Anyone Else Really Excited about how this year is shaping up for Boxing?

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  1. XThe GreatestX Brown Belt

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    So this year so far we have had
    Thurman vs Garcia
    Frampton vs Cruz II
    GGG vs Jacobs

    Coming up we have
    MAJOR FIGHTS
    Klits vs Joshua- 80,000 attendance in Wembley. Edit: Amazing Fight.
    Former champion vs future star

    Canelo vs JCC Jr- A major event. Gonna be closer than you guys think. im telling you.

    Kov- Ward II- Rumored to be happening. Will be another big event to look forward to when its announced.

    Pac-Khan- not sure if its happening. would be a big event. Who knows how the fight will go

    ON TOP OF THAT

    AT HW
    Tyson Fury is coming back
    Hughie Fury vs Joseph Parker for the WBO Belt
    Deontay Wilder is going to be defending again this year.
    Luis Ortiz, Dillian Whyte, Bermain Stiverene and Kubrat Pulev are all in the mix

    At MW
    We have a sort of four kings thing forming with
    Canelo
    GGG
    Lemeiux
    Jacobs
    I imagine we get some combo of the four by the end of the year.
    with BJS, Andy Lee, Eubank Jr, and N'Dam looking also in the divison

    As well as the debut of Jermall Charlo into the divison this year

    Miguel Cotto is also looking for a fight it appears.

    At JMW
    Lara is the man
    But their is great prospects in the divison
    Demtrius Andrade, Jermell Charlo, J-Rock, Harley, Lubin.
    Could be an interesting divison this year.

    At WW
    We have two great matchups in
    Eroll Spence Jr vs Kell Brock for the IBF Welterweight Title
    Shawn Porter vs Andre Berto

    Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman just had their fight. i would imagine both fight by the end of the year. I assume Thurman wants the winner of Spence-Brook. Maybe Garcia can get the loser

    We also have Tim Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Luis Collazo and Felix Diaz circling the divison looking for fights.

    JLW
    Lomo vs Sosa

    Lomo, Miura, Salido, Vargas, Gervonta, Berchelt and Corrales. all in the same divison
    I imagine we get some combo of the 7 at some point in the year. Very exciting division.


    On top of all that
    Mikey Garcia is back and is the Lightweight Champion. A pontential fight with fellow standout Terrence Crawford could happen this year. Would be a major event.

    Adrien Broner is going to fight again this year.

    Crolla vs Linares II- Another exciting fight.

    Tony Bellew is suddenly semi interesting

    Adonis Stevenson vs Eledier Alvarez should happen this year

    Joe Smith Jr will look to build upon his great last year


    I think its going to be a great year
     
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    Absolutely. It's been a damn good year so far, and it's still looking up. Until Ward/Kov II is announced, Spence/Brook has my interest the most. I'm interested in the outcome of Joshua/Klitschko, too.
     
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  3. cocksure Red Belt

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    Well, since you put it like that, yep its looking pretty damn good.
     
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  4. The Can Opener Purple Belt

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    Some great matches for sure but Pac/Khan? That is a foregone conclusion. Dude has a pinata for a chin and Pacman wants those candy dots.
     
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    I think after "on top of all that" it goes south but yeah, good stuff so far. I can't really get excited about Broner and Garcia fighting tomato cans.
     
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  6. Marc A 2017 is my year

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    Absolutely! This year feels like a break out year for boxing when all is said and done a new superstar will emerge
     
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    u forgot Floyd vs mcgregor
     
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  8. The Can Opener Purple Belt

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    Because that's not boxing. More akin to Rocky versus Hulk Hogan.
     
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  9. guard_passer Double Yellow Card

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    but its asanctioned professional boxing match
     
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  10. The Can Opener Purple Belt

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    I wasn't aware that the possible fight was already signed and sanctioned by a legitimate boxing organization.

    So which sanctioned organization approved the fight? What are the weight limits? Will there be random drug testing?
     
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    sig bet over whether or not the fight happens this year?
     
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    Not going to answer the questions huh?

    Figures.
     
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    I don't answer sarcastic or condescending questions. Put your money where your mouth is
     
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  14. The Can Opener Purple Belt

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    No you just make shit up like saying a fight is sanctioned when it hasn't even been negotiated yet.

    None of my questions were sarcastic or condescending at all. I haven't paid any attention to any news about that fight because I don't like either fighter. So I thought maybe the deal was done and you could share the info.

    And asking someone to put their money where their mouth is for a bet that doesn't involve money makes no sense.

    Stop being fake news.
     
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    So far its been awesome.

    Only downfall is May VS Mcgregor might occur.
     
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  16. The Adder Green Belt

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    It's been a great year so far. Hoping canelo vs ggg happens too. It should after last Saturday.
     
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  17. Queen B Yellow Card

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    Funny you take this thread and then Big D posts this

     
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    Some things left out in OP

    1. At 160, theres Ryota Murata is actually fighting N'Dam for the next shot at WBA title in May 20. Theres also Zurdo, Derevyanchenko, and Sulecki.

    2. Richard Schaefer super boxing tournament

    3. You forgot 126, which is the most talented weight class right now, with Santa, Frampton, Valdez, GRjr, Mares, Selby.


    The Bad

    HBO still broke. They rejected the Oscar Valdez, Zurdo, Shakur, Magdelano card and now its on PPV. Not really happy about Ward/Kovalev 2 on PPV, or Cotto on PPV

    Arum unwiling to work with Showtime means we wont see Oscar Valdez vs any of the top 126 guys.

    This is also possibly PBC's last year on the big networks. They will probably secure some fights with Bounce, FS1, etc.
     
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  19. JimGunn Red Belt

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    I'm really excited by boxing this year, so much so that my enjoyment of it has nearly caught up to that of my decade plus love for MMA. If you would have told me a year ago that I would have thought that I would never have imagined it. This is really only the second year I have been following boxing pretty closely as an adult and the first that I have been 100% engaged every weekend and keeping up with all the news and gossip. And in my opinion, not only has the first quarter been awesome but I'm looking forward to the rest of the year. So many great fights and many fun fights. It also sure doesn't hurt that 2017 has been the year of the upset so far and I've made thousands of dollars from betting on one big underdog after another winning almost every weekend.
     
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    Bump. Shit was wild today.
     
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