From: Los Angeles, CA
Oh no. Not the Other Minnesota Sports section. This is where topics go to die.
I guess I'd like to see a Pacquiao vs Mayweather rematch.
Dont worry, it will live lol..
Really? MayPac2? I have zero interest in ever seeing that fight. I dont even want to watch the replay on the first one lol.
I'm a huge Mayweather fan, but that fight was garbage to me. He started walking Pacquaio back with the jab in round 1. I knew it was over then. Now, Floyd could have turned it up on Manny in the later stages of the fight and probably KOd him, but I know he played it safe. And I'm not mad at him for it. Manny never adjusted to the jab, so why switch it up.
INPO, these are the fights I want to see in 2018, some of which have been signed and/or are close to agreement.
1. Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - Stevenson doesnt fight often and when he does, its against a tomato can. I'm tired of his title being held hostage (plus, I dont think he's that good anymore).
2. GGG vv. Canelo Alvarez 2 - I'm not chomping at the bit for this fight, but I know it will produce a conclusive result, even if its a controversial decision. But, this fight happening will open up the middleweight division to new blood fighting for championships.
3. Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko - OMG what a fight this would be at 135!
4. Errol Spence vs. Keith Thurman - Ditto at 147!
5. Terrance Crawford vs. any PBC-fighter at 147 - this fight would let us know that fights can be made with the bigger named PBC fighters. Until then, I feel like Bob Arum is just going to keep feeding him Top Rank fighters, most of which are trash in 147.
6. Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan - Only want to see this becuz of the bad blood they have and the fans would be absolutely crazy for it. I'm a big fan of Kell Brook and while I feel like his GGG fight kind of ruined him physically (he's going to have facial issues for the rest of his career, he can beat Khan, who is a great looking fighter until he gets brave (and stupid).
7. Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua - Great heavyweight fight, even if I'm not a believer that either are great heavyweights, though they are certainly better than anything we've had in quite some time. I think Wilder gets him early actually, as I feel like Joshua is a bit chinny.
8. Sadam Ali vs. Jermell Charlo - Ok, so Ali beat Cotto in his last fight and is now a champion at 154. I want to see how good he actually is, so lets have him fight a beast and see.
9. Danny Jacobs vs. Billy Joe Saunders - I'd love to see this fight at 160. The winner can get the winner of GGG/Canelo 2.
10. Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Gary Russell Jr - With Rigo maybe being forced to fight at 126, this is a great fight. It puts Russell in tough with a great fighter and also puts Rigo in there with someone that much like Loma, will push him with speed and athleticism. Will Russell come up short again? Will Rigo fold and quit again?
And since we are talking fights I'd like to see, these are the fights I don't.
1. David Lemeuix vs. Canelo Alvarez - Basic money grab fight for GBP, where its just a showcase for a champion that doesn't need one.
2. Manny Pacquaio vs. Jeff Horn 2 - Not interested in seeing a disinterested great fighter in decline against a bum that cant box.
3. Amir Khan vs. Anybody not named Kell Brook - It will either be a non-punching power cherry pick (who will STILL ring Khan's bell at least once in the fight) OR a guy that will wipe the floor with him once Amir stops fighting outside and stays in the pocket too long like the dummy he is.
4. Vasyl Lomachenko - Gervonta Davis - On paper, its a great fight. But, I think Loma would ruin Davis as a fighter. Mentally, Davis isn't ready for this kind of fight and he'd get beat up bad. He'd never be the same.
5. Anything involving a non-serious Adrien Broner - If he's not going to take his career serious and realize his potential at all, I don't want to see him fight again.
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