Could Be The Biggest Boxing Bouts of 2018?
we approach the end of the calendar year, we will
all be putting together our dream match ups for 2018.
Next year has the potential to be a brilliant 12 months
in boxing if the right fights are made. Here is a
look at the top three bouts which would get fans of
the sport excited in 2018.
Joshua v Deontay Wilder
Wilder via Twitter
American Deontay Wilder recently stopped
Bermane Stiverne in the first round to defend
his WBC heavyweight title and bring his record to
39 wins from 39 fights in the professional circuit.
Stiverne is the only man to have taken the American
to points when they met for the first time in 2015.
In their rematch though, Stiverne had no answer for
Wilder who called out Anthony
Joshua following the victory. What would make this
fight even more interesting is if all four of the
major belts in the division were on the line. The
winner would then obviously be the unified world heavyweight
champion. WBO titleholder Joseph Parker is standing
in the way of making that happen therefore either
Joshua or Wilder may have to face the New Zealand
boxer first to set up a winner takes all scenario
Horn v Manny Pacquiao
Australian Jeff Horn faced the legend of the sport,
Manny Pacquiao, back in July, he produced one of the
upsets of the year to claim the Philippine's WBO welterweight
title. There was some controversy over the result
as many pundits believed Pacquiao should have been
given the decision on the judges' scorecards. One
way of settling the argument would be for both men
to meet again next year in what would be an interesting
contest. Horn will make his first defence of his title
next month when he takes on Gary Corcoran. If he comes
through that contest with his belt, the
latest boxing betting news will react to the defence
by discussing the odds for a Horn-Pacquiao rematch
sometime next year in Australia.
McGregor v Paulie Malignaggi
Fighting via Twitter
UFC star Conor McGregor was involved in one of the
biggest boxing events in history when
he fought Floyd Mayweather earlier in the year.
McGregor could be back in the boxing ring in 2018
to face Paulie Malignaggi, someone he has developed
a grudge with. The pair reportedly sparred in the
build-up to the Mayweather contest and McGregor has
claimed he floored Malignaggi during their session.
If this fight gets only half of the coverage that
McGregor-Mayweather event got, it is sure to be a
huge attraction. McGregor lasted much longer than
many boxing pundits expected him to against one of
the greatest boxers in history; therefore, he came
out of the loss with some credibility. Although Malignaggi
would be the favourite to prevail, he would not be
as short as Mayweather was in the betting as he has
suffered numerous defeats during his career. He could
prevent the Irishman with an opportunity to claim
his first win the sport.
the rest of the boxing in 2017 and here's to what
could be a brilliant year in 2018 in the sport.