Posted December 2, 2013 9:59 am 


Boxing Barlow

Bears is super g.a.y.

Posted December 2, 2013 9:46 am 


Boxtradamus

OH I just paid attention to the title. I was naming the BEST Fights not the hottest Fights. The hottest Fights are the ones that have the most HYPE attached to them. In that case Mayweather vs Pac steals the show. I definitely don’t mind watching Floyd SPANK him. But yeah thats the hottest Fight on the planet. It will definitely have people glued to their seats. Half the World would CRY at the SPANKING that Pacquiao woild receive. Thats why I’m a little bit against it. Its not GOOD being around SO many people who are dusappointed unless you can CHEER them UP. Thats why I advise everyone to bet on Mayweather. Even IF you’re a Pacquiao fan the money from Floyd’s WIN to YOUR pocket should cheer you UP.

Posted December 2, 2013 8:56 am 


curtley

Keep people fighting at their weights (or at least near weights)

1)Mayweather vs Pac
2)GGG vs Martinez
3)Kovalev vs Stevenson

To me these are the three big fights that need to happen

Posted December 2, 2013 8:27 am 


Boxtradamus

Foreman retired for 20 yrs just SO he could miss Holmes.

Posted December 2, 2013 7:01 am 


Boxtradamus

Holmes would have SPANKED Foreman. TOO much Boxing SKILLS.

Posted December 2, 2013 7:00 am 


BLUESMAN

George Foreman vs. Larry Holmes!

Posted December 2, 2013 5:34 am 


BLUESMAN

@ James Slater: You write some real good articles man, but I just don’t see Pacquiao beating Mayweather on points. I can see Mayweather beating Pacquiao (or Golovkin for that matter) on points or by a late stoppage.

Posted December 2, 2013 5:33 am 


Fight Aficionado

Kovalev KTFO Stevenson. He knows it, that’s why he’s already trying to dodge him with that Froch/Bhop nonsense.

Posted December 2, 2013 4:13 am 


Two Piece

Typo : 14. Pacman vs Provodnikov

Posted December 2, 2013 3:37 am 


BEARS

kovalev has more 1 and 2 round stoppage wins indicating more concussive stopping power. adonis got lit up and stopped inside 2 by boone. kovalev has not experienced that nasty quick stoppage loss

Posted December 2, 2013 3:01 am 


Boxer

I don’t know about mayweather barely beating triple g nor him losing to pacquiao, the triple g fight won’t happen but I think Floyd would win 9rds to 3, and I think pacman would start good like zab but than end like zab!

Posted December 2, 2013 2:16 am 


The Truth

Tark ,, you are comparing apples to oranges ,,Stevenson and Kovalev both fought total different fighters last night ,Ismayl Sillakh is a good fast puncher but he is known to have a very weak chin just like Amir Khan ,as soon as Kovalev touched him he went down ,,While Stevenson had a more durable opponent in Bellew’s ,,,Bellew was not fast or a dangerous puncher but he had a will to win and a tough jaw .as far as explosive and fast punches are concern it’s Stevenson ,,he has TNT in his punches .

Posted December 2, 2013 2:13 am 


Chili Grande

To Tark ,,,Kovalev is not a harder puncher then Stevenson !!! we are not posting who the better fighter is . I am saying who the harder puncher is . Stevenson has one punch knock out power .. Kovalev is a dangerous puncher ,but he rather wears you out with his punches ,of course he looked good last night ,but it was against an opponent with no chin . Stevenson is a rare one punch knock out artist ,,this does not mean he will win over Kovalev .

Posted December 2, 2013 1:56 am 


Redwood

There are any number of big fights that should be added to this list. I will add Takashi Uchiyama vs Mikey Garcia, the consensus Top Two at 130 pounds. There is no reason this fight could not be made, although there are several reasons why it will not. But it would be tremendous if it did happen.

Posted December 2, 2013 1:55 am 


TARK

They can both punch… But Stevenson should have had Bellew out in the first round… The guy’s a punching bag… Kovalev is a better defender, puncher, and absorber… I can see why AS isn’t interested.

Posted December 2, 2013 1:52 am 


The Truth

I never said that Stevenson can’t be hurt ,,in fact he has a questionable chin !!! all i’m saying is that Kovalev can be hurt ,although Kovalev does have the better chin of the two he can be hurt by Stevenson’s punches . if they fight it will be who lands first and who can take it better .And of course Kovalev can take it better , but Stevenson can really hit .

Posted December 2, 2013 1:43 am 


TARK

Don’t believe gym tales… Believe what you see on fight night… Stevenson has been stopped and Kovalev has never been stopped.

Adonis is a worthy champion… but Kovalev is a better boxer and puncher. It would be a great fight but Stevenson doesn’t want it.

Posted December 2, 2013 1:16 am 


hookoffthejab

The Truth

Sergey Kovalev can be hurt and Stevenson is able to hurt him .A lot of people think Kovalev has an iron jaw ,well Golovkin drop him and had him really hurt when they spar a little more then a month ago when Triple G was preparing for his last fight .Stevenson has a very lethal left hand and accurate .
Posted December 1, 2013 11:59 pm

Did you see STevenson wobbled last night at least twice , I thought he might go down ………If there had of been follow up punches he would have been finished ……..

Posted December 2, 2013 1:00 am 


D

Golovkin has about 130 more amateur fights than Kovalev and more pro fights. Golovkin won a higher percentage of his amateur fights than any boxer with over 300 fights, except for Lomachenko and Rigondeaux. Funny, but they’re all fighting pro right now.

Posted December 2, 2013 12:32 am 


Jack Dempsey

Chili Grande and The Truth you are both right .. Gennady Golovkin did in deed drop and hurt Kovalev ..that was after Kovalev started to throw big bombs at Golovkin .. Kovalev did shake up Golovkin and then Golovkin started to throw his own bombs and drop Kovalev . This happen up in big Bear where they both were training .

Posted December 2, 2013 12:21 am 


Chili Grande

Yeah i heard the same thing .at first i thought it was just a rumor but it’s true Golovkin knock down Kovalev during a heated sparring match when Golovkin was training to defend his title more then a month ago ,i guess Kovalev boxing trainer John David Jackson stop it right away as Kovalev was shaken up …

Posted December 2, 2013 12:10 am 


TARK

There’s one problem with your list.

Stevenson won’t fight Kovalev… Mayweather won’t fight Golovkin… Martinez won’t fight Golovkin… Fury won’t fight Wilder… Matthysse vs Maidana could happen in Argentina… Pacquiao and Provodnikov are friends. I promise you they won’t fight each other.

That leaves only Matthysse-Maidana … a very predictable fight.

Of course Mayweather-Pacquiao could still happen by some miracle. However, they’ve been trying to put that fight together for 6 years and it hasn’t happened yet.

What is wrong with Boxing? The best fights are never made.

Crappy fights that have little drama or competitiveness ARE made.

Posted December 2, 2013 12:01 am 


The Truth

Sergey Kovalev can be hurt and Stevenson is able to hurt him .A lot of people think Kovalev has an iron jaw ,well Golovkin drop him and had him really hurt when they spar a little more then a month ago when Triple G was preparing for his last fight .Stevenson has a very lethal left hand and accurate .

Posted December 1, 2013 11:59 pm 


hookoffthejab

urone2

Slater I think you are a bit short sighted on this I’m kind of with Adonis on this one. Adonis shouold fight Hopkins or Ward, and Kovalev should fight Hopkins or Ward whos ever left. This would be a great build up to an epic fight. To put both guy in against each other at an early stage when it can be an event and not just a fight is craziness.
Posted December 1, 2013 10:03 pm

Stevenson VS Kovalev isn’t going to get any better with time unlike a good wine …

Posted December 1, 2013 11:11 pm 


hookoffthejab

s….

Posted December 1, 2013 11:10 pm 


hookoffthejab

Boxing slogan should … JUST FIGHT …… no excuses ….

Posted December 1, 2013 11:09 pm 


Patrick2

Unless Sergio Martinez has a miraculous recovery, you can count him done. He’s too busted up now, especially at his age, to be much of a threat to any of the young, hungry lions — any of the top 5 guys at 160, or Floyd or Alvarez at 154. He had a good run, but in his last fight he was down to a shell of his former self.

Posted December 1, 2013 10:43 pm 


Patrick2

All add: Ward vs Stevenson or Kovalev

Posted December 1, 2013 10:31 pm 


Auzbox

Picked them all right to couldn’t argue with any of those results

Posted December 1, 2013 10:29 pm 


Patrick2

Add one: Danny Gracia vs Tim Bradley.

Posted December 1, 2013 10:20 pm 


San Diego

Adonis will get beat before he fights Kovalev, Pascal or Bute could beat him.

Posted December 1, 2013 10:18 pm 


urone2

Slater I think you are a bit short sighted on this I’m kind of with Adonis on this one. Adonis shouold fight Hopkins or Ward, and Kovalev should fight Hopkins or Ward whos ever left. This would be a great build up to an epic fight. To put both guy in against each other at an early stage when it can be an event and not just a fight is craziness.

Posted December 1, 2013 10:03 pm 


dwc

GGG vs Ward…this would be speical I belive…

Posted December 1, 2013 9:46 pm 


badger

Stevenson will be looking for ways to avoid kovalev.

Posted December 1, 2013 9:37 pm 


147pounder

PAC,MAN…….WD beat floyd …..golovkin n martinez wd knock out cold at 154too but thing is.. floyd to coward to face any of this guys…..especially manny …to much speed n power for floyd

Posted December 1, 2013 9:34 pm 


hookoffthejab

lol …

Posted December 1, 2013 8:44 pm 


Boxing2

Fury is a pikey, he works on the building site with an hod on his shoulder, he will nip back at night and clean the site out of Kangols and expensive drills etc.

Posted December 1, 2013 8:39 pm 


Boxing

You don’t follow Boxing like you should do, fighter v fighter and that’s it, nothing else should be in your in your mind other than that, chip on your shoulder or whatever.

Posted December 1, 2013 8:30 pm 


BEARS

boxing- im aware that those who claim to speak for everyone come off crazy and must realize this so they dont even post under their real tag (like u)…….i dont have a chip on my shoulder. im not ur boy sredmond/schmuckmond. do u realize that with your clever tag “boxing”. your tags garbage son

Posted December 1, 2013 8:03 pm 


badger

there are a lot of good fights for provodicov at 140.

Posted December 1, 2013 7:58 pm 


badger

GGG could not box Floyd since he would have to way down to 152 not 154 the wt limit for jr middle. that is not happening. Floyd vs pac in a few more years might happen.

Posted December 1, 2013 7:56 pm 


My Top-3

Ward/Golovkin – Kovalev/Stevenson – Wlad/Wilder

Posted December 1, 2013 7:36 pm 


hookoffthejab

WARD needs to step up …

Posted December 1, 2013 7:35 pm 


WHAT!?!

Even Stevenson’s fans are making excuses not to fight Kovalev. LOL. Everyone knows this is the only fight that needs to be made for an undisputable LHW King.

Posted December 1, 2013 7:30 pm 


Boxing

Bears, you are aware that your opinion is not valued, like some other posters on here with a chip on their shoulder, when you see the post you just don’t really read it, just saying..

Posted December 1, 2013 6:49 pm 


Boxing

Bears, you are aware that your opinion is not valued, like some other posters on here with a chip on their shoulder, when you see the post you just don’t really read it, just saying.

Posted December 1, 2013 6:48 pm 


Tomato Can

Hopefully 2014 will bring forth Hopkins retirement, in or out of the ring.

Posted December 1, 2013 6:46 pm 


Tomato Can

Team Stevenson are showing smarts by going for Canadian friendly fights, those are fights he’ll have a good shot at winning. Kovalev will send his career in a tail spin.

Posted December 1, 2013 6:41 pm 


BEARS

canelo vs martinez or canelo vs cotto. following kovalevs destruction of adonis and bernard bring on ward for the slaying/skull krushing!!!!!

Posted December 1, 2013 6:27 pm 


PEEJ

Hopkins owns all whites.

Posted December 1, 2013 6:26 pm 


BEARS

add to this list i would pay to see bernard get destroyed by “whiteboy” kovalev since u know, bernard ” doesnt loose to whites” what a p.o.s

Posted December 1, 2013 6:25 pm 


BEARS

kovalev brings the high profile big money for sure the only real problem team adonis has is they know they will get smoked. pretending kovalev vs adonis is not high profile and will not rake in the money your a fool. who would really rather watch adonis fight pascal, bute, and froch!!!!!?????? NOBODY those fights can be made later

Posted December 1, 2013 6:23 pm 


hookoffthejab

Bhop would have enough left too stretch Stevenson ………

Posted December 1, 2013 6:20 pm 


hookoffthejab

chavez junior is done ….ive a feeling that is not the real tea tumbo …..

Posted December 1, 2013 6:19 pm 


Popkins

Great fights! … PAC/Floyd and Kov/Adonis r the best two for 2014!

Posted December 1, 2013 6:15 pm 


The Prince

It’s a good fight, but Adonis is heading towards 40 and needs to make his boxing career work for him while he still can. He needs high profile big money fights, which Kovalev right now doesn’t bring.

Posted December 1, 2013 6:13 pm 


UFC DIESEL

Stevenson and Kovalev have made the light heavy weight division exciting again. They would both smash Chaves tumbo my dear…get real and stop backing chavez cos his ur ethnicity…..back someone down to their skill base

Posted December 1, 2013 6:02 pm 


Macho Gabacho

Also Providnikov vs Matthysse, Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko, Mikey Garcia vs Uchiyama or Gamboa or Vazquez, Danny Garcia vs Bradley, Cotto vs Canelo, Leo Santa Cruz vs Mares, Golovkin vs Quillen, winner of Froch/Groves rematch vs Ward…

Posted December 1, 2013 5:53 pm 


hookoffthejab

GG would smash Floyd …Junior would not be able to keep GG off of him ….Though Junior would beat Manny it could be really close if the Manny that beat on DelaHoya Fishnets turns up …..Other than that I really feel junior has to much in the kit for Manny ……….

Posted December 1, 2013 5:52 pm 


The Garbageman

Pac vs Ruslan can’t be made because they are both trained by Roach. But did see some pretty good matches and agreed with some. I think Kovalev KOS Stevenson quickly. Ruslan stops Martinez in the middle rounds.

Posted December 1, 2013 5:37 pm 


Prof Konje

Good match-ups. some wrong choices. Agree with some, but not all. Why some people still believe that Pacquaio could beat Mayweather is beyond me. Share whatever it is that you’re smoking.

Posted December 1, 2013 5:29 pm 


badger

can see Adonis avoiding kovalev, according to his interview last night. Ruslan vs maidana. ruslan is a 140pder.

Posted December 1, 2013 5:23 pm 


Thrashnephilim

Swedish, Adonis is on his bike against Kovalev and the fight hasn’t even been scheduled. Stevenson will avoid Kovalev, he saw what happened last night and the last several fights for Kovalev and he said “F that!!!”

Posted December 1, 2013 5:15 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Congratulations to Adonis Stevenson for your excellent victory over WBC nr.1# ranked and former Brittish & Commonwealth champion Tony Bellew and his 6th round knockout stoppage and 2nd title defence made as well. Truly a dominant performance and congratulations to Sergey Kovalev for his first WBO world title defence KO victory over WBO 15# ranked Ismayl Sillakh. Now we can only hope we will see Adonis Stevenson vs Sergey Kovalev in a Lineal/WBC/WBO world title unification.

Posted December 1, 2013 5:10 pm 


Whocares

Nice article, good list, would be great fights…

Posted December 1, 2013 5:08 pm 


BEARS

good list and predictions james slater

Posted December 1, 2013 5:00 pm 



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