By Tyler Ruby on July 17, 2014
Boxing needs a jolt of energy. It's losing its fan base to MMA and UFC, and the main reason why that is happening is because in the UFC the best fight the best, and Dana White makes sure that happens. Here are the five boxing matches that need to happen.
Every time Bernard Hopkins steps into the ring, he continues to amaze. To be a title holder at 49 years old is an incredible achievement, and to be honest, he toys with younger fighters. One fighter he wouldn't be able to toy with is Sergey Kovalev. He's 25-0-1, and it certainly would be one heck of a fight.
They fought once before in the Super Six World Boxing Classic and it went the distance. Carl Froch nearly took the fight from Andre Ward in the final few rounds. Clearly, they are the top two fighters in the super middleweight division, so why not a rematch?
Miguel Cotto has been rejuvenated by adding Freddie Roach to his corner, and he beat Sergio Martinez for the WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles a little over a month ago. Gennady Golovkin possesses unbelievable punching power that has left many opponents crashing to the canvas. This would be a good one.
Floyd Mayweather's career is coming to an end, but before he goes, he needs to fight the winner of the Shawn Porter and Kell Brook fight in a month. Both are rising stars in the welterweight division, and they both would provide a stern test for the pound-for-pound king.
We've been waiting on this fight for years, and the fight would change boxing for the better. Unfortunately, I don't see this fight happening. They're both approaching 40 years of age, but they still possess the quickness and punching power that makes them so great. It looks like we may have to wait this one out.
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