Top 3 potential "dream" fights any boxing fan would love to see!
1. Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux
What's not to like about this fight? You have two of the most accomplished amateur fighter's of all time. Both won 2 Gold medals in the Olympics and both bring some of the most polished boxing skills in the sport. Lomachenko went 396-1 as an amateur which is mind blowing, and get this; he also came back and avenged that loss as well. As a pro he is (4-1 2 KO's) and already showing he is a pound for pound contender and is tied for the record for the fastest to win a World title, doing so in only his third bout. The crazy thing is he is only getting better. Not to be outdone Guillermo Rigondeaux is a masterful boxer from the vaunted Cuban school of boxing. As an amateur he posted a record of 374-12 which is stellar considering the stiff competition. As a pro he remains undefeated boasting a perfect (15-0 10 KO's) record & is currently holding the WBA, WBO and The Ring magazine super bantamweight titles. "Rigo" as he is called was lauded by world class trainer Freddie Roach as being the greatest talent he has ever seen. This match-up would be one for the "Purists"
2. Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev
Andre Ward may very well be the best pound for pound fighter in the World today. His recent entrance into the 175lb division sets up a potential match-up with a beast of a fighter in Sergey Kovalev, who himself makes a great case for being crowned pound for pound king. Andre is a 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and 2011 Ring magazine Fighter Of the Year. Ward is the current WBA (SUPER) and lineal super middleweight champion, as well as the former WBC and The Ring magazine super middleweight champion. His professional record stands at (28-0 15 KO's) and he won the super six tournament defeating the likes of Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, and Mikkel Kessler just to name a few. He possesses rare ability and high ring IQ which makes him a bad match-up for most anybody. In comes Sergey Kovalev, as an amateur he compiled an impressive record of 195-18 before deciding to turn pro in 2009. He has been a force from day one, mowing down opponents left and right with his massive punching power and boxing skill. As a professional he is (28-0-1 25 KO's) and currently holds the WBA (Super) light heavyweight, IBF World light Heavyweight, and the WBO World light heavyweight titles and is showing no signs of slowing down. He has wins over Bernard Hopkins, Jean Pascal and most recently Mohammedi Nadjib who he dispatched in two rounds. This beast from the East is a certified punching machine and a match-up between these two would have fans licking at the chops.
3. Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez
What a match-up this is! Arguably two of boxing's biggest stars, this fight would be all fireworks and a true can't miss fight. Golovkin, a superior technically skilled, power punching monster who stalks his opponents against Alvarez, a highly talented and skilled power punching machine who throws punches in bunches, and fights well when his opponents come to him. Golovkin had an outstanding amateur career posting a 345-5 record winning the Silver medal in the 2003 Olympic games. "GGG" as he is known has been nothing short of amazing! He hold a professional record of (34-0 31 KO's) with an astonishing 91.2% KO ratio which is the highest in middleweight history. He also has a granite chin, never being knocked down or out in over 375 bouts. He is the current unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBC (Interim), and IBO middleweight champion and is ranked #4 in the World pound for pound by The Ring magazine. He was also name 2013 Fighter Of The Year by reader's of The Ring. GGG is an absolute monster! In his most recent fight, he showed that he is not only a puncher but also a technically sound boxer who is a master at stalking his opponent, cutting off the ring and executing with the precision of an assassin. His jab is one of the best in boxing, and his power is legendary amidst the middleweight division. On the other side, you have a charming kid from Mexico who has taken the boxing World by storm. Only competing in 20 amateur bouts, Alvarez quickly turned pro at the age of 15 knocking out 11 of his first 13 opponents. His current record stands at (45-1-1 32 KO's.) Canelo, known for his willingness to fight anyone, is a sharp combination puncher with a powerful body attack that has opponents thinking twice when in the ring with him. He won his first World title in 2011 against Matthew Hatton and has since fought the likes of Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, Floyd Mayweather jr. and Erislandy Lara. He has the heart and skill to contend with GGG on many levels. He has by far been in with the better competition and has 12 rounds in the book with the former pound for pound king in Floyd Mayweather. On paper it would seem that Golovkin's style is tailor made for Alvarez however, two things that might become a factor in this fight: Alvarez has never fought at 160, and he tends to get flat footed at times which could be huge in a fight against such a technically sound fighter in Golovkin. How would he hold up against the power of GGG? Could his experience as a pro help him in the later rounds? On the other end you wonder if GGG could deal with the body attack and combination punching of Alvarez. How would he deal with someone who is not scared of him? These are just a few of the question that I am sure will be answered in due time.
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