The Heavyweight boxing division may be just what the doctor ordered post Floyd Mayweather in 2016. With the emergence of UK fighter Tyson Fury becoming the new WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring Magazine Unified Heavyweight Champion defeating Wladimir Klitschko & the pride of Tuscaloosa, Alabama WBC Heavyweight title holder “The Bronze Bomber” Deontay Wilder the future couldn’t be brighter. It was prophesied by the late great trainer Emanuel Steward that Fury and Wilder would reach the top of the sport.
Yet still lurking in the shadows are more fighters who are making a strong case that they should be king in a division that traditionally has been the standard bearer. Namely the WBA interim Champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz of Cuba or the bright British prospect Anthony Joshua . Both coming off impressive wins in what were huge fights of 2015. In this heated division there are old and new dogs that still pose major threats. With the recent returns of former WBA Champion David Haye & the always charismatic Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs 2016 looks promising. Hopefully boxing fans have the opportunity to be treated to some awesome matchups and not suffer the results of bickering promoters. I guess we will have to wait and see.
It seems that promoters always seem to get in the way of some really good fights. But you know what it is…it’s all about the money. Which fight will make the most sense. Come on, we’re not that stupid, we know how this game gets played.